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Mid-Life Crisis Civic Si
By rwalsh on
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2006 Honda Civic Si 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
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Purchased in April 2006. Drove it as a daily commuter until it was totaled in mid-July 2006. An awesome entry level sports coupe. Fun to drive in early morning light traffic (3:30 AM) but not during the San Fracisco Bay Area rush hour traffic (4PM~7PM). Post crash hindsight: Not a very practical daily commuter car being unable to take advantage of its capabilities in stop & go traffic. In other words, it becomes just like any other car on the road in heavy bumper- to-bumper traffic - something to keep in mind when you get caught up in the "emotional" process of buying a car. Replacement car is a '07 Scion tC, because it is a more practical choice for a daily commuter.
Favorite Features
1. 197-hp engine 2. 6 speed manual 3. Limited slip 4. Futuristic dashboard 5. Stereo 6. ABS 7. Airbags "all the way around". The performance is definitely there & can be fun to drive in light traffic.
Suggested Improvements
1. Premium unleaded gas - extra cost was cutting into my weekly allowance :- ) 2. Honda Music Link (iPod connectivity): Allow stereo display to provide feedback to driver. Use of TTS (voice feedback system) cumbersome. Advice - do not buy. 3. Seats - too snug against my wide back.
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