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Should I get a Civic SI?

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  1. SolidSnakeZero

    SolidSnakeZero Junior Member

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    Hey, this is my first post. I just turned 16 and need a car. My friend pointed me towards the Civic SI. He says its alot better than stock Civic. I would like to know if it is ok for a starter car. my dad says he will teach me to drive a stick if i get it.

    P.S. are there any other cars I should look at? I have a $12,000 limit.
     
  2. vtecsir1

    vtecsir1 Senior Member

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    that would be a decent car if it hast already been ragged on. there are a ton of after market parts for it too. for that much money i would rather get a gsr integra.
     
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    civic15.8 Senior Member

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    the civic si is a great car being that it has to be a 99 or 00 it should not have anything wrong with it mileage should be low too but yeah i would reccommend it to you
     
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    I don't think you can get a 6th gen Si for 12K...how about this si?

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I like the Del Sol body style. I'll happily take the car, got the keys? ;)
     
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    h22bubbleback Senior Member

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    $12k??? GSR! or down payment on a type r
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    240SX and tons of goodies.
     
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    for 12g'z i'd rather get a 92-95 si hatchback for less then 4 then use the rest for new motor and aftermarket parts.......best way to go.......but be carefull......you just getting your lisence and all
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I say get a DX or CX or a VX because the SI is almost as heavy as the 4 doors.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    If I remember right the 99-00 SI is 2500 lbs give or take a few? Can't remember exactly.

    I know it was slightly heavier than my Escort, which was 2458 lbs (stock weight).

    It's still lighter than the ohv pushrod 2.2 Crapoliers, which weigh 2638 lbs. :eek:


    I say do what you want, if you want an SI, get it. It all depends on what you wanna pay for insurance...
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    he was talkin' 'bout the '92-'95 civic hatch si's.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I resort to my earlier statement. 240SX and tons of goodies!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I second that. I test drove a 240 SX. it was tight.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Yeah I know but he has 12 grand to spend on a car...which leads me to think that he should buy the newest car possible. I think he could get a 99-00 SI if he wanted with that kinda money.
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    Buy a $5000 car and invest the rest. You're only 16. Plenty of time to ball later in life.
     
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    spend 4 to 5 on a car. then have fun spending on a swap. but whatever u do please dont rice out whatever u buy.
     
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    having 12 grand cash and having that limit to finance is the thing we dont know, so kid tell us whiah it is
     
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    he probably has $12K to spend on a car. His parents are probably looking for reliable transportation for him. They are probably NOT going to say "ok son, lets get that 10 year old honda civic and change out a bunch of parts and hope that we don't have any problems"

    I'm thinking his parents are wanting to spend the money on a newer complete car with a possible warranty.

    I could be wrong !!! <_<
     
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    well if that is the case, and most likely it is, then my suggestion would be to get a gsr
     
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