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  1. greenhorn

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    Hi Folks,
    Recently moved to the US for work, and ended up buying a 2014 Civic Si. I had originally planned to buy a Fiesta ST, (mostly because after driving the 10th gen Civic from my driving school, I was rather turned off civics). Eventually when I did TD one, found the ergonomics rather weird, the gearbox too notchy, the recaros too painful, and the suspension too stiff.
    I went to TD a Fit sport at a dealership, and tried out a CPO civic Si they had sitting around, and my mind was blown, and ended up buying it almost right away. I'm not too much into Performance, Modding etc - I just wanted a fun Manual ( have been driving manuals for ages, and driving a auto was just too weird for me) that can haul a family + groceries and work as a reliable DD.
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    The only Upgrade I have planned for this car are on the audio side. The audio in this car sounds worse than the one I have in my car back home (which is rather an unfair comparison, as its a pretty well tuned 3 way setup with better speakers - probably worth more than my old car now!

    My old car is a turbodiesel hatch, 11 years old now, and at around the same mileage as this Civic ( 62K Miles). I hope the civic is more reliable, because maintainence in the US costs a bomb! for comparison, I did a 10 year/100K Km Service before i left, All fluids, belts etc changed, + Turbo Overhaul (was leaking oil) + Alternator Overhaul (oil got into the alternator & screwed it up) + Clutch change + Headlights + Front bumper Replacement, and it all come to only 700 USD!

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  2. webby
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  3. bauer311
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    bauer311 Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum, you will love your Si for sure
     
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  4. ron v
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    ron v The good, the bad, and the booty

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    Welcome to the site and the US. That’s some cheap maintenance. I’m jealous.
     
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  5. greenhorn

    greenhorn Active Member

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    This thread is what bought me to this forum. I'm looking at wiring harnesses etc to bypass the factory amp without cutting any wires ( or even scotch locks for that matter)
    Anyway all this will have to wait. I just found out my current apartment is extremely car unfriendly ( apparently they had a problem with me for changing my blown fog light bulb in the underground parking) , so I'll have to wait till my current lease runs out :(
     
  6. bauer311
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    Damn, that's pretty bad. At my apt in nc i had the whole front end off my 350z and no one said a word. But that was about 8 years ago, lol
     
  7. bootyluvr
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    Welcome @greenhorn :wavey:

    What do you do for work? Welcome to the States.
     
  8. greenhorn

    greenhorn Active Member

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    Location:
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    Vehicle Model:
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    Body Style:
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    Thanks!
    Much like every other Indian guy who comes here on work, I work in IT :D
     
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