NADA value: $4,200
I’ll admit, this one stings. The Civic SiR was the Canadian-market equivalent of our Civic Si, with only a few minor creature comforts differentiating the two. I’ve been eyeing these cars for what feels like ages, always wanting one but never wanting to pay the steadily rising prices. Now, apparently, they’re $30,000 cars.
This particular SiR has about 27,000 miles, and it looks sparkling clean. You could eat off the valve cover, and I would if it meant scoring a $25,000 discount on this perfect specimen of early-aughts budget performance. This sold for more than a new Civic Si costs, and the comments on the auction talk about keeping it in the garage as a “conversation piece.” I doubt it’ll ever see its 8,000 RPM redline again, and for that we should all shed a tear.