I've owned my 2012 Honda Civic for approximately 7 months now and I love it.
I get around 27mpg and anywhere from 35-42 on the freeway.
Like most people have said, you know what you're buying with a civic.
It doesn't have the flash of a Mercedes or the quiet road noise of a Cadillac but this car is definitely worth every dollar.
I'm 6'2" 240lbs and the vehicle fits me comfortably.
I traded in my 2010 Accord for this vehicle and barely notice the interior size different.
Bottom line, I would recommend this car to anyone.