Its the car my stepbrother gave me to drag race with. I use it for other stuff cause its the only car I got. since Im going to college at either virginia wesleyan or brock university (pretty far) he wants me to leave the evo and hes gonna put it in storage until I get back. while its in storage we're taking the insurance off it and leaving it untagged. so Im gonna take a beater to college while I pay off the evo
I don't mean to insult you or anything but that is bs, he gave you the car ok thats understandable. But wait a minute you pay for the car and you have to leave it there, because he says so. If I am paying for the car, then the car is mine and no one is going to tell me what to do with it, unless they are part owners and even though I would hesitate.
As far as the civic situation goes, I owned two of them. They are ok cars, but take this suggestion don't start spending a shit load of $$$ tunning them up, it's not worth it (I made that mistake). Plus on top of that you will never get near the performance of the evo(unless you dump tons of $$$into it), or get this money back when you sell the car. If you end up buying one don't make another mistake I made of buying a tunned one, men the previous owner of the car beat the living crap out of it. I had to invest so much $$$ into it just to make a daily commuter and the funny thing is that the car looked and drove great when I got it, the thing broke down after a month.
Another thing vehicles depreciate over time, if you are going to be in college for 4 years getting your bachelors, that car in 4 years is going to take a hit in value. It might not be that bad because the miles are going to be low, but still the car will depreciate a lot (considering that you still have to pay it off). My opinion is that your in a bit of a pickle, because you still have to pay for it, plus you will have to pay for the other one as well.
By the way, is your avatar your car? thats a great looking car, I always wanted one of them or a WRX.
Good luck with that.
But remember the Civic will not come close to the Evo, a stock civic is a slow car that is fuel efficient. In other words they are boring, unless you really sup them up, or you get the SI model I test drove it and it was really peppy the only issue I noticed is that it's a FWD and it limits the handling a bit.