Most disliked car of 2011 redeemed
2012 honda civic

Although customers didn't seem to mind, reviewers panned the 2012 Honda Civic (above) for its bland styling, cheesy interior, and indifferent handling, so Honda promised a change. "We take feedback seriously, regardless of who it's from, and we will act accordingly quickly," John Mendel, American Honda executive vice president, said at the time. They did. Honda bumped up its planned mid-cycle refresh ahead by a year, redesigning the Civic inside and out, adding standard features and improving driving dynamics. Wrote an admiring reviewer for Motor Trend: "Honda appears to have gotten its groove back."


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