I bought a Civic after reviewing every other car in its class. I used my NRA discount and saved another $1700.00. I was thinking I was settling when in reality I traded up. This car is solid, reliable, gets great mileage with my lead foot, is fun to drive, and comfortable on long trips. The USB port works with ipod, flash drives and external USB hard drives. The center console holds my work gear easily. The remote is handy and the open roof is great here in the south, as it lets out the heat. I just wish I could open it with the remote. I would love more power, and could have gone with the Si, but insurance costs are much higher. My EX only raised my rates a few dollars.
I like the USB stereo input, the dashboard, and the moon roof. I like the pass through seats for my bikes and gear. The 6 airbags give you a sense of safety. I feel safe and comfortable driving this car.
Raise the console 2 inches. Put the 2.0 motor from the Si in it, and add blue tooth.