I don’t think I’m being unfair when I say that the Honda Civic Si isn’t especially relevant in the performance car game anymore. What used to be the ideal platform for tuners and autocrossers (or both) has turned into merely a sporty Civic with a great gearbox. But does that make it a bad car? Absolutely not.
I've had the 2014 Honda Civic Si for a few days, and I'm giving it back on Monday. In case you can't tell from this photo, it's the red one. It's the red Honda Civic. No, not the one in the back, the one in the front. I know, it's sometimes hard to tell.
Unsurprisingly, the 2012 Honda Civic looks exactly as uninspiring as the Honda Civic Concept that debuted in Detroit. The look's an update on the slab-sided current generation, but not so radical an upgrade as to disquiet their easily perturbed buyers.
Honda owner Roger Grenon wasn't pleased with being turned away from snobby parking lot car shows. Determined, he transformed his lowly econobox Civic SI into a "rare Ford concept" and bluffed his way in. Here's how he did it.
This guy likes painter's tape. He has a nice Civic. He's trying to tell us something. Oh, if only we could read backwards English. [@Autoobserver]
If you're a Brit and want your Honda hatch back injected with a sportier look, then rejoice. Honda's announced the Civic Si five door appearance package will be available across the entire range.