I’m currently working on getting a Real Job, and when I do, one of the first things I want to do is get a newer car. So, wanting some ideas, I went to Carmax and test drove a 2013 Civic Si.

I drove an 8th gen Si a few years ago and wasn’t really impressed, but I liked how the 9th gen felt and drove. It pulled harder, of course, but it felt more lively than the 8th. The steering was more responsive, the shifter and clutch felt great, and the drive-by-wire throttle felt improved. All in all, it felt like a more stable version of my 5th gen Prelude.