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hzsogood
05-25-2006, 09:52 PM
Is it worth trading in a car u love to get a more practical car ( mpg basically ) ? A few ppl might have seen a thread of mine on the new civic vs scion thread, and i was just wondering how many ppl would trade in the vehicle they really like to get one that will save u mucho dinero

Astyl
05-25-2006, 09:55 PM
Personally i wouldent, and ive gone through a entire tank of gas in a single day.. from completely topped off to where its almost coming out of the nozzle onto the ground, to almost stuttering out, running on fumes, in about a 12 hour or so span just driving around town, no road trips or anything like that

Chevillac
05-25-2006, 09:56 PM
I wouldnt. Unless I was really really really broke. I would probly change my driving habits or get a second job. Take side jobs or sell rocks or something. Before I would just give up my car for something else.

PESteele
05-25-2006, 09:56 PM
depends on the amount of customization in the car

hzsogood
05-25-2006, 09:57 PM
Personally i wouldent, and ive gone through a entire tank of gas in a single day.. from completely topped off to where its almost coming out of the nozzle onto the ground, to almost stuttering out, running on fumes, in about a 12 hour or so span just driving around town, no road trips or anything like that


Soo .. U just drive aimlessly? <-- did i spell that right, if so too bad :)

faulkton
05-25-2006, 09:59 PM
yes it is. **** i would <3 to drive my van (1976 1 ton dodge, with a 360 and no exhaust), but it gets 8 mpg..

I just bought a brand new car... and 80% of the decision was based on fuel economy.. got a 06 focus... but i would have rather had like a 01-02 caddy or lincon.. or new explorer sport track..

but the mpg pr4wn3d me and i drive a compact.. but at least i can afford to drive the mofo.

hzsogood
05-25-2006, 10:01 PM
well im looking at a new civic si.. I like the exterior of it , but the interior is pathetic compared to mine ( 02 diamante vr-x ) . Even tho its car of the year and gets around 10 mpg more than mine it still seems like im downgrading.. Going from a very nice loaded luxury car to a sub compact plastic rattle trap.. FYI , my diamante has 104,000 miles and a slipping tranny, But the si still catches my eye.. I owe $9,000 the dealer will give me 8... Deal or no deal?

faulkton
05-25-2006, 10:01 PM
i guess it really depends on how much driving you have to do...i commute 140 miles a day... if i didnt drive so much it wouldnt matter... but to me its like a huge deal.

DIPayton
05-25-2006, 10:31 PM
Having a nice car that kills gas is always better than getting cheap to save gas and money... what do you do with all this extra saved up money anyways? I know for me, I have no bills and only save cash to buy a car, so I'm gonna go all out. But I understand not everyone is in the same situation as me, so I understand why people will trade in a nice car to get a car that's easier on gas.

TD89
05-25-2006, 11:00 PM
I would never buy a car based on gas economy. Right now I don't even pay for my own gas, but assuming I did, I'd still want to drive my Jeep Grand Cherokee over any economy car out there. 13mpg really *****, but I'd be dissatisfied with a small car.

hzsogood
05-25-2006, 11:06 PM
OK well to get this out first.. Im not a mama s boy my parents dont pay for my car, insurance , rent, board, food , etc and on... I just want to know what people in " the real world " think about my idea

hzsogood
05-25-2006, 11:07 PM
and a lil fyi.. I drive around 2500 miles a month

Beat_Dominator
05-25-2006, 11:08 PM
Add it up, for most people you don't save THAT much. My car is worth maybe $200-$400 more a year to keep gas in it.

hzsogood
05-25-2006, 11:14 PM
And ur point is?? Keep my gas guzzlin luxury car or get the semi better mpg ( by 10 ) civic

hzsogood
05-25-2006, 11:18 PM
the only reasons i wanna tradein my car is.. slippin tranny , and 104 k miles..

On the other side ..
I get a new -7 civic ( car of the year ) 06..

10 mpg better

more options for tuning ( etc , as do all imports )

Beat_Dominator
05-25-2006, 11:18 PM
Sounds like a plan.

rick22
05-25-2006, 11:38 PM
you do know the si is considered the performance car of honda and you wont be getting great mpgs. also im not sure but the k20 might have a high compression meaning you will have to use 92+ octane gas.

