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Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« on: February 22, 2013, 06:24:28 am »


Summary: Taking the long road with Canada's bestselling compact car.

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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 08:02:37 am »
Let begin from the back: assuming the car is bought in Vancouver and the freight is almost 1500 $. What about here in Ontario, the birtplace of Civics? Is this charge less in Washington and Oregon?

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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 08:58:25 am »
Let begin from the back: assuming the car is bought in Vancouver and the freight is almost 1500 $. What about here in Ontario, the birtplace of Civics? Is this charge less in Washington and Oregon?

Got some sad news for you. You can buy an Ontario made Civic cheaper in Hawaii. That's right, shipped and all than you can buy in Orangeville.
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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2013, 09:17:01 am »
Let begin from the back: assuming the car is bought in Vancouver and the freight is almost 1500 $. What about here in Ontario, the birtplace of Civics? Is this charge less in Washington and Oregon?

Got some sad news for you. You can buy an Ontario made Civic cheaper in Hawaii. That's right, shipped and all than you can buy in Orangeville.

Lol. They know Canadians are suckers for Civics and will pony up.

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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2013, 09:18:53 am »
 "Single piece folding seat" . My lowly 12 Lx has 60/40 folding rear seat. I guess they had to take away something to give you those nice dash materials. ::)
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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 09:20:07 am »
Wondering how much "wiggle room" you will get while purchasing a LX @ $18,190.00...Looking for a new one with-in the next 6 months.. :-\

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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 10:34:08 am »
I sat in the '13 Civic (several of them, actually) at the Auto Show earlier this week - the driver seat, in my opinion, seems to have gotten flatter...did you find this on your drive, Brendan?

Maybe the higher-up models seemed nicer inside, but I didn't find much of a difference between the '12 and '13.  I like the exterior changes, but I'm not so convinced about any of their other claims.

The lack of a 60/40 rear seat is just downright depressing.

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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 10:51:06 am »
Either the reviewer is wrong or honda is wrong. The 13 civic comes with a 60/40 folding seat except for the base model. ???
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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 10:56:21 am »
1200 km is not a road trip  ::)
That like a day trip ;D

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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 11:15:35 am »
1200 km is not a road trip  ::)
That like a day trip ;D

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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 12:07:30 pm »
Either the reviewer is wrong or honda is wrong. The 13 civic comes with a 60/40 folding seat except for the base model. ???     click on seating and trim

Sorry about that: very unclear of me. Should read that the 60/40 isn't standard on the base model. The Touring has it, as well as the LX and up (incl Si).

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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 01:17:11 pm »
I have done this run many times and my advice would be to cross the Lion's Gate Bridge Bridge from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, otherwise you'll spend an hour stuck in traffic. Going across Second Narrows is about 5 km longer but often much faster. Really, Lower Mainland traffic is horrid; however, in freeway-crossed Seattle, it is no better, so it is apparent that we can't build our way out if traffic problems.

The I-5 is not the smoothest thing in the world and is really bad on hot summer days when the expansion joints are sticking up.

As for the car, well the Civic is ubiquitous in these parts; a glace out my window shows three of them.
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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 03:56:12 pm »

Sorry about that: very unclear of me. Should read that the 60/40 isn't standard on the base model. The Touring has it, as well as the LX and up (incl Si).

That's good...though I have beef with manufacturers making 'options' of things that really REALLY should be standard (like VARIABLE intermittent wipers on my father's Corolla, or a fricken armrest/centre console in the 2009 Jetta TDI Trendline for $25k that we considered instead - that lack of console was the fatal reason we didn't buy it).

Brendan, can you comment on the driver's seat of the Civic?  Flat?  Good?  Comfy?  Ouchy?

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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2013, 04:38:44 pm »

Sorry about that: very unclear of me. Should read that the 60/40 isn't standard on the base model. The Touring has it, as well as the LX and up (incl Si).

That's good...though I have beef with manufacturers making 'options' of things that really REALLY should be standard (like VARIABLE intermittent wipers on my father's Corolla, or a fricken armrest/centre console in the 2009 Jetta TDI Trendline for $25k that we considered instead - that lack of console was the fatal reason we didn't buy it).

Brendan, can you comment on the driver's seat of the Civic?  Flat?  Good?  Comfy?  Ouchy?

I found it quite comfortable, and I have fairly average dimensions (5'11"). Of course, the last compact sedan I was in was the new Sentra which has front seats designed by the Spanish Inquisition.

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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2013, 08:48:09 pm »
Brendan, can you comment on the driver's seat of the Civic?  Flat?  Good?  Comfy?  Ouchy?

I found it quite comfortable, and I have fairly average dimensions (5'11"). Of course, the last compact sedan I was in was the new Sentra which has front seats designed by the Spanish Inquisition.
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Re: Road Trip: 2013 Honda Civic, Vancouver to Portland, OR
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2013, 12:52:42 am »
Let begin from the back: assuming the car is bought in Vancouver and the freight is almost 1500 $. What about here in Ontario, the birtplace of Civics? Is this charge less in Washington and Oregon?

Got some sad news for you. You can buy an Ontario made Civic cheaper in Hawaii. That's right, shipped and all than you can buy in Orangeville.

Lol. They know Canadians are suckers for Civics and will pony up.

So Civic freight is $1495 which sucks for Canadians since it's made in Canada.  But if freight/pdi worked like you guys think it works what should Honda charge for Freight/PDI for Honda Fit that comes over from China?  Currently they charge the same $1495.