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My first stick shift
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By vk2hondas
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2004 Honda Civic Hatchback Si 2dr Hatchback w/Side Airbags (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Very easy to drive even though it's been
ages since I drove one.

Smooth clutch/shifter action.
Quieter than the competition, feels nice
and solid. Driver's seat perfect fit
for me. Has right amount of power with
headroom.

VS. others:

focus - no rear head rests, cheap
plastic interior, noisy

mazda3 - great, but console
blocks my leg

impreza wagon - felt loose, closing
doors caused rattles all over,
uncomfortable driver seat bottom

forester X - very nice overall, too
much $$$, vague stick, not sure I like
hill holder

vibe (AWD & FWD) - very noisy, no
power in automatics

mini - very nice, but dealer too far,
premium gas

element - drives like a truck


Best Features

Driver seat with great support. Shifter and clutch are so nice. Blasphemous, but stock stereo system sounds great to me. Subdued, yet sporty looks, e.g. red stitching, nice, simple looking wheels. Not for poseurs (Scion's brochure/magazine/DVD turned me off their cars).


Worst Features

One more top end gear (or overdrive) for quieter cruising on the hwy. Make moonroof opt., side airbags std. AUX port for stereo, or at least MP3 CD. HVAC knobs where you can feel the settings by hand. Power steering feels a bit light at higher speeds. Remote hatch release.


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my new si
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By piranhafreak
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2004 Honda Civic Hatchback Si 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great car i love it very fun to drive.
The radio is not to hot.takes turns
like no other pretty quick but could be
faster. the most comfertable car to sit
in. the drive can be a bit bumpy but if
your buying this car your not buying it
to be a luxruy car. its deffinitly a
nice little sports car


Best Features

shifter location is awesome and handling is perfect interior looks are perfect wouldnt cange it one bit


Worst Features

could be a little quicker type r motor would be nice need to lose the wheel gap way to much radio is just plain bad


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Most fun car we have driven in years
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By Beatricec
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2004 Honda Civic Hatchback Si 2dr Hatchback w/Side Airbags (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is our 3rd Honda Civic hatchback and we love
it. The white dials are easy to see in daylight and
and night and the clutch and shift are a delight. A
winner.


Best Features

Stick shift- in a convenient place


Worst Features

Make a red one.


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Great car, not-so-great mpg
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By karenrose
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2004 Honda Civic Hatchback Si 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Overall love this car. Fun to drive,
fast and agile. First Honda I've ever
owned and I love it. Great styling,
nice interior, love the stick shift on
the dash. Honda should make a
convertible model. This car will get
me my first speeding ticket. Can't
help but race it on the highway.


Best Features

Stick shift on the dash. Lots of unexpected quirky compartments to store stuff. Decent amount of leg room in the back. Comfy seats make my 45 minute commute tolerable.


Worst Features

Stereo is shabby. 31 MPG? Is anyone getting that? I average about 25. Got much better gas mileage on my 98 Camry. Would be nice if the rear windows had a pop-out lever feature. Power plug should have power when the car is off..


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gotta love the SI !!!!!
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By sk8r64sno
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2004 Honda Civic Hatchback Si 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

it is an all around excellent vehicle.
the 2.0l engine gives plenty of
horsepower and torque. rally style
shifter is ergonomicly superior to the
standard shifter and the suade race
seats are extremely comfortable. i
installed a 2 inch lowering kit on
mine, and it grips better and still
retains the factory ride. not bumpy at
all. if you want a car that looks
great, runs fast, has great gas milage
and is still comfortable and fun to
drive i would HIGHLY reccomend the
civic SI. gotta love the SI !!!!!


Best Features

the 2.0l engine is excellent from the factory and is easily upgradable if thats what you want. the sporty seats, suade interior, rally shifter and red stitching on the seats, shifter and steering wheel are gorgeous.


Worst Features

the standard motor is a great powerplant, but honda built a faster version for the "type R" that has 240 hp as opposed to the standard 160. put the type r motor in our si's. include the "honda factory performance" package on all si's and turbo it from the factory. thanks


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