I bought my Honda Civic because I needed a reliable car to commute over 100 miles a day. I drove it straight for 2 and a half years with just oil changes and regular maitenance, I never even had to change a light bulb! Although a 2 door coupe, the back seat still has a lot of room. Also, the car is still heavy enough to be great in the snow. This car is practicle, fast and basically a commuter's dream.. I will never buy anything but a Honda again.
Quick acceleration, reliability
Not sure if it's because a two door car or not, but there is a blind spot which requires you to completely turn around to see behind you.