I bought my Civic new. This car gets the best gas mileage ever. On trips I'm averaging 42 mpg! At $3.09 per gallon who could complain. Minor problems, stereo system died at 35,800 miles (under warranty), needed new battery at 50,000 miles. I have 53,000 miles now and will be trading in for a new 2007 Civic. Great car for the money. Gets better gas mileage than the Honda Fit!!!
Resale value/ gas mileage
Seating needs improving. Uncomfortable on long trips.