purchased the car because it handled and drove better than the prius. the honda quality is very evident and the gas mileage has been an average of 48mpg. I'm 6'3" and the leg room and head room is better on the civic than most full size cars. Owning and driving a hybrid has never been so comfortable and affordable. There really is no excuse not to own a hybrid now. The only real complaint is how much the dealer wants to get you for XM radio.
leg room, head room, and 48 mpg
make XM or Siruis standard. XM ready means nothing if you still need to come up with another 600 bucks.