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Old 11-08-2012, 09:09 PM   #1121 (permalink)
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its a 3100lb car with under 150 hp. if only we could have the turbo diesel
I would love a turbo diesel, however we will never get that here in the US and adding a turbo to the current model will kill its excellent gas mileage. I drive an underpowered automatic SUV right now so it can't get much worse.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:42 PM   #1122 (permalink)
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I would love a turbo diesel, however we will never get that here in the US and adding a turbo to the current model will kill its excellent gas mileage. I drive an underpowered automatic SUV right now so it can't get much worse.
living at 7200 ft elevation and driving a 3500lb subaru fozzy with 165hp; i know the feeling.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:05 PM   #1123 (permalink)
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I shall re-enter the thread again with my awesome honda civic because you are all such big fans of it!

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:07 PM   #1124 (permalink)
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i want to decapitate lil wayne with a dual snowboard throwing star every time you post
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:29 PM   #1125 (permalink)
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I shall re-enter the thread again with my awesome honda civic because you are all such big fans of it!

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slower than a grandma in inclement weather (driver induced)


You keep trying to sell that thing as some awesome snow-destroying beast that conquers all terrain.

You do know that no one believes you or cares, right? The only time Honda Civics impress anyone is when 6-year olds watch Fast and Furious.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #1126 (permalink)
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You do know that no one believes you or cares, right?
Don't let them put you down! As guy who drives a geo prizm to the mountains, I appreciate someone who has the skill to make a little car work in the snow.

Throw some chains on and put a hundred pounds of sand in the trunk and my four banger gets me where I need to go in the snow.

Now keeping speed over the passes, thats another story...

That being said, a taco might be in my future should I not be able to pass this years emissions test.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #1127 (permalink)
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Don't let them put you down! As guy who drives a geo prizm to the mountains, I appreciate someone who has the skill to make a little car work in the snow.

Throw some chains on and put a hundred pounds of sand in the trunk and my four banger gets me where I need to go in the snow.

Now keeping speed over the passes, thats another story...

That being said, a taco might be in my future should I not be able to pass this years emissions test.
Prizm drivers Unite! Lol! Seriously though, sand in the trunk? Truly un-necessary. The Prizm holds down in the deep. I love my little 4-door 4 banger.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:32 PM   #1128 (permalink)
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I shall re-enter the thread again with my awesome honda civic because you are all such big fans of it!

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2600lbs
180 hp
8k rpm limit
30mpg

3rd gear 75mph over the passes bitches

slower than a grandma in inclement weather (driver induced)

My old car was a Honda Accord V6 coupe. It had 240hp at 3800 lbs. Fast as hell, could accelerate up a mtn pass with the AC blasting. I L O V E D that car. I still do love it but...

it sucked ASS in the snow. Driving that thing in the snow with chains was the suck. You're crazy.


now i have a forrester, non turbo. its seems sooo sluggish. I turn the AC off when going uphill I need to fix the honda. I miss it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #1129 (permalink)
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Seriously though, sand in the trunk? Truly un-necessary.
Yep. I used to have a fish tailing-spinning out problem going downhill in the slick stuff. sand bags over the rear wheels seems to have solved that.
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Yep. I used to have a fish tailing-spinning out problem going downhill in the slick stuff. sand bags over the rear wheels seems to have solved that.
Fair enough, but that is definitely not a problem I have ran into. It still blows my mind just how truly capable my little Prizm is in the snow.
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