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Forget Consumer Reports
By subarubiker on
2012 Honda Civic EX 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
The fact that Honda only made slight changes to the Coupe for 2013 shows the 2012 was a great car. I have a Dyno Blue Coupe EX with the 5-speed manual, absolutely stunning and sporty looking. This is my first manual car and I love it; it has a smooth-shifting stick and a very easy to modulate clutch that's a breeze in traffic.
It gets great mileage on regular gas, getting 28mpg combined in winter temperatures with snow tires. The ride is a bit loud, but it handles very well and is a big upgrade over the past Civics with the handy i-Mid and the great 7-speaker sound system. Seats are very comfy!
The only thing that lacks in the Civic is winter handling- winter tires transformed my Civic.
Power and MPG balance, zippiness, manual transmission ease of use, surprisingly large trunk, comfortable seats, sound system