The Civic Si Sedan is probably the best combination of sport and practicality available. It combines a race-worthy 2.0L with the best shifter/clutch I've ever used. This car feels more upscale than my 2003 RSX-S was and performs at least as well. I get 27-33 mpg depending on city/hwy mix and am almost always speeding. Nice interior layout and materials.
Engine pulls hard from 6K-8K and sounds great at all RPM. Fantastic shifter/clutch. Turns in like a race car. Great seats, upscale interior and stereo can't be beat this price point except for VW GTI. Honda reliability and resale.
Electric power steering lacks feel. Hokey digital speedo and boy-racer tach are a step back from my RSX-S. Heated seat option and adjustable lumbar would be nice. Stiff ride, but that's the trade off for slot car handling. Not much else.
This is an amazing car. I bought it used, but in great shape. It's got lots of power, especially after 6,000 rpm. =] The interior is great, the seats feel amazing, and the six-speed is wonderful. It has great fuel mileage, considering the type of car it is. This car is surprisingly big on the inside, which is nice. The Si Sedan is the best car out there for the money, and it's a Honda, so it'll run forever!
The Si seats, the six-speed, the gorgeous appearance (much nicer than the coupe, in my opinion) ^_^. And of course, the quality of a Honda.
There isn't much to be improved. The paint seems to chip easily, but that isn't a big complaint. Wonderful car.=)
First off, I got this car for a STEAL because it was the last '08 the dealer had on the lot. Due to this, I may think that this car is a better value than others that paid sticker. Overall, I like the car. It's fast, handles well, and looks pretty good when tinted. It's also a decent size, reliable, and pretty economical. I drive "spiritedly" often and I still get great gas mileage. The worst was 26mpg (100 mile trip on back roads in Maine = wild ride) and the best has been about 33mpg...I usually average about 29 with 50/50 highway/city. One warning if you get an Si, every punk kid in a Honda/import will want to race you. Just something you have to live with.
-VTEC = the best sound on earth. The speed is nice too. -Flat floor in back seat. GREAT idea. -60/40 split back seat -Stock radio is pretty decent -The Dash. I actually like the split tier dash. -MPG. Hard to find a car that can go and average over 29mpg. -Aftermarket parts are endless -Resale
My biggest complaint is the fit and finish. The body needs significant improvements. -Panel gaps, -Rattles, rattles, rattles! Vents, sunroof, something in the middle pillar. It gets annoying QUICKLY.
I owned two Infiniti G35 coupes before I purchased this car (times got tough). I don't think there is a better car out there for the money. I consistently get close to 30 mpg in town and the car handles almost as well as my G35's and that is no joke. The seats are actually more comfortable than the G35's, holding you in place firmly but offering great support during longer trips. I would highly recommend this car. It looks great, it performs great, it's a blast to drive in the curvy, mountain roads near my home, the vtec motor absolutely howls from 5500-8000 rpm, it has plenty of interior room and a huge trunk. You just can't beat it with Honda's reliability to boot.
Gas mileage, looks, handling, room, comfort.
Rear spoiler hangs over the rear quarter panels- make it shorter to fit only over the trunk.