2007 Honda Civic Si Sedan
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- Quirky but yet very stylish both inside and out. Lots of goodies to play with.
- I'm pressing the accelerator and ... where is the power ?
Let me first start by saying I love Honda. I currently own a 1996 Honda civic with 211,000 miles on it. Up until 210,000 miles everything was fine then one day the muffler fell off and it�s all gone wrong from there, the brakes now squeak and there is a bad clunking noise from the CV joints and there are bits of cookies and god knows what else stuck around the shifter. So I decided that maybe it was time for a new car. I looked at bimmers - great cars but too expensive and I would be too worried about spilling something or getting cookie crumbs on it. I looked at WRX's - expensive and lack the refined interior actually both the EVO and the WRX felt like I was riding around in a trash bag. Both handled well but both were nearly 30K. The Scion Tc...is auto a la carte which is gets expensive when you add things like a radio, the car was small and cramped and when you thing of Scion you think of that box car thing the XB and everyone knows you bought a yo boys version of a Toyota. So that left the Mazda Speed 3 and the Honda Civic. I put aside my loyalty to Honda and headed off to my local Mazda dealership. First impression were ... well it looks uglier in person than it does in its press photo, its got bug head lights and lumps here and there its like they didn�t know when to stop designing it. And then you get inside and it gets worse. The seats are uncomfortable and the reading the gauges is like looking down at binoculars except there are three so it would be tri-noculars. But then I started it up. At first I was shocked this car sounded like it meant business and once on the open road it was ready to roll. Then engine was perky and had torque ... wait, I�m supposed to be writing about the Honda so I will skip all this and just say ... over all the Speed3 was rubbish.
Then Honda has the looks, it has the gadgets, it has an amazing reputation (to which my old car is a testament). The four door has that funny window at the front not really my cup of tea but the boot has nicer lines than the coupe and a larger opening. It�s airy inside and there is two and a half feet of dash ... Oh and that�s just the beginning. As soon as you sit in it you realize this was a car designed for a country that drives on the other side of the road. Here is my point, if the steering wheel was on the other side then the stick shift would be next to your leg, in a perfect shifting position but in the American version you have to reach over the handbrake. At 6'1 I have the arms of a monkey and it still felt odd to reach that far. Because the bonnet slopes at such a steep angle you have no clue where the corners of the car are. I then drove it, and felt sad. The acceleration was ... not there! In day to day driving you rarely stray over 4000 RPMs � and below that it felt more like I was driving my grandmother�s Acclaim than a sporty sedan. The sales guy said �punch it get it up over six grand� and I did ... he said feel that and I didn�t. the small kick was not exciting and when I returned to the dealership I asked for my testicles back. I climbed back into my beat up 1996 Honda and drove away ... actually my VTECH 1, 125hp 11 year old car felt like it had more life in it that the 2007. My search continues....read morehide
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