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Thread: 2006 Honda Civic Breaking Ground (What Warranty?)

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    Wow man that is turning out very good! Can't wait to see the final product. You should cover your other dash pieces with aluminum foil while your test fitting, it will keep them neat, clean and new looking. I gotta say you've got some balls to cut into the dash of a new car. When I went looking for a new car a month ago one of my main deciding factors was the interior/dash. I went with the stang because the dash/D.D. radio is perfect for putting a screen into. My install is complete bolt in, which is a totally different approach/challenge to what your doing but I have to say your work is looking clean. You should take the car back to honda for service, all the techs will be confused.. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Escalade182
    lookin awesome. I was lookin at civics the other day but they're just priced alittle too high for what the offer IMO. probably goin with the tC. whats your opinion?

    tC- 17" alloys, 160hp, 2 sunroofs, 160w pioneer hu, 1/4" input for ipod(or carPC) power doors, locks, and cruise control... $16,800 base
    Civic- 15" hubcaps, lol, no sunroof, nice hu i guess, (130hp?? dont quote me on that.) for $17,000 base

    But I'm sure you spent the extra and got a nice package by seeing all the work your putting into it. amazing work BTW.
    I don't know where you were looking, but the base Civic has a MSRP of $14,500 and 140 HP. To compare the tC to a Civic as a sports car, you need to compare the Si. The Si is ~$20K, and to get a tC equiped kinda the same takes you to $18,500 and you are still 40HP and 190W short. The midlevel Civic (LX) coupe would be a decent comparison. 2006 Civic LX Coupe The thing I liked about the Civic vs the tC was the 32/38 MPG instead of 22/29 for the tC. 10 MPG! As an aside, I've averaged 34MPG for my car so far.
    I was looking for a good car for a college student, and the Civic won by being more comfortable, better equiped, cheaper to buy and cheaper to own. My insurance is about $600 a year less with my 4dr Civic than it would have been with the tC, and with the better fuel efficency I save at the pump.

    Also, I know the Honda will last 10 years or a couple hundred thousand, which ever comes later. At my current rate, I'll be at 200K in 10 years.

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    HAHA, at my current rate, I'll be at 364,000 in 10 years. Mine is the LX model. I figure any bells and whistles that the EX comes with, I can add myself. And the ones that I won't, I didn't want anyway. And the LXs come with 16" wheels. I'm 6' 5", I drive a lot and I really do Love my new Civic. I just traded up from an 88 accord with 212k. WORTH IT!!! You gotta weigh your choices Escalade, for you.

    OK, so here's tonight's update. I got it in, aaaaaaand, I LOVE IT!!!!! So....., I mean......, ehem, I mean it's ok. As you can see it's missing some buttons, the DVD drive, and it needs a few minor fitting tweaks, but all in all it is right on!
    Haha, the funny thing was, I was going to take the pictures with the DVD face plate setting in there, because it looks more finished and sweeter, And in my head I was like I should really do something to prevent this thing from dropping behind.......and.......I dropped it behind so, when I take it back out to mount a bracket for the DVD and to install the buttons I will retrieve it. Oh well, that is the way it goes baby. Hope you guys like it
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    I have to say thats damn impressive. I was optimistic at first when I saw ur photoshoped pic, but that one hell of a job. It
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    Nice work man, looks great.

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    IMO on your dash, everything looks alittle crooked (screen placement/dvd drive) and you could of spent alittle more time around the corners and whatnot to perfect the piece, again for the slight contour around your screen.

    i think you did a great job. but I'm just pointing out minor flaws.

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    That looks absolutly stunning. What a nice job!





    Quote Originally Posted by LUWE SYGABU
    I appreciate all the shout from you guys. It means a lot, especially since there are so many fantastic installs on this site. And many of them are installs you guys did. Not to mention the fact that I've never even touched fiberglass or even really thought about altering my dashboard until I got a BRAND NEW car, HAHA . So, it really means a lot.

    "Buttons" you say, what would I be without lots of new buttons? Nothing, I might as well just walk with a handheld stereographic picture slide viewer (you know, one of those red ones with the with the round white discs with pictures on them) and a pocket LP player. I will have a button to activate voice activation, one that energizes a relay that will allow me to press another button that will de-energize the same relay (which I'm told can actually make women's clothes fall off (I can't wait to install that one (except when my mother and daughter are in the car))). More importantly I will have three microscopic buttons that will only be visible after drinking heavy volumes of alcohol that will say "PRESS ME" which will disable the car if you press any one of the three. Oh, and one that will turn on the computer, a computer reset button, and a shutdown controller bypass switch button, and possibly an inverter hard power switch.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Escalade182
    IMO on your dash, everything looks alittle crooked (screen placement/dvd drive) and you could of spent alittle more time around the corners and whatnot to perfect the piece, again for the slight contour around your screen.

    nice job painting though.
    Dude you're a hater. No question about it. ****. Quit running ya diaarreah lips and get started on your own project!!!

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    Luwe, damn man . Your install and fabrication looks awesome. Been following this thread since you started and im totally blown away. You put in crazy hours and it reflects a nicely done job. Mad props to you bro

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    Man, whatís with all the hostility? First off, nobody ever said anything against Toyota. To me both Honda and Toyota are top notch cars for reliablility. And if you think mine is a crooked, all in one mac looking install, then consider this: In some peopleís opinion, what I have done by putting a computer screen that ďpotentiallyĒ plays videos where the driver can view it, to be illegal, so that would make me inherently crooked. And in some peopleís opinion Iím a serious Mac Daddy of sorts. So, I guess it fits. Seriously, anyone can say whatever they want. The facts remain, Iím proud of what I have done, I like what I have done, and nothing anyone says to the contrary is going to hurt my feelings. We all have opinions, and sometimes (let me stress ďsometimesĒ) the best ones to hear are the ones that we donít want to hear. Just like, I donít agree with Meatloaf, I would not do anything for love, but I would do that. See, itís the same thing.

    Thank you for all your accolades fellas

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