Sir with all due respect your opinion does not stands correct at all.
The US and Canadian 1.8 Civic does NOT have, eps, only the Si does
Doesn't matter what you've driven, it doesn't have eps. Even a basic site search at the us Honda site reveals this:
All the sedan 1.8 versions across the world have the hps
All three ones are technically void, you want to still score it, you are welcome.
- EPS would add another $400 on the retail price of the car at least
- HPS is very reliable and for a car like Civic which is one of the bread and butter of Honda it made sense to use HPS instead of EPS
EPS is definitely very good in applications where stopping power leakages caused by something like an HPS is important, such as, in small engines like the Fit or in sports cars where lowend torque is already scarce (RX-8, S2000, SI, Euro-R, etc).
Its not hat I am focusing on your posts, its only that since you are a senior member and people rely on your opinion, I just do not want it to be biased.
Just to share some info, the future belongs to EPS and poster is unintentionally favoring the right thing ( I like the birdies posted for him).
EPS is cheaper and more reliable plus it is not limited to cars with scarce low end torque.
HOnda itself is using EPS in cars which are much more important and reliable then Civic.
Sadly, the golden days of Civic and also of Honda are long gone.
So we can finally call EPS the steering of Future and naturally since the HPS is the older technology, it remains old and it will be defunct soon.