The Honda Civic was the Little Compact Car Darling of the 70s as well as 80s until competition started to ramp up in the form of Toyota's, Mazda's as well as a huge selection of Hyundai's and Fords !! The Civic initially emerged in 1973. It was economical, ranked high for safety and security and drew in a great deal of frugally minded consumers. Competitors isn't constantly bad; it kept Honda refining and resculpting the Civic over all these years.
Most of the Civic versions fall in a $18 - $30,000 cost factor.