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Most people don’t buy a Honda Civic because it will get them noticed, but that’s one of the reasons why it’s so appealing. The Civic is an affordable small car whose practical and simple design is actually one reason why it’s been so successful. The Civic can net 26/34 mpg city/highway because its exterior isn’t wind resistant. Gas is getting expensive, so expect more cars to look like the Civic. That means your 2011 Civic will be in style when your kids hit college.

Not only does the Civic have classic styling, but it’s also respected in the industry. See how it does in our affordable small car rankings.