The Si hatchback is more fun, though not as much as other sporty coupes. These results are based on the latest information on Honda vehicles derived from the best 0 to 60 tests available. The Si has always been the heart-stopper of the Civic line, the one that attracts would-be tuners and thrill-seekers alike. Our Honda Civic Si tracks as if it were on rails, and the steering feels taut and responsive under our hands. Peak operating revs are down, to 6800 rpm, but the midrange throttle response is so much stronger than the last Si's that we think even devotees of shrieking high-rpm engines will be mollified. Every time you get into it, you'll know that you're driving a safe, dependable car that causes minimal damage to the environment and will provide years of faithful service.
Ill give it Honda though, the car ran untill getting hit and totaled at about 230000miles. The shifting experience is, however, quite pleasurable, making it easy to forgive the manual for being 0. Combined output, including the electric motor's power output, totals are 110 and 123, respectively, up from the 2005's combined 93 and 105. And the Honda transmission is so tight and well machined that you can easily quick-shift up to the next gear without using the clutch at all. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the site. That means the front tires lose some of their grip and the car wants to push off the outside edge of the road.
It also comes with rotary dials for climate control which are pleasingly weighty and deliver on twisting. The problem is more pronounced with the optional four-speed automatic, which can be slow to shift down and prefers it keep the engine turning at slower revs. The Si goes from 0-60 mph in a tick under 8 seconds, making it one of the quicker cars in this class. Love honda's, but not this one!! To address this, Honda introduced refinements for model year 2004, including better dampening material in the doors. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found. All around I think this is the best car to have if you need something a little fun, great on gas and long trips, and really, really reliable! Obviously when you buy a Honda you're not paying for its bells and whistles - you're paying for a good, reliable, and dependable vehicle.
Some product and company names mentioned on this site may be trademarks of their respective owners. The dual-density-foam sport seats are a big plus; softer padding is used in the middle, with harder bolsters on both sides for more support during spirited driving. These commissions help support our ability to spend time providing additional content. No wonder it feels like a European car. Most fun to drive is the Civic Si hatchback.
The Civic coupe has flashier styling than the sedan, but there's really no functional difference between the two. Since then, it has been nothing but good to us. It lags behind the 18 ranked by 0. Cargo volume, though, is down: There's now 12. The huge, steeply raked windshield, slit-like headlights and futuristic body define the car's aerodynamic shape. A five-speed manual is standard; a five-speed automatic, new to the line, is optional.
Does the Si have its groove back? The Si now has the much-needed speed to compete in the pocket-rocket market, ripping off 0-60 mph in 6. Furthermore, although the new car weighs a few hundred more pounds than the old Civic, Honda says the use of high-tensile steel saves 44 pounds. It's easy to drive, easy to maintain and comfortable for the entire range of driving, from commuting to long-distance road trips. Find out where your car stands among the. When the driver backs off the throttle or hits the brakes, the energy that is usually wasted is captured in a bank of batteries mounted behind the rear passenger seat.
While it's a fine car for just about anyone, it should appeal mainly to younger owners, whether they are college students or newly minted parents. The engine is hooked up to a five-speed transmission controlled by a red-stitched-leather lever that emerges from the bottom of a shield-shaped center console just to the right of the wheel, à la rally cars, and it's a very sweet-shifting mechanism. Starting with the base MacPherson strut front and multilink rear Civic suspension, Honda's engineers made significant changes for the Si: increasing spring rate, upping damper force by up to 45 percent, and installing larger front and rear anti-roll bars. All variants handle well, and the engines are strong if you're willing to wind them up and wring them out. New Car Test Drive editor Mitch McCullough is based in Southern California. Sets your expectations on vehicles so high that its hard to find anything else as good, especially for the price! It's clear the Si design study shown at the 2005 Chicago auto show wasn't far from the production model.
The Si has great turn-in, followed by the car's ability to take a nice set into the corner with decent grip from the tires. It has alloy wheels and is in good mechanical condition. Just put new wheels on this one like this 05 style as a coupe. For the Hybrid, Honda has taken the technology pioneered in the Insight and improved on it. Honda heard from enthusiasts and got the message: The high-performance Civic needs to be extra fun to drive. Safety The Civic has a perfect five-star rating for frontal impacts. If you have a honda with this generation of it's 1.