This is my second Civic after buying a used '96 Civic a few years ago. I bought the 2002 Civic EX in Black. The drive is very smooth and they've worked on the wind noise problem. When going over bumps and problems in the road, there the car adjusts to the road conditions making it better to drive. Besides comfort and drive, the best part of this car is the fuel economy. For a college student, this car is perfect because you put in a tank of gas and it's going to last you 320miles ++.
I love the new red dash. I love the net in the trunk. The radio is amazing for being factory. Overall, I give the civic an A :)
I do miss the center console. The radio is placed sorta far away from the driver so you can't reach it as well. I would move the power outlet so it doesn't get in the way of the cup holder.