By now most everyone knows that the redesigned 2012 Honda
Civic was a colossal failure. Not only was its exterior design uninspiring, but its interior materials were subpar, overall fit and finish was well below modern standards and it drove like an old Dodge
Stratus. Honda took a lot of heat for its cost-cutting measures, even from Consumer Reports, which refused to recommend the Civic and placed it at the bottom of its segment due to its "excessive road noise and poor interior quality." Yes, we're still describing a Honda here, if you can believe it.