It's much more than a Civic
Nothing has gone wrong with the car so far. It currently has 47000 kilometers, and runs like new.
The only negative point would be the stock tires; they have worn out rather quickly, and are going to need replacement soon.
I chose this car over the Honda Civic, because in Canada, the 4 door Civic did not come with a VTEC engine until 2004. At that time, the only 4 door VTEC available was the EL. In the US, Honda offered a comparable Civic EX.
The EL drove quieter than the Civic, and had many econo-luxury features, such as keyless entry with trunk release, leather, heated seats, power sunroof, 15" alloy wheels, 4-wheel disc brakes (a big plus), more sound deadening, and much more.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2004