Now that's what i call a X-mas present. Just pimpin'...a Type S & an Si side by side..
Congrats on your new car Creep3.
Please give us a performance comparison of the two cars when you can, since there's so many rumors of the Si being superior on the Type S and vice versa..
The exterior styling of the 2006 civic si has really grown on me since day one. I love the look of the front end, however the rear seems a little bulky to me. This particular car is pictured with the hfp aero kit, which in my opinion adds a nice touch. What i do dislike however are the wheels and the rear wing.
Im very please with the interior of the car. The pedals are a real nice touch, along with the shift knob and seats. However i think the gauge cluster will take some getting use to. The interior seems to be made of nice quality honda fabrics.
The system has a nice bump to it for a stock system. Nothing really special in my opinion. One thing that may be a pain in the ass is the fact that the climate controls and head unit are all one. It may be a while till we see a dash kit for this car.
At first glance the engine bay looks way too crammed. It does not even seem like you would be able to pull the engine. Im sure swapping a header will be a pain in the ass on this car. This has to be one aspect of the car that really bugs me. It seems that it also has a built in torque damper. Another thing that is interesting is this car is suppose to have a factory cold air intake. It is close to being one than the rsx is but it still has a box in the engine bay that will heat soak. However it has tubing that runs under the engine from what i can tell without removing the battery.
The shifter has a great smooth flow to it. It was not notchy one bit and was actually amazingly smooth. This has to be one of my favorite aspects of the car since my type s transmission is far from smooth.
The car has a nice tone to it at idle and wide open throttle. However i think drive by wire really ruins this car and makes it feal like it has 0 torque. As you mash on the pedal, there is a delay before you feal the acceleration. Overall i was not blown away performance wise. I trully expected more after all the hype over this new civic engine.
The rear suspension is setup in a differant manner than the type s. The springs are seperate from the struts. Handling was very nice and solid especially while taking turns. The lsd really lets you rip through turns with ease and awsome traction. The ride was very comfy and precise in the twisties.
All in all i was not overly impressed with the car. I really expected much more after all the hype that i have been hearing. The lsd is nice and thats about all i really am blown away buy. Not because of its performance but because it is stock. As i stated before drive by wire is the downfall of this car.
However for the price this is a great vehicle to own in my opinion. However this may not be the best time to buy one as every dealership is marking them up sky high. While my girlfriend was shopping for the car she was quoted as high as $5000.00 over m.s.r.p, however she found a good deal. I feal that this car is an equal performer with the rsx type s. Which one you buy will be based on the amount you want to spend and looks which are subjective.
I personally would not purchase this vehicle and i am very content with my type s. I still feal that the rsx's looks are much more apealing, atleast for me.
Hey Creep3. welcome to 8thcivic. First of all I want to say the rsx-s you have is beautiful! I see you take very nice care of your cars. IMO your rsx does look as nice as the new Si. I am just so impressed with how honda has made the 06 civic so much better than the previous generation. Thanks for the reveiw and pics their awesome!. :thumb:
It takes a little bit of getting use to but, I think you will like the dbw when you do get use to it.