The LX also had a nice radio with 160 watts of power. Remote entry, cruise, 16” wheels – albeit with hubcaps – AC and power door locks.
The EX ups the ante to a nicer radio, 16” aluminum wheels, moonroof, and an optional satellite navigational system. 4 wheel disc brakes round off this model as the nicest of them all.
The Hybrid is different. It has a smaller engine, but with the big electric motor assist. You don’t have to plug it in or anything. It charges itself. The transmission is a continuously variable type. The dealer didn’t have one of these yet, but I hear they are a riot. 50 mpg and real getup and go power. You see, the gas engine and the electric engine can work at the same time. All the while you pass the gas station waving at your friends.
Finally Honda gave all the models the same engine, except the Si. Its going to have a 197 hp engine along with some other goodies and should be able to smoke the competition as always. I hope I have an opportunity to drive the new Civic Si.
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