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New car....help me decide

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by chadcharb, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    I hate my wife's 2008 Civic, nothing but problems.

    The few times I drove my mothers Sonota I liked it much better than the Civic. It has a smoother ride and a better power range.
     
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  2. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Honda kills it in the MPG department. Sedan is significantly slower with all seasons vs. summer times but that is to be expected in a FWD.


    Hyundai is pretty strong though too.

    But I still recommend driving the GTI. Way more care for the money. Lots of luxury, fun, etc.
     
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    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    I'll probably drive it but it is on the high end of my price range. I'm damn near able too get the elantra, si, or st new. Couldn't really come close to that with the gti
     
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    My friend who is also looking at 2017 SIs sent me this video coincidentally. The guy is annoying but his 2017 SI broke into the 12s with no change to the turbo or the internals, the little 1.5T is no joke. I've heard nothing of the clutch problems but that doesn't mean they don't exist. I know a Honda mechanic at the dealership that might know more, I'll ask just out of my own curiosity and report back. A lot of my friends have had bad luck with GTIs but I hear the mk7 is a lot better. It's a tough call. I'd go SI personally but I'm also not the one buying the car.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    That's actually quite a bit of cash spent on top of the purchase price of the car already...
     
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    Xanatos Village Idiot VIP

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    It's just an example of the potential within the cars. The first tuned 10th gens on the interwebs were making significant % gains over stock tuned with just an cold air intake and a better intercooler sometimes as much as 50-60wtq and 30-40whp
     
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    all these new little turbo motors are doing that now.
     
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    yep, i did a $500 reflash, +80 tq + 30 hp never did another mod since. lol
     
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    dilbeckskate infamous

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    I mean the ST was the same way , I did rear motor mount , Intercooler, tune, and catback and was done modding it after that , gaines 30whp 40tq
     
  10. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Thought about doing a piggy back on our two cars. Then realized I rarely use the power I have sitting in traffic.
     
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    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    Spend that $500 on express lane tolls it'll make your car way faster
     
  12. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    LOL. I very rarely use one of those. Not worth the 4 minutes saved on Highway 167.
     
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