2008 Honda Civic DX R18 (1.8 I4 SOHC) from North America
Dead reliable and the manual is decently fun
150 000 problem-free km with only routine maintenance. Nothing really special to drive, but the rev-happy R18 paired with the 5MT is pretty fun, with precise but forgiving handling. With snows on it handles beautifully on winter roads. Super predictable driving experience. Curiously, this little beast was starting in -40C with an old ass battery that could barely crank it (measured under 11V!).
This car is a great choice for someone who wants an economical, reliable driving experience without being entirely bored to tears.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th June, 2016