The Honda Civic
The market was looking for a car that was cheap to run. The Civics timing was perfect. Here was a little car that could do 40mpg which, in those days, was a lot.
Ten years later, we were in the mid 80’s. The age of new romantics, big hair, mullets, neon and MTV. The Civic had moved with the times and launched an all new Civic, bigger than the earlier versions.
Thirty years later and the Honda Civic is still going strong. They now boast eleven different models to cater to all tastes, from the 1.3 litre engine, 52 mpg model S through to the 2.0 litre type R which, on a race track, could achieve 168mph.
Quite different cars then, and that in turn is likely to create big differences in what insuring a Honda Civic is likely to cost you.