A quick-enough comfortable economy car; perfect for someone who hates fixing things
New brakes at 45k miles.
This was my first (and to date, only) new car purchase. I paid roughly $1500 under sticker for the top of the line non-Si Civic, and at no point did I regret it.
My first few tanks of gas, I was babying it and seeing upwards of 40-45MPG. Then my lead foot kicked in about 10k miles in, so overall average was roughly 32MPG over the five years I owned it.
The seats were comfortable enough to sleep in - I did so many times, actually. Never having to rent a hotel room when on the road because your car is comfortable is a huge plus.
Safety. A major concern. My car was rear-ended roughly five times in those five years. The first major accident caused over $9k in body damage. The entire rear end crumple zone was toast. No injuries... on our end. The driver who caused the accident went to the hospital. Then it happened again a few years later. Another $9k in damage, but this time with the cost of rental car and other various expenses, my insurance totaled it. Another no-injury accident.
I would recommend this car to anyone who doesn't require a monster drag car, and just wants something with an enormous trunk, comfortable seats, and excellent economy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th September, 2010