7 cars people buy again and again

Compact Car: Honda Civic

Base Price: $18,755
Repeat Buyers: 27.0%

We think there are two primary reasons owners are so loyal to the Civic. First is Honda's reputation for reliability. Whether you own a Honda or not, you probably believe it builds cars that last a long time. Actually owning a Honda just reinforces that belief. The other big reason owners go back to Civic is that there's a version for almost everyone. It comes as a sporty-looking coupe or more family-friendly sedan. While most versions come with the 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, there is a more powerful Si model with a 201-horsepower engine. For those drivers worried about gas prices, there's a natural-gas-fueled Civic and, of course, the celebrated hybrid that gets an EPA-estimated 44 mpg on the highway and in the city. Even if you go crazy, it's pretty much impossible to spend more than $23,000 on any of the gasoline-fueled versions.