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FLORIDA TODAY ❚ SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018 ❚ 1E YOUR BREVARD AUTOMOTIVE MARKETPLACE So maybeithasn’tbeenlaunchedintospace,but SpaceCoast Honda’sCivichas plentytobragabout By ANNE STRAUB ForFLORIDATODAY “It’sagood all-around carfor young andold.It’suniversal,” said Dustin Dickson,generalsales manager at Space Coast Honda in Cocoa. The stalwart of thecompact-car category routinelyracks up accolades forreliability anddriving personality. U.S. News &World Reportrates the Honda Civic theNo. 1compact car, based on itsevaluationof36pieces of research anddataelements. Carand Driver putthe Honda Civic Sporthatchbackonits list of the10 best cars for2018. If youhaven’t driven oneinawhile, theCivic might surpriseyou.“It’s grownupfromwhatitusedtobe,” said Dickson,notingthatthe Civic is thesamesize nowasthe Honda Accord of 10 yearsago. At Space Coast Honda, theCivic is thedealership’stop seller.“Young, old, male,female –itdoesn’t matter,” Dickson said of theCivic customer base.Thedealershipchooses theCivic forits customary awardtothe Brevard County teacher of theyear. Thisyear’s winner,HeritageHighSchoolband director BrandonJenkins, is enjoyingthe useofaCivic LX forayear, courtesy of Space Coast Honda. The baseLXstartsat$18,840. Among itsstandardfeaturesisthe multi-angle rear-viewcamera, which givesthe driver eyes on what’s behind thevehicle throughascreenonthe dash. The Civic comes in four-door sedan, two-door coupeand hatchbackversions,aswellasavariety of trim levels. Touringpackages include theHonda Sensingpackageofsafety anddriverassistive-technologies, includingcollisionmitigationbraking system,roaddeparturemitigation system,adaptivecruisecontrol with low-speed follow, andlanekeeping assist system. Buyerslooking forapreowned-car have plenty to choose from at theSR 520 dealership. Space Coast Honda stocks about150 used cars,culled from trade-insand other sources. Whatever youchoose, thanks to thedealership’sexchange program, thepressureisoff. If youchange your mind within seven days, youcan exchange thevehicle –neworused–for another. Buy at Space Coast Honda, andyou also benefitfromthe service andresources of theonlyHonda President’s Awardwinner in Brevard. There’s nowherethatDickson would rather work. He’s been at thedealershipfor almost 15 years, crediting his tenure to “the team.” “It’slikeafamilyatmosphere,”he said.