Words and photos by Niky Tamayo
Honda has taken a lot of stick for the all-new Civic. Many feel that it is too much of the same, that Honda has not invested enough in technical innovations, as if they’ve dropped the ball, fallen asleep at the wheel, or jumped the shark. But did the Civic really need changing? Granted, there are things I didn’t like about the previous car; but even until it was replaced, it was very good. It was spacious, lightweight, powerful, and economical. Never mind that it wasn’t the newest car on the market, it was still one of the best.
Hence, the FD Civic is a hard act to follow. This new Civic falls short in some ways, but improves upon the formula in others. While the Honda faithful may not be happy, it is undoubtedly a better car. Let’s break down the differences and see why.