My 1987 Civic was a much better car: better MPG, rode smoother, was much quieter, had better ventilation through the dash and had more comfortable seats. This car is loud on the road (and I've had two sets of tires - my Jeep was quieter!). I can't stand how this thing locks itself even after opening the trunk, and the seats are more sporty than comfy. The stereo is nice. We just bought a 1986 Toyota pickup that rides better and is quieter as well. I'm trading this car in for a Camry or a Mercury Grand Marquis. Never again will I buy a Civic. Sure, it's reliable, but so are most cars these days. My friend's Accord, not much better. Sorry Honda.
The stereo sounds great and we love the moonroof and folding rear seats. But that's about all we like.
More comfortable seats, better ride, quieter cabin and door locks that make life easier rather than a pain in the neck. Oh, yeah: the cup holders are too far forward. It's as if the designers never drove this car.