Notice the C Pillar, GM. That's called cohesive design, not sticking a wad of black plastic in there.
Are they going to fix those torture chambers they call "seats?"
Marginally less mediocre
What happened to the projectors in the spy shots? Those just for a different trim? It's the interior that'll make the biggest difference anyway.
Wheels remind me of the '14 Accord PHEV wheels.
As a car Civic is still decent (and much more current than the 4-speed auto, 34 mpg Corolla) and they've been dealing on them all year, even before the announcement that the new one would be out Nov. 29. That helps move them, clear out parts for the '12 and they'll get to say "HONDA IMPROVES BEST-SELLING CIVIC FOR 2013" in the news releases.
The wheels are shortfall to Honda's "no options/only accessories" setup. Granted, most automakers have expensive accessory wheel packages like that too, but they at least have the factory option of an alloy/larger wheel to begin with. They might have gotten the message with the Accord which has alloys standard across the board.
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Bought a new 2011 Civic and dumped it in eight months. If the 2012 is worse than the 2011 I bought, then it must be really bad. My wife hated it and so did my daughter who said dad's car is noisy. One reason I bought the car is because it is assembled close to where I used to live in Greensburg Indiana. Hopefully the Hoosiers there will have a better car this time to produce.
Cruze is still the better buy; when all is said and done
It's marginally better, but I'll reserve judgement until I see a volume level trim. That looks like the si or the EX-L to me.
It would have been interesting to see how well the sales would have been had they not done any refresh just to see how a company's reputation can sell a car. I wonder how many refreshes were done in the past like the 1960's Mustangs. Seems they did some exterior changes often.
EDIT: I wonder how they could change from "fun-to-drive" to not fun to drive. I'd like to see the changes to make it fun to drive.
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The Opel Astra and VW Scirocco need to be in North America.
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There were good deals and incentives on the current Civic pretty much as soon as they went on sale. Lately they've been having a fire sale
So it's mildly better. If it still drives like the outgoing one and has the cheap looking interior they accomplished nothing but devalue 2012s -- and probably irritate a lot of 2012 owners to boot. I know I'd not be happy if I saw a memo from the automaker I bought my car from saying to get rid of the current models (that are brand new, just out) because they, well, suck.
I somehow doubt this will be much of an improvement, but who knows. I'll await CR since they usually fawn over everything and maybe they'll love that they were listened to .
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