Too soon to tell
I wanted fun to drive, manual transmission, and greater than 30mpgs average. This vehicle hits all those targets. I have done only about 900 miles thus far (in a week) and i just keep wanting to go back for more... so that says a lot. the Mini cooper i test drove for a bit (~800 miles) had greater steering feel, but much great suspension feel (the bumps were harsher)... your choice on which you prefer. I also test drove a VW GTI... sadly the test drive was in an DSG (automatic) and harldy compares, but i did not buy that one. The civic SI may not be the best car out there, but i firmly believe it might be the best are for the money if your priorities are similar to mine.
this car is fun to drive and very stylist love the manual transmission , well equippped with too many options to list. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beauful car
I purchased a Honda Civic SI. This car is very sporty , roomy and comfortable with plenty of leg room in the back. The trunk is large and opens into the interior of the car when the seats are put down. I enjoy the sportiness of the Honda SI. It handles very well.
I love the pick up it has. Love the look! Loved that I can still drive a stick shift! Real fun to drive! It is everything I was looking for!
Worst car I ever bought
Spent $48,000 and so far had new tires, strut mounts, brakes, rotors, radio that works when it wants and now my engine is cooked. This service is also the worst I have ever experienced. I will never own a Honda again.
Practical wolf in sheep's clothing...
Great mileage, roomy, nice trunk, Honda reliability, etc. But forget about all of that and focus on the driving! Handles like a dream and rowing that sweet 6 speed stick is an absolute joy that never gets old. Makes that obligatory run to Walmart way more fun than previously. Have already made a few 5 hour road trips; the mileage has been great (over 30 mpg with a load at 75+ mph) and the comfort level has been surprising (even the wife approves). Docile around town driving easily yields 28 mpg or better, though with the performance so easily at hand good luck maintaining that. It's that much fun to drive. Seriously.
Powerful but sane
A lot of sporty cars are overpowered and burn gas. You can't really use them daily, they're finicky and expensive to repair, and they cost a lot in the first place. Then there's the Civic Si. Like its real predecessor, the Prelude, it's powerful but usable. If you want it to behave nicely while you do the shopping, it's fine with that and gets great mileage. Roomy, comfortable, just like a Civic EX-T. And then there you are on a sunny day, dry roads, nobody around, and you open the taps... And of course, it's not at all sane or tame, but rather a whole bunch of monster fun. To top it off, it's inexpensive (compare to a BMW M3, for instance) and, being a Honda, will outlast the universe. I've got a couple trivial quibbles about the interior fittings, and I find the exterior styling a little blah, but otherwise I love it. Of course, if you can't drive a real stick shift, and you're just going to fake it with flappy paddles, you're out of luck, because last I heard the Si is still real manual only. Good! And it's smooth as glass, crisp and sharp, with wonderful close gear ratios and the whole nine yards.
It drives like a truck. Very, Very bouncy! I tried to turn it in for another car that drives smooth. Would not recommend this car to anyone
Just bought it, but its great!
This car has an amazing handling ability with the factory suspension and LSD. Its not as fast as I would want, but modifications will make it better!
First time car buyer!
The vehicle runs very very smooth. I fit well in the seats and that's really what I look for because I go on long rides.