Well, first, we need to be upfront about something. We really, really like the Civic. It's a looker of a little car, the base car gets 40 mpg on the highway, and you can get it a variety of ways (as the article states). We're as pro Honda Civic as you can get without owning shares of the company. Or having one. Or driving one. Or licking one. OK, we've done one of those three things.
Anyway, The NYT says to buy the regular Civic (aka not the hybrid and not the natural gas one). Why? It's just mo betta.
We find it very odd that the Civic GX (natural gas dealie) does not come with navigation at all since, you know, it's hard to find natural gas filling stations and that navigation might come in handy in this particular car. Weak. By the way, that's yo'd-up Honda Civic. The regular EX is purty, too.