I have driven several luxury vehicles, decided to try a civic out after hearing all the good things about them. The only thing I can say is a negative is that after 3 or so hours, it is not as comfortable a ride as other vehicles I have owned. However, it is attractive, gets 40 mpg (which is more than the sticker states), is cheap to insure and has a great factory sound system. It shifts like a dream and I have no complaints.
The speakers and the integrated antenna in the back glass are great- always excellent reception (better than regular antannas) and the speakers are phenomenal in the EX.
Better quality seats, these don't provdie much support or cushion.