I was away from forum, will try to stick to the topic of civic. In world over this time it appears, honda has tried to undermine 1.8L turbo A3. In world, A3 price is 3-4k usd higher, hp is slightly lower or we can say same 170hp vs 174hp civic, less mileage 23 vs 31 MPG in city, 7.2s for 0-100 vs 6.8s, less rear legroom of 35.1in vs 37.4in, less cargo vol, 12.3 ft3 vs 15.1 ft3, higher turning circle of 36.1ft vs 35.7ft of civic.
Now same is valid for Pakistan and anyone looking at A3 will think again when comparing with new civic, in my opinion. These all changed at least my mind.
I have a land cruiser and a gli in Pakistan, first time impressed by honda. I saw new civic in Bahrain, its awesome.