Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Average Consumer Rating 327 Total Reviews
Write a review

Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
Don't believe the Hype
By Tacoboy on
Vehicle
2002 Honda Civic Si 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Review
The auto mags all bash this great car for not having 200hp and 17" summer rubber, but for real world city commuting this is one of best cars you could buy. Unlike many Hondas the Si engine is very flexible. You can round slow corners in 3rd gear and pull right up to speed with no fuss. The short gearing means that on the highway you can leave the car in 5th and still get great passing power. The engine is also willing to pull hard right up and through the 6875rpm redline for those times you are able to. In the handling department the Si remains very entertaining at 7 to 8/10ths. Turn in is sharp and the understeer limit is high enough to keep it fun in the twistys.
Favorite Features
The interior is awesome. The seats are the best I've ever seen/sat in and the rest of the interior looks much more upscale than any other hatch on the market except perhaps the GTI. The shifter location is great and makes you want to pretend you are a rally champ on every commute.
Suggested Improvements
It's no drag car. With the hp war escalating the 160hp that was respectable will now only barely let you keep up with an Auto Accord or Camry at the stoplight. When driving 10/10ths (autocross) there is too much body roll. It doesn't seem to upset the car, but subjectively it cuts the fun factor.
Recommend (0) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

ADVERTISEMENT
Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411