Originally Posted by 250r600
car has 82k miles. i really like this car and there are no good small hatchbacks in the USA (except GOLF, i don't like so much)
would it be worthy to upgrade struts/springs to aftermarket ?
what brand/model ?
i don't want to lower the car, i'm only wondering if i can get similar feel as driving 2008 Subaru outback for example. the suspension just feels so much nicer. i wonder it it's because my car is old and the suspension progressed so much or i can just upgrade.
i had the car inspected my firestone - the factory struts have no leak and all seems fine.
just the feel is far from newer cars.
Most Honda struts will last over 100,000K and won't be worn out at 80K.
A Subaru Outback will have a suspension ride that is less harsh. Part of it has to do with the wheelbase, it's longer than the Civic.
Replacing your Civic with OEM struts will give you a factory ride. Most struts that are an upgrade will tighten up the suspension for a sportier ride. There are air suspension kits out there, but I don't know anything about them.