2008 Honda Civic Si Sedan
There are 6 user reviews for the 6-Spd MT w/ Nav trim shown below
- Great standard features which other manufacturers charge for.
- My 3rd Civic. They all have a notorious blindspot over drivers left shoulder.
Very good value for your money. Great balance of fuel economy and performance. I've owed dozens of cars, from high horse power machines to sensible hybrids. This offers a nice balance of both. I still own the gas guzzlers for various needs, however the Civic Si still delivers good performance, handling, looks and fuel economy. I'm very happy....read morehide
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- Speedy at higher rev, trunk space, race pedals, suspension
- weak a/c, LOTS of fit & finish issues, suspension problem
I like this car a lot despite all the problems I've had with it. Acceleration and shifter action are nice, although low end torque is non-existent. You really have to stomp on the accelerator to get performance. Interior quality and dashboard look great to me, and the car's external lines are sporty without looking too ricey a la WRX or Evo. One of the windows came chipped, rubber door linings weren't installed properly, one window was scratched on the inside with a 3" gash. Also, the trunk doesn't quite close solidly. I have to exert more effort to close it than I should. I also hear a clicking noise in my left front shock whenever I hit a bump and have the steering wheel turned slightly. Made in Canada Made in Japan. All this is annoying, but the engine is quite something. I'm averaging 23mpg in mostly city driving, which is a worse than I thought I'd get. Final thing that is really annoying is that the a/c is weak when it's hotter than 92 degrees outside. Very weak compared to other cars in similar conditions. I have to have the a/c on max at the coldest setting sometimes, and it STILL isn't that cold. Weird....read morehide
31 out of 59 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- fuel economy vs power = amazing; lots of room for turbo
- gearing may be a little too close
I bought this car because I wanted to have a reliable vehicle with power. You have to understand that I come from a background of muscle cars so for me to buy a honda was against my religion. Unfortunately, after graduating college my commute was near 50 miles one way so I couldn't go out and buy an ss camaro or ws6 trans.
I chose the si after driving it and feeling why everyone raved about vtec. Let me explain..it doesn't have the torque nor did I expect it to come close to what I am used to because there is no replacement for displacement. BUT..I was absolutely amazed at how quick the car accelerated, especially when the engine was kept over 5 grand.
If you really want the car to come alive, a cold air intake along with headers and an exhaust did wonders. Unfortunately I will not take the forced induction route to save myself the aggravation of reliability with my commutes, but I have a new respect for hp per cube. ftw vtec....read morehide
25 out of 57 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Excellent performance. Loves to be run hard at high RPMs. Very nice interior and cockpit.
- Shifting between 1,2 & 3rd gear is too close. No bluetooth.
I have had my Si for a little more than a month. I am very impressed with the Si's performance and handling. It definately feels like you are driving a race car. Performance is substantially better at high rpms - anything above 4000. That is great for the low end, but in sixth gear the rpms are still high (3500+ at 60 mph).
The cockpit is very snug, but comfortable. I am 6 ft and I am comfortable. It might be tight for someone larger. The controls are very well laid out. However, it is missing bluetooth integration for handfree telephone (which is available on the Accord) and true iPod integration. It does have the mp3 aux input, but is a little clumsy pluging in and out to switch between inputs. It does have the card slot, but I have yet to get that to work.
The navigation is very nice and the XM works well. However, I had a Pioneer AVIC Z1 navigation/XM in my last vehicle which had so many more features that I really miss (built in disk drive for music, song memory, information downloads -stock, sports scores, etc). The factory unit however, is functional and very easy to use.
Overall, the car gets an A+. If you are buying this car, it is because you like to drive and have fun getting from point A to point B. You are probably not buying it for creature comforts and luxury items. The Civic Si is truely a fun car to drive....read morehide
22 out of 60 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- STEREO,COMFORT,GPS,6MT,cabin noise,gas milage.....
- No Bluetooth,Xenon,
I Traded Subary STI Impreza 2006 model ,.WRB color for Civic Fiji blue .what can i say ? i drove plenty cars in my life ,and after driving Bmw ,audi ,Mb,acura ,nissan,and many other cars ,i was impressed with Si Civic ,its only 2 Liter ,and its sounds awesome ,and Gets Very good gas milage ... My Subaru was Getting 17-18 Mpg ,Yes its faster car ,but Ride is not as nice ,takes Super gas ,and overall expensive car .,i was looking for something cheap ,but Subary's character ,and after driving Civic Si ,i turn over my Keys .Less to pay ,MUCH MUCH Better Gas milage ,Much more comfortable ,cheaper insurance and plus its brand new for less money ,.
My car came with Navigation Unit & 350 Watts Stereo ,and i still cant belive i could get so much for that kinda money ....Germans Have long way to go !
My car cost me $22 G, for sedan Si with Navi ,.Very happy with buy!
Very nice handiling,Gas milage ,Stereo is awesome ! ,Very Good NAVI ! HUGE INTERIOR !!! compare to other small cars ! ! ! i had 5 ppl in my civic ,all taller than 6'2" and we were very comfortable !!!! HUGE TRUNK ! and i like reclining seats !!! Standard sun roof !!! XM radio ,Lots of storage ,i can keep on going and going ,,,,
Go Honda !!!!!...read morehide
23 out of 52 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- GPS System,Audio system has a punch,gas mileage,Power,Engine tune/exhaust tone,aesthetic appeal
- Suspension is definitely stiff, seats can be cumbersome after extended driving
It is more than you can imagine or expect. I absolutely love this car and have had it for 2 weeks. I have no problems with it and the cons are barely blips on the radar, not real cons. The gas mileage is great considering the way i drive it and how often i hit vtec. Ah yes....the Vtec....when engaged it sounds like beethoven's masterpieces....absolutely tantalizing. But the car also has great practicality, quiet cabin from road noise and it does draw a great amount of attention....read morehide
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