Sometimes, the most interesting parts of a car lie far under the surface, unlikely to ever be uncovered. Little over-engineered details and well-thought solutions to problems you didn’t realise existed. Things like the counterweight on this seventh-generation Civic’s storage compartment.
As detailed by YouTuber Jared’s Garage, once the counter rocks back, it prevents the spring-loaded door opening. Presumably this is so whatever is inside the compartment doesn’t pop the lid open when you’re going up a steep hill, or accelerating hard.
Simple but clever, no?