Useful comparisons @redbee. As a matter of fact, You are right, In recent years Honda has lost the edge in innovation for which they were always praised. Honda big shots have also accepted the fact, though reluctantly.. See the following article
[h=1]Honda CEO takes responsibility for poor reception of redesigned Civic[/h]New Civic is a 10% improvement, in every aspect, over the outgoing Civic in every Aspect but the fact is, it is Not class leading. In countries where people have choices in Affordable Range, they can thrash Civic and go for 2013 Dodge Dart or Mazda 3 or any other manufacturer they wish for. Now that is worrisome for Honda as well.
In Pakistan, situation is different. here, Honda would say "What you gonna do about it"... Love it Or hate it, It is going to Stay for sometime in Pakistan at least .....