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What are your thoughts on modified Honda Civics?
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21 / M / The Land of the Free
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Posted 11/21/13
I'm sure that by now, most of us have seen at least one modified Honda Civic on the streets. What are your thoughts on them?
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32 / M / US
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Posted 11/21/13 , edited 11/21/13
You can get a Civic for a few grand and then spend $30k trying to beef it up, or you could just get any of the V8 cars that have greater speed and handling stock.

An old Trans Am could be purchased for $8k or $9k and had better acceleration stock than even the most supercharged Civics made. You could go with an Impala SS, or even a big Caddy -- all would be cheaper in the long run and all would offer better top speed and mid-range acceleration. Most would have better handling too (with the proper tires), thanks to their weight. With fewer addon parts, they would also have greater reliability and longevity. Also, more legroom.

Why someone would spend so much money to modify a POS into a zippy sports car when they can just buy the car designed with those abilities in the first place for a fraction of the price is completely beyond me.

Frankly I think modified Civics are for idiot children whose parents have too much money. The second I see someone driving one, I instantly recognize that they are fools and are not worth being taken seriously - ever.
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24 / M / Cloud 9.
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Posted 11/21/13
I like them.

Civic's are your stepping block to getting into cars. They're cheap, easy, reliable, and fun to work on. I mean, you could in theory just go with a car that has the HP, Torque, and handling already. But if you like the JDM scene, and want to dip your feet in and test the waters then a Civic is a perfect place to start.

It's not what you drive, it's how you drive. The Honda scene has gotten bad rep, and always will just because most of the people that buy and modify them are ignorant ass hats who drive like they own the road.

But being in the scene for a few years, I have met my share of nice, respectable Honda owners. But reversely, I've met far more douchebags from the Honda scene than I have met nice ones. So I can understand the stigma that is applied to the scene. All in all though, I have no reason to not like or hate on modified Hondas, I still think they're great cars.
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25 / M / Pennsylvania
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Posted 11/22/13
Depends on who owns it. If you get your typical douche bag of a civic owner with a fart can and huge rear spoiler (which has no effect to the car at all), they're all junk. It's mostly a front. They try and act like hard asses like they know about cars, except they really have no clue. If they did have the knowledge, they would not have bought a civic.

Also, why waste money on a front wheel drive? You have go with rear or all wheel drive.
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25 / M / California
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Posted 11/22/13
I think it's stupid. You're pretty much just buying the normalest of normal cars and then trying to make it appear to be what it is not. It is nearly as pointless as those car owners who buy a higher grade car like a Lexus and then destroy it with a hideous matte finish paint job. I really don't understand.
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Posted 11/22/13 , edited 11/22/13
^ Rofl

It's awesome, #stancenation



Slam those civics all night long

It's okay tho, angry CR users ^ ^ ^, you'll find happiness some day
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28 / M / Kentucky
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Posted 11/22/13
I found happiness in the form of modified chevy xtremes instead. Infact I currently own one.
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It's just a damned car like any other car. It gets me from A to B. And sometimes from B to A, or C or friggin D, or even K and Z if I have to stretch it. I don't care what it looks like as long if it doesn't break down before I get to where I'm going. I have enough money to drive a car that's worth up to $100000 but I don't because it's retarded.
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21 / M / Cocoon
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Posted 12/3/13
So long as they're drivable let them do as they want, I say.
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24 / F / New Jersey, USA
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Posted 12/3/13 , edited 12/3/13
I'm not into Honda cars because I like Ford...sorry.

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Posted 12/3/13
i don't like 80% of all cars, feel like my butt is dragging on the ground, give me a truck and I'm happy.
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29 / M / Liverpool, England
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Posted 12/3/13
I tend not to like modded cars, because most of the time they're exercises in ruining good engineering! Take massive rear wings as an example - if your car needed more rear downforce, it would have had a wing on it in the first place. That said, there are a lot of good tuners who know what they're doing, and I love seeing what they can do.
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Posted 12/3/13
They were cool in high school (sort of), tolerated in college, but once you become an adult, unless your hobby or job involves some sort of automotive engineering and you like to keep the modded civic around for sentimental purposes, then it's just embarrassing. If it's the only form of transportation you have around, then fine, but it's really sad seeing someone in their late 20s or 30s driving one of these. If you're in the 40s or 50s, I'll just assume you had a mid-life crisis, if over 60, I'll just assume you're driving your grandchild's car - had a friend in high school who drove a modded Acura, his parents took away his car for a semester after he failed a class. His grandpa would pick him up and drop him off to school everyday in his car. He never failed a class again.
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Posted 12/3/13
Rarely do I like them simply because a vast majority of the time they coat it with a gaudy color, slap some decals on it, screw a wing to it, open up the exhaust, and maybe add a cold air intake cause they think it makes them cool. I appreciate if it's done properly; which on a honda civic isn't often because the people that put thousands upon thousands into their cars will probably buy something more along the Impreza or Evo lines. I can tolerate them like I tolerate the dada art period as both are forms of expression neither of which I care to delve into; it's theose god-awful sound systems they always seem to put in them that makes me want to slash their tires and/or run them off the road. Not everyone wants to hear the bass of whatever unidentifiable song they're listening to.
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Posted 12/3/13
They're nice....in the rear-view mirror of my '71 GTO.
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