A great example to define the term "rice rocket". Often modded with parts that don't do shit to improve the performance, but rather downgrade it in most cases. Even can be modded with more neon than your local quiky mart.
Yeah, some Civics can be made fast, and I've seen some beat the crap out of V8 cars (well not by much) like the Mustang or Camaro, but that's only after spending 2 to 3 times more money than what you could've spent on a much nicer and faster car.
Hey, i thought my Civic gained more HP by puting NOS stickers on the car!!!