Best N/A car under 25K
By John on
2008 Honda Civic Si 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
This car handles great with LSD. Acceleration was nothing spectacular when not pushed but it was very smooth in the process. I really liked the futuristic spaceship design on the exterior and interior. It really does stand out from the crowd and yes, you do get stares when sitting in traffic as if they're seeing a UFO. I've also noticed that this car has huge blindspots all around. Exhaust note is nice during warmer days and sounds droning during colder days even with the car fully warmed up. Ergonomics are excellent as it is driver-oriented. Driving impressions of this car is that it is a race car without a race car price tag.
Spaceship styling (exterior and interior), ergonomics, overall engineering refinement, LSD (handling), 8,000 RPM redline, adrenaline-pumping VTEC kicking in, sound system + MP3 hookup, front sport seats, opposable windshield wipers, safety features, expected Honda reliability.
Rev-hang is annoying as well as the on-center feel of the electric steering on the highway, feels squirrely as if it wants to dart about. Both of these detract from the cars driveability and sportiness it sets out to be.