Pros Sporty, high tech, good design, attractive
Cons Single in-dash CD only, no bluetooth, no smart key, no leather option
Summary This is an eye catching car from the outside that is more exhilarating once you climb in. High qulaity embroidered cloth (no option for leather) with race car hints, 6 speed manual transmission an exclusive touch. 17' Alloy wheels, moon roof and spoiler standard. Attractive underbody spoilers available at near $1300. Horse power about 200 but with cost in gas mileage 19-20/gallon with our use, much lower than typical Honda. First year Honda offers Si with 4 door/sedan style and only 12,000 made - collector item?
For the luxury minded most features standard: Versatile navigation unit with large touch screen color display, Voice command, controls on steering wheel, XM satellite radio, IPod adaptor interacts with screen, Aux input for other MP3 users, PC card?, premium audio with subwoofer, seductive power open screen reveals hiden CD/PC/Navi access, external temp, oil life, and more. Very smooth drive, vehicle stability on turns, and unaware of high velocity, nothing like other civic driving. Decent space but not roomy. No heated seats, defrosting side view mirrors or smart key options. A steal at about $23,800 with Navigation/Ipod options.
Our biggest complains are that front side bars are extra wide somewhat obstructing view with city turns, all doors auto lock with driving but only driver's door auto unlocks with parking making guests feel trapped. Also, really missing muli in-dash CD, bluetooth, and DVD/entertainment options.