So ive had my 2007 Civic Si Sedan in silver for about a month now and put on her first 1000 miles. My previous car was a 2004 Nissan Maxima SE in silver. So after the first month of driving the SI i seriously have to say I absolutely love driving this car. It is worlds ahead of my old maxima. Yea the maxima was fast but who cares when you cant turn for sh!t and the thing weighs a billion pounds so you get roll and lean whenever you take a turn at 15 miles an hour. I was so glad to get rid of that thing. But here is why im writing. Right before I got rid of my maxim the front right tire had a bad leak so I parked it and decided screw it im turnin in the lease 3 months early and getting something else. So at the same time I needed something to drive until I got another car...my sister had just got into an accident and her 2002 civic ex door was smashed in and she was renting a new camry. So I said sure i will drive that thing around for a while i didnt care what it looked like. After driving it for about a week or so I fell in love with it...it was so tiny and light compared to my Maxima that it was a breeze to drive. Easy to park, good turning radius and good gas mileage. After about 2 weeks of driving it I decided to walk into a honda dealership and look at the SI. After the maxima I wasnt about to go to something that had no horsepower so the SI was the only choice. I knew Honda had great reliability and awesome quality to their cars. The only model they had at the dealership was the Mugen SI. So i sat in it and instantly knew I had to have it. Next day went to Edison Honda in NJ...test drove a silver SI sedan for all of 2 minutes and bought it. Now that you know why I chose the SI what are your stories? What made you choose the SI over the competition..was it honda quality and reliability? Or was there simply nothing else in its class besides the VW GTI which I hear is a pile of crap quality wise..or did you not want to spend the extra money on the mazdaspeed3? Just curious to see why everyone chose their SI.