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Hey guys I'm new to the site, just picked up an 08 coupe in black last weekend. So far I love the car and am very happy I chose it over the others I was looking at (wrx, altima coupe, eclipse gt). However it's pretty easy to love a new car but after a while you start to see its problems and like it less. So my question to you is if your si was totaled would you buy another with the insurance money or switch to something else?
 

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I'm a little disappointed with the quirks and lack of power. I thought my Spec V was quirky, but at least I could count on it staying in gear...
I'm sure I'll learn to like the car, but I sure miss POWER. :(
 

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Everytime I look at it I fall in love all over again LOL
 

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If anything happened to my Si, I'd be done with it and never look back.

You can't generalize and say a whole car company stinks because of one model, but it is hard not for me to be bitter towards Honda with this car. If I were one of the less intelligent, I'd ditch the Si, say good riddance and never buy a Honda again.

Instead, I'd probably buy a CR-V EX, Mazda3, or an R18 Civic EX-L coupe with navigation. I'm done with the K20 engine and this stinking transmission.

I love My Si, but let me tell you...on the way home from getting my oil changed for the second time in two days (they put the wrong kind in AGAIN), I had a symphonic orchestra and choir of rattles start going out of nowhere. In front, by the windshield, side by the seatbelt, and two in the back.

I love my Si, but I would never buy one again. Not until the transmission and other quality issues are addressed, which I suspect will never occur.
 

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If you ever get tired of your car, go drive something else in the same class....you'll fall in love with your Si all over again.
I agree. I love my car. There are only two cars right now I'd consider trading up for and one of those isn't even in production yet.

I drove a 2.0 Volvo C30 T5 the other day, I have to say, if I had to choose, I would choose my car by a long shot. I was impressed enough to say nice car but not enough to give it even half of a second thought.
 

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i was falling out of love with mine because as someone else said i missed more power. But, after looking around at whats out there for the money i decided to keep it and add a few parts and im in love all over again. This is after a year and a half of ownership.

And i have not had any of the tranny issues people are talking about. No offense to those who do, but i believe a large part of that is operator error/abuse.
 

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And i have not had any of the tranny issues people are talking about. No offense to those who do, but i believe a large part of that is operator error/abuse.
Tell that to all of these people. Blanket statements for the lose, friend. These are all people mentioning it in the last two days:

1. mrdimsum
2. Nayilsi
3. 07BlakBlak
4. jackolee
5. r a y
6. Matt ~
7. FastTimesAtFGHigh
8. Xenin
9. drunkrusski101
10. Brivis
11. FLIGL2003
12. illusionstwice
13. Kenny G (06si)
14. si_dick
15. Gamble
16. Siracing17
17. Ronin
18. junkcheung1
19. SIchodelic
20. SCSi
21. crazi3
22. tommyroo
23. soxfan
24. splatterson
25. luke_xb
26. Sexy6Speed
27. simplicated1979
28. slav
29. k20prsi
30. theblackbullett
31. David B (D1BSI)
32. RedBattleAxe
33. JEA86
34. Swank
35. Corollaxrs
36. 7002iSciviC
37. Justiceman
38. Harry
39. Mike O. (Special Ringpop)
40. Ronnie A. (RMFA)
41. Driversound
42. Vtak07
43. osohormiguerro (gearpoppingout,grind,wtf?)
44. M0NEYnH0s
45. rickhilbert
46. EastJunglez22 (Fonzy)
47. JD5586
48. navigator_04
49. 07rredsi
50. Kplax35
51. WeNoh NHBP FA5
52. patsmears_07_SI
53. Toma630
54. boost1320
55. Nishant
56. TypeSi47
57. snap_ya_fangahz
58. ivtec03
59. Euro2Honda
60. 07SI FTW
61. Da1nOnLy2k6
62. John63850
63. FG Two
64. Topendspeed
65. FA5_in_black
66. Hot_Chocalate25
67. CatScratched
68. mischief316
69. furrowjj
70. DaMieN6669 (I can't even use it anymore)
71. CUPRA's GG Si
72. CUPRA's wifes NHBP Si
73. Nikeman
74. PhantomSi
75. Polski Jdmski
76. I Vtec, do you? (started recently @ 8k-ish miles)
77. dlux200sx
78. yourwhiteshadow (in the cold 2-3, sometimes 1-2 is a hard shift especially in upper RPMs. really annoying)
79. BlackOut070 2nd, 3rd and sometimes 5th
80. dt07si (3rd gear wall/ grind)
81. Gone (2nd & 3rd gear wall/3rd gear grind)
82. Green-Jimmy ( 3rd gear wall / grind )
83. SiGuY9685- 2nd and 3rd (2nd when in high RPM's and 3rd when in mid-high RPM's)
84. trystar - 2nd gear grind when shifting fast from 1st-to 2nd, 3rd gear wall/grind
85,2007si sedan-3rd gear is hard to shift into(have to really push it sometimes)
86. 06rdsi
87.JZILLA - 3rd gear - 06 si
88. HondaFamilyMan
89. furryferret7888- 06 si 3rd gear is impossible
90. Taff7Si ("wall" when cold)[/quote]
91. ff_29 (3rd grind - 07 si)
 

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i did total my car and i cant wait until its all settled so i can get me another 1. I miss this car a little too much, its like missing an ex girlfriend that doesnt love you back lol
 

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Honda just knows that like VW they can bank on their cult-status to sell cars despite falling reliability standards.

I'm hating being lumped in with the ricey honda fanboys that people associate with the brand too. I swear someone calls me a "honda guy" again I'm knocking their teeth out. I'm a car guy, I'd drive anything that met my criteria.
 

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yeah I'm pretty worried about the tranny problems it seems like the majority of owners are having. So far no problems at all though I just hope it stays that way. For anyone who has had these 3rd gear issues when did they start and how annoying is it?
 

