Good, but not as good as a Corolla
Like my previous Toyota Corolla, nothing has gone wrong, and I don't expect it will.
I traded in my previous Toyota Corolla after 110,000 trouble free kilometers, I have only had the Civic a month, but I can't help comparing it with my previous Corolla.
There are two bugs with the Civic which make me sorry that I bought it, firstly - that handbrake! What a silly place to put it, it digs into my leg, and makes any journey for over a half an hour a real pain (literally).
Secondly, the lack of leg room for the front passenger, the front passenger foot-well is much shorter than the drivers side. Consequently, my average height wife has to push her seat right back to get comfortable, so there is no room for a passenger in the back! Also it is difficult to open the front glove box all the way without banging ones knees.
I don't agree with other writers concerning the noise, my car is very quiet, except for some tyre roar, which I expect to eliminate by changing those horrible Bridgestone tyres for Michelin.
The seats are reasonably comfortable if a little hard, most Japanese cars have hard seats especially compared to European ones, but I find that the Civic seats are harder and less comfortable than my previous Corolla's.
The Civic is certainly a faster car, with much better acceleration, and with discs brakes all around, ABS, EDB, traction control, & 4 airbags fitted as standard, I certainly feel safe!
The sound system, and air-conditioning are good, and
I also enjoy driving this Civic more than the Corolla, but it is not as comfortable, especially on longer journeys.
I am still annoyed with Toyota for not producing their european Corolla & Auris with a standard automatic gearbox, which forced me to by the Civic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th September, 2007