the way cars should be
By mark on
1993 Honda Civic del Sol Si 2dr Coupe
bought this car new in '93 and still own it with 190k miles. the only embarrassment for me is i feel like the honda marketing folks said, "let's build a car for THAT guy." fun. plenty fast. looks "normal" with the top on, ALWAYS gets comments with the top off. solid 33 mph in both the city and on the highway. loved it so much that i'm buying a '97 from a friend. if you want a really fun, reliable, car that can be parked anyway and isn't owned by everyone on the planet, this is it. this model had 4 recalls (rear window, fuel line placement, transmission shifting placement and rubber roof seal) -- none of these were really "problems," but get a car that's had 'em all done.
roll-down rear window, removable roof, lack of interior trunk release (you can leave the top off and people can't get into your trunk), aluminum roof for reduced weight, gas mileage, cool si upholstery.
the things everyone else has tagged: sun visors that will swivel to side, drink holders. also, make the rear tire valve face UP in the trunk so you can check it without having to remove the tire. oh yeah, and make this car again, please.