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Hey folks!

Didn't expect to be on this board as I was not a fan of the 10th gen exterior design, but the Si did cure a lot of that on the front-end, and the rear is still growing on me. However, the car drove amazing, and the $$ numbers were competitive with the runner-up car that I have done months of research on including being active on the forum and Facebook page, a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport. Love that car, I do think it wins on exterior design and Hyundai has made great strides by putting out a near competitor to the Si, but when I drove the Si it was clear that Honda has the edge in the chassis and suspension tuning plus overall refinement. This car will be a 4-year lease, I will (try to) keep it mostly stock and enjoy it as a great DD plus fun toy for hunting twisty roads! To attain the 2900lbs, Honda USA has really stripped down the US-bound versions, whereas In Canada we get them fully loaded with the LED Headlights, Navigation, Sunroof, Wireless Charging, Blindspot Assist, Donut Spare etc. I don't mind a 50-100lbs gain.

I am coming out of a 2004 Volvo S60 R that I sold in November 2015, to pursue further studies and live in downtown Toronto. Absolutely loved that car, with it's gobs of hp, torque, and luxury; plus a 5-pot turbo is one of the best sounding engines in existence! I have always been a forum user for their rich technical knowledge, and feel like a natural fit now working at AutoGuide.com, here with the folks who bring you this forum! I am on the Vendor team, working with clients such as ProCivic, Mishimoto, and other vendors who are on the forum or would like to join :)

I had not even considered the Civic Si, but two coworkers have lots of history with Honda, and they suggested I should try one. At first I denied, then I said the insurance will be higher than the Elantra Sport but that turned out to be opposite by $35/month difference as the Honda is considered safer. Biked to Honda Downtown, and darn it they had to have the same spec I would have ordered, freshly delivered on their showroom floor with only 14kms on it! Took a sedan demo out to DVP and Cherry Road area, got back and worked out a deal, then signed on it! From not even thinking about a Civic Si, to signing on my perfect spec, all within 24 hours!

Here are some pictures of my new Si! Unfortunately, they have already drilled holes into the front, but otherwise upon inspection the car looked spotless inside and out. Can't wait for Wednesday evening to pick it up from the dealership :D
 

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Now that looks really good. Welcome to the forums and congratulations! Hate when they drill those holes though but bleh, what can you do right?
 

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Now that looks really good. Welcome to the forums and congratulations! Hate when they drill those holes though but bleh, what can you do right?
Thanks! Blue is my favorite color so it wasn't hard to convince me :D

Yeah, I'll just have to live with the plate but will be taking off any dealership plate brackets for a cleaner look.
 

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Nice and welcome to the forum.
 

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Congrats and welcome. You could reflash the ecu and easily add some hp and tq without any bolt ons.
Thanks! I'm keeping my eye out on what's happening in the aftermarket community; perhaps next year I'll add some go-fast bits :)

Does the 1.5T need a flash after a downpipe and catback? Also, just saw this on Instagram...this little engine isn't posting little numbers!!
 

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I had not even considered the Civic Si, but two coworkers have lots of history with Honda, and they suggested I should try one. At first I denied, then I said the insurance will be higher than the Elantra Sport but that turned out to be opposite by $35/month difference as the Honda is considered safer. Biked to Honda Downtown, and darn it they had to have the same spec I would have ordered, freshly delivered on their showroom floor with only 14kms on it! Took a sedan demo out to DVP and Cherry Road area, got back and worked out a deal, then signed on it! From not even thinking about a Civic Si, to signing on my perfect spec, all within 24 hours!
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This has me goin..oh my.
 

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Thanks! I'm keeping my eye out on what's happening in the aftermarket community; perhaps next year I'll add some go-fast bits :)

Does the 1.5T need a flash after a downpipe and catback? Also, just saw this on Instagram...this little engine isn't posting little numbers!!
I would recommended a flash more so a tune is what it really is because changing out air flow or gas will typically need a new tune so your getting the right performance out of your engine now.
 

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Picked mine up on Wednesday evening! Have been so busy with work but still get a drive in every night just because I'm loving the car :D

Rained the other day so the car is quite dirty. Need to stock up on some basic cleaning items again..
 

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very nice....the more i see it....i like the blue color
Thanks! The forum really compressed the pictures unfortunately :(
 

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15% Ceramic tint all around + 3M Gloss Black window trip wrap. Love the look but **** it's dark!
 

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I've got some goodies coming from Mishimoto and Acuity Instruments coming in this week as well :)

Won't have time to install till mid-Nov as I'll be out at SEMA. Hopefully there will be a 10th Gen Si build there!
 

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Nice car. I like the blue but I decided to go with the white orchid pearl. I have a buddy that works at Honda and I just happened to message him to see if they had any Si's on the lot and it just so happens they had a white sedan that literally just came off the truck a few hours earlier. Bought it that night lol. Here is mine!
 

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Nice car. I like the blue but I decided to go with the white orchid pearl. I have a buddy that works at Honda and I just happened to message him to see if they had any Si's on the lot and it just so happens they had a white sedan that literally just came off the truck a few hours earlier. Bought it that night lol. Here is mine!
Nice! Whereabouts are you because I see the Ontario plates and LED headlights :p Almost thought you were one of my local friends in our 10th Gen Club (which you should join btw!), but the plate is different.
 
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