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Written on: 20/02/2008 by mixer216 (1 review written)
The import version of the Honda Civic is by far the best with its 160bhp and it can be boosted quite easily with simple mods and without spending a lot of money and a real head turner when its moving and stopped! Vtec gives a great kick and has a great sound that all Honda owners love!… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/01/2008 by Razza137 (1 review written)
Being 160hp the engine is almost maxed out already, later version B16's raised compression for the 170hp, and the japan spec civic type r has a B16B, again raised compression and about 20 other modifications to raise power to 185hp so any claims that a simple CAI + exhaust are going to raise horsepower a significant amount are pretty much just talk....I love Honda's, I drive Honda's, great cars! best N/A car money can buy. The difference between a Si and a SiR is Vtec, Si models are a DOHC non… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/01/2008
The Civic SIR or (EM1) is an amazing car. Its very reliable, very good on gas (Premium), and handles great with quick acceleration 0-60 7.2's. So what that there is almost no torque 111 and the cup holders are a bad design. I think it's still one of the better build Civic's that I have seen and driven. But watch out thieves and kids love this car. I constantly get kids trying to race me and it's not a good idea to leave one parked unattended in bad neighbourhood. Too bad they only made a year… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2005 by apsionrichards (1 review written)
Honda Civic SIR 1.6 engines have a range of different powers straight from the factory, anywhere between 160bhp and 170bhp. But not only is there power, the gearing is so perfect that this car can out accelerate much better cars on paper.
I've modified the car by changing the air intake (this was mainly to hear the VTEC since Honda have made a long air intake system to kill the noise pollution- I highly recommend this, it's sweet and not too loud) and also I've taken the CAT off. I would not… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/08/2004 by VtecV2 (1 review written)
I'm a proud owner of a 99 Honda Civic SIR. This is one great fun car to be with. I love this car. It handles great, has decent power, sounds AWESOME above 5500 rpm at WOT, looks great in an understated way, and its a Honda. There are faster cars, and there are cheaper cars, but there are no faster cheaper cars than the SiR. Below 5500 rpm, it feels ok. Above 5500, wow! Yes, I realize it is no torquey V8 off the line, but it rips for a 1.6 litre four cylinder. Again, be prepared to take it to… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/02/2004 by jasonX (1 review written)
The 1999 Honda Civic SIR is the best looking Civic ever. It is very easy to get 20-30 more horsepower and just as easy to make it handle like it's glued to the road. For more horsepower use AEM cold air intake (old or new V2 are about the same). I used DC 4-2-1 headers and high flow cat with Greddy evo exhaust and it is a great set-up. I added a lightweight Unorthadox flywheel and A.C.T. clutch and now the acceleration is insane. I put in Skunk 2 stage 1 cams, valves, springs, titanium… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/02/2004 by desmond (1 review written)
I got my Honda Civic SIR a Centre Force Clutch kit and it was nearly the best thing I did , but if you are one of those who get excited while racing and double the clutch , think a lot before buying one because you will wear out the accels and ruin the engine and gear mountings. after adding the headers , MSD and air filtration I got to a top speed of 235 km/hr. Lots of weight inside the car will het the power down… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/01/2004 by 1999SIR (1 review written)
The car is a 1999 Honda Civic SIR. I used to work for Honda and I know first hand the quality that is built into this car. This is the best Honda you can buy. Best bang for the buck, this is a fantastic car. I have owned the car since new and have had absolutely no problems. With inexpensive mods this car can really fly. I highly recommend taking a SIR on a road course, this is where this car really shines, even with all stock parts, you will be pleasently suprised when you blow the doors off… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/12/2003 by shlowball (1 review written)
I have owned a 2000 Honda Civic SiR since new and have been in heaven ever since. What more could you ask for then to be able to bring a car up to 8000rpm. There is so much time to enjoy the sound of the engine. I have added a few bolt ons, such as a DC Sport exhaust (creates an amazing growl to the exhaust), an AEM Cold Air Intake (adds to the growl), lowered (for even better cornering), and 18' RH M5s (just the right finishing touch, for now). I have about two pages full of future… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2003 by Chris. (1 review written)
Its a fun car. Good looking. Handles well, but could use a little work on turns. Its low end tourque could make u suffer on an unprepared race, however, once u get to ur 5rpms the car screams and is ready when push comes to shove. You can actually push to 8,300 RPMS without causing the needle to bounce… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/07/2003 by Daryl. (1 review written)
I just purchased a 2000 Civic SIR it is silver and it is lowered with 17 inch rims which makes it handle even better. I love the car more then life it self but only thing that I am dissapointed with is the low end torque, if you wanna race a guy at the lights and he catches you off gaurd you are done. The tranny is very smooth it shifts wonderful same with the mtr smooth as silk. I love the way the motor changes tune at 5500rpm and screams all the way to 8000rpm it makes me smile everytime… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/07/2003 by solo II king. (1 review written)
I would recommend this car to any enthusiast, it takes a close second behind the integra gs-r only because of lack of torque and refinement. if you are choosing between the si and the sir, pick the sir. your gonna get a more potent powerplant (b16a), close ratio transmission, uprated suspension, 15" alloy rims, rear disc brakes, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, sportier seats with more support, and other refinements such as white faced gauges, a mesh front grill, and a front chin… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/03/2003 by Chris. (1 review written)
I previously owned a 98 civic DX coupe, When I got the 2000 SIR,,,holy s***!!!!!
