I recently purchased this car
yesterday, June 29th, and this is the
most fun I've had. I jumped up from a
2001 Chevy S10, which was not the best
truck, but was practical. This Si has
great room in the front and the back
(my head does not touch the top when
sitting up in the back seats 6') and
has great gas mileage. LoVe It.
Interior/Exterior design, 5 lug wheel
set up, side skirts, seats.
I didn't really choose to buy this car,
since I wanted a manual transmission
hybrid (the Civic is the only such
model), but I am absolutely happy.
The performance is decent, certainly no
different than standard Civics or
similar class cars. However, I
probably would have paid more for extra
horses because acceleration above 60
mph or when driving with a full car is
Gas mileage has lived up to my
expectations -- 45-55 mpg, which leads
me to think any complaints out there
are from drivers who accelerate too
fast, go over 80 mpg, etc.
All other aspects of the car are
identical to regular Civics -- a well
balanced and economical sedan.
600+ miles per tank of gas! Under
ideal driving conditions (flat, 60 mph
speed, etc.), I get 65 mpg. Dash
lights are stylish, as is the mini-
spoiler and antenna.
Overall feel of the car is solid for
Major things -- rear suspension a bit
loose, wheel design is
horsepower (even if 5 mpg less fuel
Minor things -- extra armrest for
passenger, cupholders in back, windows
don't shed rain that well, trunk space
is a bit smaller than standard C
We bought it in December, took off for
Phoenix, Albuquerque, no faults, ran
great, Cruise control is awesome, best
process control system i've ever seen
in an auto. The A/C is great. The
economy mode and cruise control with
A/C set on 70 degrees pulled up the
8000 ft mountain going into San Diego
CA with no overheating, passing
everybody else with A/C off and
Milage varied on 3000 mile trip from 33
to 39 mpg depending on speed and wind
direction. It takes no thought to
drive, just push the gas pedal. Stable
and sure-footed in rain and wind, even
The A/C Temp control is amazing. Blows
cold almost instantly after starting,
If set to max cold, will chill you in a
minute. It cycles between vents to
compensate for sun in one side. Just
set the Temp. you want and it
does it. The cruise control holds speed
better than any car I've
Hard to adjust drivers seat to get
front edge down to not pinch nerve in
right leg. Need to be able to tip front
seat cushion down in front.
One thing that no one mentions about
this car is that you cannot roll the
back window down because you get this
tunneling effect. By this I mean, the
wind is going through the car and you
feel like you are going through a
tunnel, your ears seem stopped up, the
noise is really bad. Now that I have
taken it to the dealership, they tell
me that if you roll down another
window - it eases the noise. That is
not true because I tried that already.
The cup holder does not come out so it
is a pain to wash. The car runs great
and I love the savings on the gas -
especially now that prices have gone up.
Size of car
GET RID OF THE TUNNEL EFFECT OR GET RID
OF THE WINDOWS IN THE BACK SEATING AREA.
MAKE THE CUP HOLDERS REMOVABLE.
I just bought the car and I can't
begin to explain how wonderful it is
to own the car. I traded my gas
guzzling suv in and I have saved a ton
of money in gas just the first month.
In fact, I have driven 400 miles and
have yet to fill it up! That should
speak for itself. The car is fun to
drive and handles really nicely. The
seats are a little firm but not