A couple of Honda Civic Si owners on CivicX.com noticed an interesting trend, lots of low-mileage 10th gen Honda Civic Si’s are for sale on Autotrader.
If you’re considering buying Honda’s sport injected Civic, perhaps now might be the time to consider used. As per a couple of curious Honda Civic Si owners on CivicX.com earlier today (Nov. 6, 2018) they noticed that Autotrader.com has literally hundreds of Honda Civic Si’s with low miles, we’re talking about 400 Civic Si’s for sale with total miles under 30,000. If anyone knows anything about Honda’s that’s practically brand new.
The 2019 Honda Civic Si debuted a little over two weeks ago and nothing changed from when it debuted in 2017. Well, a couple things changed but nothing that’s worth writing home about. First, the Honda Civic Si gained a volume knob, just like the rest of the Honda Civic lineup. Also, updated HVAC controls make it easier to select fan speed.
Civic Si receives larger cupholders, more intuitive steering wheel controls, an improved electronic parking brake switch, and physical buttons for fan speed. Additionally, Platinum White Pearl is added to Civic Si’s exterior color palette, while Si Coupe gets a new Tonic Yellow Pearl. While the summer tire package is no longer available as a factory trim, it remains available as a dealer-installed option.
Those few updates on their own are not reasons to honestly consider a new Honda Civic Si over a used one. New, the 2019 Honda Civic Si MSRP’s for $25,195, that’s including the $895 destination charge.
A look on Autotrader reveals that you can get a Honda Civic Si with less than 30,000 miles for less than $20,000.
This 2017 Honda Civic Si sedan only has 23,000 miles and some change for just $18,500.
This 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe with just a tad over 8,000 miles is for sale for just $20,438, close to $5,000 the price of a new one.
Unchanged is that gem of an engine with 205 HP and 195 lb-ft thanks to a slightly more aggressive turbo compared to Civic Sport. If you stay out of boost, 32 combined MPG is well within reach.
Let’s face it, the average Honda Civic Si owner is a young male in his late 20’s and early 30’s who probably financed a little too early and got way in over his head with a brand new car. After all, a car is the second largest purchase in anyone’s life. It’s no surprise that the used market is full of these sports cars.
Their loss is your gain. If you want one of the most balanced sports cars on the market, used Civic Si’s might be your bag.