The Honda Civic was the Little Compact Vehicle Darling of the 70s and also 80s up until competitors began to increase through Toyota's, Mazda's and a myriad of Hyundai's as well as Fords !! The Civic first loomed in 1973. It was economical, ranked strong for safety and brought in a a great deal of frugally minded customers. Competition isn't always bad; it maintained Honda refining and resculpting the Civic over all these years.
Most of the Civic designs fall in a $18 - $30,000 rate point.