• earl avatar earl Posted: 2/23/2012 4:32am PST

    I would not hold my breath for anything remarkable, it is (conservertive) Honda after all!

    "Honda's efforts are doubly remarkable given their problems"
    yeah well see how remarkable they are, probably nothing more than a few add ons nothing to the engine will be done, hope the 4wd look is gone and god forbid WIDER TIRES, and hopefully a auto option for the si.

  • fb_647635338 avatar Shanne Posted: 3/27/2012 8:34pm PDT

    Author isn't commenting on the supposed improvements
    Author is saying "remarkable" because Honda's pushing their redesign 2 years ahead of schedule, despite Earthquake/tsunami problems.
    If you need an Auto, you shouldn't be driving an Si, which is a driver's car. Not a lazy grocery getter for people who can't be bothered to change gear for themselves.
    Wider tires? On an economy car? Why? On the Si, sure. But elsewhere, it isn't necessary.
    And what the hell is a 4WD look? What does that even mean?

  • fb_1168704063 avatar Kevin Posted: 4/6/2012 10:26am PDT

    I have to agree with Shane on this one. Why wider tires on an econobox? They need a facelift (less... ugly and less coherent to current design DNA), keep the engine, but update Si, because 201 HP is a faceslap to the Civic nation (hello, the Focus ST has ~240!!). Auto option for Si will not be in the works because look how short the last one lasted.

    Them listening to the critics? I know SRT pulled it off quite nicely with their new Viper, but for Honda to listen? Yeah, I agree with you; I am -not- holding my breath.

    I told my friends two years ago (they see me as a car guy) that Honda was dead. Now they're seeing what I mean. Their cars are ugly and bulky and goes nowhere.