The Honda Civic was the Little Compact Car Favorite of the 70s as well as 80s up until competition started to increase in the kind of Toyota's, Mazda's as well as a myriad of Hyundai's and Fords !! The Civic initially emerged in 1973. It was cost-effective, rated high for safety and attracted a a great deal of frugally minded consumers. Competition isn't really consistently 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 cost point.