Well FYI that same friend of mine with the 12-second Civic is selling his for $8,000 as it sits. It's his daily driver, has like 60,000 miles on it and, as previously stated, runs 12s. Not bad for a little rice eater. My wife has a badass Honda ... a CRV. That's right baby. Nobody messes with the CRV.
Back on topic check out www.sstracing.com -- if the site still works -- and the 97 civic hatch (I think it's a 97) on that site in the gallery with the front mount and slicks ran 10.2s-10.4s. It's a fun car to watch. The Sentra with the slicks runs 11s. Oh and the MR2 on that site is mine.