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Will need to take pics, but took delivery of a '17 Civic Hatchback EX-L in White Orchard Pearl

I've never owned a CVT, but it's pretty damn smooth combined with the turbo (174 hp/162 lb-ft). Awesome MPG: 31 city, 40 highway), and very tech oriented car.

 

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Still driving my old 1999 Dodge Dakota, 3.9L V-6, ~225,000 miles.

 

I'm glad I've still got it though.  Took the kids out for ice cream on the way home this evening and hit a deer doing about 40 miles per hour.  Since the truck has a steel bumper and steel hood, all it really did was break all the plastic stuff in the grill.  Didn't hurt the A/C condenser or radiator or anything.  The impact I felt wasn't nearly as bad as when I hit one at about the same speed in about the same spot with a 2006 Ford Explorer (plastic and fiberglass hood/fenders) a few years back.  Even though the Explorer was a bigger and heavier vehicle, I "felt" the impact more and it tore the front end all to pieces and I had to spend $4,000 on replacing the hood, a fender, washer fluid reservoir, bumper guard (plastic bumper cover), etc.  When I hit this one with the truck I never felt a thing inside the truck; the kids never even stopped eating their ice cream, lol.

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a 17 year old Acura 3.2TL with 120,000 miles on it.

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Cars get me in trouble.

 

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On 20/12/2016 at 3:14 AM, tsupersonic said:

Will need to take pics, but took delivery of a '17 Civic Hatchback EX-L in White Orchard Pearl

I've never owned a CVT, but it's pretty damn smooth combined with the turbo (174 hp/162 lb-ft). Awesome MPG: 31 city, 40 highway), and very tech oriented car.

 

Got a CVT in my A4, smoothest ride and power delivery I've ever felt, my biggest issue is the noise of the engine drone you get as the revs aren't changing.

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3 hours ago, philcruicks said:

Got a CVT in my A4, smoothest ride and power delivery I've ever felt, my biggest issue is the noise of the engine drone you get as the revs aren't changing.

With the Civic, I haven't noticed any drone under normal acceleration. Still in "break in" period, so haven't gotten on full throttle. For an econobox, it's fairly quick. 

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17 minutes ago, tsupersonic said:

With the Civic, I haven't noticed any drone under normal acceleration. Still in "break in" period, so haven't gotten on full throttle. For an econobox, it's fairly quick. 

Yeh it's fine round town, but boot it from standing to 70 on a motorway and you just get that monotone note all down the slip road.

I tend to just drop mine into Sport Mode which  lets it rev and fakes a gear change to a lower ratio. Sounds a lot nicer haha.

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1 hour ago, philcruicks said:

Yeh it's fine round town, but boot it from standing to 70 on a motorway and you just get that monotone note all down the slip road.

I tend to just drop mine into Sport Mode which  lets it rev and fakes a gear change to a lower ratio. Sounds a lot nicer haha.

Thankfully the on-ramps to get on the freeway here are quite long, so just continued accelerating at 2.5k RPM is fine to get to 75-80 MPH. It is irritating when there are folks that accelerate really slow!

 

It is a weird sensation w/o gear shifts. I also have the sports mode (which emulates "gear shifts") so I'll have to give that a go.  

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my partner up the wall, and a 2006 CDTI Honda civic still, waiting on the new 2017 civic to be released in the UK, not long now :)

 

the 2017 model is soooo dammed shexy, might go for the 1.5 Petrol Turbo VTEC or go daft and splash out on the Type-R Black edition. (if i can convince the mrs its worth the £30k plus they want for them..... 

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A 2000 Acura 3.2TL with way over 100K miles and still running great!

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Well, if I can figure out how to completely reinvent telecommunications as we know it...

I'll buy this:

Regera


Watch the video, apparently this is what happens when you punch it @ 30mph - no traction control as of yet

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2 minutes ago, T3X4S said:

Well, if I can figure out how to completely reinvent telecommunications as we know it...

I'll buy this:

Regera


Watch the smoke video

Quite fast 250 MPH many speeding tickets even in Texas..:)

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We are currently enjoying our Ford Transit Connect van. Not very sporty but great for vacationing/camping.

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10 hours ago, Gary7 said:

Quite fast 250 MPH many speeding tickets even in Texas..:)

Yep - even in Texas :)

I like Christian Von Koenigsegg's stance on chasing the top speed trophy. "first car to 250mph wins" - this car does it so much faster than anything else ... so far 

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I'm thinking of getting a Volvo S60R

Or Possibly a Chrysler 300C

(Unless I go Import)

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