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RUNS GOOD, FEELS GOOD. ITS A GOOD CAR.
very good vehicle
Cons: pik upover all pleased
economical, thrifty transportation
Pros: The gas mileage.
Cons: How low the vehicle sits.The Civic Hybrid is a solid choice for high gas mileage and driving satisfaction. The car handles well and consistently averages 38 mpg. The interior is well executed, but is not spacious enough to comfortably accommodate taller adults. The car sits low, which makes entry and exit for taller persons challenging. The trunk is large for a car its size and easily handles bags of golf clubs, baby strollers and other long items
Great Car for Economy & Fun
Pros: 35 MPG & Cool look. Fun to drive.
Cons: Nothing.Black 5-speed is fun to drive & gets 35 MPG. Stick shift gives peppy performance & road control.
Pros: The car's racy styling, features, and performance.
Cons: I can't think of anything... If you twist my arm, I wish it didn't require premium fuel.
Advice: These vehicles are in demand and there aren't a lot of them, so expect a price markup.I was in the market for a new car and perused the website of one of the local dealers, and I saw they had the Si in stock. I thought no way!!! I called to verify and was there within an hour. The Si on hand was habanero-red. In person, it looks more orange than red but I think it's a cool color. Once I got inside, my first impression was Wow! these bucket seats really grab you. I like the fact that the car is spacious, but still feels tight. When I test drove the '06 EX Coupe with navigation, the interior felt too spacious, 'kinda like I was driving a boat. On that test drive, the top of the steering wheel blocked my view of the digital speedometer. Since then I've learned that there are a large number of driving positions (telescopic steering wheel, and seat height adjusters) so that anyone can be comfortable and still see the speedometer. When I turned around and looked behind me, I thought that there isn't a whole lot of room back there. However, after the test drive I sat in the back and was surpised at how roomy it was (I'm 5'5). However, if you have 3 or more 6 footers in the car, then folks in the back probably are going to be somewhat cramped. Okay, impressions from the test drive... Shifting with the 6 speed was incredibly smooth. The shifter has very short throws and the clutch is light. The DX model felt notchy in comparison. I was a little surprised that 6th gear started around 65-75 mph. I figured it would kick in later. In fact, on the highway I was a little apprehensive to shift into 6th because that is reverse on a 5 speed :) The engine is very powerful, I like the deep throaty growl. The stereo is excellent as well. All the buttons were within easy reach, and there are audio (volume, favorite stations) and cruise control buttons on the steering wheel for added convenience. The trunk is quite roomy for a sports car, and the rear seats fold down for added trunk space. The car has a number of security features that should make it harder to steal than previous Civics. In summary, the Si is both sporty and practical, buy it. Honda has made a truly incredible car!!
Pros: The speed and sound of the engine
Cons: that my car got broken into the fist week of owning it!!!!
Advice: Buy an alarm and put air horns to blow out the ear drums of any one who tries to steel your carHere's a story for ya!!!!After waiting 3 month to get my car I only got to enjoy the first 5 days of driving because my car already got broken into. The entire drivers side need to get replaced....But any way Here is my review for spending $21K their is NOTHING on the market that can compete with this car!!!!!!Period!!!!!!. Thry pushing your car past 7000 rpms and having the car want more. the sound of the exhaust is awesome. Not like the weedwacker motors that these kids are rock'n. But a true deap throat sound
Pros: Exhaust note, Excellent Handling
Cons: Slightly bumpy ride on b roads
Advice: Order now, you'll probably have to wait a few months.I ordered the Alabaster Silver colour, and it looks beautiful. The rear wing spoiler and 17' rims really go a long way in helping to distinguish the Si from the rest of the Civic Coupes. It looks very fast even at a standstill, mostly due to the very aggressive angle of the windshield as well as a very aerodynamic body. I was a bit afraid that it might seem too futuristic or gaudy but I've come to find it's one of the most pleasing designs out there today. The interior is nothing short of outstanding. The gauges were initially a little odd looking in the showroom, but after 30 seconds of driving it felt normal. The ergonomics are very good - everything is just there in front of you, in the position you'd expect it to be. I can't get over the feel of the buttons - they feel like they are from an upscale or luxury car. The cup holders are brilliantly designed and there are lots of cubby holes around for storing things. There is an additional power outlet in the centre console. The stereo is very good for stock, with decent bass from the 8' subwoofer and clear sound from the rest of the speakers. I appreciate the MP3 CD capability and the Aux In jack for my iPod. I can't understand how people whine about not having a 6 CD changer when you can fit 8 hours of music on a single MP3 CD. A better option is to buy an iPod for a third of the price of the CD changer and have access to all of your music. The drilled aluminium pedals with rubber inserts are a very nice touch, as are the faux suede seats. The amber illumination from the overhead light and from the dash reminds you that this is a potent sport compact and seems easier to read than blue illumination. As for driving, this thing is a little screamer. With an 8500 rpm rev limiter and 197 HP, this car really gets moving once the revs get up there. The exhaust note is incredible past 6000rpm which is when the engine switches cams. The limited slip differential helps you corner and accelerate at the same time by transferring more power to the outside wheel. This is a huge advantage being a front wheel drive vehicle. The six speed gearshift has very short throws, and is an absolute pleasure to drive with. With a short gearing ratio, you have to shift gears more often, but this keeps you engaged during commuting and keeps you in the power band with hard acceleration. The catch point on the clutch is nearly immediate, it took some getting used to initially, but I appreciate how quick and effortless it is to shift gears. This car corners beautifully, basically point and shoot in dry conditions. The sport seats really keep you held in place while the car corners effortlessly. The suspension is quite stiff, and it can be a bit too much on bumpy roads, but that is the price you pay for outstanding cornering ability. On normal A-Roads, it is a very civilized and comfy ride, and the car can be pushed with ease. I couldn’t be happier with this car.