The 2013 Honda Civic handles very smoothly and ranks among the top cars in value and performance by many review lists. It's compact, yet spacious inside. Great versatility for all your travel needs.
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I purchased it almost two years ago and there are only around 22k miles on it. You will find it clean and empty with no issues. I've been averaging about 34 mpg in city driving.
I regularly meet renters at the airport and take extra care to make the process as smooth as possible, including parking in the most convenient space and/or meeting at the curb to make it a quick, painless transfer.
Additional features include Bluetooth integration, AUX, USB, and phone charging plugins (I've provided cables for each). And if you haven't used a car with a rear view camera before, I suspect you'll find the one in this car as surprisingly enjoyable as I have.