Poor naive kidz...
1.8 Auto Civic beats 1.8 Manual Altis in a drag...
1.8 civic can actually literally smoke an Altis--dude I got the ALtis A/T and its quality suqs, the only good in the Altis is the engine pickup and cockpit--otherwise its horrible...so dont buy it, a used Vti is bettr. 1.8 Vtec eats Altis Vvti.
Civic got dual SRS, 5 speed auto trans. , EBD and bigger space/engine/specs...so much more.
But about the Altis, it has low engine noise and nice pickup but Im afraid of the brakes and controls cuz once I used the brakes on normal speed/power but the car decided not to stop even with ABS and shifting from D to 2 (auto trans. ). This forced me into my first frontal accident due to the car, not me! Otherwise, the car I have driven to 190km/h on motorway with only the steering wheel vibrating like a Fx taxi.
Go for Honda or Mitsubishi, perhaps Nissan but NEVER ATTEMPT TO PURCHASE A TOYOTA, ESPECIALLY THE LOCAL ONES...THEY SUCK LIKE HELLL!