Thought that would get your attention! I've just been looking at reader reviews on the Whatcar website for other cars I considered such as the Corolla, the Mazda 3, the Focus, the Golf, the A3, etc. It appears that they all have their fair share of problems as well, such as poor panel fit (Golf), condensation & rain staining seats (Corolla), rattles, squeaks, poor build quality & road noise (Corolla, Mazda 3, Golf, Focus & A3). Taken together with the problems I have found in forums with the Leon (as well as niggles such as joke glovebox, small boot, lack of spare wheel, dim reversing lights), I can only say that perhaps there is no such thing as a truly well built, reliable, small family car. Suddenly I feel a lot happier about the Civic!