2005 Honda Civic DX 4dr Sedan w/Front Side Airbags (1.7L 4cyl 5M)
I'm a life-long Honda owner. I had stints with Plymouth, Subaru, and Jeep but always go back to Honda. This little car is the perfect example why. Although not as flashy (Mazda 3), Luxurious (Toyota Corolla), or fast (Dodge Neon) as other brands, this car offers a complete package and does it VERY well. No other model can touch the the design and ergonomics of Honda. Only Honda and Toyota offer top notch quality, safety, reliablity and resale value. If your priorities are reliability, fuel economy, quality construction, and roomy interior, this is the car for you! If you want a car that is fun to drive but drops in value like a concrete balloon go with almost any domestic sedan.
Although just over 100hp, this is still a fun car to drive. *Tight suspension. *Ergonomics are excellent. *Field of vision excellent. *FUEL ECONOMY is super (this is our family comuter car). *Quality construction. The interior is super tight, absolutely no rattles or mechanical noise.
Minor Gripes: * The automatic shifter does not have a needle to signify gear (but it is displayed on dash) * Road noise is high compared to larger sedans (but average for this size class) * Floor mats should be standard