This is our 4th Civic and has been a low cost car to operate with a reliable engine and transmission. We bought this one new and replaced brakes, tires exhaust and alternator by 150K. Repaired electric locks but driver's door is manual since repair is too expensive. With an A/T hill climbing is tough with the A/C on or with a full load of people or luggage. A/C is weak. It has more rattles and noise than our other cars developed and dings easily. There is no trunk light. The trunk opening is poorly designed and tends to channel rain into the tail lights and into the trunk. Cup holder design and location is poor as is charger location. Small items that irritate after 9 years.
Great gas mileage, low maintenance, safe and reliable, low cost car. Nice looking car.
Improve seat adjustments and comfor.t Redesign cup holders and charger access. Place to put cell phone. Better seals on doors to cut down road noise. Redesign trunk opening.