We bought our Civic a year ago used and it has been such a quality car. We have the 5 spd and it regularly gets 30 mpg in the city. We have not had a single problem with the car and it is 6 years old already! The interior is high quality, especially considering this used to be Honda's entry-level car. Yeah, it isn't the most comfortable car to ride in or the most quiet, but after a while you don't notice it anymore, or you just naturally forgive the car because it takes care of you at the pump and by not breaking down. If there is one thing I would change on the car, it would be the A/C. It just can't cool the car down on a day when the temp is over 100 degrees. Our next car will be a civic!:)
MPG! Fun to drive, the energetic sound the engine makes, the high quality int, the driving position (it's just perfect for a 5'10'' guy), high resale value, RELIABILITY!
Not that I'm complaining but the ride and quietness could be improved, the outside styling (it's kinda bland). Again I can't complain...