Pre Purchase Question
May have to finally replace the 02 civic with 320,000 miles. I drive till they die.
I have worked through several cars and have settled on a 3 hatchback. Have a few questions: the skyactiv engine seems to be a noticeable upgrade - true? I am aware that skyactive starts in the 2012 I, then 2014 in the S. Do they require synthetic oil? Not buying brand new, I can't justify the massive depreciation.
Car and Driver did not seem to notice a big power difference between the I and the S. Looking for comments on performance I vs S. I drive mostly on curvy country roads.