Still destroys Hondas off the line
- fog lights are easy to damage on dirt roads with flying rocks... and very expensive to replace. Better off to go with aftermarket fogs.
- blew head gasket after overheating the engine badly (the throttle stuck, and there wasn't much I could do in a traffic jam). Currently having head polished & ported for performance gains.
This is an update to my previous comments:
I have owned the car for nearly a year and have nothing but good things to say about it!
Beyond oil changes (and the mentioned head gasket), I've had zero maintenance costs. The car was excellent on gas for a 2500 km trip, and it held up without any problems. I've driven the car extremely hard the last 10,000 km.. and the worst that's happened was balding the tires quickly... and tires can be an expensive replacement.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th March, 2002