This is a great first car for people just out of high school or college. It's affordable, sporty (I love the 6 speed transmission) and overall just a fun car to drive. It's not fast by any means but the 2.4L I-Vtec engine gets you 0 to 60 in just over 6 seconds. It's a 4-door so I'm able to take my friends out in it and fit comfortably. The seats fold down in the back so I can get my guitar gear into the back of it. I have a guitar and halfstack and it all fits. I can get my snowboarding gear in the car too. It has an aggressive look to it plus the sunburst orange pearl paint looks sexy in the bright sunlight.
Great mileage. Nice exterior design. Good stock sound system with aux for my phone. Rides smooth but slow acceleration but its an economy car so that's to be expected. Great Commuter car. The tachometer is large and unnecessary for an automatic but its a small issue. Great reliability history with Hondas.
It just does everything incredibly well.
2015 Honda CivicChristopher Ford - Madison, AL01/24/2016
After test driving many of its competitors, I found the Civic SI to be the highest overall quality. It isn't one of those cars that does any particular thing better than another, but it was the one I drove that I found did everything incredibly well. Comfort and driveability is on par for modern Honda, which means it typically "feels" like a higher-cost car. Acceleration is terrific and the exhaust note is outstanding, particularly over 4k (and I also own an S2000!). Distance driving is passable, but I'm considering swapping to a 16 or 17 inch wheel. It's a bit rough on segmented highways, but everything else is just fine. The interior is MUCH better quality than the competition, Ford should definitely be taking notes!
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