9512ds
05-25-2006, 11:45 PM
my sister has an 06 civic ex and it still isnt really all that great on gas IMO. i drive it 2 days out of the week just for fun and its really not any better. maybe thats just me driving but its my observation and opinion

hzsogood
05-26-2006, 12:15 AM
theres a big dif between a civic ex and a civic si

bri487
05-26-2006, 12:16 AM
i almost got rid of my truck for something more practical and a little easier on the gas milage, but i am so glad i didnt.

hzsogood
05-26-2006, 12:17 AM
i almost got rid of my truck for something more practical and a little easier on the gas milage, but i am so glad i didnt.


?? and y is that?

bigbangtheory
05-26-2006, 12:21 AM
**** I think the interior is slick in the Civic. That 2 tier guages is cool as hell. I wish I had the money to get one. Also the speed and looks kill your current ride. I would take the Si over a lot of older cars or hell even newer ones. So you make better with gas, looks, speed. Why is the decision so hard? Is it the price of the Si?

bri487
05-26-2006, 12:23 AM
?? and y is that?

why am i glad that i didnt? cause i love my truck

ntense702
05-26-2006, 12:26 AM
a friend of mine is in the same predicament, he is thinking about trading in his '06 f-150 for a civic si or something, gas prices are becoming a major factor in vehicle purchases these days. Glad I drive a 4 cylinder. Would love to have the power of a v8 but am content with a 4, $30 full tank>$50+

bri487
05-26-2006, 12:28 AM
a friend of mine is in the same predicament, he is thinking about trading in his '06 f-150 for a civic si or something, gas prices are becoming a major factor in vehicle purchases these days. Glad I drive a 4 cylinder. Would love to have the power of a v8 but am content with a 4, $30 full tank>$50+

i was at $70 to fill up the other day, then i filled my boat up after i did my truck, ouch........it still burns.

hzsogood
05-26-2006, 12:30 AM
**** I think the interior is slick in the Civic. That 2 tier guages is cool as hell. I wish I had the money to get one. Also the speed and looks kill your current ride. I would take the Si over a lot of older cars or hell even newer ones. So you make better with gas, looks, speed. Why is the decision so hard? Is it the price of the Si?

obviously u havent seen the dif in interior between a civic and a diamante

bigbangtheory
05-26-2006, 12:32 AM
obviously u havent seen the dif in interior between a civic and a diamante
Well post up a pic of it. If I remember my buddies it wasnt anything to hoot about, but been a while. So enlighten me.;)

hzsogood
05-26-2006, 12:41 AM
:) .. I dont take many pics of my "" papi "" car

faulkton
05-26-2006, 12:42 AM
yeah all these people saying MPG doesn't matter.. don't drive that much..

I'm if you are driving 140+ miles a day.. 5 days a week..it would matter...

To me its like.. i would rather have money for car audio.. coffee.. eating out.. CD's... movies.. you know money to waste.. instead of driving a gas guzzler..

If i only drove 20-30 miles a day it wouldn't matter.. but ****.. for what i drive it makes a huge diff..

If you are driving 2500 a month.. thats a lot

If you take 100,000 miles divide by 30 mpg = 3333.3 gallons of gas.. @ $3 a gallon (might be a lot more soon) that would be $10,000 worth of gas over the 100,000 miles..

If you take 100,000 miles divide by 40mpg = 2500 gallons of gas.. @ $3 a gallon = $7500


@ 2500 miles a month, it will take you 3.33 years to reach 100k.. if you divide $2500 over 3.33 years it would cost about $63 a month more to drive a car with 30mpg VS one with 40mpg..

Im sure your car doesnt get 30mpg and a SI doesnt get 40.. but its a dif between 10mpg..

10mpg isnt really that much dif.. if you like your car i would keep it.. if you had like a truck that got 8mpg it would make a huge dif..

I would be much more worried about the slipping tranny.. that **** would get traded off QUICK if it was me.

hzsogood
05-26-2006, 12:56 AM
yeah all these people saying MPG doesn't matter.. don't drive that much..

I'm if you are driving 140+ miles a day.. 5 days a week..it would matter...

To me its like.. i would rather have money for car audio.. coffee.. eating out.. CD's... movies.. you know money to waste.. instead of driving a gas guzzler..

