2010 Honda CivicMr T - Ft Lauderdale, FL01/13/2016
For basic transportation this generation of Civic is intrinsically fun to drive. The handling is spirited and acceleration is lively, especially with the manual transmission. Visibility is somewhat compromised with the coupe; it has thick A-pillars that obstruct some angles while making turns and small rear windows. The base sound system is more than adequate and the control layout of the dash is very easy to use. Compared to other coupes of this price range the Civic has a more usable back seat, especially with head room. Civics are rather noisy (wind and tire noise) but you can't have everything. With safety, frugality, style, and fun, this little Civic is a good first car for any kid.
Having done commuting and long road trips I can say without absolute confidence that I love this car. My 2012 Honda Civic EX-L is fuel efficient, sporty, has enough power to get off an exit ramp or into traffic. It has enough storage to fit enough luggage for a beach or camping trip. The stereo sounds great. I'm 6'1" and I have no issues with legroom. My son hasn't complained once about comfort in the back seat while on those long car rides.
I bought the car for a specific reason and that is economy. Recently on my way from Fl to Ky I got 40 mpg. If you want sizzling acceleration or a lot of power then don't consider this car. It carries four people with no problem. In mountainous terrain it shifts down to maintain speed but I expected that. It's a great car.
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