I drove a '99 Civic EX before this and the difference is amazing. The acceleration is fantastic! I've added the V2 CAI and Borla Exhaust and it just adds so much to the driving experience. Oh, the noise! I try to find the smallest excuse to go out and drive it... it's that much fun! So far I've got 27,000 miles on the car and haven't had any big problems yet. The brakes are starting to shudder a little, but then again they aren't this cars strong point. Everything about this car is smooth. The gear changes, the looks, the interior. This is a great car. I just wish they made more aftermarket stuff for it.
Acceleration, looks, ride comfort.
Put better OEM tires on the car. The Turanza's just don't cut it. Better brakes too. Better radio, I really like the looks, but I needed to get an aftermarket one to have the audio controls and options that I wanted.