Agreed that shape likeness is relative but when lots of trusted reviewers and print media is cursing it than there is a reason.
In US 9th Gen was launed on 21April, 2011 and was facelifted in June, 2012. Why was Honda pushed to release a facelift just after 14 months ???? Why ??
Beside quality and performance issues ... the shape was one of the main reason !!
Many 9th gen owners except you would agree that exterior of this Civic is a let down coz ppl had high expectations and looks like Honda did much effort in stream lining the curves to improve fuel efficiency and forgot about the ergonomics.
Well it is a never ending discussion. I have all my reservations with honda but best wishes for ur ride.
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