Long story short:
2006 - Lost '99 Honda Civic in freak urban area flood (car was under water).
2006- Replaced Civic with '06 Accord. When picked up car from dealership it was all scratched up. Spent 4 months trying to rectify this with dealership.
2007- Picked up brand new '07 Accord as replacement from dealership.
2007- W/ 200 miles on it, the '07 Accord was crashed into (while parked) causing $4500 in damage. Had that repaired.
One month later, a truck threw a rock into our windshield (had to replace out of pocket due to numerous ins. claims).
So, we're thinking this car has some bad ju ju associated with it and we're contemplating replacing it, rather than us waiting for something real bad to happen (possibly with kids in the car).
We would have bought a Civic as a replacement in '06, but they were impossible to find back then. Now they're readily availible, so we're taking a hard look at the 07 Civic Si Sedan. It's got all the refinements of the Civic EX, but with a few Si touches, including a 197 hp engine, improved performance suspension, etc.. Here's a picture:
What do you all think? Comments on the car compared to the Accord...? I know the Civic has more horsepower, but less torque. However, it's a lot lighter. I've had several dealerships quote me nearly $1500 off msrp. Also, are we insane for trading in a brand new car for another? Seems silly to me, but there's just this bad mojo vibe happening when I get in the Accord.