Poll Results
Published Oct 14, 2010
50 / 50 Responses in about 19 hours
Public

What's better and why? Honda Civic or Ford Focus?

Option A

Honda Civic


62%
31 votes
Option B

Ford Focus


38%
19 votes
Responses to Option A
1  
It has a better retain on value.
2  
I will never, ever buy a Ford automobile. You can drive a Civic forever. Try doing that with a Ford.
3  
It sounds like a more economical car, plus I prefer Japanese made cars anyway. It was not an easy choice though, as the name "Ford Focus" sounds cooler.
4  
Both cars are good, but the Civic maintains its value better and is a bit more reliable.
5  
Quality and style
6  
I've heard that Hondas are more reliable than Fords.
7  
Honda vehicles last forever.
8  
better quality and better resale value
9  
In the past two decades Honda has had fewer problems with its cars.
10  
I believe the Consumer Reports testing has shown superior findings for the Honda Civic
11  
The Honda Civic holds its value better over time.
12  
hondas last longer and parts are cheaper.
13  
I have driven both. The Civic seems better all around quality in performance and interior features. The Focus is uncomfortable and slow to accellerate.
14  
Japanese cars are simply superior to any American product.
15  
The Civic is more reliable.
16  
I own a Honda Civic and it's very economical and gets good gas mileage. While I can't speak to the Ford Focus's gas mileage, I think the Honda Civic is more attractive than the Ford Focus.
17  
Honda civic is much better because of superior construction and longevity. Traditionally Ford cars are known to have problems. I have owned a Honda Civic for quite a long time now without any major problems.
18  
Honda's make great cars
19  
Honda quality has never done me wrong. I had a Civic for 14 years.
20  
Based on PAST history,I choose Honda.In the future my opinion may change.
21  
The Civic has the best safety ratings
22  
Honda is a better brand than Ford.
23  
I prefer Honda over Ford for cars.
24  
Honda has proven reliability and efficiency. Ford is still playing catch up. Just look at the prices for comparatively aged vehicles on the secondary market.
25  
Hondas all the way!
26  
I have always had better luck with Hondas than Fords so I trust them inherently more just by the name. (I've owned both!)
27  
It's got better gas mileage than the Ford.
28  
More catchy
29  
I always loved the way Honda's drive. And with their new look, I mean, who could pass that.
30  
Any car from Japan will beat the best American car in performance and quality.
31  
Honda Civic gets better gas mileage.
Responses to Option B
1  
I lke the look of the Ford Focus, it is sporty, but not too racer car like.
2  
I've owned a Ford and a Honda and have driven recent models of both. The Ford cars are getting better, while Honda cars are not improving. The Civic gets good MPG, but has a number of technical problems, including inferior window electrical mechanisms. Both are good models, though, for cost minded people.
3  
They both stink but I guess Honda is worse
4  
Ford cars are cheaper and a better value.
5  
i think ford is just better made than honda
6  
I prefer American made brands, and I like the style on them more then Civics.
7  
I choose a Ford Focus because I think it is a better family car and I have a family so that is why I made my choice.
8  
i drive a focus and they kick ass
9  
I like the car better
10  
it's merely my opinion, but a ford focus is cuter and more economically friendly.
11  
I have never driven anything but a Ford/Lincoln/Mercury and thus, I trust the Focus to be a good, reliable car
12  
More jobs and the profits stay here.
13  
Better engineering and has a better looking shape than a Civic.
14  
I've had better experience with Ford cars generally than with Hondas
15  
I have actually had a Ford Focus and it took a beating and kept on ticking. The Honda I personally have had in the past did not like.
16  
I was in a bad accident and finally appreciate the focus... the car held up nicely.. i think my old civic would have been demolished.
17  
They are both good cars, but one is made by an American company.
18  
While they are both priced similarly, I prefer Option B. I like the look of it and the mpg is really good.
19  
Because it is American made

All Responses

Age

18-34 (46%)
3-17 (0%) 0
18-34 (46%) 46
35-49 (40%) 40
50-64 (12%) 12
65+ (2%) 2

Gender

Female (56%)
Male (44%) 44
Female (56%) 56

Ethnicity

White (84%)
White (84%) 84
Black (4%) 4
Asian (6%) 6
Hispanic (6%) 6
Other (0%) 0

Income

$0-30k (42%)
$0-30k (42%) 42
$30-60k (34%) 34
$60-100k (20%) 20
$100k+ (4%) 4

Education

College (58%)
High School (16%) 16
College (58%) 58
Grad School (26%) 26

People who chose A

People who chose B

Age

35-49 (48%)
3-17 (0%) 0
18-34 (35%) 35
35-49 (48%) 48
50-64 (13%) 13
65+ (3%) 3
18-34 (63%)
3-17 (0%) 0
18-34 (63%) 63
35-49 (26%) 26
50-64 (11%) 11
65+ (0%) 0

Gender

Male (52%)
Male (52%) 52
Female (48%) 48
Female (68%)
Male (32%) 32
Female (68%) 68

Ethnicity

White (81%)
White (81%) 81
Black (6%) 6
Asian (6%) 6
Hispanic (6%) 6
Other (0%) 0
White (89%)
White (89%) 89
Black (0%) 0
Asian (5%) 5
Hispanic (5%) 5
Other (0%) 0

Income

$30-60k (39%)
$0-30k (32%) 32
$30-60k (39%) 39
$60-100k (26%) 26
$100k+ (3%) 3
$0-30k (58%)
$0-30k (58%) 58
$30-60k (26%) 26
$60-100k (11%) 11
$100k+ (5%) 5

Education

College (52%)
High School (13%) 13
College (52%) 52
Grad School (35%) 35
College (68%)
High School (21%) 21
College (68%) 68
Grad School (11%) 11

A

Votes by demographic segment

B

Age
-
3-17 (None)
-
47%
18-34 (23)
52%
75%
35-49 (20)
25%
66%
50-64 (6)
33%
100%
65+ (1)
0%
Gender
72%
Male (22)
27%
53%
Female (28)
46%
Ethnicity
59%
White (42)
40%
100%
Black (2)
0%
66%
Asian (3)
33%
66%
Hispanic (3)
33%
-
Other (None)
-
Income
47%
$0-30k (21)
52%
70%
$30-60k (17)
29%
80%
$60-100k (10)
20%
50%
$100k+ (2)
50%
Education
50%
High School (8)
50%
55%
College (29)
44%
84%
Grad School (13)
15%
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