Compared with the previous-generation Civics, the these new Civics are roomier inside, yet smaller on the outside. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Recall Date 2014-11-04 Description American Honda Motor Co. In this case, I will make an exception because I think this is a great looking car and it turned quite a few heads the week that I had it. The dash is straightforward and intuitive with black-on-white instrumentation and switchgear that reacts with tactile grace. The steering is precise, throttle response is on the money, clutch feel is light and smooth, brakes are well modulated and the feel of the shifter is as good as it gets. In fact, Honda owners are the company's strongest advertisement.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Another Euro touch is the five-speed manual gearbox's the only transmission offered in the Si rally-style gearshift. For 2004, the Civic was given a facelifted front end with new headlights, bumper, and grille; it also received side skirts. They are among the best compact cars available. The engine produces 160 bhp at 6500 rpm, and 132 lb.
Also new, is a hot new hatchback. Its position frees up some floor space for a large tray at the top of the handy center console, while the placement of the leather-covered gearshift is part of the car's foreign undertone. Performance was relatively underwhelming compared to the competition; the switch to MacPherson struts from double-wishbone suspension resulted in less responsive handling, and a near-150 lb 68 kg increase in weight to 2,744 lb 1,245 kg contributed to slower acceleration than the lighter '99-'00 Si. If your tastes lean toward sacrificing a bit of ride for some good handling, you won't be disappointed. The Si has a slightly thicker 25. Other than cool wheels and a red badge on the tail, there's little to distinguish the Si from standard-issue Euro Civics.
Unfortunately, that exterior is a bit on the bland side. The hybrid version arrived at North America in spring 2002. Honda Civic Si The seventh generation of the Honda Civic is an automobile which was produced by Honda from 2000 to 2005. Feedback Do you have any feedback on the Civic Si? At the same time it's efficient, giving the Si expected overall fuel economy of 28 mpg. Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. What makes the Si's shifter interesting is that it protrudes from a rounded pod on the dash.
. Previous Si motors needed to wail in order to generate much thrust. That's 197 hp in the European Civic-the U. This hatchback body style was the only way you could get an Si for this generation, and you couldn't get the hatchback at all with any other powertrain. Dadset a price limit only: it's up to you to pick the right car. Civic sedan, coupe, and hatchback body styles were all designed to maximize space for people and minimize the room given for mechanical systems. The result is the most Euro-feeling Honda ever.
At night, the faces go dark and the markings light up. Now, Honda North America would do well to inject some of the Si's power, handling, and personality into the coupe and sedan And don't forget to say thanks to that punk, er, youth, in the over-modified hatchback who's trying to pick up your daughter. Compared with the previous-generation Civics, the these new Civics are roomier inside, yet smaller on the outside. So, you sizeup what's out there and make your choice. Civic sedan, coupe, and hatchback body styles were all designed to maximize space for people and minimize the room given for mechanical systems.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. But, despite its unusual placement, the feel of the shifter is wonderfully crisp and smooth with short throws. I normally don't talk about styling in these reports because you don't need me to tell you what looks good to you. A drive down a moderately twisty road showed us that the Si, which uses virtually the same suspension setup as the 197-hp European Civic Type-R, suffers very little body roll, even on abrupt turn-in. Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O.
The red stitching on the the inside of the steering wheel rim is a nice touch and is carried over to the seats and shifter knob. If you prefer to avoid technical minutia, you can take my word that this car handles beautifully and skip to the next paragraph, butif you are technically minded, you may be interested in knowing that the new front suspension is a MacPherson Strut design instead of the traditional Honda setup of a double wishbone configuration. These Hondas are best remembered for their signature dash-mounted shifters also used in the Element , but make great secondhand practical runabouts. Nitto tires on Konig Caffeine wheels, a 4000-watt Kenwood blaring the latest industrial metal, West Wings cladding scraping the pavement, and a nasal exhaust note emanating from a 5-in. Compared to its predecessor, it retained similar exterior dimensions, but increased significantly in interior space thus bumping up Civic to a compact car size segment. How would I improve this car? As you speed up, the computer varies the power steering effort in one mile per hour increments up to 99 miles per hour.
The affected vehicles have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment. Instead, the 2002-05 Civic Si is manufactured in Swindon, England, and exported to Canada and the United States. There was a flat rear floor, giving better comfort to the rear seat passengers. The suspension is calibrated towards good handling at the expense of some riding comfort. We would love to hear from you. A good shifter is a Honda hallmark.