Today I went to test drive the new Civic. I ended up getting it and traded in my 2010 Civic EX. I think it's a very good improvement over the 8th gen. The interior seems to be much better quality. I drive a EX model but hated the cloth design on the seat so picked the EX L for the leather and happy I did. Te car seems to be smoother then 8th gen. I got it for just under 22k OTD. If you have questions feel free to ask.