This is the most well balanced vehicle on the market for Performance/Econ. Stomp on it and ride the red line this car feels like a mini formula 1 but on the other hand I drove this car from Pagosa Springs CO. to Payson AZ driving 70mph in 6th gear on 1 tank of gas and got 41 mpg yes I said 41 mpg. Honda Engineers should me awarded for this one. For the ones who don't like to ride the red line don't buy this car get the civic ex (have one of those two) the extra power isn't usable until 6800 rpms. This is a fun fun ride that Honda really did their homework on. Thanks Honda for making this Civic SI.
Powertrain is among the best I have ever felt. Suspension is great and the stereo can really pump it out. And dont forget the MPG, when you don't push this sled it gets outstanding fuel economy.
Seats can be a little fatiguing in the kidney area on long road trips. Although I understand the need for premium fuel in this high strung motor but it still sucks paying for it.