Consumer Reports has just downgraded the Honda Civid - they have lost their Recommended status.
There’s blood in the metaphorical water today: after years of garnering praise from the editors of Consumer Reports, the 2012 Honda Civic was stripped of its “recommended” tag.
While CR praises the refreshed Civic for good fuel economy and great crash test ratings, it liked virtually nothing else. It criticizes the new model’s ride and handling, braking, road noise, and interior quality. CR drove another nail into the nameplate’s coffin by criticizing the car’s fit and finish — something long considered to be a positive hallmark of Honda’s small cars.
This is turning out to be a month that will endure with it's own reputation.
Makes me worried about my birthday later this month, but then I have already been downgraded over the years.