I absolutely love my Civic, this is my 4th Honda and it is wonderful just like the rest. The car handles wonderfully and the craftsmanship is top notch for this class. Could use a little more punch under the hood, but for 40 mpg freeway, I guess I'll compromise a bit on acceleration. All in all it is a wonderful car and based on this, the other Civic and 2 Accords I will keep on coming back to Honda.
Exterior styling. Split dash. Very comfortable seats. 6 airbags standard and great crash test ratings. Extremely smooth automatic. Excellent visibility. Rock solid reliability.
A remote trunk release would be nice, also I don't like the placement of the E-brake, it rubs my knee, doesn't hurt, it's just in the way. Very hard to find a manual tranny.