We live in a cul-de-sac and the driveway/sidewalk connects to the road by a sloped curb, and ALL of my cars (2010 Prius, 2013 Civic, 2017 Civic, 2019 Insight Touring) scrape. It's better if you approach the driveway at an angle so that the scraping is minimized. One of our neighbors has a rubber insert that fits into the gutter to raise the level to prevent scraping - but we haven't gone that far yet.For me, just pulling out of the dealer's lot it scraped. It was fine over the speed bumps I encounter on my commute, however, but it's still a concern because I have driveways that aren't very forgiving.
Is there any way around this? Is the Touring a bit higher? Maybe the Accord? This could be a deal breaker for me.
I never had problem with scraping, but I came from a much lower car with only 4.9” of ground clearance.Thanks for all the input, everyone.
Driving the LX last night, I had no scrapes. This may be because I'm expecting issues and was able to compensate.
They didn't want me putting miles on the EX for a test drive, but I'm sure they'll both handle the same.
BTW...they told me as a Costco member, I get 15% off accessories and pay only $500 above invoice. Not a huge savings on either one, but it's something. I just hope it's not used against me when I try to deal.