The Honda Civic was the Little Compact Vehicle Favorite of the 70s as well as 80s up until competitors began to ramp up in the kind of Toyota's, Mazda's and a variety of Hyundai's and Fords !! The Civic initially came on the scene in 1973. It was efficient, ranked high for safety as well as attracted a great deal of frugally minded customers. Competition isn't always bad; it maintained Honda refining and resculpting the Civic over all these years.
A lot of the Civic versions fall in a $18 - $30,000 quote point.