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Old 06-27-2012, 02:17 PM   #41
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Who has a rear lip for this car out already? Spoon?
No aftermarket companies offer any rear lips for the 2012 Civic yet, but Honda has rear valances available.

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leasing is basically renting, bottom line. why didnt you get a EX?
My FG3 was the only 5-speed at the dealership at the time.

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Just a little bit on the topic of leasing a vehicle.

Whether this is a good or a bad financial decision varies from situation to situation. Yes, you are paying money and then you are giving the car back (unless you decide to purchase it at the end of the lease) BUT buying a brand new car, driving it for 3-4 years, and then selling it is NOT a better financial decision. By the time everything is said and done, buying a new car is TYPICALLY going to cost you slightly more than leasing it, should you decide to sell it after the first 3-4 years of ownership. Now, this will vary from one brand to another, and Hondas don't depreciate as fast as some other brands. But still leasing makes a whole lot of sense. It is nice to have a brand new car which doesn't need maintenance work done and you can run it hard and know that it is guaranteed that you will be able to return it at the end of the lease (as long as it is cosmetically in good condition) and somebody else gets to deal with all the problems after you beat on it.
AND with a lease, it is nice to pay $300 a month rather than $600 a month if you would have bought it (the number is a ROUGH example taken from my lease situation). So it does make a lot of sense. Don't forget guys that if you buy a brand new vehicle and pay it off, but then decide to sell it. That depreciation after 4 years is going to cut the value of the car at least 40% from what you originally bought it for (for some brands even more) so essentially, it will be almost like you leased the car after everything is said and done.
I look at every car I've ever owned as a lease. Because after you sell it, that's basically all it was - a lease. I keep a spreadsheet on how much was spent on the car and how much it was sold for. Then you take the difference and divide it by the number of months you had the car for. You'll be surprised if you do this with an older Honda. For me, my old Hondas actually cost me as much as 400-500 a month (if you look at it as a lease) because once you start heavily modding a car, its value depreciates even more rapidly.
Sorry OP about the long rant.
No problem man.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #42
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:03 PM   #43
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I was going to buy the Si Sedan, but the dealer wanted way too much for it. Asking for almost $28K and to put down at least $4K down. I didn't want to pay almost $30K for an Si, so I chose to go with the LX Coupe instead. It's mainly a daily anyway, plus the price of the Si will go down by the time my lease is up. And yes, I'm going to go back to stock before my lease ends.
That was crap for an SI. I know the market was a little worse when I got mine, but I basically paid invoice for it, and I KNOW you can probably find a better deal on the 2012's... I understand if you didn't have any other dealers around, but 28K? It better come with a BJ and regular poon for that much extra...

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leasing is basically renting, bottom line. why didnt you get a EX?
Actually, so is buying, because by the time you are done paying for it, you still have something that is worth less than what you spent. Leasing is more like only paying for what you use. And you have more options at the end. Leasing put me +6K at the end, and even after I bought it off lease, I still actually end up slightly ahead...

Leasing is the most misunderstood financing option on the face of the planet, and it would be nice if people would just not say anything if they didn't really understand it, because all they do is spread misinformation. If you plan on trading your car in regularly, the leasing is the ONLY way that makes sense. I f you are the type that keeps it until it dies, then leasing may not be the best course. However, there are disadvantages to doing that too.
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:12 PM   #44
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That was crap for an SI. I know the market was a little worse when I got mine, but I basically paid invoice for it, and I KNOW you can probably find a better deal on the 2012's... I understand if you didn't have any other dealers around, but 28K? It better come with a BJ and regular poon for that much extra...



Actually, so is buying, because by the time you are done paying for it, you still have something that is worth less than what you spent. Leasing is more like only paying for what you use. And you have more options at the end. Leasing put me +6K at the end, and even after I bought it off lease, I still actually end up slightly ahead...

Leasing is the most misunderstood financing option on the face of the planet, and it would be nice if people would just not say anything if they didn't really understand it, because all they do is spread misinformation. If you plan on trading your car in regularly, the leasing is the ONLY way that makes sense. I f you are the type that keeps it until it dies, then leasing may not be the best course. However, there are disadvantages to doing that too.
Yeah, the 2012 Si models are marked the fuck up by the dealers right now due to low inventory. Each dealer within a 50-mile radius only had maybe 1 or 2 Si models at the most. And many of them didn't even carry any in stock at the time. I would've bought an Si if I could've gotten it for MSRP or somewhat close to that price. Oh well...

And I agree, many people don't understand the concept of leasing.
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The front tires finally started cording last week, so I ordered a pair of the Federal 595. This time, in 225/45/17 to match the rears. Now I'll be able to rotate the tires.
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I had Lana washed, waxed, and polished at San Marino Auto Grooming in Pasadena, CA. (Yeah, I know.) a few weeks ago. Oscar Mayorga (Owner) and his staff have been taking care of my cars since 2006. I highly recommend them!
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