I first drove it stock and was impressed with the vtec.
After installing a cold air (a must) a cat back exhaust, headers and type R cams,,,you will be rolling from 160HP to approx. 195 in no time.
The new V2 AEM cold air gives that extra torque that I know you r all looking for in the mid RPM, Exhaust and headers make a huge difference on the highway.
The torque that we are all searching for down low, I believe… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/02/2003 by WYLD SIR. (1 review written)
Overall the car meets all expectations, but because of the ecu some mod's can't be accomplished such as the Throttle body spacer. The spacer cause's the ecu to go nuts and the check engine light always comes up and it even ruins your idle control valve and sensors. So buyer beware don't trust any manufacters clamed obd2 safe. Plus i dynoed my civic with the spacer and i produced 176.3 fw hp, when i removed the spacer i produced 179.3hp @ fw. DON"T BUY A SPACER, it's now costing me over $450.00… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/02/2003 by John. (1 review written)
Overall a good bang for your buck. Reasonable cargo room even with the back seats occupied and the styling is a refreshing change… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/11/2002 by Ryan. (1 review written)
I am the proud owner of a 2000 Civic SiR (Silver) and am very happy with it. It does lack a little bit in the tourque department, but let the V-Tec kick in and the car flies. Above 5k, it pulls like a mad man until the rev govenor kicks out at 8200. I know (won't say how) that the car will get to at least 220km/h, and I also know it will beat cars like Grand Am GT's, and keep up with 3.5L Altima's. For a guy who loves to really "drive", this is a great car… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/10/2002 by DRTY EK4. (1 review written)
I have the export version sir Honda Civic hatchback with 160hp engine. It has so far proven to be a hassle free car that you can THRASH all day and not have to worry about getting to work later. And i've had it for 6 years, ringing it's little neck every day! For the price, it was pretty much the fastest in it's class. The Honda quality is there, and the gear box is very smooth. The engine is the best thing about this car, with simple mods, the vtec really screams - and sounds amazing… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/09/2002 by Mike. (1 review written)
I've just recently bought this sweet car: 1998 civic VTi-R (the Australian equivalent to an Sir) - 160Hp 1.6L DOHC VTEC. It goes like a bat outta hell if ur in the sweet VTEC zone.....but sometimes the lack of torque is annoying -downshifts are a common occurrence (when maybe they shouldnt be necessary). It is good to be able to drive it like a normal civic, but when u need it, use the power that lurks within! always look for cars that have been thrashed....stuffed gearboxes and cluches are… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2002 by vtecGuy. (1 review written)
Masters: The first thing you should do is put in an AEM cold air intake. Don't was money on short ram intakes as they don't do anything. The CAI will add 8hp to the wheels. Next you ahve to do ur exhaust and make sure it is full cat-back. This adds about 4hp to the wheels. After that do whatever you have money for...but ur gonna have to do some interior engine mods if you want a turbo or super charger.
Also...the info about Si vs. SiR above is incorrect. The difference between the 2 is… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/07/2002 by Dwnunder SiR. (1 review written)
The Honda Civic SiR is a true Hot hatch that did not need 2.0lt or a Turbo! It could compete in all categories with all similarly priced hot hatches on performance, price, practicality, brakes and handling. It still competes - look at the stats 10 years on. Clio sport, Golf VR6, Golf turbo - nothing comes close on the track or the street or the strip!… Read Full Review
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