Video Review of the 2008 Honda Civic SI
Honda makes a factory-built hot rod called the Civic Si. It doesn't look anything like the old hot rods, but the spirit is exactly the same: a small, customizable, lightweight car with a suspension that's tuned for better handling and an engine that's tweaked for more power. All that fun starts with the engine. It winds up to 8,000 RPM.
The result is a car that's extremely rewarding to drive, far more so than the everyday Civic. While the ordinary Civic is fairly fun to drive -- especially compared to white-bread compacts like the Toyota Corolla -- the Si version cranks up the thrill knob past 10.
Video courtesy of Road and Track