I was a 7 yr Honda Civic owner and I really wanted to branch out to something more exciting and sexy; BMW or Volvo. But after months of research and learning what I know about reliability and resale value of these brands, I could not leave Honda. I am very pleased with my honda accord LX 4 cyl manual. I really love the shifting in a Honda, compared to a Toyota, which is more mushy and clunky. A Honda shift is smooth and exact. Love getting a bigger car but still 26/34 mpg. Very happy.
26 mpg in city! I test drove a manual 4 cyl Accord after test driving the Civic Si. I thought, for $4,000 less, I feel I get the same fun factor of driving, and I get a bigger and more practical car(Accord). (Almost had the male midlife crisis purchase of the Civic Si.)
I had more visability in my 1996 civic. The back seat head supports obstruct the rear view a bit, something I will adjust to.
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