2007 Honda Civic Si Coupe
There are 6 user reviews for the 6-Spd MT w/ Performance Tires trim shown below
- Handling, Power, Value for the Dollar
- Notchy 3rd Gear, Cold Start Hesitation
I love this car. Have owned many high performance cars since 1969, and the Si is amongst the best. Regarding the Cons: A high performance engine such as the K20 is typically very sensitive to differences in the fuel it is fed. The hesitation I have experienced is simply due to the fact that the weather has gone from unseasonably warm to extremely cold in the NE, and the gas retailers are still pumping Summer Blend fuel, which is less volatile than Winter Blend fuel. If you have the same issue with hesitation, I suggest that you purchase from a retailer that sells in high volume. Also, DO USE a "Tier One" rated fuel, as Honda recommends (as does Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, and Corvette). I use Shell Premium, and swear by it, based on prior experience (don't take my word for it, research the benefits of a Tier One fuel. It does work). With respect to the issues I have read about the trans popping out of 3rd gear, I have not had that experience. I do encounter a problem getting the trans into 3rd gear when the car is cold; I must use a bit of force to ensure it is fully engaged prior to letting out the clutch. It is much better when warm, but nowhere as slick as shifting into any of the other gears.
Regarding the Pros: You (or me), could pay 3 times as much to attain a similar level of performance AND sophistication. I feel sorry for those that so did. They failed to recognize that being frugal does not mutually exclude being wise.
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