2009 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Reliable fun, affordable price

2009 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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Si Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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By Livingkennedy on


2009 Honda Civic Si 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Love my car. It does have some issues, however. Unfortunately the real power is mostly limited to the v-tech 6000- 8000rpm range, which goes by very quickly. Steering wheel feels cheap, small, light. Feedback through steering wheel is subpar, brakes need tuning when used on uneven surfaces, handling is subpar on uneven surfaces and sudden changes in direction at high speeds - it feels as if the car is swaying in corners. Lint/dirt sticks to suede seats, but they are comfortable. Excellent gearbox, stereo system. Plastic on doors, center console is not put together well - feels cheap. Gas mileage is not too great considering the high octane fuel that is required and the low power(0-60 is slow).

Best Features

Cup holders, stereo system. MPH, RPM readout is nice. Styling is great. Reliability of a Honda. Good transmission. The four door is wonderful - a fun to drive, useful compact with large trunk space. Side support of seats. V-tech is fun, though the engine goes through the 6k-8k range very quickly.

Worst Features

Braking on anything but a smooth surface results in a loss of feel in the pedal as well as a vibration that feels as if something is breaking. Handling is subpar when sudden changes are made or there are bumps in the road - results in a feeling of disconnect between the front of the car and the rear.
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