View Full Version : Honda Civic Si/SiR Hatchback Bad idea to make it expensive

03-16-2005, 08:33 PM
A friend of mine pointed out soemthing to me. The Honda Civic SiR (Si in the States) is WAY too damn expensive for what it looks like. Us 'Merkin types see hatchbacks as "economy" cars and having the sportiest Civic cost as much as an Acura RSX is nuts. A Mustang V6 is 3,000$ less and it comes with 50hp more.<p>I kind of get the marketing strategy. Honda expects GenX'ers to buy em. We're about the right age to start being nostalgic for the stuff of our youth.<p>However, if I want to relive old times I'll just buy a 1991 Honda Civic Si hatch and save about 20 grand. Then, instead of having a new version, I'll have the real thing.<p>Dunno, whatcha all think?

03-17-2005, 07:08 AM
I agree...it's too expensive...bad idea <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

03-17-2005, 07:31 AM
I think one of the reasons the SiR/Si is expensive could be that its imported from europe(UK).<br>They Should have made an Si/SiR out of the locally manufactured model(North America) like the Civic Coupe or Civic sedan.<p>In Asia we have a 2-liter Civic sedan, but its pictured as a luxurious model, so it only comes with A/T and 5 less bhp (155bhp), but still its based on a local/regional model making it only a bit more expensive than the standard Civic sedan.<p>