View Thread: Alpine Civic Si


lsr78
Have you guys seen this? $250,000 Civic.

http://images.cardomain.com/member_img_b/292000-292999/292078_1_full.jpg


http://images.cardomain.com/member_img_b/292000-292999/292078_2_full.jpg


http://images.cardomain.com/member_img_b/292000-292999/292078_6_full.jpg

Motor Trend link (http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/112_0301_alp/)

mustangdriver
Goodgoogamooga. Looks like something out of the movie Aliens.

ahahn
If I had 250K you wouldn't see me driving a civic, especially the epitome of rice.

Sia Bani
That's you...and me and probably 99 percent of the member's on here.

However, it seems like rice, factory rice, etc are all fads that are tending to the minds of younger, newer drivers. Fast and the furious is heavily responsible for a lot of it....

My little brother is 13 and is a potential ricer unfortunately. So are all his friends. They think this crap is cool, just because of movies like FF, and the whole Los Angeles environment.

The younger generation will bring about even more of this crap when they're old enough to drive. It's really unfortunate.

Pennzoil GT-R
to me that is not rice. that is art. rice is just randomly bolted on crap. this is like a custom car. everything on it is carefully matched, colour coded and fitted. theres not a single thing out of place or not of the highest quality. its a show car

mustangdriver
Yeah, actually Penn has some good points. A car that cost as much as my house to build is more of a custom car than rice.

k6kicker
do you hear that mase? its the sound of the crying baby jesus:bigbounce

Sia Bani
Originally posted by preludedriver
Yeah, actually Penn has some good points. A car that cost as much as my house to build is more of a custom car than rice.

Yes, but with 250 k? Why a civic? Just that crazy difference in price makes it ridiculous.

Civics are the majority of riced vehicles. So Alpine was catering to the tastes of ricers, creating the ultimate "dish" in a ricer's "cookbook." If the rice fad were non-existent, you'd see this application in a 350z or an s2000 (notice how I didn't use an American car as an example :humpy:). The extra price on those is negligible when you're talking 250k.

mustangdriver
Uhhhh...ok....my bad :naughty:

mrgokou
Penn has ome good points... and so does Sia.

But i see a differnece of this. There's Ricey and thers art.. and theres slightly customed...

Alpine used to do projects with pretty fast cars. But liek u said because Civics are now popular with ricers, they want to cater to them... It's all aout money man.
EVen though it's catered to the Rice crowd, I think ALpine did a good job in keeping it art and not bad tase ricey.

Sia Bani
Originally posted by mrgokou

EVen though it's catered to the Rice crowd, I think ALpine did a good job in keeping it art and not bad tase ricey.

Yes, they did quite a fine job at that...(they better have with 250k!)

Good summation of all our points.

PD, :humpy:

mustangdriver
:bootyshak

A-Tech
not bad at all, i wouldnt drive it but its a real eye catcher and a good advertisement.

masestylez
Originally posted by k6kicker
do you hear that mase? its the sound of the crying baby jesus:bigbounce

Everything but the extending cage around the drivers seat knocks the baby jesus out. :D Paintjob is nice tho

Apple_Jacks
Originally posted by Pennzoil GT-R
to me that is not rice. that is art. rice is just randomly bolted on crap. this is like a custom car. everything on it is carefully matched, colour coded and fitted. theres not a single thing out of place or not of the highest quality. its a show car

word dude. this is a one of a kind peice of mechanical and auditory art

Anonymity
please not the car you are slagging off is actually wings west not alpine and i would like to see the car you drive look as nice as this + have a better 0-60 time than this.

I know its ott but do not insult other peoples cars as they probably dont like yours but the difference is they wouldnt bitch about yours.

The civic is a well made reliable car.

the car is worth about 30,000 not 250,000 don't know where you get your facts from but you all appear to be a little either bitter or mis-guided. Keep dreaming one day you might have your dream car, and this guy has obviously found his.

Rotary Boy
Originally posted by Anonymity
please not the car you are slagging off is actually wings west not alpine and i would like to see the car you drive look as nice as this + have a better 0-60 time than this...


I mean, not that I ever knocked it(cause I think the apline civic is art) but I got that first part of your post pretty much covered.

Rotary Boy
secondly I recall reading somewhere that they did in fact spend $250K on building that car, it's actually quite quick in addition to plentifull thousands of dollars worth of audio and bodywork

lexus1581
What is the 0-60 time anyway on that car?

BTW, it has to be worth way more than 30k.:boxer:

Rotary Boy
don't quote me on this, but I think it is in the mid 13's in the 1/4mile. and thiers nothing slow about doing mid thirteens

Lotus
i tihnk the interior is cool, but its shame its on a car who exteria is so bad.