I decided to update the jeeps grille. $45 is much cheaper than the $300 for a stock plastic grille. Also got rid of the pinstripe on the side of it. Slowly improving it. It's getting a new cv axle, front brakes and rotors, and a rear center seat belt haha.
Well the Jeep is a Lemon so I ended up trading it in along with the G5. I was able to lease a brand new Civic SI pretty cheap and get enough money on the trades to pay off the Jeep and my credit cards. I'm really going to miss the G5 I built that car over the years. It is nice to try out a new car though.
Nice car! I bet you won't miss the G5 for long. Did you return anything to stock before trading it in? I would have bought that intake off of you. I'd rather have the GM performance than the Injen I have.
I left all the mods. I couldn't tear it apart. I got the Honda because it's the most fun new car I could afford. I was also able to get out of the Jeep debt free because the lease was for $0 down. It's just a bonus that it's a manual. It's a cheap, few frills, basic fun car. Nothing special but at least engaging enough.
I wanted the coupe but the dealers in the region either already sold them or wouldn't give them up to my dealership. It's fine though. The 4 door costs $200 more MSRP but leases for $30 less a month. With $0 down my payment is only $283. My insurance is also about $15 cheaper a month than the g5 was. Between insuring 2 vehicles and paying for the jeep, this civic with insurance is about $15 cheaper a month. Not to mention it's new, reliable, and has full warranty the whole time I'm leasing it. Just basic maintenance on this car. Never thought I could get to this financial point after the shitty situation with that jeep. I'm happy with this deal.
I am loving the keyless entry and push button start. Don't have to take the keys out of my pocket. I did confirm my suspicion that the stiched portion of the dash was just the design of the plastic mould not thread. Haha what do you expect from a cheap car
Ugh...I miss this car. I wasn't feeling the Si anymore so I upgraded to the new 2016 EX-L. Its nice to have features again and not have boring black. The girl that bought my G5 had it for 6 months and damaged the rims, replaced them with horrible high school kid style rims, the rear bumper lip was falling off in one corner, the fog lights were punched in, and I wanted to cry a little haha. But I think this new civic has potential and I may buy it out at the end of the lease and modify it to my taste.
It sucks to see your old cars getting beaten up like that. I always regretting selling my first car when I saw the guy driving it around town every day. My G5 Im pretty sure is about the size of a pop can now.
Yeah, I liked the manual but this car is pretty quick and has a lot nicer interior and feels like a lot more thought was put into it. It feels much higher quality than the Si was. I'm a feature guy haha.
Just read the entire post, that was one nice G5! What a shame some kid ends up ruining it :/ I just got a G5 half a year ago and really want to replicate some of the mods you've done to it. Where did you learn to do all the mods and swaps that you did? Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
Hey Just a question for anyone who could help me out I just installed my halo headlights into my g5 gt and they work perfectly fine but my halo rings won’t turn on when I start the car but when I switch it to high beam they turn on. How can I have them constantly on?
My 07 G5 GT got hit by a brand new full size GMC truck 12/21. My ex says it needs control arm (he says this from 500mi away).... Not sure if I should try to get it fixed or just sell the car??? It has 110K miles, and a rebuild title, the guy I bought it from said engine was rebuilt at around 40K...
After having a strange issue with the OEM radio, I decided to just replace it with an aftermarket one. Got the radio and harness in at the end of last week, so I did the installation over the weekend; and decided because I can, I might as well install a back-up camera to go with it...
The app is Torque. The screen is my own design. Check out the max air flow figure, right of center, bottom. WOW! Yes, the max hp figure is lame. It was done going up a hill, and is a calculated number not based on any engine sensor input. Speed limit at location was 65mph.
Sent from my XT1254...