Better to drive than to look @
By Nautiker on
2002 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
leasing this 02 SI for 3yrs. have had
nothing but Honda's in the past.
Wasn't too crazy about the looks, but
once I drove it. Sold! A great
combination of handling, power, and
interior asthetics in a fun to drive
car. Considered the Protege' 5 and
felt more confident in the refinement
and dependability of a Honda. Not
crazy about the looks, definitely needs
larger rims and tires, and maybe a body
kit. High cowl doesn't help.
Otherwise, a great car for the money!
Seats are wonderful. Best I've ever
sat in. Like the Leather wrap
wheel/gearshift. Black on white-faced
gauges. Shifter on the dash (why
haven't more cars adopted this?)and
tuning of suspension.
I miss the "kick" @ 5k rpm w/ prev
vtecs. Needs larger rims/tires and
body kit as option. Revise the body
for a more aggressive look. 200hp
would be nice.