"I've had the car for just over two years and overall, I love it. It's reliable, low-maintenance and boasts an MPG average of about 38. I plan on driving this for another 12 years until I can pass it along to my daughter for her 16th B-Day - I'm confident it will last. I'll probably replace it with another Civic.
PROS - great gas mileage. Also, maintenance is fairly cheap. The nice part about this car is you only need to change the oil every 5-7K (you are told by the internal computer when to bring it in).
CONS - Not a ton of power. I understand 140HP won't get you first in an Indy race, but come on, give me a car with a little kick! I'm often left in the dust at stoplights."
Pros: "Looks, fun to drive, gas mileage is awesome!"
Cons: "would like power seats"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I bought a 2012 LX and loved it so much, just traded for a 2013 EX. Love this car, we have a chevy impala and would rather drive the Civic! I have no problem with the interior design! Have you see the Chevy's interior? I received a great trade in on the 2012 Civic and Honda dealer worked to get me everything I wanted in the upgraded Civic! Don't listen to those who don't own one,
get one, you won't be disappointed!"
Pros: "MPG @ 39, fun to drive, good feature for the price"
Cons: "Fog lights ---- it is an option for $650 installed"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Looked for > 6months to replace my 2004 Mazda MPV ES. Was only getting ~ 18mpg with the mazda and driving ~ 15k a year so I had to make a change. Test drove the Prius, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Civic Gas and Natural Gas cars. When I reviewed all the options and pricing, I ended up with the Honda Civic EXL w/Nav - got it for ~ $21k. I am getting ~ 39mpg on average with econ and 1/2 city, 1/2 highway ----- GREAT mpg compared to my MPV. I would of loved to purchase the Civic NG but there are no fueling stations in the Chicagoland area within my reach / commute. Only issue with the NG is loss of trunk space. To bad Honda can not put an NG on the CRV ..... that would be a winner. Great car so far. Smooth ride."