This car is excellent, the pickup is great, gets about 30 miles to the gallon. And with current gas prices, that's excellent! I'm at 56,000 miles and had to replace tires and a battery - that's all! I am looking forward to another great year from my Civic.
My favorite feature is the space - for a 4 door sedan this car can fit 6 people (5 comfortably).
Unfortunately, the improvement came after I bought my '05 with the new style in 2006. I am actually thinking about upgrading!