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^ It first started by just giving me resistance when I would go to put it in third gear. That was probably around 5,000 miles or so, I can't even remember. Then it started being really notchy, almost as if there were two gates in order to get it into gear, wherein the first gate would either catch and pop it IN to third, but more often than not not catch and pop it back out into neutral, resulting in me revving up, heavily. The first few times it happened I thought it was me, but it just started getting more and more frequent.

I'm used to the grinding and the kicking out anymore. I could live with it if I knew it wasn't damaging anything, but no one really seems to know.
 

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Tell that to all of these people. Blanket statements for the lose, friend. These are all people mentioning it in the last two days:

1. mrdimsum
2. Nayilsi
3. 07BlakBlak
4. jackolee
5. r a y
6. Matt ~
7. FastTimesAtFGHigh
8. Xenin
9. drunkrusski101
10. Brivis
11. FLIGL2003
12. illusionstwice
13. Kenny G (06si)
14. si_dick
15. Gamble
16. Siracing17
17. Ronin
18. junkcheung1
19. SIchodelic
20. SCSi
21. crazi3
22. tommyroo
23. soxfan
24. splatterson
25. luke_xb
26. Sexy6Speed
27. simplicated1979
28. slav
29. k20prsi
30. theblackbullett
31. David B (D1BSI)
32. RedBattleAxe
33. JEA86
34. Swank
35. Corollaxrs
36. 7002iSciviC
37. Justiceman
38. Harry
39. Mike O. (Special Ringpop)
40. Ronnie A. (RMFA)
41. Driversound
42. Vtak07
43. osohormiguerro (gearpoppingout,grind,wtf?)
44. M0NEYnH0s
45. rickhilbert
46. EastJunglez22 (Fonzy)
47. JD5586
48. navigator_04
49. 07rredsi
50. Kplax35
51. WeNoh NHBP FA5
52. patsmears_07_SI
53. Toma630
54. boost1320
55. Nishant
56. TypeSi47
57. snap_ya_fangahz
58. ivtec03
59. Euro2Honda
60. 07SI FTW
61. Da1nOnLy2k6
62. John63850
63. FG Two
64. Topendspeed
65. FA5_in_black
66. Hot_Chocalate25
67. CatScratched
68. mischief316
69. furrowjj
70. DaMieN6669 (I can't even use it anymore)
71. CUPRA's GG Si
72. CUPRA's wifes NHBP Si
73. Nikeman
74. PhantomSi
75. Polski Jdmski
76. I Vtec, do you? (started recently @ 8k-ish miles)
77. dlux200sx
78. yourwhiteshadow (in the cold 2-3, sometimes 1-2 is a hard shift especially in upper RPMs. really annoying)
79. BlackOut070 2nd, 3rd and sometimes 5th
80. dt07si (3rd gear wall/ grind)
81. Gone (2nd & 3rd gear wall/3rd gear grind)
82. Green-Jimmy ( 3rd gear wall / grind )
83. SiGuY9685- 2nd and 3rd (2nd when in high RPM's and 3rd when in mid-high RPM's)
84. trystar - 2nd gear grind when shifting fast from 1st-to 2nd, 3rd gear wall/grind
85,2007si sedan-3rd gear is hard to shift into(have to really push it sometimes)
86. 06rdsi
87.JZILLA - 3rd gear - 06 si
88. HondaFamilyMan
89. furryferret7888- 06 si 3rd gear is impossible
90. Taff7Si ("wall" when cold)
91. ff_29 (3rd grind - 07 si)
You can add me to that list.

I've had the notchiness and the gear popping out thing. I had the tranny fluid changed back in June and it's subsided a lot. Every now and then, third gets moody and feels like it's getting anxious while I'm shifting but I haven't had too many problems lately. Then again, I've been driving the car HARD I barely notice anything other than my speed and where the fuzz is.
 

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^ It first started by just giving me resistance when I would go to put it in third gear. That was probably around 5,000 miles or so, I can't even remember. Then it started being really notchy, almost as if there were two gates in order to get it into gear, wherein the first gate would either catch and pop it IN to third, but more often than not not catch and pop it back out into neutral, resulting in me revving up, heavily. The first few times it happened I thought it was me, but it just started getting more and more frequent.

I'm used to the grinding and the kicking out anymore. I could live with it if I knew it wasn't damaging anything, but no one really seems to know.
You described my situation exactly. I'll have that fixed by this weekend tho...

Anyone have any thoughts on why I have a metallic grinding 'bump' when I hit bumps at low speed?
 

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yeah it seems like everyone has the exact same symptoms and all with the same gear is too much of a coincidence. The salesman tried to pull the whole "no one can drive stick" speech but thats just too hard to believe. I guess all we can hope for is a recall or service bulletin from honda sometime soon.
 

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yeah it seems like everyone has the exact same symptoms and all with the same gear is too much of a coincidence. The salesman tried to pull the whole "no one can drive stick" speech but thats just too hard to believe. I guess all we can hope for is a recall or service bulletin from honda sometime soon.
I saw a salesman at an unnamed Honda dealership in Wisconsin putting a "V6!" sticker on the window of a white Si awhile back.

I would sooner trust what came out of a salesman's ass than what comes out of his mouth. :dancing:
 

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yeah it seems like everyone has the exact same symptoms and all with the same gear is too much of a coincidence. The salesman tried to pull the whole "no one can drive stick" speech but thats just too hard to believe. I guess all we can hope for is a recall or service bulletin from honda sometime soon.
I love it when they try that one. I've been driving stick for 13 years and have only had one automatic out of 9 cars that I've owned and tons that I rented and drove overseas. Let them try to tell me I'm the problem. I only grind in this car.
 
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