2006 Honda Civic - Car of the Year

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Brandy  Alexandre, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. For the first time ever I own a cool car! :)
    Brandy  Alexandre, Nov 22, 2005
  2. Just curious, but who elected it as such?

    I figured it would be a toss-up between the Civic and the new Hyundai
    High Tech Misfit, Nov 23, 2005
  3. Motortrend
    Brandy  Alexandre, Nov 23, 2005
  4. That's not going to help those who want one w/o paying MSRP.
    Tush Smells Bush Kills!!!!!!!!!!!, Nov 23, 2005
  5. I know. I'm sort of glad it happened because I did pay MSRP and I
    don't want to be the only "idiot." I must say, it's worth every penny
    so far (with "so far" being 1700 miles).
    Brandy  Alexandre, Nov 23, 2005
  6. Brandy  Alexandre

    Guest Guest

    Don't be too enthused by the "Car of the Year" title since Motor Trend
    bases it more on market hype than vehicle merit, one of the worst
    examples being the Chevy Vega, their choice in 1971, and several years
    earlier they named the Toyota Corona as "Import Car of the Year" after
    Toyota paid for the entire year's circulation. At least with the Honda
    Civic is a good choice.
    Guest, Nov 23, 2005
  7. Brandy  Alexandre

    KWW Guest

    The one thing that bugs me about the "Car of the Year" award is that it is
    for "new cars". Thus, if there are three crappy new designs and one super
    excellent existing design car in a class, the "car of the year" award goes
    to one of the three crappy ones because they are newly designed.
    KWW, Nov 23, 2005
  8. Brandy  Alexandre

    KWW Guest

    The Renaut Aliance (Aliant?) was a "Car of the Year" and it was crap ....
    don't know if the "Yugo" also received that "honor".
    KWW, Nov 23, 2005
  9. Brandy  Alexandre

    shawn Guest

    Not if they want to buy now, but that's usually the case for new
    models. It should be possible to buy them cheaper next spring.
    shawn, Nov 23, 2005
  10. Okay you guys, quit peeing in my Cheerios. :mad:
    Brandy  Alexandre, Nov 23, 2005
  11. Brandy  Alexandre

    FanJet Guest

    One local dealership averages $1500 off MSRP (advertised and in stock) since
    the day they were introduced. I have no doubt they'd offer the same if I
    preordered an Si.
    FanJet, Nov 24, 2005
  12. Brandy  Alexandre

    TWW Guest

    From what I have read across the board, the Civic is getting very good
    reviews. I looked over a 4-dr EX at our local dealer and liked it. I will
    be very interested to see the new SI and compare it with my Prelude.
    TWW, Nov 24, 2005
  13. Brandy  Alexandre

    Ron Jones Guest

    Don't forget (how couldn't you - its totally forgetable) the Plymouth
    Horizon got these "honors". It was just a bad copy of the VW Rabbit. They
    definately sell this award.

    Not that the Civic is a bad car.

    Ron Jones, Nov 24, 2005
  14. Brandy  Alexandre

    SoCalMike Guest

    the first ones even used the VW 1.6l engine, until chrysler could make
    enough engines.
    SoCalMike, Nov 24, 2005
  15. For what its worth, back in those days only domestic manufacturers
    were eligible for the COTY award. There would be a separate Import
    COTY. Maybe the Omni/Horizon was the best new domestic car that year.
    It was certainly the high point of Chrysler's offerings that year.
    Unless you wanted fine Corinthian leather.
    Gordon McGrew, Nov 24, 2005
  16. More specifically, it was fine RICH Corinthian leather. :)
    High Tech Misfit, Nov 24, 2005
  17. Brandy  Alexandre

    Pars Guest

    If the Si beats out the Corvette as best new sports car, It might also win
    car-of-year with AJAC association (which is for all of Canada).


    Pars, Nov 24, 2005
  18. Brandy  Alexandre

    SoCalMike Guest

    i was reading somewhere that the C6 is better and cheaper than the C5,
    yet its not selling as well. what gives?
    SoCalMike, Nov 25, 2005
  19. It's because word leaked out that sexual security is evident by the
    disproportionate length of one's car hood. ;)
    Brandy  Alexandre, Nov 25, 2005
  20. Brandy  Alexandre

    jim beam Guest

    personally, i'd /not/ trade the prelude for the si unless i was only
    ever going to drive in straight lines. the si has a great motor, but
    the prelude has wishbones on all 4 corners. that's a fundamentally
    better suspension arrangement than the mcpherson garbage the bean
    counters have inflicted on the honda engineering team with the civic.

    don't get me wrong, mcpherson handles fine for average driving,
    freeways, etc. but if you ever drive hard, wishbone is the only
    way to go.
    jim beam, Nov 25, 2005
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