David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/21/17 2:06 p.m.

[Editor's Note: This article originally ran in our December 2017 issue. Some inmformation may be slightly different.]

The end of an era is upon us: The Honda Civic Si no longer features VTEC, as the automaker has replaced its trick variable valve timing technology with turbocharging. The makers of those “VTEC inside” decals will have to find new subject matter.

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t25torx
t25torx Dork
11/21/17 6:06 p.m.

Another one of those "man, when was the last time you saw a clean one of those?"

Takes me back to the Gran Turismo days of my youth.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/21/17 9:57 p.m.

Mine was a clean one. I shouldn't have sold that one. 

Shaun
Shaun HalfDork
11/22/17 11:39 a.m.

Great and accessible automotive engineering-

 

The turbos are still V Attck YO!!

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/22/17 11:50 a.m.

Sigh. Vintage views, but it's still a generation newer than the Si I drove to work this morning.

Matt B
Matt B UltraDork
11/22/17 12:51 p.m.

Ah the memories... I had a 93 Si when they were still new-ish.  It was my college hoon-mobile and is largely to blame for starting a lifelong habit of separating money from my wallet in search of "faster" (whatever that means at any given time).  I will always miss that one.

red_stapler
red_stapler Dork
11/22/17 12:55 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Sigh. Vintage views, but it's still a generation newer than the Si I drove to work this morning.

Wouldn't it be two generations?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/22/17 2:27 p.m.
red_stapler said:
Keith Tanner said:

Sigh. Vintage views, but it's still a generation newer than the Si I drove to work this morning.

Wouldn't it be two generations?

Son of a bitch, you're right. The third and fourth gen cars are apparently the same thing in my mind.

I used to have a 1993 Civic CX hatch. Base Canadian model. No vee-taks, but it was a really good little car. Just nailed the design brief.

504tgriffin
504tgriffin New Reader
6/27/20 8:09 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Me too, bc I'd be begging you to take too much money for it.  WTB-ISO blah blah.  the search continues

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