2012 Honda Civic Si Review: Introduction
As any automaker knows, there is a fine line in redesigning an iconic car when it comes to attracting new buyers and keeping the purists, so Honda strapped on its tightrope walking shoes to introduce the 2012 Honda Civic. Since its debut, many have panned Honda for its conservative approach with the ninth-generation Civic, and Honda has apparently listened as an earlier-than-expected update is reportedly in the works for next year. In the meantime, we spent a week with the 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe to see what all the ruckus was about, and as the seventh Civic to carry the Si badge, it is hard to argue with the added power and performance of the 2012 Civic Si. While many things have changed for the Civic Si over the years, the 2012 model delivers a well-balanced dosage of a low curb weight, a high-revving engine and fun-to-drive spirit.