My Civic is 15 years old but well seasoned and is still very reliable and economic. Again, the Civic is reliable, but I still don't recommend it for long road trips like Dallas or Houston, and prefer the car be used for local Austin and surrounding area driving only. She has no fancy upgrades, but can still play some sweet music with her face-off in dash CD player and MP3 compatible stereo. Just bring your double sided auxilary chord and plug in your phone or pod. A/C works so she'll keep you cool in the hot weather as well :) Power locks are a little tricky on the driver door so you may have to unlock on the passenger side. No Smoking Please. Aside from that she's good to go!!
BTW, the interior is in very good condition considering the age of the car. Clean and comfy :)