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CR's review is flat wrong.. they need to re-review maybe the car they had tested has some defects, I just bought one today I hear ya bout the add-ons, dealer adds them off the truck, no standard ones on the lot. I was able to talk them down, not as much I would like it to have gone down about 1K off MSRP, I should have pushed for more, but oh well.Report it
Don't feel too bad about CR's review, the Civic EX came in 2nd in MT's direct comparo (and got the best gas mileage of the gas-powered models) and C&D also rated it 2nd. Interestingly, MT rated the Elantra as #1 (3rd in C&D's test), while C&D rated the Focus #1 (MT rated it 5th of 8). Sometimes coming in 2nd isn't so bad as both tests indicated that the Civic handled better and was roomier than the Elantra (with almost 4 more mpg according to MT), but less sporty than the Focus (but with a smoother tranny, more room and better mileage).Report it
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