This is our second Civic in 15 years, so far we our generally pleased with this car. Combined Hwy/city mileage is 36mpg, long trips it gets 42-45mpg. The car rides nice, handles nimbly,and has been very reliable. I'm 6'2" and I have plenty of room and comfort.The car is a very low maintenance vehicle and we'll probably keep it as long as our 92 Civic (245K and still going).
Gas mileage, reliability and low maint. Body style and lines. Holds value. Responsive steering.
Better tire quality,the new car tires aren't great. A little more cabin sound insulation from road noise.