The Honda Civic has been a leader in its class for decades. A Consumer Reports top choice for years and a well reviewed car by respected automotive publications, the Civic has built a solid reputation.
Great mileage, though not as great as I had expected. But then again, this is no Hybrid.
The 2006 was a redesigned model year and the aerodynamic low sweeping look was an eye catcher and has since been copied by other small cars.
The Civic as purchased for under $20,000 was pretty much "loaded". Nice things like alloy wheels and power sun roof were included.