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The Civic sedan was sleek and comfortable with more than adequate space for four passengers (five, if you didn’t mind a tight squeeze in back). A flat floor and sizable trunk also made for agreeable long-distance travel. The base 140-horsepower four-cylinder engine worked particularly well with the smooth-shifting five-speed manual transmission (a continuously variable unit (CVT) was optional). For performance-seekers, the fully loaded Si’s 201-horsepower four-cylinder engine turned the Civic into a lively sports machine.