I've owned my Civic for 2 and 1/2 years and the only thing I've replaced on it were tires and a new radidtor hose! A zippy ride, due to the 5- speed manual. Very fun to drive, excellent handling and very dependable. Never left me stranded. Only routine maintenance required. (Oil changes, plugs, batteries,etc.). Keep your fluids changed regularly and it'll run forever. Rock solid car! Only 115,000 miles on her. Plenty of life left. I'll drive her to 300,000!!
Excellent gas mileage, peppy little 5-speed, strong a/c and keeps me very warm in winter! I also love the neat tail light design. Comfy, plush seating. Reliability and interior is quiet. Not a single squeak or rattle.
Interior is a little tight. Front and rear wheel wells rusts too easily. Center console and cuholders, this car needs! No major improvements.