• Nov 15th 2007 at 6:27PM
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I have a soft spot for special edition Hondas. Unfortunately, so do a lot of people. They are more coveted by thieves than your Pay Pal password. An Acura Integra Type R or Honda Civic Si usually does a disappearing act when parked on dimly lit street. Apparently not even the latest generation Honda Civic Si is immune from the Honda curse. One car dealership has learned what every modified Honda owner knows; do not park your limited edition 2008 Mugen Honda Civic Si in an open lot. Thus, the 1,000 allotted Mugen Civic Si's slated for the United States are now down to 999. Before it could even reach the hands of an eager enthusiast, one Mugen Si was raided in the night while parked on a dealership lot. The thieves smashed a window, took the wheels, seats, badges, and shift knob, among other misc. items. The car was found by dealership employees perched on two jackstands and the front rotors. Sights like this really break my heart. I hope karma comes back and bites those who did the crime. View the gallery to check out the damage.
Thanks for the tip Joe!

[Source: EPhatch.com via 8thcivic.com]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I am 100% sure a mexican did it. They love stealing hondas.
      • 7 Years Ago
      rv2 - You are up for the racist of the year award.

      Japanese car bashers -> nobody is brainwashing generations of educated people to buy this over Cavobalt. The product is what it is, superior. Save the conspiracy theories for X-File reruns. Uncle Bob may have gotten 250K out of his Lumina, but it looks like crap two years out of the gate, not to mention tacky two seconds b4 it gets out of the gate. Hondas are puposeful if not overly stylized. Low torque, yes, iVTEC singing the high notes, yes...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Honda =


        Oh, and Larry....a $24k cobalt SS/SC would ABSOLUTELY ROAST that
        "supirior" civic in every performance category...and looks good too.
        So...justify the $10k more that that costs????

        a civic is just a civic and will always be just a civic...no matter what badges or plastic trim it wears.

        and before you say im just hating on civics...i own an '03 ;)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Where's an alligator when you need one? =]
        • 7 Years Ago
        That's exactly what I thought.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So if this was parked outside, what exactly do they keep in their showroom....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow. They even took the emblems. The cops should be on the lookout for a 2005 Civic with 2008 parts. Maybe the dealer should even start monitoring Craigslist to see what goes on for sale. There can't be that many Mugen parts out there on the market, not from a 2008 anyways.

      Real Cars from Real People
      • 7 Years Ago
      this is a message to Honda from a higher power...No more $30,000 Civics...
        • 7 Years Ago
        So the fact that you don't like Si's means that they deserve to be vandalized? If you don't like them, don't buy them.

      • 7 Years Ago
      One less rice-burner.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You can always count on Willem to add his own special brand of worthless BS comments to threads like this....

        What a tool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well, at least if you pull up in a Chevy, you might get noticed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I know in the local Honda community, some guys' cars are well known enough that certain stolen parts are identified pretty quickly; those guys watch out for each other.

      I think it'll be the same here. Unless you sell them as fakes and take a pay cut, these parts will be hard to unload without drawing suspicion.
        • 7 Years Ago
        i would think so, seeing as there will only be 999 other samples in the US.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I had my car broken into last summer, They broke out the passanger window, but there was nothing to rip off, they just dug around in my glove box and looked thru things. The thing is, my drivers door was unlocked so they wouldnt have had to even break the window. I wonder if there were cam's watching the lot? Not that it would do any good. My sister had a single wheel stolen off her car in the Walmart parking lot while she was shopping! I guess they watch for the wheels they want, as soon as the person leaves the car the strike. No one thinks to ask when some is just taking one wheel. Flat?...hit 4 cars and you have your set. SOB's.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It makes me laugh that somebody would risk their freedom to steal a shift knob from a Honda.
      • 7 Years Ago

      2 things -

      1 - You think a Cobalt SS looks good?

      2 - You think a Cobalt SS will stand against a Civic Si in any performance category, let alone all of them?

      You, sir, are horribly uneducated, and you have horrible taste.

        • 7 Years Ago
        Alright...i respect your personal taste on looks, but you cant change performance numbers. The cobalt SS/SC runs the quarter 14.4 with a 0-60 or 6.1. The Civic Si does it in 14.9 and 6.3.
        Do some research before making comments like that.
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