"A sporty coupe that makes driving enjoyable!"4.5 starson by golfingtigger
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.