Originally Posted by shinjari
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The 2012 will be quieter as they added more sounded proofing in the later models. Could also be the tires as well.
Sucks about the dash.
As well the suspension should be a less stiff in the '12
Also the '12-13 sport wheels are actually Honda Access Modulo wheels so they are a little nicer quality than the 09 sport wheels. I would put that more into consideration than tires. Tires are a consumable item, I go through a set every 1.5 years and thats not bad.