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2011 Frankfurt Motor Show: Worst in show

Microsoft IES Logo By John LeBlanc for MSN Autos of Microsoft IES | Slide 1 of 10

2012 Honda Civic (European market)

Let me be clear: My beef isn't with the redesigned European-market 2012 Civic. No, my grievance is with its maker. Ever since the Honda stopped offering a hatchback Civic to Canadians in 2005, it's been the one common bread-and-butter car I've been forced to admire from afar.Compared to our less practical and conservatively-styled sedan and coupe-only "all-new" 2012 Civic, the Euro version is much more interesting to look at, and much more driver-oriented on the inside. And, of course, it has that oh-so-practical rear opening, which rivals offer in their compact lineups back home in Canada.So please Honda, tell me one more time: Why won't you sell the Civic hatch here?
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