I just went to look at the honda for acomparison to the scion tc. After driving it though I fell in love. The car is roomy, well made and above all else a blast to drive, definitely not what i expected from a "plain old honda". Though it is down 30hp from the scion it feels just as quick. the interior is much less gimmicky then the scion. all the buttons and what have you are easy to find and use, and the transmission is silky smooth. My insurance premium barely went up as well from my old '89 accord and I only had liability on it. I have averaged 36MPG with mixed driving conditions, a definite plus. If you're in the market for a sporty economy car don't count out the civic. It's a best buy.
Favorite features are the smoothshifting transmission and interior build quality.
have it come with 17" rims. basically everyone else in this same category of car is. I do like the 15's that came on it though.