First of all, the guy that had it before me didn't maintain it well, so I was on the receiving end on a number of things. It's also an old car, so expect some heavy maintenance and fix-its.
My passenger window motor died and it was left cracked two inches for a week until it's repair. It doesn't work the same now, as the window rolls up extremely slow.
The radiator hose busted at a little under 190,000 miles.
The axles and bushings had to be replaced on the front because they were making clunking sounds over bumps and ruts in the road, as well as making noises while making turns.
The back bushings are bad and need to be replaced.
The A/C doesn't work. I bought it that way. I just don't have the funds to repair it.
I have valves or lifters making an insistent tapping sound.
Check engine light comes on after the car has been running for about 10 minutes.
Ignition switch relay went out, cost around $100 to fix.
When I got it, the headlight cases were cracked enough to let moisture in and let it rust, so it's hard to put in a new bulb without it breaking. The whole headlight unit on both sides needs to be replaced.
The leather is cracked in the backseat, and the leather on the two front seats are ripped. This was thanks to the previous owner.
The motor for the driver power seat is out.
The light in the glove compartment stays on when the lights are on.
One of the reading lights went out-easy to replace, I guess.
The hydraulic hood lifts went out.
Alternator replaced at 85,000 miles.
Fuel pump replaced at 85,000.
Oil pan gasket replaced at 80,000.
Valve gaskets need to be replaced.
(This is recently). Car hesitates upon take-off and jerks when slowing and speeding up just slightly.
This car rocks, despite it's lengthy rap sheet.
It still runs smooth, except for the occasional hesitation, and it still runs strong, and can keep up with the other rice cars at times.
Very comfortable. I would take long trips in the vehicle if I knew it would make the long haul.
It handles beautifully, although the steering is a bit stiff. I like it so it doesn't have so much play, though, as I like my clutch to be stiff as well.
The interior is outdated, but if you imagine you are in 1988, you are in the lap of luxury and in the seat of technology.
The trunk has plenty of room, for whatever reasons.
There are at least two cool compartments that I have on the vehicle that make for great storage of parking tags, nuts and bolts, etc..
I got it for a good price, although we should have gotten it for cheaper considering the condition we bought it in. $2,000 cash, baby.
It takes turns like a sports car, and rides like a luxury. Plenty of leg room, though the backseat is a bit small, but in comparison with other two door cars of this class, the backseat space is pretty generous.
Has plenty of potential for making it look like a rice car, or just spiffin' it up and making it look like a Mercedes.
Although old, it runs like new, even after almost 200,000 miles!! Who would have thought?
Acura/Honda really know how to make a reliable car that is easy to work on and relatively cheap-moderate to maintain.
I'm very happy with this car, but I just wish I had a newer one!