We initially leased our Civic CRV and were so impressed with the vehicle we purshed it at the end of our lease. It has been a very dependable vehicle and it now has approximately 56,230 miles on it and the only expensives we have experienced other than the scheduled maintenance was for tires, brakes and the required services at the time we purchased it. We pushed it when I retired and it has proved to be a much better vehicle than I anticipated since I had always driven a wide range of US vehicles ( Mercury Grand Markees, Jeep Grand Cherokiees, Oldsmobile 98s, and Ford LTD`s) that were furnished by my employers and were replaced every two years or when we exceeded 70,000 miles. I found the Civic to be a very comfortable road car that could hold its own on Inter States or badly maintained secondary roads and the only issue I have ever had with its performance is its tendency to hesitate when you attempt to merge into heavy fast moving traffic. We have been very satisifed with the vehicle and intend to keep it when we purchase a new vehicle.