Although that old wagon broke on me, I did like it quite a bit when it was running. I had a big Dobsonian telescope that fit in the wagon quite nicely. It drove fine, and was really good on gas. I was bummed when it broke.
The new Civic is freaking awesome, I love that little car. One of the reasons I bought it was Hondas excellent reputation for building quality vehicles. The fact that it's a two door helped also, it's hard to find a decent two door anymore. I plan on keeping it for a long time, heck I may die before it does, I'm not so young anymore. LOL
No mods planed at the present, but I'll leave that door open.