It's a good economical car with a little luxury
Car is very noisy on high speed.
Small gas tank (45 liters)
Underpowered car especially under 3000 rpm on first gear and much more disastrous if you put your A/C on.
I am Live in Montreal city, and I do 8.5 liters/100 km in the traffic jam. On the highway I can do 7.0 liters/100 km easily if I drive at 100-115 km/h.
It's a very reliable car. I not put the money on my car except for routine job as brake job, timing belt.
The only thing I was wrong with this car is a rear left shock is failed, I was replaced the shock at each corner at the same time, because my car had 220 000km. In my stupefaction the 3 others shock was perfect.
The vtec is good and I very appreciated when I overtake a car on the road.
My engine run very smoothly and not drink a oil at 230 000 km. The mechanical it's very reliable.
This car is perfect for a little budget, with a little luxury. My recommendation it's a sport version because you obtain a A/C,ABS brake and leather steering for almost the same price at base model.
You can easily obtain a Acura 1.6 EL 1998 for 4000$ in good condition. Buy it, if you research a good luxury economical car with a good gas millage.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2008