I strongly believe everyone and their dog has owned, owns or at some time in their life is going to own a Honda Civic. For example, I was driving downtown one afternoon
|The 2004 Si Coupe has an updated front and rear fascia, with new headlights and tail lights making it even sleeker than its predecessor. (Photo: Alexandra Straub, Canadian Auto Press)|
But of all the Civics in close proximity, mine delivered the most of the bells and whistles. First, the 2004 Si Coupe has an updated front and rear fascia, with new headlights and tail lights making it even sleeker than its predecessor. Although the
|The $1,900 optional front, side and rear skirts really spice up the exterior. (Photo: Alexandra Straub, Canadian Auto Press)|
Next, my test Coupe had optional front, side and rear skirts, adding to the "Civic Nation" feel. For an extra $1,900 (CDN) the body-colored option made the exterior less boring - in fact, I really like it. But what would have made it look better would have been larger diameter wheels and tires. The sporty Si coupe only comes with 195/60R15 all season radials on 15-inch alloy wheels, with inexcusably no option to "size-up." With competition such as the Mazda3 and Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V both offering 17 inch wheels and tires as part of their top-of-the-line trim packages, the Civic just can't compete.