i woke up at 4 in the morning as did the rest of my family. i guess getting used to the hours here will take more than a day. anyway, i was without a car and headed off to buy a Honda Fit. they didn't have any available but they were going to give me an Accord to drive until the Fit arrived tomorrow from another dealer, which was fine with me. then i asked how long the wait is right now for the Civic hybrid . . . apparently, there was 1 on the lot that just arrived. we walked out and saw it -- looks just like this:<br><br><br><br>i said we'd take it and we started walking in to do the paperwork. at the same moment, an agent was bringing a couple out to see the same car. i think the woman was ready to cry when she heard we were taking it. ah well. <br><br>i guess it'll be my wife's car and i'll take her CRV since i drive less.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
okay, i just found this USB port in the compartment between the front seats. you can plug your iPod or iPhone into the port and then close the compartment. if you hit the auxiliary button you'll then be able to listen to music off of the iPod/iPhone. and you can control the song from the steering wheel (e.g., next song, previous song, etc.). i asked the salesman if there was an auxiliary port for an iPod and he showed me the port, but he didn't mention the USB port. so i had a cable going up near the radio from my iPhone these past many days until i discovered the USB option. no more ugly cable. <br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
Good choice. You can't go wrong with a Civic Hybrid.<br>Your wife drives a Honda Civic Hybrid.<br>My wife drives a Honda Fit.<br>John's wife probably drives a Honda Fit. I wonder what John drives?<br><br><br><br>
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
don't forget that MacGizmo's wife also drives the Civic Hybrid. <br><br>when it snows, the CRV will be the car transporting the kids, so my wife and i will switch vehicles when she's picking up the kids. <br><br>but we both work in the same place and our office set up a bunch of parking spaces next to the building that are only for hybrid vehicles. i work at home most of the time and my wife is the department chair and has to go to work almost daily (at least when we start back in January), so the hybrid has that added benefit for her. i can't wait until it snows and i get to park close from time to time. <br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
The current generation Civic was released in '06, and that's what I happen to drive. Let me tell you, Sean, my car has been pretty damn near flawless up to this point (around 35 K). <br><br>If my experience is any indication, you've done well! Congrats!<br><br>
I wish there was more info out on the 2009 Honda Insight (hybrid). They've redesigned it... but no info on cost, MPG, etc... just photos. I need a "new" car and don't know whether to wait or not. Also looking at the Honda Civic and the Scion tC. Well, while looking for links, I just found a source that says Base price ~ $!9,000 and mpg similar to the old Insight and the Prius--- so 45+ mpg.<br><br> Insight <br><br> Insight <br><br><br>David (OFI)
i don't think we'll drive enough to justify the hybrid even though it gets more than 3 times the gas mileage of my Jeep Cherokee. we get better parking out of the deal, which is nice. but we also buy a car that helps send a message to the auto industry that people want newer and better technologies over plain old gas engines.<br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
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