My Civic has been extremely reliable and gets great gas mileage (around 33mpg average in mixed driving). Honda dealers are also nice to work with after purchase for in-warranty and out of warranty service.
Illuminated dash, fuel economy, nice looking for a compact car.
Better paint job, better A/C, stock radio/cd was awful for the top trim (EX), front wheels often spin when accelerating from a stop on wet pavement even after replacing tires.
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