So why all the love for the Civic and not the others?[/quote]
civics are good cars,but there are alot of them
parts are cheap fuel economy is good,but rally and no offense to anyone on this,civics are overrated I tuned hondas my whole life almost
kids love hondas,I personally own several “honda killers” one of which is a 96 nissan sentra.
My toyota smokes acuras and i have yet to turbo my toyota yet.last one is the one my wife took I will try and find a pic it was an 89 prelude with half million miles on it and still looked and ran brand new.
hondas have problems,yes you can run them to hundreds of thousands of miles but it is hard to find a civic that was not thrashed on by a kid thinking he was in the fast and furious.
also the very first thing I advise you to do if you want the civic is change the timing belt,I dont care how many miles of condition of the car change that thing,hondas are interferance engines meaning if the timing belt breaks you run a good chance of destroying your entire engine.
if you want a car that will last forever,is comfortable,fast and fun to drive compared to other 4 cylinders I would suggest a late model toyota
I have a 04 corolla with 102 thousand on it now,bought it used with 33 thousand on it a year ago.
the spark plugs on those are to be replaced at 120 thousand miles.
they have their quirks like any other car but they are the best for your dollar I think
the matrix is the exact same car just a different body style.
if you like fast cars that will last forever but they are out of your 10k range look into the subaru series of cars.
all feature all wheel drive they are turboed and fast as hell but they still get in the 30s for gas milage
DO NOT go domestic,dont get me wrong I love domestics but I as well as many other auto techs out there have to admit that americans quality is not up to par with the japanese.
I have been looking into the kias,kia and hyandai are the same car its like chevy and gmc,but my understanding is that they are doing pretty well as far as quality now but I dont know first hand.
they are dirt cheap.a brand new one will run you around 12k with 100k miles warrenty…
My daily driver is the corolla it gets beat down I had jumped it into a ditch,8 feet deep and I flew about 30 feet,the car had no damage but light scratches and broken plastic. nothing mechanical,suspension is fine.
I also drive dirt roads to my home about 20 miles a day is on unmaintaned roads at 35 mph on average and the car is still solid after over 60k miles.
on a recent trip to new mexico about 1200 miles round trip I was running average 42 mpg on the freeway with cruise and ac on. I get mid 30s in town
I commute 75 miles one way and it takes me about 1/4th tank with a 10 gallon tank.
The camry v6 is going to be my next car it has v-6 power the size of a mid sized sedan and still in the 30s for mpg
Bar none you can not top the durability and the quality of a toyota,my life is with cars I have driven many and abused every single car i have ever owned. the only ones that stood up to any sort of long term abuse with me is the toyotas
I even found on youtube where they tried to kill a toyota pick up and couldnt ,try and look that up youll see what i mean