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By 006_si on
Vehicle2006 Honda Civic Si 2dr Coupe w/Summer Tires (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
ReviewI have had this car for 6.5 years and can confidently say that it is one of the best vehicles I've ever owned.
Performance is superb.
Handling is absurdly exciting!
As a daily driver, though, it is beautifully well-behaved and placid.
Gas mileage is perfectly acceptable, even when you drive it like a speed-demon.
Best FeaturesHolds its value extremely well! I can see why: I've had mine for years and would NEVER sell it. In a sense, the residual is a moot point for me because I'll never cash in on it. The audio system is great. The seats are super-comfy. It is the engine and drivetrain that make this puppy stand out, however. There is little more fun I've had in a car (wink-wink) than going 0-120 mph in the Si... on a race track, of course (again, wink-wink).
Worst FeaturesThe summer tires are amazingly high-performance (I could pull a 3K launch without a single squeak, every time: just face-removing traction remained), BUT the semi-annual changeover is a PITA. Just stick with a good set of UHPAS tires, and keep them on year-round. The twelve seconds a year you'll need the almighty Michelins for just aren't worth the maintenance bother. Better by far to get some forged aluminum racing wheels. The rear suspension has a minor fault - more importantly. It has no camber adjust mechanism. If you bounce over a few potholes and take some damage you'll be out a few hundred just to straighten everything out. I ate up a pair of tires in about 600 miles that way.
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