The Honda Civic was the Little Compact Car Darling of the 70s as well as 80s till competition began to increase through Toyota's, Mazda's as well as a wide variety of Hyundai's as well as Fords !! The Civic first came on the scene in 1973. It was economical, ranked strong for safety and brought in a bunch of frugally minded consumers. Competition isn't really constantly bad; it kept Honda refining and resculpting the Civic over all these years.
Most of the Civic versions drop in a $18 - $30,000 cost issue.