The first Civic was remarkable for its fuel economy, the CVCC engine, a five-door wagon version and rust. Canadian winters played havoc with the Civic’s sheetmetal.
Generation two was, among other things, known as the “Super Civic.”
The third-generation “Wonder Civic” had a two-valve cross-flow engine.
The fourth-generation “Great Civic” had a double wishbone suspension that pleased enthusiasts on a budget.
The fifth generation came touted as the “Sport Civic” and had double overhead cam engine with variable timing. Very advanced for an economy car.
The sixth generation saw the introduction of the Si coupe.
A flat floor was something that made the seventh generation stand out from the pack.
The eighth generation won its share of awards thanks to engine improvements that boosted performance and fuel economy.