Let me state that I'm reluctant to buy a Honda Civic, just because everyone else has one and I'm something of a non-conformist. But when it comes to entry-level cars that are within my price range, I can't think of what else I'd rather have. That is to say, I'm sure as hell not buying a friggin Neon.
I'm looking towards 4 door Civics, preferably with air. If it's not fast, oh well. I'm not made of money. I just want a reliable, affordable car that has some class and as many options as I can get. I'm not buying it to pimp it out; the only mod will be the sound system, which should sound a hell of a lot louder in a Civic.
I'm sick of finding out what's wrong with my car. I love my Trep, but goddamn, I've practically paid for it 3 times over in repairs. I may just trade it in and take whatever I can get for it; to hell with certifying and e-testing and all that garbage. I'm gonna take the easy way out.
My other option is to convince a lady at work to sell me her Accord.