3. 2013 Honda Civic
Before clicking away in disgust, think about the logic. Sure, the Civic is sort of like Spam where the past two cars are like beluga caviar, but fried spam tastes good and you can afford it.
What’s more, Honda listened to the world and refreshed the car only a year after its current generation launched. The result? A range that offers a compact sedan, hybrid and hotter Si that climbs into 200-hp territory — all within most new car buyer budgets.
Better still, the car gets updated styling inside and out that leave it looking and feeling less like the budget car you cringe over and more like something you might actually buy.