2005 Honda Civic Si
There are 4 user reviews for the 5-Spd MT w/ Front Side Airbags trim shown below
- No repairs needed, fun to drive, RELIABLE, surprisingly big
- Big for only 2/3 people, bumpy but it is a civic
Purchased As Used
I've had this car for 4 years buying it used. No repair issues at all. It's fun to drive but it is still a civic not a race car. I get mid 30s for a mpg on a highway tank if I control my speed. With the back seats down I load all kinds of thing into this car. I had a truck before and I am steadily surprised how much I can fit in the back. Highly recommended....read morehide
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- Great Cornering, Good Fuel Economy, Loves to be revved
- Rough ride on bumpy roads
I purchased my 05 si new from dealer about six months ago and currently have about 11k on it. In city driving this car is excellent because of the quck revv's and a decent amount of low end power, highway driving keeps me wishing that it had a 6th gear. I am very hard on my cars, and as of yet i have experienced no problems, this is my first honda and i have a feeling that i wll always buy honda's....read morehide
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- The free-revving 2.0L four cylinder engine is meaty - rare in a four banger. It feels smoother than
- Stiff ride. I wouldn't mind having an extra two doors, but I chose 2 drs
This car may be called a Civic, but it's a completely different car from the other Civic models, inside and out. It's frame is much stiffer, as is the suspension, and overall it feels much more solid (it's actually 200lbs heavier than the other Civics). Its engine is like no four-banger I've ever driven - it's not at all buzzy and whiny, but meaty and smooth. It's torquey so it shoves nicely around town at low revs, and it really pulls when you take it to the upper revs. The shifter is terribly satisfying to row, and it snicks into gear smoothly. One nit I'd pick is that given the close ratios of the five speeds, at 70mph the engine spins at 3500rpm; this gearbox could use a sixth speed for better gas mileage on the highway. In mixed driving, I'm averaging 28mpg. Not phenomenal mileage, but it's no slouch. This car is very stable at highway speeds, and wind noise is muted, thanks to its slippery shape. The steering is nice and firm at high speeds, and quick and deft at city speeds. And I almost forgot the front seats! They are the most comfortable, supportive seats I've ever had in a car. But I think if I were, um, wider in the rear, the seats might not be quite so comfy....read morehide
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- Easy on gas, handles nicely, easy to park, great interior room, nice ride on highway
- Wish it had a 6th speed, 4K revs at 80, but still fairly quiet.
Just bought this car after trading in my wife's RSX automatic. I wanted a manual transmission and a sporty ride that was easy on gas for commuting back and forth to work. The new Si in vivid blue looks nice, handles good, and is easier on gas than my other cars. I'm over 40, so not into the racer thing, just wanted a sporty car to commute. This one does all I want, and seems even more solid than the RSX with no rattles or squeeks. Performance for a 4 cylinder is good, not a ton of torque, but plenty respectable. There are other sporty economy cars out there for less, but I didn't like them as well as this one. Considered a Corolla S, Civic EX coupe, Mazda 3, and a Focus ZX3. All nice, but this one just seemed "right". I like the similar looks to a VW GTI, but the Civic has much better reliablity. I had 2 VW's prior this and both were troublesome, especially with the electronics and oxygen sensors. I would recommend the Civic Si to anyone looking for a sporty economy car....read morehide
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