Any dog who has gone to a dog park knows about the concept of piling on a weaker dog which is part of our inherent nature as pack animals. Whether or not we participate in the melee, if some dogs detect even the slightest weakness in another dog there will be more wild growling and paw bitch slaps than you would see during your average episode of “The Jerry Springer Show.” Jerry Springer? I wonder with that last name if he is related to any Springer Spaniels? Just wondering.
The reason I mention this is that the 2012 Honda Civic line has been the victim of a lot of dog park-like media piling on thanks to a variety of factors. There was, of course, the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan that cut off parts supplies just when production was set to ramp up in large numbers. Also, people complained that the 2012 Civic’s redesign wasn’t as revolutionary as it should have been which wouldn’t have been an issue if radically improved offerings like the Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus and Chevy Cruze (used to be the Cobalt) were released around the same time.
To read the rest of Daisy Mae’s insightful review of the new Civic, click here for a link to her reviews on BarkBuckleUp.com. Or Check out James Hamel’s in depth weeklong road tests of this vehicle on Autobytel.com.