The Honda Civic was the Little Compact Car Favorite of the 70s and also 80s until competition started to ramp up in the type of Toyota's, Mazda's and also a huge selection of Hyundai's and Fords !! The Civic initially emerged in 1973. It was economical, ranked high for safety and attracted a a great deal of frugally minded consumers. Competition isn't constantly bad; it kept Honda refining and resculpting the Civic over all these years.
Things that adjust the Civic apart is its fuel economic climate - all models have combined mpgs of between 29 - 45 mpg, they scored high on all the government collision tests and they were constructed with very roomy interiors for such small vehicles!