Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Honda Civic Si?
Have had my Red 2008 SI coupe for little over two months now. Almost 4,000 miles on it so far.
Very attractive exterior IMO, especially if you keep it nice and clean like I try to do, wash it almost every week.
Handling is great and the engine sounds beautiful in the higher RPM's. It's pretty quick but could use some more power IMO.
The interior is very stylish, love the black and red theme.
Fuel economy hasn't been too good, but then again I tend to drive it pretty hard most of the time. Haven't done the math but I get around 230-250 or so miles per tank, I reset the trip meter every time I fill up.
Car also has ample storage area's up front, I like the whole cupholder tray with the little garage door there, kinda neat.
Love that it has the audio jack, don't need my stupid FM transmitter anymore to play my ipod. Love the steering wheel and the audio controls on it.
Seats are very comfy, I love the main material used for them, don't think I have ever seen that in a car but it feels very nice, also the seats hug you very nicely.
Sound system seems pretty decent, I tend to keep the base down though, my sound system in my previous car got pretty shot, so I am trying not to ruin my speakers right off the bat. Although I often prefer just listening to the engine over music.
Also, another thing to be noted is I love the shifter, the red stitching in the leather, and red lettering and all makes it look very nice. Although when left out in the sun it gets pretty damn hot when you go to drive again haha.
Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Honda Civic Si?
Wish it came with a little more power, but for the price you can't complain I guess, fun car regardless.
Not too crazy about the suede surfaces of the interior, especially the center arm rest, always have my arm on there while holding the shifter, and already after only 2 months its starting to get faded and kinda gross and worn out where my arm is resting. Not sure how easy it is to clean, but would have went with a different material for that part.
Another small thing; I wish the headlights were aimed a little higher when on the regular beams, I feel like it just lights up the road but nothing above it. I live in a country/wooded area so I always have to be on the lookout for deer and other animals and obstacles. It's fine when the highbeams are on though.
Also, think it should come with fog lights, don't see why they put the sockets for them there and then just put plastic covers over them... why not just include them???
2008 Honda Civic Si Review:
Great car overall, would definitely buy again. I am really enjoying driving it and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a sporty car that is still practical. If you're looking for pure performance I would look elsewhere, but IMO you can't beat the performance for the price. Car looks amazing, very fun to drive, has Honda's reliability, and the pro's definitely outweigh the con's. Great car.
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