Smooth...silky smooth...from ride to gear linkage to acceleration. Car feels like much more expensive mid level cars on the road. Nice styling but age of the design is showing and rivals are have more power and sportiness to them. Was looking at this and Alima 2.5 coupe but price was right. Had the original CRX...this civic comes close but the CRX was much more of a drivers car.
Nice balance of form and function. Not too dull but also not flashy. Great seats.
Some of the plastics could be better and the stereo is sub simply adequate.