"Had ’08 Civic LX four five months and put 8,000 miles on it with no mechanical issues. Got into a serious accident with it. I t-boned a Pontiac vibe going about 40mph and walked away with only one scratch. The car just crumpled and absorbed all the impact.
One of my two issues with the vehicle was space, it was hard traveling with my Labradors. Then again I had just switched out of a minivan.
Loved the mpg. I did a lot of city driving on my stick shift and got 29/30 mpg. On the highway, I topped out around 33/34mpg. It’s not a race car, so little speed, but the mpg made up for it.
The other issue I had was I feel like I paid too much for it. I think I could have gotten the same car from Nissan/Subaru/etc. and paid a little less.
Great car, little speed, little space, great mpg, very safe, pay extra for the Honda emblem."