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Model Year: 2007
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Re: New Generation Civic
just as easy would be the 2.0 8thGen Si engine and all of the 140hp, 1.8L LX engines. why not? cause lately Honda takes their time to compete in the market.
A couple of Fits that I "race" with around the Tail of the Dragon and north GA mtns can compete with the WRX. Their upgraded handling is that good and not much has been done to the engines. Sure, on the long uphills, they fall behind, but are FAR better than most people would expect.
Agreed. The Fit is remarkably tight and solid. It has great steering feel and is very communicative. What it's lacking is power. I still can't believe that Honda doesn't have a turbocharged engine in its lineup. So many other manufacturers are getting huge power numbers and efficiency, to boot, but Honda just doesn't keep up. They tried and basically failed with the RDX 2.3 liter turbo and just gave it up. If Hyundai can get 200hp out of a 1.6 liter DI engine, Honda certainly could get at least 180 from the 1.5.
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Last edited by IanRTL; 01-03-2013 at 01:55 PM.