Pros 197hp, LSD, K20 engine, honda name/value/durability, gorgeous exhaust
Cons availability w/navi, rev hangs
Summary I've been obsessing over this car for 4-5 months now and finally got my Fiji Blue Pearl w/Navigation 3 days ago. So far i've put on 280miles and got around 29mpg.
the car is just fun.. the 6speed mt is very closely geared so you feel like a race car driver and the exhaust note is..... simply.. mozart to any car lover's ears..
the only downfalls i see now are:
-availability (very hard to find navi and colors at times)
-rev hangs (but heard this seems to go away after putting on 2k miles)
so yea... Honda gave the Si its balls back and also added some nice cosmo surgery (ditched the uber ugly hatchback for a sleek coupe)Updated
well.. now have about 1000miles on her and still in lover with her.
i've finally been able to reach the 7k rpm ranges after my gentle breakin and all i can say is.. WOW! she screams while hugging the road like the tires are glued to it..
the handling is great, comparable to my old 90' Eagle Talon AWD but even better on turns (gotta love that LSD!)..
the navi is cool, but i haven't used it much. i'm really enjoying the PC Card reader and my 1GB card.. thumbs up to honda for adding that geek factor!
the rev hang issues and jerking when you coast has been slowly going away (and really isn't that bad).. the main reasons i've heard for this is the electronic dbw... there is no cable from the accelerator to the engine, rather the ecu controls it and thus the lag... rumors of an ECU reflash by Honda has been speculated/rumored, we'll see if they are true or not..
i still love the Fiji Blue Pearl.. its gorgeous in any light but does get dirty fast.. but when cleaned and out on a nice sunny afternoon, she glows...
so again, if you can get one or want one.. do it!
Pros Nimble, powerful, and packed with amenities for low $
Cons Miniature back seat, near impossible to get
Summary It is hard to stay objective about this car once it has been driven. I researched the car tirelessly and only came by mine through divine intervention.
The car is a dream to look at, especially in the Habanero Red Pearl that changes from red to orange depending on the light that hits it. The seat stitching and quality seems to say, "I'm not a normal Civic", as they hug you comfortably when blasting into hyperspeed.
When driving, it zooms, especially once the i-VTEC kicks in. Don't worry about those tight corners, this car can handle it. In fact, I read a review that said the '06 Civic Si put up the same numbers as a Dodge Viper in a slalom. The exhaust on it makes a type of rumble that won't let you forget that it is first and foremost a speedmobile.
Speaking of sound, it has enough of an audio system with its subwoofer to round out any type of music. The voice activated navigation and radio control is whiz-bang and the integration of XM Radio and an mp3-capable PC card into the mix adds another level of versatility.
The gripes are few but must be said. I don't recommend this car being thought of as a five seater unless you have 3 small kids. To get them back there is somewhat of a pain to, as the driver seat doesn't offer the same one-touch seat collapse like the passenger.
Also, if you read reviews and are excited to get one, plan on having one around Fall. They are given to dealers in alotments and it is common for a dealer to only get 2 of them in a 3 month period. Therefore, your color selection and price haggling gets pretty stifled.
Once you drive one, though, the limitations seem very worth it. Especially with a $22k price tag with the navigation.
Pros Great interior & exterior styling, lots of get-up-and-go
Cons Rev drop delay, limited visibility (PSF)
Summary SUBJECT: 2006 Honda Si Coupe (fiji blue pearl) w/ navigation system, sunroof deflector, mud guards, wheel locks
It's hard to argue with the amount of features you get for the money in the Civic Si. It's also hard to argue with the performance as this car moves out with a purpose when the accelerator is applied. Given all the features that are standard in the vehicle, it's an amazing value for the price.
The only drawbacks I observed are two. First, as a result of the throttle-by-wire technology, the engine revs stay high for almost a full second once the clutch has been depressed to make a gear shift. While this may cause some consternation in driving purists and initial surprise in others, I find that it lets me move up through the gearbox that much more quickly for maneuvers requiring quick acceleration. The feel in my mind is similar to what Formula 1 drivers must sense with their paddle shifters as they zip up through their gears.
Second, in low speed driving such as parking, it seems as though it is difficult to see across the passenger-side-front on the vehicle to be able to avoid curbs and the like.
Other reviewers have mentioned ride harshness, and while this is true at times, one must remember that this vehicle resembles its more economical Civic cousins in name only. This is a vehicle bred for eating up roadways, and as most of the racier car set will attest, ride comfort can frequently take a back seat to speed, looks, and handling.
Other than that, this is an outstanding automobile. Yes, if you're a real driving nut with deep pockets, you could spend thousands more for a Porsche or some other exotic thoroughbred. But I challenge anyone to find as much quality, design, and fun in a car in the Civic Si's price range... It simply can't be done. Bravo Honda!
Pros gadgets, looks and gas milage
Cons some people don't like the looks
Summary For anyone looking to get a rsx type-s or a similar sports coupe you should take a look sat the 2006 si.
Pros Super good Handling, High RPMs, nice exterior and interior
Cons NO TORQUE!!!, just another civic with a spoiler.
Summary It is a nice car and is fast too. Handling is incredible and by the brand you automatically know is a reliable car. Exterior design is nice, but at the end the fact that is another normal civic with a spoiler can not be hidden. I drove this car when I was in the market for a new car, I liked it, but my final decision was to go for new GTI which I ended up buying. The lack of torque in the engine(139 lb/ft) as psycological as it may be gives you the feel that you are driving a less powerful car and due to this lack of torque, the ratios between gears are very short making the engine very noisy since you are driving the car at high RPMs mostly all the time. At cruise speeds of 80 miles per hour for the same gear ratios reason, the engine noise makes you believe it needs a 7th gear.
Good Equipment for a low price which is a major attractive over other cars. Nice rims. Needs xenon lights to come standard. Excellent brakes. Weird steering wheel. Like the fact that can bring the car up to 8000 rpms (to compensate no torque).