Whenever I go through drive through
restaurants, people ask me about this
car. What gets them talking initially
is that the gear shift doesn't rise
from the floor but from out of the
dashboard. This car's got so much
pickup -- owing to the V-TEC engine and
the relatively light weight. I owned
another Honda Civic Hatchback for about
10 years prior to buying this one.
The stick shift is my favorite
feature. Speed (pick up) is also
great. Cup holders are good, too.
Front end looks like a bullet.
When you view the car from a short
distance, you can see part of the
unfinished metal frame beneath the door
& side panels. When I first bought the
car, I though that there was some sort
of a strip missing from the bottom.
I've since confirmed that it's the same
on all of them.