If you are going to get a 7th generation civic (2001-2002), I would get the coupe. That is just my taste though. I have a 2001 civic ex coupe with a 5 speed and I love the car. I paid $16,200 for it, with the rear spoiler. My dad has a 2002 lx automatic coupe, and he paid $14,160 for it. The 7th gen took a while for me to get used to since I had a 94 civic before and the 2001 was such a drastic change, but now that I have had the car for 7,000 miles I know that I have made the right decision on buying this car. If you want more info from people that own the 7th generation civic, check out www.7thgencivic.com .