First year with leather in a Civic and I jumped at it. Actually, I wanted an inexpensive car with good mileage, but nice enough that I would be satisfied with driving it 85 miles daily. I've only had it a week, but it has been fun and comfortable to drive and my first tank of gas got 34mpg!
Gas mileage, interior layout (2 tiered dash), fun to drive (good handling, tight steering), low maintenance, and hopefully lives up to the Civic reputation for durability.
Move emergency brake location away from right knee and less slope in the dash for easier reach to some controls.