Water pump, heater core, alternator, starter, replaced transmission and clutch, fan motor, CV joints-twice, head gasket and radiator.
(I swear, I do not race this thing and I am not hard on cars!)
Most recently I replaced had to replace the cylinder head, the brakes and tires.
Why do I keep this thing?
Interior is falling apart.
Engine smokes a little now.
This car is a lemon. I was talked into buying this car. People were raving about how great this car and I wanted something I didn't have to take to the shop all the time. Boy, was I in for a suprise.
I bought this car from a little old lady for $4000. I've put into it another $5500. It's worth maybe $2500 now. You do the math. I can't count how many times I've been stranded on the side of the road.
The interior is cheaply made and uncomfortable on long trips. It rides like a cushy skate board. Loud tire noise and harsh road feel attest to the cheapness. This is Honda's flagship model?
The engine has no power unless you rev it up to 4,000 rpms. Get ear plugs, it sounds terrible. Imagine a blender on the highest setting under your seat. Don't try to pass anyone at high speeds. You may not live to see the next day. Put four adults in this car and it feels like you are pulling a yacht. Hit a bump and the suspensions really gets it.
I do have to give the car some credit. The gas mileage is great. Fill it up once a week and you are set.
Don't expect to pick up anyone of the opposite sex in this car though. I would advise also to avoid accidents in this car at all costs. I don't feel safe in this motorized tin can.
My last car was a SAAB 900 Turbo. That was a nice car. I plan on going back to driving Swedish and German cars soon.