I love this car! I traded in my 6 cylinder Toyota Truck for this very fuel efficient & sporty Civic. People can't believe that it's a hybrid - it looks just like a regular car! I am also finding that people don't understand that hybrids don't need to be plugged in .. ever. They create their own charge while coasting and braking. I really do get 45-50 mpg, even on stop-and-go LA freeways. While the engine is a 4 cylinder, the electrical assist kicks in when I need it to provide extra power for acceleration. Really the only times I know I'm in a hybrid is when I am sitting at a stop light and the engine has automatically turned off- and of course when I am filling up the tank.
45-50 mpg!!! And it looks like a BMW 323 from the side.
Offer a few more options. Would a sun-roof or a rear windshield wiper be out of the question?