2002 Civic Si Interior
The front seats are amazing. They are covered in an extremely grippy fabric.
The aggressive bolstering in the shoulders, sides, and legs also help to hold you in place during spirited driving. I prefer a lot of lumbar support and the seats seemed quite sufficient in this respect, even after long stints behind the wheel.
There are many nice convenience touches around like various cup holders (we counted4), numerous places for knick knacks, a spare change holder, cell phone holder, etc.. A quirk I noticed was that the sun visor does not stay in place if you adjust them downwards 30 degrees or less from their home position.
The door has nice contrasting colors for the handle and locks.
This cover can get scratched pretty easily so we would advise against placing any hard objects on it. Our tester had approximately 6000 hard-earned miles on it, and you can already see evidence of wear here.
The instrumentation has your basic Honda gauge set and was fairly legible. We prefer that the tachometer at least be the same size as the speedometer, if not larger. We also prefer proper black-faced gauges and were irritated occasionally by not being able to easily read the gauges in certain lighting conditions. Using a GPS system we confirmed that the speedometer was spot on accurate at 55 and 80 mph.
The moonroof is generously sized. This design tucks into the car's roof for better aerodynamics at the expense of a bit of interior space. However, since the Si is a hatchback design, this is not a problem. I had just enough head room in the back for my 6'0" frame.
The shifter is perfectly positioned for TOV enthusiasts. It falls readily to
hand. However, I can see that for people who like to place their arm on an armrest and hold the shifter, they may not like this more aggressive way of placing the shifter. Looking carefully at the radio, there is a slight curve to it on the right which may make integrating an aftermarket radio more troublesome. I know there are aesthetic reasons, but Honda should consider that aftermarket sound system upgrades are extremely commonplace in this type of car - and oddly shaped head units are generally met with disdain.
The pedals are nicely placed. I had no trouble heel-toeing on the streets or on the autocross course.
Rear seat room is adequate for relatively tall adults. The roof lining is pushed up in the back to provide additional headroom. I did not have to crouch down at all.
The trunk has plenty of space with the seats up or down. After folding one half of the split bench rear seat, we managed to cart four 16" wheels w/tires in the car, photo and video gear, a tool box, several backpacks, and 3 adults with plenty of room leftover. The Si is obviously a very practical car AND a great performer. These were two of the main traits I was looking for in a car when I graduated from college.