Speed 3 Speed 3 Speed 3. That was what I was buying Thursday. I recently owned a 2011 civic si and I loved that car. I was in a car wreck which totaled that car last weekend and text drove a WRX and a Mazdaspeed 3. After lots of insurance and gap problems I would have waited 3 months before getting the zoom zoom. So I went back to the Honda dealer to clear some papers and ended up with a 2012 Civic Si. I wasn’t looking at this car because of the talk from people putting down the 2012 and all. But you know what. This is a nice car. Someone said the interior looked cheap and what not on this site. But that dude clearly hasn’t been in the 2012 WRX or Mazdaspeed 3. The interior in those cars were just blah. Not the stick that the WRX has is amazing and the power that the Mazdaspeed 3 has is even better. But something about the company that made the NSX and S2000 just couldn’t get me away. I think the interior rocks for a car of this class. Comfortable and the increased torque that the 2.4L has are worth talking about. I do wish that we still had our 8K fuel cut off shift going to 9K but I am pretty sure that with some programming high sevens will come. Besides it’s Honda. The aftermarket will come. For those that just want to keep their car a stock 2011 because they feel the 2012 doesn’t have enough performance is a very funny statement if you think about it .
A little about me… I am a soldier in the armed forces part time and a train conductor full time. I hope to be a racer part time as well. Drag with one car and hit up the cone courses with this one. My last comment on the new civic is I do agree that the back isn’t as appealing but I like the new face. But then I tend to like catfish styled fronts on cars. Now I own two J. Glad to be here .