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    ok, time has come for me to go buy meself a car... cant live without being mobile !

    My choices are pretty simple:
    1. Honda Civic Hatchback DX (2 door)
    2. Honda Civic Sedan SE (4 door)

    what my opinions are:

    1. hatchback
    -its small and speedish, which i like ...
    -i like 2 door cars

    2. sedan
    -standard with power locks and keyless entry
    -4 doors are better since its a pain getting out of hte car to let someone in
    -more roomy ?

    so, what are your opinions, if any, or votes, and justify reasons why you like a specific model...

    you can see details on the DX / SE at http://www.honda.ca

    peace...

    i will survive !

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    I'd say the hatchback. I wouldn't want my first car to be a big one...and I like little fast things. The hatchback probably will cost less as well.

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    Definitely hatchbak, besides, if people want a lift make them get in on the passenger side .

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    Why Honda?

    European cars are so much better

    Christophe - ferrari - Johanns

    ps: M Schumacher just won the GP F1 of Indianapolis, USA!! He drives a Ferrari.. AND I'm HAPPY

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    European cars are so much better
    Nah - get a Viper instead!

    Well VWs are good cars...my dad has always bought them as his car. I think he has boughten 8 VWs to date. Maybe I'll get a little Beetle in a couple years

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    Christophe - Thanks for telling me that! Unfortunately due to some problems thay are not showing it live here so I am still watching it. I guessed as much though. I cried when Mika's car broke down. Did I tell everyone that I love Mika?
    Oops, interview with Mika now. Seeya later!

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    Vinay - Hondas are ace. SO are Mazdas.My dad has had both and he swears by them!

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    Vinay,
    I own a Honda Accord 4-door and let me tell you something:
    If I had a hatchback instead of my sedan, it would be hell on earth trying to get people in and out of that thing.

    It is already cramped enough as it is, even with 4 doors, and the fact remains that it is still hard to get in and out of that thing since it is so low (I started my driving in a Chevy Suburban back when I had my permit -- higher is better IMO).

    My car has a sunroof and power everything and she is still a sporty little thing (when she is clean -- we live on a dirt county road) even if she does have 4 doors.

    BTW -- I still love my car despite those "little things."
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    Originally posted by abahta
    I'd say the hatchback. I wouldn't want my first car to be a big one...and I like little fast things. The hatchback probably will cost less as well.
    No such thing as a big Honda.. As for me, my next car will be either a Ford Explorer (sans Firestone tires), Nissan Xterra or a Dodge Bravado. This will be for family trips and outings. I would like to have a gas/electric hybrid for traveling to and from work though.



    [Edited by wluke on 09-24-2000 at 09:18 PM]
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    It's more fun to haul your friends around. Get the sedan. I had a 1998 Honda Civic sedan. It was a fun car.
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    ok, today I went and did a test drive on the civic sedan

    now, in CANADIAN dollars, the civic sedan 4 door base price is $17,900 ... the hatchback DX was $16,300

    FIRST OF ALL, Honda is not producing hatchback's for 2001 and nobody knows about 2002, AND DX production was stopped and the model was replaced with the hatchback SE, which has power everything and costs $17,500 which is still available in the market

    anyhow, i looked at the hatchback, its small, but its, too small, lol, if I wanted to pay for a really small car, I'd get a BMW Z8 .. hehe

    anyhow, i pretty much settled on a black civic sedan SE (power doors, keyless entry, cd player is free instead of an addition) , automatic (i woulda gone for 5 speed, but i dont want to get standard unless i'm buying a sporty car, like a civic coupe SiR or something) ..

    Freesources: why Honda? .. coz Honda has a reputation for reliability... AND civic honda's have good resale, if I get bored of it after 2 - 3 years ... i dont know much about Mazda, I like toyota's since I spent my teen life in a country which loves the toyota cressida which is unseen here since production stoppped a very long time ago

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    Honda has a reputation for reliability
    VERY true. I know of someone who has a 1989 Honda Accord at 250,000 miles and still going strong.

    Mine is at 191,000 and she still purrs like a kitten and drives the same. The horn and "left-your-headlights-on" bell are still definitely Jap, though.
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    I have a VW fox sedan. One of the back doors doesn't work so I guess it's a 3 door.


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    ROFL...

    now i'm pondering over dark green or black

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    Dark green..or black..

    Black

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    I have a black Honda Civic hatchback (1.5ltr)

    It's my baby It's got electric windows, mirrors, sunroof, air conditioning, power steering. Only thing it that it's 10 years old now, but it's still driving perfectly.

    Actually I have 2 cars (can't sell the other one)

    I would recommend buying a civic anyday.

    later

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    Civic's are cool, my parents had one till my mum crashed it.
    As to color = black of course!

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    black and tint windows, although I live in VA and I would never get that on my car - too hot! I have a white car with beige interior....

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    well, i decided on dark green ...black is too common .. i'll get a black when i buy a bmw roadster after 10 years

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    oops, that msg had too many smilies


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