Last year when my husband and I were looking to buy another car, we wanted something that fits our requirements. A car with fuel efficiency, ample safety features, reliable, with considerable comfort, and better performance and handling. Now this package apparently seemed to be available only in smaller Germen automobiles. But one of our limitations didn't allow us to purchase a Germen car. That limitation was affordability. After a careful market research we found "all that" in a much affordable car and that was a 2005 Honda Civic EX, and we ended up buying it. It is a very practical car which is equipped with a 4 Cyl. 1.7 VTEC engine which delivers approximately 130 bhp, a crisp responsive power steering, alloy wheels, and has a slightly wider and lower body which offers better center of gravity for better handling and performance.
As safety features it has dual front air bags, and 4-wheels ABS braking system. Some other options it has are power windows, power door locks, AM/FM Stereo with Compact disc, Alloy wheels, a very cold air conditioner, Moon Roof, Cruise control, Tilt steering wheel. It has sufficient leg room for both front and back passengers. It also offered plenty of luggage room in the trunk. Although, it is a four seater car but we never had any problem in comfortably fitting 5 people.
We have had it for over a year now and drove about 50k miles but it didn't require any major repairs. We normally get 28 to 30 miles to a gallon in city and over 33 to 34 miles on highway. The car truly is a marvelous piece of Japanese engineering which truly offered us a complete package no less than a similar size Germen automobiles but for a far lesser price tag.
I have always been reading reviews about cars but never had any real bad or a very good experience with any of the cars that I owned. This time after using Honda Civic I thought it would not be justice to both, the car and to people who are interested to buy something worth their money. This car offers the best value for money that one can find in the current automobile market.