Should I buy a 2005 Civic on clearance now?

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Stella, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Stella

    Stella Guest

    I've decided to buy a Civic. I can get a 2005 Civic on clearance for cheap.
    Or I can wait for the 2006 models to be released.

    Is the cost savings that I would realize by buying a 2005 model on
    clearance worth it? Should I wait for the 2006 model?

    Is there a detailed list of what's different between the 2005 and 2006
    Civic EX models? Also, what are the differences between the different
    models themselves (EX, LX, Si, and so on)?

    I've heard that the 2006 Civic Si has a fresh new design. Does that apply
    to the other 2006 Civic models too?

    When will the exact prices and launch dates be released?

    Thanks. Sorry if a lot of this sounds amateurish. This is my first car! :)

    ~ Stella ~
    Stella, Jul 25, 2005
  2. Stella

    bbtaco Guest
    bbtaco, Jul 25, 2005
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    Gerald Fay Guest

    All new models regardless of manufacturer may run into design problems when
    first released.
    This is true for Honda as well (although I'm sure the powertrain will be as
    reliable as always)

    If the new Civic appeals to you more than the old, wait for the new and take
    your chances that there may be some problems - (the latest version of the
    trusty CRV had such problems when released)
    Gerald Fay, Jul 25, 2005
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    Jamco Guest

    I'd go for the 2006, it should look better, and have more power :)
    But as it is a new design (honda changes it every 5 years) there may be a
    few bugs in it...
    Still I have a 2005 civic, and am counting the days down until the 2006
    civic SI comes out as I will be trading mine in :)
    Jamco, Jul 25, 2005
  5. Stella

    Jamco Guest

    Heres some pictures of the civics

    supposedly the SI is going to be 200HP
    the base models are supposed to be 140HP (i-vtech)
    and the higher models should be around 160HP (i-vtech)
    Jamco, Jul 25, 2005
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    John Horner Guest

    I have read the same thing. Personally I would either buy the '05 or
    wait until '07. First model year versions of cars, including Hondas,
    usually have lots more bugs in them then do the second year of production.

    John Horner, Jul 25, 2005
  7. Stella

    John Horner Guest

    Uh, I wouldn't count modern Honda automatic transmissions in the
    "reliable as always" category, especially considering the $3000-$5000
    cost of replacement if it ends up on the customer's tab.

    John Horner, Jul 25, 2005
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    TWW Guest

    As the owner of an 01 Prelude, the 06 Civic Si sounds interesting. But,
    I'll bet the dealers will throw a big markup on the car for the first year.
    If so, the Acura RSX S may be a better deal. When the V6 Accord coupe 6
    speed came out, our local dealer had one on the lot with a markup that put
    it over 30k. I have seen one since then -- also going at fat increase. I
    am told they are impossible to get and be prepared to pay through the nose.
    I suspect the new SI will be the same. If the SI is available at 20k or so,
    it will be a performance bargain.
    TWW, Jul 27, 2005
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    MAT Guest

    I hope the Si has the shifter in the dash. If it does, and I can get it
    with NAVI for <22.5k, I'll definately get it!
    MAT, Jul 27, 2005
  10. Stella

    TWW Guest

    Navi is not available on the 05 RSX S, so I rather doubt the SI will have
    TWW, Jul 28, 2005
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    Jason Guest

    I read the other posts in this thread and I agree with the people that
    told you that you should buy the 2005 model. There are two good reasons.
    You will save money and the 2005 model should have less bugs than the 2006
    model. Other people have already done a great job of explaining why this
    is true.
    Jason, Jul 28, 2005
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    MAT Guest

    I bet it will, had some pretty convincing info from an
    official manifest regarding ~8 trimlines of 2006 Civics. Info is now gone,
    the theory is that Honda Corp. forced them to remove it. We shall see but
    it aligns with Honda's intent to move the Civic 'upscale'.
    MAT, Jul 28, 2005
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    TWW Guest

    Maps work for me. Navi is just another expensive toy that distracts you
    from driving.
    TWW, Jul 29, 2005
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