Civic - 2011-2012 - things to look for?

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Civic - 2011-2012 - things to look for?

I'm going to look at Civics tomorrow. Aiming for LX. Manual transmission. Sub 100k km. Looks like 2011+ have few issues on carcomplaints (engine block cracking was 2006-200x?).

Anything specific I should be looking for? Is the LX worth spending ~ $1k more for over a DX? Looks like the LX has 'econ' mode, more than just cruise control on the steering wheel, and more info on a separate screen for the radio/etc. Looks 'nice', not sure if it's necessary.

I'd be interested in Corollas as well but there don't seem to be anywhere near as many about, and not in manual. Wife likes Hondas so...

We did look at a slightly older Vibe a few weeks ago but the shift felt slightly odd. Our local mechanic said Vibes 'are not one of his favourites'. Not sure what that meant. I asked him about that car, and a 2010 Elantra hatchback, and he said the Vibe was better, but he'd prefer a Corolla or Camry.

But anyway. Civics. 2011, 2012 - can't go wrong, solid car that'll last 10 years?