Planning to buy a sub 25,000 car, and I'm not convinced with the numbers either. whitecholocate's explanation is rather unrealistic because who buys a base model car with just a supercharger. Even then you'll plan to add accessories later in life. No moonroof? No aftermarket wheels? No CAI? No TRD exhaust? It'll be ridiculous. We will say $22,000 MSRP at the cheapest.
Even if I'm toyota-biased, unless I'm begging for a manual transmission and a coupe form, a 2007 camry 2GR will completely wipe it off the floor, with 33% more horsepower, more torque, better fuel economy in realistic terms (i.e. going uphill and initial acceleration), the benefit of using regular gas, with maybe costing a thousand more, or two with some options.
Reliability of a NA engine pretty much counters the turbo option for the TC with less maintainence in the long run. Did I also mention: No turbo timer? No A/F regulators? No need to remove parts to pass emission in CA? Power delivery all over the curve instead of past-3000rpm? Less heat? This can go on and on.
I haven't even talked about the Civic. In general I don't like how Honda make the doors too thin which is more suspectible to dents and scratches. Other than that it has ample power with a LSD to counter road imperfections while turning.
You can get an Impala LT if you can get past the import world, for the same price if not less BEFORE another employee discount strikes again. But too much plastic for me, no thanks!