My Civic is fun to drive and has consistently achieved 30+ mpg. It has been extremely reliable; I've performed only routine maintenance. Two things deter from the cars overall greatness. The rear suspension bounces more than I think it should and there is a lot of road noise on the highway. The Civic's faults however, are few and I've never regretted the decision to buy a Honda.
The blue gauges are classy, and my moonroof is almost always open. I love it's appearance, but Honda really should have put alloys on the EX sedan before 2004.
My previous complaints have all been adressed in the 2006 model!