I'll take the 2020 as well. Considering Honda was a manufacturer of motorcycles, they earned a good reputation as a car manufacturer soon after. I wonder how many, if any, 1979 Civics are still on the road?heh.. yeah.... 40 years has moved design, features, and capabilities orders of magnitude forward in terms of Civic design.
1979 Civic (Japan market version too, with extra features):
Order of magnitude difference in price too.. but that is true for even things like a carton of milk too.
Personally, I will take the 2020 over the 1979.. any day.