Havent driven any car yet (due to age) but am aware of experience friends and relatives give me. Furthermore, worldover expert & consumer reviews are available on the internet and you'll find nothing but positive things regarding the Civic. However for the Optra, or Suzuki/Chevy/Daewoo in different countries people have several complaints. And its really not surprising.
You see, if you want a car because its seats are softer, perhaps youll find the Optras seats better than Honda's sporty, firm bucket seats. Honda is more of a "performance" company so naturally their vehicles are sportier both from the engine point of view and driving point of view.
However, I don't purchase cars for particularly comfort, per se, but for commute. The Optra may be slightly more spacious with softer seats and better sound proofing- which are all wonderful aspects, but for me, these things really don't matter. Neither do I care much for performance in general, but because these are small cars, it matters a lot. I frequent mountainous trips and it is extremely critical which vehicle can actually do the job. Civics can, Altis' can, but Chevys will struggle. Ive seen em.
Also, there are more aspects of cars than what we've discussed. For example - safety. Honda Vtis have been featuring ABS & 4 wheel disc brakes since 2000, however the imported Optra still fails to feature ABS. I for one, refuse to own a vehicle without ABS.
Now, agreed that the Chevy has additionals that the Civic doesnt, such as a cool box, remote trunk release and perhaps others. But so does Honda. It features power retractable wing mirrors, seat height adjuster, courtesy lights and several more the Optra doesnt.
Anyways, Civics are just really good cars. Im not saying it out of ignorance, unawareness or because of bias issues, but because of logic. Nevertheless, its your opinion, I respect it (Y)
I think you were referring to me when you said
"and think that dirving is all about 0 to 60... and high revving... "
Certainly I believe otherwise, but do note that the 0-60 speed is extremely critical. I cant really explain over here in writing, but I can think of several instances where 0-60 timing can mean a difference of life and death, saving many hours of on-the-road time (while still maintaining safe) and other benefits.
Im standing for Honda not because its powerplant says "Vtec" on it, but because I know the car VERY well. Its a marvel besides the performance aspect. Like when you sit in the car, you really feel good. At least I do.
mmmmm no not really. BMW is there
No but in general, I strongly believe Honda is a winner in its class. Toyota is a competitor, but none others for all practical reasons. Sure theres Hyundai, Kia, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford and several others, but lets be practical. American cars look awesome and are really exceptional in every field but performance and efficiency where they loose big time. Others are...
And then between Toyota and Honda, because Ive had only bad experiences with Toyo and good with Honda, naturally I only accept Honda.