If i only drove 20-30 miles a day it wouldn't matter.. but ****.. for what i drive it makes a huge diff..

If you are driving 2500 a month.. thats a lot

If you take 100,000 miles divide by 30 mpg = 3333.3 gallons of gas.. @ $3 a gallon (might be a lot more soon) that would be $10,000 worth of gas over the 100,000 miles..

If you take 100,000 miles divide by 40mpg = 2500 gallons of gas.. @ $3 a gallon = $7500


@ 2500 miles a month, it will take you 3.33 years to reach 100k.. if you divide $2500 over 3.33 years it would cost about $63 a month more to drive a car with 30mpg VS one with 40mpg..

Im sure your car doesnt get 30mpg and a SI doesnt get 40.. but its a dif between 10mpg..

10mpg isnt really that much dif.. if you like your car i would keep it.. if you had like a truck that got 8mpg it would make a huge dif..

I would be much more worried about the slipping tranny.. that **** would get traded off QUICK if it was me.


What u say about the tranny really clicks with me considering the tranny in the diamante is 3 g's, i really want a new car but how do i get my car past the test drive if my tranny slips

faulkton
05-26-2006, 01:14 AM
What u say about the tranny really clicks with me considering the tranny in the diamante is 3 g's, i really want a new car but how do i get my car past the test drive if my tranny slips

Yeah, i would just be honest with them, but thats just me... i wouldnt want them to just screw over who ever bought it..

Have you taken it to a tranny shop? Maybe its not serious..doubtful.. but **** you could get it checked out...maybe it wouldnt be much to fix and you could keep the car you really like..

You could try putting some lucas transmission fix in it.. ive used it before and had a few mechanics say of all the tranny fix in a bottle, it was the best. Maybe it will at least get you through the test drive.

And if i had to choose, i would still take the scion TC.. but there are like none of them around here, and i think they look sharp.. i might not want one if there was a million of them on the roads though..the SI (none on the roads either) is a nice *** car.. but i just still like the TC better.

hzsogood
05-26-2006, 01:15 AM
i'd love nothing but a new ricer honda, but the problems in my car might *** up my dealer drive.. what can i doo ??

faulkton
05-26-2006, 01:16 AM
oh and thats one of the many reasons i hate auto's.... manual transmission FTW.. a clutch is like $300

hzsogood
05-26-2006, 01:23 AM
if i traded my diamante my dealer said it would autommatically go to the auction, just due to miles...

But i wann a make sure the tranny doesnt slip on the dealer drive

hzsogood
05-26-2006, 01:24 AM
any suggestions?

faulkton
05-26-2006, 01:56 AM
Yeah, i would just be honest with them, but thats just me... i wouldnt want them to just screw over who ever bought it..

Have you taken it to a tranny shop? Maybe its not serious..doubtful.. but **** you could get it checked out...maybe it wouldnt be much to fix and you could keep the car you really like..

You could try putting some lucas transmission fix in it.. ive used it before and had a few mechanics say of all the tranny fix in a bottle, it was the best. Maybe it will at least get you through the test drive.

And if i had to choose, i would still take the scion TC.. but there are like none of them around here, and i think they look sharp.. i might not want one if there was a million of them on the roads though..the SI (none on the roads either) is a nice *** car.. but i just still like the TC better.
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Neostar63
05-26-2006, 02:04 AM
Dump a bunch of lucas in there like faulkton said. The only thing that might burn you there is if they do and inspection and check the tranny fluid. I have been told at the tranny shop that you can smell it, but I think thats if you dump a few bottles in there.

hzsogood
05-26-2006, 03:22 AM
i alrady dumped another tranny fix it. in there .. i dont think it would be a good idea to dump another synthetic in there

bri487
05-26-2006, 04:33 AM
When you grow up, you will realize that there are more important things than your car ...

never. there may be things just as important, but once you are a racer, your car is your pride and joy.

bri487
05-26-2006, 04:45 AM
18 is hardly grown up, no offense ...

i was being sarcastic. and i'm 19. i dont have a family, house, car payment, or anything, so i can make immature comments as i please.

bri487
05-26-2006, 05:19 AM
Sarcasm + internet + late = perceived as serious

grumpy old men + internet = putting down youth