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So, when I pull the wiper lever for a spray it sprays the windshield and that's it. I have to turn the wiper on or pressit up to mist to get it to actually start wiping. Is that normal? Shouldn't it spray and wipe together?
 

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Funniest thing happened when we bought the car. My girlfriend was driving it back and we had stopped in at a gas station. I was driving our other car back. Anyway, we stop and I go up to the passenger side window to ask about the headlights. She goes "what, this?" and I turn my head to look at the beam but instead I get a nice spray of washer fluid right in the eyes. I was like "MY EYES!!!"
 

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It took me a little bit to get used to the wiper function on the Civic. You really do have to hold it towards you until the wipers kick in. I've also noticed, now that it is winter, that the wiper motor is very weak, especially when snow or ice is present.

Another thing: we don't have wiper fluid low lights (at least on the US Civics, I'm told), and I hope this spares you the very cold, bitter experience I went through last year thinking my washer fluid froze, when in actuality I was out.
 

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lol, that sucks. No it only gets to the freezing point where I am so I'm safe. Not like where I grew up in Saskatchewan where it hits -40 ! I beleive we do have low fluid warning, we don't have traction control though, go figure...
 

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I'll never understand why Canadians get some features we don't, and vice-versa. The coupes are all built in the same place in Canada, so wouldn't it cost more to further differentiate them?
 

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It's weird for sure. Honestly there's no need for traction control on this car. It has so little torque at low rpm. SO much easier to drive than my 5.0L mustang with 300ft-lbs at 3000 rpm. The only car I could see needing traction control is something like the G35 coupe with 270hp and rear wheel drive. I think it's mandatory for some cars to have traction control in the US now? I don't know for sure.
 

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It's weird for sure. Honestly there's no need for traction control on this car. It has so little torque at low rpm. SO much easier to drive than my 5.0L mustang with 300ft-lbs at 3000 rpm. The only car I could see needing traction control is something like the G35 coupe with 270hp and rear wheel drive. I think it's mandatory for some cars to have traction control in the US now? I don't know for sure.
It will be mandatory for all cars by 2012. Then, all cars must have ESP - which includes TCS.

The Si may not need TCS to top loads of wheelspin on a dry surface. But TCS comes in very useful when driving conditions deteriorate due to weather. In slick surfaces TCS makes a huge difference - and so does VSA.
 

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I'll never understand why Canadians get some features we don't, and vice-versa. The coupes are all built in the same place in Canada, so wouldn't it cost more to further differentiate them?
Its because there are two separate identities determining what should be given to each market. Honda of America decides the features for the US. Honda Canada Inc decides the features for Canada. Its all about market research and demand, not to mention what will make Honda the most $$ overall. Im disappointed that we Canadians don't get the Nav and Summer Tire option for the Si...
 
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