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Ranking Honda's Hot Hatch Heritage

We sort through the performance figures, practical stats, and personal feelings, to decide which Civic Si is the best ever.

Need a cheap car for yourself or a member of your family? These 10 cars, chosen by Autoblog.com, are used bargains that you can buy for less than $5,000.

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MotorWeek is looking back on a fondly remembered late-'80s hot hatch with a retro review of the 1989 Honda Civic Si. It wasn't perfect in the show's view, but there was still a lot to praise.

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Honda is bent on kicking butt and taking names with its upcoming new Civic Type R, but since the Japanese hot hatch is based on the European model and isn't slated to come to the United States, it's been of little consolation to American enthusiasts. But if you're one of them, we've got good news for you.

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Jonathon Buckley from Translogic, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Tesla Opens Patents, Ford Lowers Fuel Economy

Episode #385 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing and Michael Harley talk about the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans, Tesla opening its patents, and Ford lowering fuel economy ratings for several vehicles. We also had a chance to chat with Jonathon Buckley, the host of Translogic here on Autoblog. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Ch

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Honda officially debuted the refreshed 2014 Civic SI Coupe at the SEMA Show last November, but it has taken until now for the Japanese automaker to share full pricing and specs for its high-performance coupe and sedan.

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Forza Motorsport games are known for a few things, one of which is the extensive range of customization options available for each car. Gamers have complete control over the look and size of wheels, window tints, paints and decals, as well as various different finishes. For Forza Motorsport 5, players even have access to carbon fiber, gold, chrome, brass and camouflaged finishes.

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There's a fun cliche for all-black cars based on an old Chevrolet Impala SS advertisement - "Lord Vader, your car is ready." It's been reproduced seemingly every time an automaker comes out with a menacing, black car. This Acura Street Performance ILX is for a different movie villain, though. Its advertisement should read, "Goldmember, your car is ready."

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Honda has announced plans to bring a refreshed, 2014 Honda Civic Coupe to the 2013 SEMA Show, set to kick off on November 5. Honda's struggles with the ninth-generation Civic have been widely publicized, and while the 2013 model year sedan has seen a significant overhaul, the two-door is now getting some additional enhancements for 2014.

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Honda has something wicked up its sleeve, based on the latest batch of spy photos we've received. This is purportedly the next Honda Civic Type-R, out testing in Germany and on the Nürburgring. The last generation of the Type-R went out of production in Europe in 2010, and while we admired it from afar, it's 2.0-liter, four-cylinder produced similar figures to the American-market Honda Civic Si.

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Few model lines have had as big an impact on the import tuner scene as the Honda Civic. The letters "S" and "i" have come to embody what the model's sporting potential, and with the revamped 2012 model already at dealers, Honda has brought a specially equipped Civic Si Coupe to SEMA fitted with all manner of Honda Factory Performance extras.

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2010 Honda Civic Si HFP - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Typically, most automakers stick to a relatively strict five-year product cycle for their highest-selling, most important products. The Honda Civic, for example, debuted in September of 2005, so realistically, a new model should be just around the corner, right? Not exactly.

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2010 Honda Civic Si for the U.K. market - Click above to enlarge

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Click above for more high-res shots of the Honda Civic HFP Concept from SEMA

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Click above for gallery of the 2009 Civic Coupe

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Click above for a high-res gallery of the Honda Civic Si sedan.

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We might not get another Acura RSX, but as it turns out, that might not be such a bad thing. AutoWeek spotted the Honda Civic Type-R testing in Germany recently (pictured), and had a deep thought: the publication is predicting hoping that the Type-R, the tippy-top model in the Civic lineup, may be making its way to this side of The Pond.

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