i can say that the lancer ex gta is not just the better choice... it is the BEST!!!! i have driven both the civic FD 2.0 and the lancer ex gt-a. with a 2.0 liter engine, the lancer has more power giving 155 horses than the civic wc has 153. plus the lancer has more torque than the civic.
at first i was in doubt about what the agent from mitsu told us... it consumes 12km/l of gasoline city+provincial driving. but i was amazed when we tested it when we went to zambales. it even went up to 17km/l. i can attest to it coz i've seen it with my own eyes. with that consumption, i'd go with the lancer. more power+style, more POGI POINTS... and girls too. hahaha.....
lancer has a high resale value coz its rare. not like the civic. it's like an eagle soaring in the metro skies. the civic on the other hand, is like the bird "maya", its everywhere. like anyone in the middle class can afford it.
if i were u, i would DEFINITELY choose the lancer ex gt-a.