I purchased my first Civic in 2007 after a handful of people suggested to do so. Overall, I am very happy with the vehicle; I have had no performance problems. For fuel economy, I can get approx. 330 miles per tank driving both on the highway and in the city. It held up well during our horrible winter here in the Northeast; however the car can sway easily in the wind.
I love the moon roof, the digital controls and the blue lighted dashboard.
Black interior attracts way too much dust. Would like a sunglasses holder and compass. I bang my leg on the parking brake every time I enter the car. Also, it seems as though the paint chips very easily.