Honda Civic

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Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is one of the most popular compact cars sold in the United States. According to Bob Plunkett in the article 2001 Honda Civic "More than 300,000 Civics roll out of Honda's North American production plants each year, placing the Civic among the top five best sellers." Many Americans grew up with them because the Civic has been a Honda trademark for more than 30 years. Honda's are sensible cars that are both good looking and reliable. They are sporty, economic and low-maintenance. Oil changes and regular check-ups are just about all that a Honda will need. A Honda Civic is an impressive car because it is sporty but practical, has many safety features and is reliable.

First, the Honda Civic is not only sporty, but also spacious. Civic's come in three different body styles: three door hatchback, two-door coupe and four-door sedan. The trim levels, different models, include CX, DX, LX, EX, HX, and Si.

Depending on what options the customer wants, the buyer can start off with a CX, being the basic, or get a Si which is the elite model for the Civic. The Civic is big enough to seat five adults. The front seats are adjustable bucket seats and the rear is a fold down bench seat. "The rear-seat legroom has been increased by nearly 2 inches, making it more spacious than two of its top competitors, Volkswagen Jetta and Toyota Corolla." (Lamont Olson, Cheryl Jensen.) The rear seat folds down allowing the driver to put larger items in the trunk. The Civic also comes with many options such as a key-less entry, electric windows, and a moon roof. It also has a glove box, a center consul, and a pocket behind the front passenger seat for storage. The Civic also has...