this is by far the most fun to drive
car i have ever owned and i have had
many different cars in my life. the
handling is amazing and the power that
you get out of a little 1.6 liter
engine is unbelievable. plenty of
affordable mod's for this car
available. i plan to keep this car as
long as i can.
8,000 rpm redline. dohc vtech engine.
smooth handling. the look of the front
grill(especially if you remove the H).
more torque. bigger wheels and lower
profile tires. maybe even a sixth gear
would be nice for highway driving.
I bought my 2000 Civic Si brand new. I
have never had a single problem with
it mechanically. Just followed the
recommneded maintenance - that's it! I
have driven it through fairly heavy
rain/snow with no problems - that is,
AFTER replacing the stock Michelin XGT
V4's, which were downright DANGEROUS
on any wet road conditions. I am now
running Yokohama Avid T4's, which are
not as high-performance but they
increased the ride comfort
considerably - at the cost of more
body lean in the turns due to a softer
sidewall. A fair trade-off, because
their wet-weather capability is
This car has possibly the best outward
vision I have experienced in a 2 dr
coupe. Very "open" feel to it. The
engine is quick, the shifting smooth
and the back seat even has more
legroom than many small 4 dr sedans!
1.) Toss the factory air filter and
replace with a K&N. Then REPLACE THE
K&N EVERY 15K mi. (don't be cheap!)
2.) After break-in, use Mobil-1 5w-30w
w/K&N oil filter.
This is my 3rd Civic over a 12-year
period. I've owned the '91 hatchbacks
and '94 EX coupes and this model is by
far the best one. I prefer this model
over the current hatchback Si's. I've
driven it for 51,500 miles with no
problem. I was within a day of selling
it when when I bought my IS300, but
decided I couldn't let go of it. I
suspect my Si will outlast the IS.
The balance of performance and
economy. Smooth enginge and aggressive
looks (for Civic standards)