When I first bought the car I took it to a certified honda tech. Leaking valve cover gasket, leaking clutch fluid, engine in need of 100k mile tune up, adjust valves, needed distributor, spark plugs, etc. The a.c. never worked really well and it is very noisy and car is bogged down when I use it so I only use it on the freeway. All fluids were changed as they were fairly dirty. Power steering unit had very small leak, cv boot needed replacing. Most recently this car has developed an intermittent starting problem only once a month for the last three months when engine is warm and when temperature is close to hot. Of course I cannot get fixed because it has to not start when the technician sees it. Also before I forget the manual transmission shifts well but is a little clunky at low Rpm's from first to second gear. Nobody found anything wrong.
All in all I do like the car but I will consider getting another vehicle soon. These cars are decent but I feel they are a little over hyped and over rated. Gas mileage is decent 25 avg. and that is in the summertime. I took very good care of this car and it is just OK. Don't expect this car to be maintenance free, just a decent family vehicle for two small children and a good commuter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 31st August, 2008