2017 Civic Sedan 1.5t 6mt steady states

Discussion in 'Honda' started by Carcus, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    It's too bad Honda only ran this car (EX-T 6mt) for two years (2017, 2018 in very limited production). I think the only way to get the manual plus turbo is in an Si starting in 2019 (approx 10% hit in epa fuel economy).
     
    BillLin likes this.
  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    What's wrong with the base 2.0 engine on a 10th gen Civic ?
    I'm interested in buying one. I found a nice CPO 2017 LX 6MT.
     
  3. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Nothing wrong with it. A little less efficient than the 1.5T, but it's a simpler engine and might be more reliable in the long term because of that. Port injection instead of direct injection, and no turbo.
     
  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , Mike. I also drove a 9th gen Civic with 5MT and I loved it , but they wanted too much $$$.
    I like the turbo engine , but I'm moving towards lower technology. Port injection is great , no turbocharger is
    also great. I'm going for a test drive today in a few hours.
     
    litesong likes this.
  5. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Always had non-turbo-charged cars. Had a nice 450 six speed 1980 Suzuki motorcycle, which I took on Highway 395, north of Burns, Oregon, up to Pendleton, Oregon. Got very wiggly & slow going, but I loved the country & its far distant vistas. The cycle shifting was easy & sweet, but I knew I never wanted to do the journey with a manual shift car. Now days with the turbos that are designed for economy, I think I would have enjoyed a turbo-charged manual shifter on wiggly 395 to gain extra pull on corners with gears giving lower rpms to reduce shifting. During the time I had a CVT Dodge Caliber, I always hoped I could get back to wiggly Highway 395 again, because of the CVT smoothness. It never happened.
    But, yeah. A turbo manual shifter on wiggly 395 would be nice to reduce un-ending shifting. Guess you could use a 400HP manual shifter to reduce shifting. But..... ugh to 10 or 15MPG (lower?).
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2020
  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I drove the car , and it was great ! But I felt that the salesman was lying or hiding some things , so
    I ended negotiations and walked out. I'm still looking for a car , but not in any hurry.
     
    litesong likes this.
  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I found a 2014 ( 9th gen ) Civic 5MT with 80K miles.
    The EPA numbers are 28 city and 36 highway.
    The gearing is definitely lower than the 10th gen car (28/40)
    but I'm old school and think that five forward gears are enough.
    There will not be a lot of miles on the highway anyway. If I get
    50 MPG highway ( and I will ) I won't be too unhappy.
    I will test-drive it soon.
     
  8. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Very much agree with your last statement. I even skip gears with our 5 speed Accent. As I have done on our Hyundai Accent & our Elantra, try to increase the drive wheel tires’ diameter by as much as 8%. Your rpms will reduce, give the car higher MPG, absorb bumps better, & give better smoothness. Also, if you choose a wider tread, as well as larger tire aspect, car handling & cornering will improve.On our Accent, 205mm tires replaced standard 175mm tires. Car track width increased by over an inch. Braking, road bends, & corners are sweet, now.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020
  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    litesong , does the larger diameter tire give you an
    odometer/speedometer error ?
     
  10. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Sure. Just remember 56MPH is 60MPH. Simple as pi is more than 3.14159.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020

Share This Page