2012 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Love my Civic Si

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Love my Civic Si
By buckeye99 on


2012 Honda Civic Si 4dr Sedan w/Nav (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


This Honda is a great car. The 2.4l iVTEC is an absolute BLAST to drive. The 6spd manual transmission is fantastic. While not the fastest car in this price range, I believe it's the best all-around vehicle in its class when considering price, gas mileage, reliability, 4 door practicality, and performance. I live in the midwest and weather is not always ideal. With the FWD, the car works very well as a daily driver. The new 2.4l engine offers plenty of torque and power for a vehicle in this class, but with the limited slip and stability control, torque steer is almost non-existent. In spirited mixed driving, I've averaged 28MPG. In highway driving, it's easy to get over the rated 31MPG

Best Features

- Fun to drive - Fun to drive - Fun to drive - Gas mileage - Reliable (after all, it's a Honda) - Split dash makes it easy for driver to focus on the road - iMid display is a useful and fun - Navigation System is nice and integrates well with iMid display - Engine is well tuned and has a great sound - Limited Slip Differential and FWD makes for good driving in adverse conditions - 4-door option - 360Watt factory stereo quality is excellent (even my teenage son thinks so!) - Bluetooth, accessory, and USB audio interface - iVTEC light on split dash is useful when pushing the engine to it's limits - Plenty of torque & HP. From the driver's seat, the car feels every bit as fast as my '04 WRX.

Worst Features

I'm really nit picking, but here are some things Honda could improve: - The materials used in the dashboard could be of higher quality - Seat bottoms sometimes feel too narrow - Auto-dimming mirror, heated mirrors, integrated garage door opener, and backup camera would be nice offerings - The car's RPMs are designed to hang a little when shifting gears...takes some getting used to - I wish the factory radio would display the current artist/song title like my Chevy does - Remote starter option would be nice for those cold winter days - There is some lag switching between albums, when using the USB stick - Navigation voice interface could be expanded to recognize more commands
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