The Honda Civic CX has treated me very well. I would describe this car as high value for your money as it requires very little maintenance and is very dependable. This car is perfect for daily commuting as it is easy to drive and comfortable on short trips.
My favorite features of this car is its performance during the winter. The CX starts every day on cold Canadian winters. I don't even have to plug in the block heater until at least -20 C. There have been a few winters where the temp has dipped below -30 C and the car still starts.
Additionally, with some high quality studless tires the CX handles superbly on icy and snowy roads. You can crank on the steering wheel and the cars will turn like it were on rails. The only problems with winter driving that have occurred is getting stuck in snow drifts due to low ground clearance.
Although the CX is an subcompact economy car there are still some features I am disappointed with. For starters the CX doesn't come properly equipped. My 5 speed manual doesn't have a tachometer. Also, there is now power steering or ABS. If this car was any heavier it wouldn't be operable due to steering issues at low speeds. Other features have been omitted by Honda including no passenger side mirror, no wiper for the hatch window, no clock, poor interior lighting. I guess you can purchase these as options; however aren't the above features necessities?
Overall, the Civic CX is a great car. With over 265,000 km I can still achieve over 550 km on a 35 litre tank of fuel. The engine and transmission are running very smooth for their age. I am never hesitant to take this car on road trips in the fear of a break down. If you can find a used '95 Civic I would strongly suggest to purchase.