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Old 11th August 2008, 12:17   #16
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Civic 1.8 Sport vs 1.8E vs 1.8V

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What is so "sport-y" in the sport model I wonder, making a fool of themselves (or us ?).
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Yes I talked to a salesman from a honda dealership and I realized pretty quick its all pretty much hogwash!
sad, they launch a hybrid for >20L on road( I know they are committed to the environment, and its a great idea to have an environment friendly car in their slew of models) and all they do in the name of Sports is cosmetic changes.
yuck!!!!

off topic - anyone has an idea how many hybrids have sold?
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Has Honda missed an opportunity? You bet! Civic sales are sliding big time and are in dire need of a boost. A truly sporty Civic, with a bump in horses and a performance suspension setup, could have become an enthusiasts favorite. That, and the image benefits, could have helped. I am extremely surprised at Honda overlooking this opportunity, especially since the OHC Vtec variant (though overpriced) did meet with relative success.
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Has Honda missed an opportunity? You bet! Civic sales are sliding big time and are in dire need of a boost. A truly sporty Civic, with a bump in horses and a performance suspension setup, could have become an enthusiasts favorite. That, and the image benefits, could have helped. I am extremely surprised at Honda overlooking this opportunity, especially since the OHC Vtec variant (though overpriced) did meet with relative success.
+1 from my side!

With the RS out of production (supposedly!)/or atleast outdated, the Civic Sport with a bump in horses and sporty suspension could very well have become the next performance car! What is Honda smoking these days?
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Has Honda missed an opportunity? You bet! Civic sales are sliding big time and are in dire need of a boost. A truly sporty Civic, with a bump in horses and a performance suspension setup, could have become an enthusiasts favorite. That, and the image benefits, could have helped. I am extremely surprised at Honda overlooking this opportunity, especially since the OHC Vtec variant (though overpriced) did meet with relative success.
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+1 from my side!

With the RS out of production (supposedly!)/or atleast outdated, the Civic Sport with a bump in horses and sporty suspension could very well have become the next performance car! What is Honda smoking these days?

Make that +2!

It is definately unexpected of Honda! Like i said 'Very Shoddy'

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Even worse.. Dealer is saying that it will only be available in white color. At least they sould have added few sporty colors to the package, with body colored alloys.
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Anyone notice that the first newspaper ads for the new Corolla 'Altis' and the Civic sport came on the same day. A bit too coincidental i say..

If Civic Sport is aimed at hurting 'Altis' prebookings its one hell of a strategic coup!

Apart from that it really is bad work by Honda

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off topic - anyone has an idea how many hybrids have sold?
No data on this as yet. But when launched, Honda had claimed that they had 100 enquiries on hand and expected to sell about 1000 units this year.
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No data on this as yet. But when launched, Honda had claimed that they had 100 enquiries on hand and expected to sell about 1000 units this year.
The hybrid has done better than expected at least in the first month. Their annual target is 300 units, but they have sold 52 units in July 2008.

Sport might do OK, since it is priced somewhat below the fully loaded "v".

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Yes , another eye wash from Honda.
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This "limited edition" Civic is in the same lines as Bimal Edition maruti's on the road in Bangalore Sad the way these companies try to rip customers in the name of sports editions.
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+1 from my side!

With the RS out of production (supposedly!)/or atleast outdated, the Civic Sport with a bump in horses and sporty suspension could very well have become the next performance car! What is Honda smoking these days?
It is completely out of production. Navpreet from Tbhp even requested skoda to make 1 for him, but they refused

I would have liked the 2.0Engine in it. Sad marketing on Honda's part

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The hybrid has done better than expected at least in the first month. Their annual target is 300 units, but they have sold 52 units in July 2008.

Sport might do OK, since it is priced somewhat below the fully loaded "v".
It looks like an S variant with a few sporty looks ( white alloys a big no no for me , and especially if the car is already white)

52 units in July 2008 is shocking. Seems like Indian's are truely understanding of the environmental crisis.

I am trying to get a TD for the Hybrid though soon!
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When i saw the add for the first time i was like ****!!! I just bought one and i am screwed. Read it further and the smile was back!!! I think my civic looks better than the sports variant!!!

And rightly said ricky_63. Arush will be doing it soon on my car!!! If its about cosmetically getting a civic sport then i have one already!!!!

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They should atleast have offerred 205-55-16 tyres with alloys to call it 'Sport'
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