2005 Honda Civic EX Special Edition 2dr Coupe (1.7L 4cyl 5M)
It's been a month since my purchase and I can't be happier. I went into the dealership looking to get the EX but for an additional $250, I could get the SE; less than the cost of the 6 disc CD changer upgrade and the in dash system plays MP3s! The leather steering wheel is also a nice extra. It's the perfect commuter car with some extra oomph. There's good compromise between comfort, low emissions and performance.
The MP3 player is a big plus. The alloy wheels on the SE are also much nicer than the stock on the EX. The rear flat floor. No more hump!
A bit more power would be nice. The rear spoiler could be modified. It gives it an aggressive look and is attractive to look at but is too high and blocks rear visibility as another reviewer had mentioned. The rear speakers could also be better. Honda should also offer a leather option.