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Old 03-02-2010, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Civic LX vs Civic Si --- Backlit gauge color

My favorite color is blue, and I like the way the digital speedometer/tachometer is blue on my 2009 Civic LX.

Did you guys like red gauges in your car? If you had a choice, would you want the blue gauge lighting of the Civic LX? Or does red somehow makes the car more sporty and sophisticated? (or whatever reputation the Civic Si has among car enthusiasts). Thanks.


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i have an 09 FG1 LX and i love the blue. its an auto so im not a fan of the green drive light though.
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red makes me angry so I drive faster.
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The blue is cool. but it also comes on every sub model under the Si. Now, I wouldn't have a problem with the blue on the Si, but the red lets people know what ur rolling in. I'm a sucker for unique and individuallity.
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i went from an 08 ex to an 07 si. the red is much easier on your eyes when driving at night, the blue just seems much brighter. idk, after driving with both i def prefer the red.
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i like green but thats not availaible...
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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would be kinda cool if Honda made backlit colors interchangeable by the driver.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I guess the red is "aggressive"... the Mazdaspeed3 has it too. I like it, and the brightness control gives me the option to dim it on long drives.
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red makes you wanna VTEC!!
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was initially disappointed that my Si had a red display and actually started to research changing the display. However, I have now learned to love the red. I also find that either color can be hard on the eyes during specific lighting conditions
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if u noticed alot of newer or even some older german cars have red lighting...its easier on the eyes
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i wished it was blue at very first but i felt after driving the SI a little, the red goes better with the interior and the aggressive nature of the vehicle further setting it apart from your normal everyday civic. so i like
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My Escort Passport 9500IX is blue... good enough
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red makes me angry so I drive faster.


now the 07 fg1 different story.... it's all blue and calm.....
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i digg the blue way better
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i like the red. makes the car a lil more sporty. plus i find it very easy on the eyes.
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red/orange is supposed to be easier for the eyes to focus on. that's the reason bmw's still have their orange gauges.
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:10 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I've owned an LX and now I have an Si, Blue is my favorite color too, but I like the red much better. Like it was said before, Honda chose red because it's an aggressive color, which is the same reason why red cars usually have higher insurance rates, where as the blue is a calming color and make you want to drive slower (it didn't have that effect on me though). What makes me like the red display more though is because it's red on red, and when the sun hits it, it becomes red on black. It's easier on the eyes at night as well.
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