I originally went to the dealership to buy an EX model with the navigation option but as soon as I saw the Si, I had to drive it. I got reeled in by the sound of the exhaust which is mellow but strong and not "boy racerish". The 6 speed is silky smooth. The car is not fast by any stretch of the imagination. I have had cars that made 350hp with plenty of torque and this isnt one of them. I was never under the assumption that I was buying anything more than a Civic to use as my primary work vehicle. It is a nice, sporty looking, decent performing compact sedan but you don't notice the performance until you get above 6000 rpms. That is where the little 2.0L really shines.
Sporty appearance, nice rims. Good handling and a smooth 6speed. The Fiji Blue Pearl paint is amazing to look at. Fuel economy is good. The sticker says 23cty 32hwy and that is about what I get. Nice sound system. Big trunk. Comfy seats. The fun starts at about 6000 rpms so on ramps are always a blast!
More torque down low would be nice. AWD would put this little car over the top.