After owning my previous car, a 2006 Civic Sedan LX, for 13 years and putting just over 250k miles on it, I finally upgraded. Yea!
(link to old build log here)
The new car is a 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport (non-touring edition). I looked at and test drove quite a few cars. I really liked a couple but ultimately landed on this Civic for the following reasons:
- I like hatchbacks. And, they are just easier to get bass right in, IME.
- The gas mileage. I drive 80 miles round trip each day.
- We already own a 2018 CR-V so I didn't really need a larger car for family stuff. I just need a good car that has a decent platform for aftermarket audio, enough space for me and my family to make quick trips around town, and something I could see myself still driving 10 years from now.
- I think it looks pretty sharp.
- Itís a budget friendly vehicle and leaves me enough money to cover the audio stuff.
- It's fun to drive. It isnít the world's fastest car but you have to remember I'm coming from a 2006 civic with 250k miles on it. So, this thing is almost like a race car to me. It's got some nice speed, takes corners like a champ... I won't be driving it like a madman but just being able to finally merge without fearing my engine is going to fall out from the workload it's under is a big improvement.
Hereís some pictures of the car the day I got it: