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    Goodbye WRX, Hello Civic Si! New Daily Driver

    I swore it would never happen, but my (2016) WRX started to get stale. Yes it was an absolute BLAST to drive at 10/10ths, but as a daily driver / family vehicle, my patience was starting to wear thin. Much like a new girlfriend, the quirks that didn't bother me at first started to get on my nerves. Plus, the (solid red) paint was a nightmare to deal with. There was simply no joy in detailing it.

    I was planning on picking up a new Civic Type-R once the dealerships dropped the ridiculous mark up ($10k in my area), but after seeing one in person for the first time at the Autogeek booth at SEMA, that plan quickly changed. The Type-R is simply too rambunctious looking for my style. I like to fly under the radar, and that simply isn't possible with a Type-R. Maybe I'm getting old.

    Long story short, I paid a visit to my local Honda dealer the day after getting home from SEMA. They had a few Civic Si's in stock, but unfortunately none of them were SILVER. Shucks. So I packed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and made my south to Delray Honda.

    Two hours later, I was driving home in a new Civic Si, confident in my decision to unload the WRX. Someone else will enjoy it, especially with all the work I had done to it (stage 2).

    Honda did a fantastic job with the new Si. It is light years ahead of my 2013 Si, which I swapped out for the WRX on my son's 8th birthday.

    Within a week of taking delivery of the new Si, I had a Ktuner installed with a stage 1 tune. The car is a blast.

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    Re: Goodbye WRX, Hello Civic Si! New Daily Driver

    Cool man! Good for you.
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    Re: Goodbye WRX, Hello Civic Si! New Daily Driver

    congrats nick! btw, i've pm'd you and responded to your e-mails with no reply/response...

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    Re: Goodbye WRX, Hello Civic Si! New Daily Driver

    Say it isn't so! As long as you enjoy it, that's all that matters.

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    Re: Goodbye WRX, Hello Civic Si! New Daily Driver

    Cool. Looks nice.

    Be safe and ENJOY !!!

    What ya tunin ??

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    Re: Goodbye WRX, Hello Civic Si! New Daily Driver

    Congrats Nick!

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    Re: Goodbye WRX, Hello Civic Si! New Daily Driver

    Nick what was the challenge with the red paint? The softness of it?

    Congrats on the awesome, fun yet practical ride!

    ScottH

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    Re: Goodbye WRX, Hello Civic Si! New Daily Driver

    Congrats. The Civic Si should be a blast with the tune.
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    Re: Goodbye WRX, Hello Civic Si! New Daily Driver

    Quote Originally Posted by dcjredline View Post
    Cool man! Good for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by LSNAutoDetailing View Post
    Congrats Nick!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by VISITOR View Post
    congrats nick! btw, i've pm'd you and responded to your e-mails with no reply/response...
    Hi Allen. I respond to every PM/Email. If I did not respond, it's because I didn't receive the PM/Email OR because I'm dead. If you don't hear back from me, pick up the phone and give me a shout or look me up in the obituary. I always enjoy chatting with you.

    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti View Post
    Say it isn't so! As long as you enjoy it, that's all that matters.
    Thanks Don. I was torn. The Si is just so smooth, comfortable, and it has that Honda magic. There's no doubt that I enjoyed the WRX. That car was driven hard and put away wet.

    Quote Originally Posted by ronkh57 View Post
    Cool. Looks nice.

    Be safe and ENJOY !!!

    What ya tunin ??
    Thanks Ron. Stage 1 Ktuner, good for about 40 hp and 80 torque at the wheels.


    Quote Originally Posted by ScottH View Post
    Nick what was the challenge with the red paint? The softness of it?

    Congrats on the awesome, fun yet practical ride!

    ScottH
    Hi Scott. The paint was very soft, not to mention extremely finicky. It would scratch and mar too easily. Lesson learned: don't buy a solid color Subaru that's made in Japan!

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    Re: Goodbye WRX, Hello Civic Si! New Daily Driver

    Very nice Nick, congratulations.
    And I have to agree with you on the Type R. I've seen a few around Tampa and I'm partial to your Si. Clean and Speedy looking w/o being overstated.
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