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Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby Baker » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:02 am

Looking at it, I would say no, but it will prob sell some units here and hit that market of people that would like the Accord CrossTour, but don't want to pay CrossTour prices, though the CrossTour is AWD.
When I saw the article, I was a little curious to see if the good ol hatchback would make a comeback, yet this sadly isn't what I had in mind.

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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby tommy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:44 am

The Mexican-produced Fit is selling fine here, and it is more practical than the Civic 5-door looks (and the Civic looks to be too big for my taste). With the Ford twins, Golfs, 2, 3, and Fits now, though, I'm sure there's room for another hatch. But I'd be only interested if it were more of an Si, but then I probably wouldn't be too happy about the price vs. the Fit, or even a breadvan, which you can get for 6-8k right now in good condition.
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby Baker » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:47 am

I suppose what comes to my mind, and what I'd like to see again from Honda, are the more sporty feeling and looking 2dr hatchbacks.
But those days are long gone I suppose.
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby AZCRXSI » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:39 pm

Cool article... but not terribly excited about that back end...

Looks cross over ish no?

Would like to see a sport hatch to go after the Focus, GTI and Mazda 3.
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby Baker » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:06 pm

AZCRXSI wrote:Cool article... but not terribly excited about that back end...


Ehh, nothing really exciting about it at all, another Civic that Honda enthusiasts will be disappointed in. :lol:
Though I do finally like the newest Si sedan and the Accord coupe.
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby hacksparrow » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:43 pm

bleh front wheel drive macpherson.
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby dreroc-z » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:06 pm

Looks huge to me. Id much rather see a crz SI or something to that effect.
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby bairdandrew77 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:02 pm

dreroc-z wrote:Looks huge to me. Id much rather see a crz SI or something to that effect.

I hear the next gen crz should be turbo, but I've also learned not to hold my breath when it comes to honda rumors.

I'm personally excited to see the newest civics come to the states. Wouldn't buy one. I'm happy with my crxs and would still H swap another accord before getting any newish Honda, but that's just me personally. I'm sure they are going to be fun to drive though
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby Baker » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:07 pm

bairdandrew77 wrote:would still H swap another accord before getting any newish Honda


If it's a 4th gen, for sure, but I'd bypass any other Accord for an H swap, and just go for the last gen Prelude!

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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby bairdandrew77 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:56 pm

Baker wrote:If it's a 4th gen, for sure, but I'd bypass any other Accord for an H swap, and just go for the last gen Prelude!


Oh yeah? Suspension, radiator and more is interchangeable. Same capabilities with sleeper look and family friendly:
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Bigger, heavier, most things not interchangeable. But you have to admit that's a f*cking nice car, nicer than a Prelude in my eyes:
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby Baker » Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:22 am

I prefer the boxier body lines and interior of the 4th gen over the 5th gen Accord.
Though the 6th gen isn't bad, I still prefer the last gen Prelude inside and out over the 6th gen Accord.
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby robhoy » Wed May 06, 2015 8:25 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the car in the link looks like the new "liftback" they're apparently producing in ADDITION to the hatchback. See

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1044145_2016-honda-civic-liftback-spy-shots

It's confusing, not sure what the differences between the liftback and hatchback are. Anybody know more about this?

Either way, It looks so much nicer than the uber-ricey mess that is the show-car SiR. I like it :)
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby jfrolang » Thu May 07, 2015 9:21 am

I can't take that link seriously. It's full of speculation and nonsense - Honda has NOT confirmed a CTR for the US. Better(albeit brief) analysis of that test car is here: http://vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=1233910

BTW, liftback is just a marketing term invented because "hatchback" is perceived as a bad word.
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby daveb91 » Thu May 07, 2015 12:31 pm

Nope NA is not ready...
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Re: Is N.America ready for the Civic hatchback

Postby Baker » Mon May 11, 2015 5:43 am

daveb91 wrote:Nope NA is not ready...


After some thought....maybe the common everyday, North American driver is ready for one of these....(big yawn)....
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