If anything, it makes past Civics feel a little odd. Steering is precise, but too light in our estimation, thanks? With a redline of 6,800 rpm, the Si distanced itself from the narrow, high-rpm powerband engine of its predecessor, and as a result saw a 20 percent increase in torque. The dash is straightforward and intuitive with black-on-white instrumentation and switchgear that reacts with tactile grace. With no sign of twin-cam engines or performance-tuned suspensions on the menu, the Civic was no longer the hottest compact out there. The arrangement looks odd but works well because the driver's right hand doesn't have to drop far from the steering wheel to grab another gear.
This hatchback body style was the only way you could get an Si for this generation, and you couldn't get the hatchback at all with any other powertrain. Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. Basically, it's like having a computer-controlled, real-time adjustable cam gear on the intake cam. The hybrid version arrived at North America in spring 2002. Honda transmissions have always shifted well, but the new Civic Si unit takes smoothness to a new level, thanks to a lower shifter level load employing triple-cone synchronizers on first and second gears.
The Sport Hatchback is also available with a 2. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153. It used both a small 1. 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. The rally-inspired shifter may look a little odd, but it's convenient to use and works quite well. Acura has 200 , 142 lb-ft of torque, and a standard six-speed gearbox.
Remedy Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. A roof spoiler has been perched atop the rear hatch, while the rear bumper features a lower skirt. The front brake discs remain 10. Said competition would do well to note the Civic Si's handling qualities. And not exactly what you'd expect of a Civic, 's popular small car that has been with us since the 1970s and is now in its seventh generation. Units Affected 492 It's not often that jaded automotive journalists, whenever confronted by the latest claims of best-in-class, cutting-edge, or segment busting, encounter a car that truly meets all these criteria. 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.
In 2002, Honda Canada, in recognition of the one millionth sale of the Civic in Canada, introduced a limited edition version of the Civic called the Civic Coupe Si Veloz 'Veloz' meaning 'swift' in Spanish. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. This Honda Civic Features the Following. Next time you see an electric-green Civic hatchback with ultra-low profile 18-in. All of this technology helps produce 160 horsepower and 132 lb. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4.
The Si has a slightly thicker 25. Those suspension parts are bolted to a totally new, stiffer unibody that Honda says is 95 percent stiffer than the previous Civic hatchback. 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. Other changes include a switch to over , and. But how good is the pretty good stuff we are allowed? This model featured from launch a 1. That power reaches the front wheels via a compact new close-ratio 5-speed manual transmission with triple-cone synchronizers for 1st and 2nd gears.
The Si in fact gets its 160-horsepower, 2. Since the track was slick, we weren't able to perform 0-60 acceleration and braking runs, although we hope to have those numbers soon. The action of the cable linkage is excellent, with short throws nearly on a par with those of the Honda S2000. Unfortunately, that exterior is a bit on the bland side. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. Official prices are to be announced at a later date. However, this recall does supersede 13V132 and 14V349.
Honda says the hatchback body gives the car enough cargo room to hold two full-size suitcases, and we have always found the Civic Si to have enough carrying space for our needs. Nitto tires on Konig Caffeine wheels, a 4000-watt Kenwood blaring the latest industrial metal, West Wings cladding scraping the pavement, and a nasal exhaust note emanating from a 5-in. That was our biggest beef with the last Civic Si, and we're glad to see that Honda has fixed the situation. Much of the weight gain is attributed to the chassis' stouter structure when compared to the previous generation hatchback, with the '02 Si boasting an increase in torsional rigidity by 95 percent and a bending rigidity increase of 22 percent. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter.
During 1999 and 2000, while the compact car performance phenomenon was gaining incredible momentum, the Honda Civic Si was at the top of the game. What makes the Si's shifter interesting is that it protrudes from a rounded pod on the dash. The online Civic community hasn't really warmed up to the new sheet metal, but in Honda's defense, most of the past Civics looked a little awkward at first sight. By comparison, the 2000 Civic Si has double-cone synchronizers on second gear and single-cone units on all others. This engine just pulls and pulls. The trend continues in newer models with engines such as the B16 Type R and the K-series.