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2012 Honda Civic is a model of extreme sensibility
2012 Honda Civic is a model of extreme sensibility

It depends perhaps upon one's affection for cars, but the biggest compliment to be paid to the 2012 Honda Civic is its utter lack of flash. Now in its ninth generation, the redesigned Civic is the automotive equivalent of beige. It's a well-engineered wallflower with a no-muss, no-fuss driving experience. And I mean that in the best way possible. There's a reason almost 9million Honda Civics have been sold in the U.S. since this compact car was introduced in 1973, most notably its extreme sensibility. Not only is it affordable, it's reliable. The latest generation Civic continues those themes, adding increased fuel economy and options. Starting at $16,355, the 2012...

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