2005 Honda Civic EXI 1.5 DOHC
Don't think twice
Nothing wrong in the car.
It was absolutely great. Yet it was not that spacious compared with some cars in the same price range such as Octavia A4 or the Mitsubishi lancer.
Would advise anyone to buy it if your seeking the functionality of Japanese cars with a little more prestige. The Civic was compared with the corolla, lancer & Octavia. Although it was the highest in price yet it deserved every pound paid in it. The car is far more stable than the previously mentioned cars and much more luxurious in the finishing of the interior.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th July, 2006
I think you will find that the cars you mentioned are in the next class of car (Accord/Condeo) class, and the Honda is far more spacious than the Golf and Focus that it competes with. My Civic is great too and no faults or niggles either, why buy anything else other than a Honda? Unless you like going to the dealer.
Actually, the Civic does compete with the Corolla and Lancer here in the U.S. The Accord here competes with the Camry and Galant. The Jetta/Golf/Rabbit has such a varied lineup that it competes in both categories from the lowly GL to the mighty R32. I'm talking about price and content levels, not just interior room.
Having a Civic myself, as well as having ample driving time in all the above mentioned cars sans the Galant, I can say (from my standpoint) that the Hondas generally have the advantage in interior ergonomics and feel over the Toyotas, although the Volkswagens trump them both, at least in the GTi and R32 models.