Honda/Acura makes a durable car
Not much has gone wrong. Nothing major.
Plastic interior hood release snapped off.
Hazard button sticks sometimes in cold weather.
Most everything from 1997 is original. Never replaced the engine, tranny, alternator, shocks, suspension, radiator/water pump, or timing belt.
Seats are in excellent shape.
Replaced a working battery at 11 years as a precaution.
Minor rust starting above the right rear wheel.
Runs better than new since replacing the poor Michelin XGTV4 original tires.
Good gas mileage if driven normally.
Ride is comfortable. Noise level got better with new tires, but is still a little high.
Trunk is on the small side, but 60/40 folding rear seat backs are a great help.
Performance is fine; VTEC cam profile is there at 5500 RPM. To get VTEC you have to floor it in D4; less so in D3. VTEC is only useful for passing on the highway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th November, 2012