The new car's body features some sportier details, including a chin spoiler and mesh-style grille from the Type R, an even meaner version of the latest Civic that is only available in select Japanese and European markets. One of the few shortcomings of the 1999 and 2000 Civic Si-the flat, not too sporty seats-has been fixed in the new car. Overall, it's a really nice interior, well above North American-made Civics for material quality and ambience and good enough to rival the interiors of 's Golf, the standard-bearer in this size category. The chassis is more rigid, and the curb weight is slightly lower than the 8th generation. We are not officially associated with or endorsed by Honda Motor Co, Inc. It is powered by a more powerful version of the turbocharged 1. The Civic Si also appeared in New Zealand and Australia in 1987, with specifications similar to those of the American-market Si.
When you jump into the driver's seat, one thing stands out above all else: the placement of the shifter. Also like the new Civic coupe and sedan, Honda has tightened up the body clearances in the 2002 Si: Where the 2000 Civic Si features body gaps in the 3 to 5. After a bit of time, and certainly after the installation of some sportier springs and wheels, their looks tend to grow on us. The front brake discs remain 10. 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. It can be done by trading in, changing or modifying your usual Honda Civic parts and accessories with new components using your own personal taste. Even though the body is small on the outside, the car isn't exactly a lightweight, checking in at 2744 pounds.
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. It comes equipped with racing inspired bucket seats, a suspension calibrated for good handling, a high performance 160 horsepower 2. Steering is precise, but too light in our estimation, thanks? Rather than spend Odyssey profits on adding the low-volume hatchback to North American assembly lines Honda expects to sell no more than 15,000 Si models per year , it's sending us Si hatchbacks built in England, of all places. That was our biggest beef with the last Civic Si, and we're glad to see that Honda has fixed the situation. The rest of the interior is typical Civic fare, featuring plenty of well-designed storage areas, great visibility, a driver's dead pedal and logically-placed switches. The rally-inspired shifter may look a little odd, but it's convenient to use and works quite well. So, you sizeup what's out there and make your choice.
Although many enthusiasts enjoyed driving the all-new Civic, they just weren't excited by the new car. The rear end of the new car features Honda's Reactive Link double-wishbone suspension. Feedback Do you have any feedback on the Civic Si? Ground effects give a lowered ground look by reducing air pressure under the vehicle which causes the normal pressure to push the vehicle downward. Honda tells us that they did this to allow room for a high-mounted steering box with longer steering arms for improved stability. That's 197 hp in the European Civic-the U. Lifted from the overseas-spec Civic Type R, the new Civic Si's seats are wide, well bolstered and comfortable. Next time you see an electric-green Civic hatchback with ultra-low profile 18-in.
With no sign of twin-cam engines or performance-tuned suspensions on the menu, the Civic was no longer the hottest compact out there. We are a private company run by long-time Honda Civic enthusiasts! Looking for a more expert opinion? Any opinions orexperiences of your own? On a rain-soaked Seattle International Raceway, where we received our introduction to the car, the Civic Si was tossable through the turns and quite light on its feet, while the new engine pulled eagerly toward redline-maybe a bit too eagerly, as we encountered the rev limiter several times. It started production again for the 1999 and 2000 model years. Front seats are firm, but comfortable and wrap around you so that you stay planted during aggressive maneuvering. Increases in headroom and new arm rests may be much appreciated by the masses, but the rest of us missed the high-winding engines and tight suspensions of past models. But the only real complaint I have about this interior is the lack of a center arm rest. Now back in showrooms, it is capturing the imagination of young people who like to drive.
Interior Appointments The Civic Si has always featured a useful, yet practical, interior, and the latest version of the car is no different. Dam this runs good now. With Dad's promise of a new car comes the nervous anticipation of venturing out to choose from among the dizzying array of vehicles on today's market. Basically, it's like having a computer-controlled, real-time adjustable cam gear on the intake cam. Other new features inside the 2002 Civic Si engine include a no-maintenance timing chain-no more fears about snapped timing belts-as well as a conventional engine rotation. Honda Civic auto parts and Honda Civic car accessories are out in the market both in the net and in the local markets.
For 2003 Vivid Blue will be added to the paint palette. Official prices are to be announced at a later date. There is a certain comfort in knowing that your next vehicle will be a Honda,built by a manufacturer with an established reputation for producing solid, reliable cars. There are three sets of shoulder belts back there as well as a flat floor, about as inviting a rear seat as a small 2-door can have. Very prompt and easy to deal with. Honda strikes back for 2002, however, using a popular formula to build a neat performance car: combine a fairly small body with a fairly powerful engine.
Out of the pool of available performance parts, we have narrowed down to the best parts available. He also found himself hitting the rev limiter quite a bit, but notes that on the race track, the new car is often going faster than you think. What makes us the best place to shop for all your aftermarket parts for your Honda Civic? As for our 2002 Civic Si, the first area that is ripe for change is to replace the smallish 15 inch wheels and tires with 16 inch or even 17 inch wheels with super low-profile tires. In regards to engine performance, the parts you can get for your engine range from something basic like a cold air intake to a more complex system such as a turbo kit or super charger kit. At night, the faces go dark and the markings light up. We carry exhaust components, suspension components, wheels, tires, decorative accessories, braking system components, and everything in between.
Check out our Guides to Upgrading your Civic with Aftermarket Parts The 10th Generation Honda Civics continues to steam roll ahead on what has got to be the longest and most anticpated rollouts of any Honda or Acura we've seen. Honda says bending rigidity is up by 22 percent, and using high-tensile steel in various gussets and cross members of the body structure saved 44 pounds. Main article: The 1992-1995 Civic Si model featured disc brakes, a power moonroof with tilt, cruise control, a dashboard clock, a 9,000 rpm tachometer with a 7,200 rpm redline, plastic wheel covers on 14 inch wheels, body coloured, beginning in 1993 , body-coloured door handles, and a 125 hp 93 kW 1. Never had a problem buy anything from here. New, Stiff Platform In response to customer demand, Honda went back to the three-door hatchback as a starting point for the new Civic Si. None of us can predict the future, but we all found it to have no more weaknesses than any other previous Civic Si-all of which have gone on to become successful in autocross, road racing and professional endurance competition.
I didn't think it was that great of a gain. Add your own personal touch to your Honda Civic by adding custom car parts and accessories to achieve the unique style and look that would exhibit the complexities of your own personality. 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. Faster express shipping is available for an additional charge and calculated at checkout or on the edit basket page. The only decisions you need to make is the color, and whether you want side air bags. Honda Civic hatchback and sedan are the first body styles with bigger passenger rooms and simple features.