4th Sep 2005, 01:38
I am the original poster of this review.
In response to 2nd message: 2006 Honda Civic has been completely redesigned with a more powerful engine, it should be in the showroom fall of 05.
3rd message: Your insurance rate is based on the type of vehicle you drive and also the person being insured, even with a very high insurance rate, Civic is still #1/#2 best selling car in Canada. I don't think everyone is as stupid as you think they're. Generally speaking Civic is still a good buy with higher than average resell value.
BTW, Civic hatchback is no longer available for sale in Canada.
9th Sep 2005, 16:48
SI civics are expensive to insure because they get stolen a lot, trust me I know, mine was stolen. The boy racer factor is part of the problem. and SI models do not have 115 hp they have 160 hp. people do a lot of engine swaps on non si civics, and performance upgrades that equate to faster driving and more claims.
21st Sep 2005, 10:38
I own a 2002 Honda Civic Si and my insurance rates on this car are no higher than on my 1999 Jeep Wrangler that I traded in. I don't know why you have such high insurance rates perhaps you aren't a good driver or you are in a high crime area. As far as the car being stolen haven't you ever heard of LoJack? I paid the $600 for my LoJack system and I can leave the car running with the keys in the ignition. Someone steals it my alarm calls my cell phone and I call LoJack who will shut the car off remotely. The $600 is approximately equal to my insurance deductible and well worth the investment to protect my toy.
31st Oct 2005, 21:24
Thank you for the feedback, Honda Civic got stolen a lot in British Columbia that is why the insurance rate is so high, I even have 43% discount on my car insurance. On a side note, my friend also brought a 2002 Civic SIR, his car was totalled when it hit an old 1984 Mustang at 85KM/H, believe me it was quite a big crash, I was in the car and both airbags was deployed and the front of the Civic was completely destroyed. But I must say the car protected us quite well, we both walk away with minor injuries.
17th Jul 2006, 09:14
Has anybody else had this problem with the Si hatch or Sir in Canada? I just bought one and I drove it for an hour, and the bloody thing stalls or won't pass 3300 rpm. No engine light on, but the heck? I'm mad, as I just spent a whack of money and they can't seem to make it happen like it was? Any help would be appreciated.
28th Jul 2006, 14:04
It sounds like a VTEC software problem. I don't really know much about it though so I could be completely wrong, and the best thing to do would be to take it to a mechanic.
16th Sep 2006, 18:35
Yes, I had the same problem with my 2002 Civic SIR (reply to posting dated 17th Jul 2006, 09:14), my car went into the protected mode, so it won't allow the engine rev over 3300 rpm. It's likely you need a VTEC software update, go to your dealer and they will do a scope test on your vehicle, they just need to update the software and you should be good to go.
21st Jan 2007, 10:04
I am the original poster, in response to the last comment dated 13th Jan 2007, 08:24.
- I am sorry to see you're paying $400/mth in Toronto, you're probably an accident prone driver with a poor driving record, I have the maximum discount available in B.C. (43%) - because of my driving record. I have to pay $400/mth if I have no discount. I feel sorry for you, my friend!
- Do you know the Mini Cooper is #1 in resale value in this type of vehicle, no I won't buy one in pink, but I know I can out salom a Civic SIR any day.
28th Jul 2008, 11:10
I had my 02 Civic SiR for six months now (got a good deal pre-owned).
Fully insured here in Toronto I pay $1900/year.
The odometer read 75000KM at the time of purchase, it's at 95000km now and I haven't had any problems with this vehicle.
It is also fun to drive and its gas consumption is not too bad.
16th Sep 2008, 00:30
I've been looking to purchase a stock 2002-2004 SiR (Canada). Found one for $15,500 at 68,000 km. Good deal? And I live in BC, so what would be the round about figure for monthly insurance payments? I certainly hope it isn't ~$400/month!
29th Jul 2009, 16:56
I'm looking to buy a 2002 SiR.
I currently have a 2000 DX but it has no air or cruise (miss cruse the most)
Is there anything I should look for on these cars
I took car out much quicker than my current one but at 120km's the SiR actually revs higher wierd.
18th May 2010, 21:06
I've enjoyed my Civic SiR hatchback for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its good looks. It's now 8 years old, but it doesn't look its age. It's cool, plain and simple. It's a car I feel good in and good about being seen in.
The down side is the cramped vision through side windows and tight ventilation that steams the car up from time to time. And the car is expensive. A bit pricey to buy, a bit pricey to insure. But it LOOKS pricey, acts like a sports car and has held it's style and value, working solidly with NO major repairs or problems - on routine upkeep and maintenance only.
But that's it. That's the ONLY down side stuff.
It's a sharp car, still turning heads at the age when other compact cars have become miniature clunkers.
It goes like stink too!