Great commuter car
Nothing has gone wrong with the car.
As for regular maintenance:
Oil changes every 5000 km.
Front brakes pads/rotors 147000km.
Universal exhaust joint installed after running over a piece of rebar on the highway.
Rust starting on the front passenger side of hood.
The Acura EL was purchased as a commuter car. It served its purpose really well. Never been stranded. The car was sold recently due to my growing family.
This car came with many great options. It did not have leather or heated seats, which is great, because throughout time, the leather would crack from the heat and become an eyesore.
The acceleration was decent because it's a manual, thankfully.
Interior space was adequate for four grown adults. Trunk space was generous.
Fuel mileage was great. 6.5L/100KM in the summer, around 7.5L/100KM in the winter. But with gas prices rising, filling up my tank cost around $57.00 CAN at $1.30/ L.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th May, 2012