honda civics dont have anything to do with STATUS SYMBOL. it is just that the mom dad genre of our nation gets a key to a honda and start saying that it,s the best and depicts status. anyway my point is that corollas and civics both are made to haul paeople from one place to another. a lot of hondas were sold recently in pakistan because you have to wait a year to get an xli and 24 hour to get a civic (specially on lease) and as a vehicle is required as a priority so people ultimately compromise on a civic. The cars to be compared should be accords or a camry not a civic or a corolla. and i beleive camry offers more than an always breakin accord.
secondally status has nothin to do with a model of a car. even the grand cabin and lexus are used as offroading taxis in the wholw wide world. tht doesnt rate them as a third class car. a merc is the most widely used Taxi . even in dubai u can find rolls royce on the hire card in many hotels.and lastly the cars used by police . cabbies etc are no doubt the best of the best.
civic is a wonderful car. it has its own complexity and many prefer buying it just for that sake.