Bhai i have kept 2 cars of this shape. one was 2008 and it had the second gear issue. but trust me its not any more in my 2009 its simply gone
Every one says bad axel or suspension thats wrong. i kept 2 civic's and drive to Charsadda villages but no problem. all rumors. one thing i would agree is the car have few blind spots. i some times am looking with very much concentration but still a cycle wala comes and in reverse also some times blind corners :P..
I personally think and even my friends and cousins who own this shape of civic all are very very satisfied . and ya the main issue is you have to run this car on Hi-Octane. as Company advises it. you will feel alot smoother drive with hi-octane, or else Knock problem.........
I recommend it who can afford it to have one. its the best car in this price range.