This is my second Honda Civic. My first one was an '88 hatchback. The quality is outstanding. The shifter is smooth, no rattles or noises are noted. The engine is peppy (127 hp in EX)and the gas milage is amazing. It's fun to drive.
Love the moonroof, the CD and the 5 speed.
no improvements needed. If you want improvements, go buy a $40,000 car.