The 2003 Civic Si is a carryover from 2002. High seat cushions make entry and exit easy. You can short-shift through the gears: snick, waahh, snick, whaah, snick, whaah. The Si features a subtle roof spoiler, a dual tipped exhaust, and comes standard with a moonroof. Bold tail lamps dominate the blunt rear panel, underscored by a body-colored bumper. Related Links Engine and Transmission Engine Type: 2.
Ride quality and noise, vibration and harshness are not the best in the class, but the current models feel more substantial, more upscale than pre-2001 models. Upon introduction, the Civic Si is equipped with a standard 2. Extracting 115 horsepower out of just 1. Feel the power and surefootedness of this factory hotrod and the only time you will pull over is for fuel stops. The new front suspension did allow for a tighter turning radius than the better handling wishbone setup used earlier. Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Exterior Features Take one look at the 2003 Honda Civic Si and you will have no doubts that this vehicle was designed with one thing in mind.
Then we were dazzled by the Toyota Prius's multiple electric motors and video-game energy-flow displays. Larger wheels and tires help put the power to the road. The Civic Si features front and rear stabilizer bars and firmer dampers and springs than other Civic models, yet its ride quality is still pleasant. They are reliable, practical, and fuel efficient. A high-performance set of tires may improve this behavior. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard.
Alcantara-like trim adds richness to the side bolsters while red stitching accents the sporty fabric in the middle. The door handles are the lever kind, which I find harder to operate than the kind you stick your hands through. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda is known for its space-efficient design, and the Civic packs its engine into a condensed engine bay, leaving more space for the interior. Worse, the sound was only mediocre.
Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Smaller engines continued to be available for the rest of the world. Though not the quietest cars in their class, the Civics are not as noisy as a Ford Focus. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. The recall began January 26, 2015. Stopping performance in the Civic is okay, but not up to the standards of the class.
Recall Date 2015-05-28 Description Honda American Honda Motor Co. Styling is a matter of taste, but at least the hatchback Si is faster than it looks, while the 1999-2000 model was, arguably, the other way around. This engine turns up the heat while mated to a smooth shifting close ratio 5-speed manual transmission that maximizes the driving experience. The Civic Si returned to form as a hatchback, after having been sold only as a coupé in the previous generation. The recall is expected to begin during August 2014. The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
Suffice it to say that the Civic Si is a sleeper. Civics come standard with rear drum brakes and braking is well controlled. At 80 or 90 mph, however, the Si feels very stable. They look and feel upscale. Visibility when driving or parking is excellent as the driver is surrounded by glass and looks over a very low hood line. Anyone who remembers the 2.
In fact, more than three-fourths of their body panels are not interchangeable. To meet the demands of the enthusiast driver, the suspension and braking systems were developed to provide the highest levels of performance. 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. The redline of the K24Z7 is 7,000 rpm with a fuel cut at 7,200 rpm. There was a flat rear floor, giving better comfort to the rear seat passengers.
For 2003, sedans and coupes come with improved seat fabrics and the outboard rear headrests are now adjustable. Honda sells more than 325,000 Civics a year in the U. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Relatively flat flanks are interrupted only by the moldings. Honda uses a new 2. Shifting is smooth and precise, with notched stop points between gears.