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It is the most backwards si from the factory to date.. And I love it. My previous car was an 8th gen and going through the steps of intake exhaust flash pro and finally boosted I loved it. That being said I love the new 1.5 boosted engine. It reminds me of a boosted integra ls with a small turbo on it. Broad predictable power. One thing I've noticed over the 8th gens is instant torque. No more having to be in vtec. (Also keep in mind I'm comparing my new si to my 8th when it was factory. Not fair to compare it to your modded previous model. It's still in factory form) the power is there when you need it. Sure it doesn't redline at 8k rpms and there's no crossover to assure you you're now making power. It's just there as soon as you put it down. Yeah there's a lower redline, but also a lower final drive. It may not be as rev happy as previous models, but acceleration is what counts right. The dual mode driving system is cool. I love the fact I can get a flash pro and run more boost only in sport mode. The suspension is very firm. The car handles great from the factory. I would say much more fun to drive on winding back roads than my factory 8th was. Definitely a good representation of what the civic si has always been. It may not have the potential that my 2.0 vtec engine does. But I'm sure it will do quite well once a turbo upgrade is available. I plan to wait an see what comes out but leaning towards the injen intercooler and cold air intake. Also the flash pro is a must. All and all I'm happy with it. If your plan is to smoke big liter v8's I would find a previous generation in good shape and purchase and aftermarket turbo kit. (I kept my turbo 8th gen, couldn't part with it) this is a great street car. All and all I'm happy with the car and my purchase.
 

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Well said! I had an 8th gen si as well with tune intake exhaust no turbo unfortunately but yes you're right about the comparison.
 

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Every si has been unique in its own way.. In my eyes the civic has grown up with me. It sucks for the younger generation but it's not like older models can't be found. Now you have a choice. It seems a step in the right direction with the current market
 

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I actually liked the sucked-lozenge look (not so much the rear door stickers) before... of the old Civics in general.
But come on, this is a night-vs-day improvement. The new ones absolutely are stunners.
They've got style again - last time in my opinion was 1995 (the last Civic I bought, prior to this one) when I scrambled to pick up a leftover, when the bug-eye '96's started to hit dealer lots.
 

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I feel the same way about my 10th gen. I am just loving this car and the low end torque. Didn't have Turbo on the 8th and the only thing I miss is taking it all the way to red line! The car loved it! Wish I kept it. I hope this car gets me another 250k miles of fun.
 

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Yeah, I have 10th gen and I was thinking of upgrading the lease at DSRLeasing next year I guess I'll wait a little bit longer, the usually offer a better deal to upgrade after longer period of time or I won't do it at all as I have fallen in love with it as well.
 

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Reminds me a lot of an old issue of Honda tuning.. They did a single cam turbo build vs a b16 all motor both in hatchbacks. Long story short the single turbo won. Tho the b16 might have been more "fun" and felt racier. The numbers didn't lie.
 

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Reminds me a lot of an old issue of Honda tuning.. They did a single cam turbo build vs a b16 all motor both in hatchbacks. Long story short the single turbo won. Tho the b16 might have been more "fun" and felt racier. The numbers didn't lie.
Oh I remember those days when everyone ditched the D-Series engines for B-series meanwhile those D's had some good potential for those that put it the work. But just about anything will get adequate results if you do the right things.

 

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Thanks for your thoughts on your new SI.
 
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