2009 Honda Civic Consumer Review: Still the best transmission

2009 Honda Civic - Consumer Review

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

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Still the best transmission
By jds on


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


Got the dark gray color which meshes quite nicely with the Si wheels. The audio hookups are astounding - CD, XM, pc card, FM, AM, iPod, and USB key. The navigation graphics are dated (same or similar to those which debuted in 2006), but the system is integrated quite well and the information presented is all helpful. I have yet to get a single voice command to work, even after reading the manual. The engine is quite free revving and the transmission and clutch combo is sublime. It is not a particularly fast car, but the best version of a proven car with a fantastic stick.

Best Features

Short throw stick and clutch takeup best under $50K, almost too many audio hookups, rear spoiler not visible in rear view mirror from my seating position, stable at speed, minimal wind buffeting with sunroof down, good seats and elbow pads, dark gray color (not silver) really works with wheels

Worst Features

Lettering on tach looks cheesy - kind of pasted on like a Cobalt. Hill hold feature. Updated nav graphics. More intuitive voice controls (they only work when nav is on the desired screen already). SD card instead of PC card input. Nav traffic / weather.
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