I put a turbo on mine so it was slightly modified. However, in stock form it was still a very fun car to drive! Reliability is top notch. Styling is fantastic inside and out. 122,000 miles and still tight as new! If you want an import to modify this is THE ONLY choice. GSR makes more power but the LS is great!
The reliability is amazing. I beat mine relentlessly and it just took it and asked for more. This is so much more car than a civic.
More interior room but they fixed that with the RSX.