Purchased this car less then a month ago and enjoying the heck out of it. Not totally happy with gas mileage but I heard it gets better as the engine breaks in. Got it with auto transmission and it seems to shift well. I'm in my fifties but it's very comfortable even compared to my Volvo.
The looks and performance.
The car was a bit pricey to include ABS as only an option. If 2006 Civics were out I might of purchased one instead due to standard ABS.