well just to crap on the thread further, a honda civic sedan lx is not high end.
for one, its a 4 cylinder. two, it makes 115hp and 110lbft torque, my wife's saturn makes 105hp. its SOHC and doesn't even have VTEC, the ex model does though. and a spoiler wouldn't do a lick of good on a civic, due to the fact that its fwd. (from automobiles.honda.com, http://automobiles.honda.com/models/...me=Civic+Sedan
now, is a new honda civic a nice car? yes. does it have awesome has mileage? yes. is it probably decently zippy and fun to drive? yes. high end? no. race car? no.
i'm not making fun or anything, cause my saturn is no speed demon. once it gets going its fun to drive, i've taken it up to about 105mph (bounced on the rev limiter) but it takes 2 years to get up to speed. economy is the name of the game for almost any honda but the S2000.