Honda Civic
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Make: Honda
Model: Civic
Honda Civic

It would be nearly impossible to walk through a parking lot, any parking lot for that matter, and not see at least one Honda Civic. The Honda Civic, obviously manufactured by Honda, was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door coupe. Later that same year, a 3-door hatchback version was also made available. Early models of the Civic were typically outfitted with a basic AM radio, rudimentary heater, foam cushioned plastic trim, two-speed wipers and painted steel rims with a chromed wheel nut cap. As the times have changed, the current Civic has become much more luxurious with satellite-linked navigation, a six-speed manual transmission, power locks and power windows. The Civic evolved from having an 1170 cc engine in 1973 to having engines with larger capacities and more creature comforts through the 1980s, 1990s and into the 2000s. As if one couldn't tell by their prevalence, the Honda Civic is the second-longest continuously running nameplate from a Japanese manufacturer. The only other model that has been produced longer is the Toyota Corolla, which was introduced in 1968. Very exciting, during the Honda Civic Tour of the Black Eyed Peas, Honda held a contest for a customized Honda Civic Hybrid. Included in this special edition hybrid were leather seats, a custom paint job, custom installed 55SH Shure microphone, a $10,000 Alpine multimedia system, 700 watt speaker system, XM Satellite Radio, 18" Konig rims, Dunlop Direzza DZ101 tires and a custom exhaust tip. This was a great show of how hybrids can be 'cool' and more earth friendly than their counterparts. Over the years, the Civic has seen no shortage of awards. From 1972 to 1974, the Civic was awarded "Car of the Year" in Japan. The Civic was also Motor Trend's Import Car of the Year for 1980. Further, the Civic has been on Car and Driver magazine's annual Ten Best list six times, in 1985, 1988 through 1991 and again in 1996. In reality, the list goes on and on.

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