2016 Honda Civic Coupe LX-P

The 2016 Honda Civic Coupe LX-P

Hey Scotty! I've been very curious to know if the 2016 Civic Coupe LX-P is a good car to own. Japanese cars as I know are very reliable, made to last long and can outlast the Americans. If to be a good car, then what are usually the main problems that can go wrong? I'm pretty sure of the computerisation and that's all I know. With your help and 50 years of experience, my question will be fulfilled.

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OldNewSweetRides
OldNewSweetRides

I've seen Celica, MR2 (probabaly not that because it's mid-engine), Supra (too fast), Corolla GTS, etc.

OldNewSweetRides
OldNewSweetRides

Well you know, Toyota 86/Scion FRS/Subaru BRZ are REALLY good cars, but the problem is they have boxer engines. When the timing chain breaks, the piston collides with something and then the engine is done for. If it had an 4 cylinder engine, that would have done good.

I really don't want to get a luxury car, sooo...

I don't want something like Toyota Supra or Nissan 300ZX. They're too fast.

The Nissan 240SX S13 is a good car that's not too fast, not too slow, but I've watched a MotorWeek review saying it's pretty uncomfortable and that's pretty sad. I like something comfortable.

mjuiius
mjuiius

I agree with Techsus. My 2005 Infiniti G35 sedan with 5 speed automatic has 192k miles (made in Japan) and my 2002 nissan frontier V6 (also made in Japan) has 189k miles. The only thing i did in those cars are radiators, water pump, brakes and shocks. Thats it. If you want reliable sportscar, get infiniti g35, lexus is300, toyota gt86.

Techsus
Techsus

Since you're talking about Japanese quality, why not look at Toyota? My 1998 RAV4 was manufactured in Japan, has 202,275-mi. Taking it to half a million.

mjuiius
mjuiius

Cars with manual transmission will last longer than automatics. Ive seen 1995 honda accord with manual transmission go 450k miles with the same engine and transmission. The owner of the car did change the clutch around 150k which is pretty normal as long you know how to drive manual. Ive seen some corolla with 4 speed auto go 250k with no problem. The only downside with automatics is that you need to make sure you flush the fluid every 50-60k miles depends on how you use it. The older 4 speed auto from toyota are slush boxes and slow but they are highly reliable as long as you are up to date to its maintenance. However, the newer tranny with dsg gearbox requires more maintenance and they are more expensive to maintain than regular torque converter autos. I dont know about cvts, i never owned one but it depends on who manufactures the cvt. Fox an example, toyota cvts are reliable than nissan’s cvt which has many many problems.

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