By Mr. Henry on
2009 Honda Civic EX-L 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5A)
In my opinion this is best value for the money car on the market. The fit and finish of the leather and the whole interior is top-notch, and clearly beats out the 2009 Corolla that I test drove. Both the Corolla and Civic are very close, but Honda has the edge in appearance inside and out, as well as build quality. The doors have a nice thud to it, almost like a luxury car, while the Corolla had a slight rattle every timed you closed the driver side door. It's those little things that made me give Honda my cash. Both Honda and Toyota are rated #1 and #2 in reliability so it's hard to go wrong...
The dash looks great and refined. I was leery about the split dash, but actually I prefer it now, and it is very well designed and "ergonomic" if you can call it that.