As a family of a generation of imported
street racing car the newly designed
civic has kept up to todays standards,
not only in price but also in stlye. I
have own a 2001 honda civic which is
exactly the same as the 02 and 03 and i
have upgraded to street performance
(racing modifications) and i am
tellling you hold on for the ride. The
new civic definatly can be call a
civic. Just remember one thing drive
smart not fast, you'll always win.
I had owned a used 1979 Honda which
gave 150,000 miles. Got 1991 Civic
Hatchback based on previous performance
of 1979 Hatchback. 1991 gave me
124,000 up to when I saw the 2003 SI.
It is a very smooth operating 5 spd
vehicle. I would rate it as one of the
best small car values on the market.
The 160 hp engine is quiet and powerful
for town or road driving. The
standard 'sports' car features on the
SI make this the best driving vehicle I
have ever owned.
Sun Roof, CD player, locking system,
The three light system for
airconditioning control is not always
visible, depending on driver seat
position. Lights need to be perhaps
larger/brighter for better vision from
at least drivers position. From my
chosen position, I have to lean forward
to check lights.
Having put 12,000 miles on my Honda
Civic Hybrid CVT over the last 15
months, I can say I like it better than
the 3 Audis and 4 Mercedes-Benz, bought
new, that I had previously owned. (I
traded in a late model M-B on the
Civic.) Unfortunately, the Hybrid did
not come with a moonroof, so I had a
top-of-the-line ASC moonroof installed
as part of the purchase order. (ASC is
the supplier for the moonroofs that are
installed at the Honda factories in
Ohio.) This is one great car, as near
to being environmentally sound as one
could hope for at this stage of our
Silent start, autostop, smooth CVT,
superb steering and handling, lots of
low-rpm torque, easy to park, gas
mileage in the range of 48 to 55 mpg,
lots of leg room and headroom for my
6'4" frame, very comfortable seating.
Offer the car with a moonroof; replace
the glossy plate around the shift
lever, which reflects sunlight into
one's eyes, with a gray matt-finish
plate; place a switch on the right
front door for locking/unlocking all 4
doors; make the spoiler an option.
I really like how spacious my civic is.
The back seats are great because
there's no bump in the middle of the
floor in the back, and there's tons of
leg room even when the driver or
passenger's seat is moved back. Also
the trunk is awesome, it holds so much
stuff, so much space. And if you need
even more space, the back seats fold
down very nice to make more room.
Finally, this car drives like a dream.
I've driven other small cars, and none
of them are as smooth, or drive as
easly as the Civic. This is an awesome
My favorite feature, is the trunk. It
just holds so much stuff. It's great.