This generation abandoned the front double wishbone suspension, which had been used in the fourth to sixth generations, replacing it with MacPherson strut. It is a nice, almost luxurious small car that has a different feel to it without giving up any creature comforts. Front-seat comfort is superb by any measure. Civic coupes have front seatbacks that stretch broad and deep with headrests that are open at the center like a doughnut. Interior All Civics seat five people and offer a more spacious feel than some other compact models. A high-curved rear end and functional tailgate allow maximum space utilization, and it promises easy loading and unloading.
The two door coupe with a 5 speed stick made the ride feel sporty and the 34 highway mpg made the owner feel like he wasn't an irresponsible jerk. All-disc antilock brakes and electronic brake-force distribution are standard. Skip to details on the: All Civics but the Civic Hybrid and Civic Si carry a 1. But it's factory-approved and dealer-installed, and carries the same warranty as the rest of the car when installed on a new Civic Si at the dealer. The coupe features a more aggressive windshield rake for a sportier look, and its tail lamps light up in a signature pattern. In addition to being the fastest Civic, the Si also has the most cargo volume. At its introduction in 2000, it won the Car of the Year Japan Award for a record fourth time, and it won the Japan Automotive Researchers' and Journalists' Conference Car of the Year award in 2001.
The 2004 Honda Civic Si is well appointed on the inside. It is energetic and nimble and delivers a welcome combination of confidence and joy to anyone who wishes to push the car toward its limits. Some will take the position that they want to do something for the environment, regardless of cost. Related Model: Civic Si A revived version of the performance-focused Civic Si went on sale late in the 2002 model year. Paid a good price for this car.
The 2004-05 models received minor revisions. More extreme is the Civic Hybrid, which gets up to 51 mpg on regular unleaded. In Europe the Civic was sold with a D16V1 rated at 110 hp and a D14Z6 rated at 88 hp ,also a common-rail diesel engine produced by Isuzu Motors Polska. To address this, Honda added more sound-dampening insulation to the doors to the 2004 models of both the coupe and sedan. In the sedan, the gauge graphics are the traditional white-on-black. Out on the highway, the Civic Si engine is very responsive, giving it good performance for passing. The Si hatchback's front seats are excellent, comfortable for long drives, and supportive for hard driving.
Most notably, wheels and tires were upgraded from 15-inch to 16-inch, for sharper handling. The car operates very quietly, but road noise is slightly greater than usual due to the low-rolling-resistance tires. A properly maintained Civic should last a decade or more while accumulating hundreds of thousands of kilometres. The hood sits amazingly low. That decision was made many miles ago and has only been reaffirmed by the reliability of both the car, the retention of the vehicles market value and the Honda dealerships and service people I've met along the way.
Links Visit for more information on the Honda Civic Si. It was good before, but now when I have family it got too small for me. Owner satisfaction and depreciation are rated better than average. The styling of the Honda Civic Si hatchback seems to polarize people. Steering has a substantial feel and requires only modest effort. Lastly, my next car will be another Honda. Related Model: Civic Hybrid By launching its two-passenger Insight in 1999, Honda set the pace for hybrid powertrains in the U.
The Civic Hybrid does not make a lot of sense, based purely on economics. With the increased chassis rigidity compensating for weight gain, the 5th-generation Civic Si saw roughly the same performance numbers as the previous generation Si, with 7. Consumer Reports rates the Civic as a recommended buy with much better than average reliability. Very often it's a very compressed range, but the Civic has always maintained a very wide vertical range of view. From the back seat, it is less so. The fuel economy numbers of cars such as the Civic Hybrid and the Toyota Prius have generated considerable interest among consumers in the light of soaring fuel prices. 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.
Civic Si comes with a high-output 2. The hybrid version arrived at North America in spring 2002. If you want better performance from a Civic, you'll have to modify it or wait for Honda to ship us an R model. While they look like they're from the same family, the sedan and coupe differ in appearance. On the other hand, drivers who want to help advance a new technology that can improve the environment in the long run should consider the Civic Hybrid.
Maintenance is one of the cheapest and easiest on the market. Even better turn-in and more cornering power, with very flat cornering. Instead, the 2002-05 Civic Si is manufactured in Swindon, England, and exported to Canada and the United States. A shoulder belt is provided for the center rear seating position. The front and rear stabilizer bars and firmer dampers and springs are designed for sharper handling, yet the Si's ride quality is quite pleasant. I commuted over 500 miles per week.
Honda also offers the performance-focused Civic Si hatchback. Really, nothing in the driving department isn't covered by the Civic Si. Exterior Features All 2004 Civic models feature new front and rear bumpers, new headlights and a body-colored grille. While perhaps mild by Los Angeles street racer standards, the front air dam, side sills, and rear visor spoiler are virtually the definition of the contemporary hot-hatch sport-compact look. For 2004, the Civic was given a facelifted front end with new headlights, bumper, and grille; it also received side skirts. Interior Features The Honda Civic is ergonomically excellent, making this an easy car to operate.