I have bought the Civic knowing that it would be a good reliable and cheap on gas car, and that's all!! I bought it five weeks ago, and didn't take long to confirm that I knew what I have bought. But I will seriously try to like it, even if I think to sell it almost every day.
My teenage girl loves it, but me, NO WAY!! I feel in this car like I am everyone else, this car has no heart, no soul, So why did I buy it?, darn gas price here in Canada!
I had many new cars in my life, and couldn't wait to have them, but this one took me more than a week before I went to take it at the dealer, they couldn't understand!
Let me tell you that this is my first very small car, and I kept my 2 Buick Roadmaster with LT1 against all my family and friend's advice. In these Buicks I feel I'm on vacation or a king, and no Honda on earth can beat the ultimate supremacy of comfort, style, in a tank feeling, and above all, POWER! At 100 KPH, even downshifting in third, the Civic is way behind my big Buicks when pushing the engine with 4 of my friends and A/C on, it will never match !!.. even knowing that my Buicks are less reliable, and a lot heavier than the Civic, the Buick will sure beat the Honda in durability and forever in better style.
Since I have the Honda, I knew that the seats would be uncomfortable and I still try to like them.. reliable (supposedly!), good on gas, good handling, good for teens and that's all!!..
Who said that these stock Honda could beat a big car V8, I will sure show them the truth!! These Hondas are what you can buy when you're on budget and can't afford better, even if the others are less reliable.. Still have 46 painful payments, but I have learned after two that you should not listen or do like everyone else, drive what you like, not what they try to convince you what is a supposedly a good car.. drive what you feel is good for you, and you won't like me.. regret your purchase.