|Bruno's surprisingly quick Si|
When you add aftermarket suspension, wider modern ultra-high performance tires, and 35-40 hp, the result is undoubtedly a sports car. All the characteristics are there. I still really like the 2002-2005 Civic SiR hatchback, but the cost of making it as fast as one of these Si's would probably not be justified. I have seen some really inexpensive E36 M3's lately, but are they as quick as a lightly modified Civic Si? I don't think they are... and I think the cost of improving the Civic even further (by adding a 2.4 liter block, for example) and running the car must be tiny compared to those of the BMW.
So thanks, Bruno, for the test drive and for opening my eyes to one of the best-kept secrets in the used performance car world!