2002 Toyota Tacoma
The Honda Civic was the Little Compact Vehicle Darling of the 70s and 80s until competition started to ramp up through Toyota's, Mazda's and a wide variety of Hyundai's and Fords !! The Civic first came on the scene in 1973. It was cost-effective, rated high for safety and drew in a a great deal of frugally minded consumers. Competition isn't always bad; it kept Honda refining and resculpting the Civic over all these years.
Today, it comes in coupe or sedan. You can purchase four different engines sizes: the 1.5 L 4 cylinder hybrid, the 1.8 L 4 cylinder 110 hp engine, the 1.8 L 4 cylinder 143 hp or the 2.4 L 4 cylinder 205 hp engine.
There are four different kinds of transmission bundles, as well: CVT, 6 speed manual, 5 speed automatic, or the 5 speed manual. The 1.5 L 4 cylinder hybrid gets a combined 45 mpg, whereas their distinct gas engine gets a combined 31 mpg. The most significant benefits to the gas engine is its fuel is a lot less expensive and the crash tests done on the gas cars show that they are a lot more resistant to crash - explosions/fires.
The trim levels on the Civic are rather exhaustive, but there are some honorable discusses on the aforementioned hybrids and gas models. Both models feature a 7" touch screen command console and the Honda Link syncing program. They both sport expanded view drivers' mirrors and Lane Watch display to enhance driving safety. They both have distinct offerings as well. The hybrid has smart entry with switch start and a CVT transmission. The Natural Gas model comes in a leather trim model that has heated seats, heated side mirrors and several interior upgrades with a 5 speed automatic transmission.
The Civics do have some pitfalls. While the interior is roomy, the form fitting front seats are somewhat tight for bigger customers. The command console is rather cluttered and complex to use. The steering has been known to be a little stiff and the cabin has a a great deal of road noise, as well.
Unless you're searching for a specific make and model, you'll probably want the ability to pick from a fairly large inventory. If you don't have numerous options, you might end up feeling stuck with a car you don't really care for over time since you selected the very best of what was available. Discerning the size and diversity of a used vehicle dealer's car choice before you shop can help prevent you from feeling underwhelmed by your purchase.