New radiator. The plastic top of the original radiator exploded on a trip up the Mt. Hood highway. Replaced with a metal-topped radiator.
New CV joints and boots. Steering was loose.
Brakes seem to wear quickly, as does the suspension struts.
Very annoying: The driver's side door handle has broken three times. First two times, it was replaced with a genuine Honda part. This time, I'll pick one up at the junk yard. This must be a design flaw, I'm easy on equipment.
Power antenna quit 4 years ago, I haven't had it replaced.
Oil pump gasket started leaking badly, it was replaced.
Water pump has been replaced.
My car goes into the shop about once every 14 months for a check and repairs. After the vehicle passed about 150,000, the bill runs $700 - $1,400 per visit. Relatively inexpensive considering I make no monthly payments.
Except for the exploding plastic radiator, the car has never let me down.
I never thought I'd drive a car 1/4 Million miles, but it looks like this Honda will surpass that mark.
I was going to buy my Mother's 1989 Accura Legend, with 34,000 actual miles, but probably will just fix my Honda -- because I love the fold-down rear seat and trunk pass-through. I carry equipment for shows, photography and video work, and the Legend's seat is fixed!
Overall, the auto has held up well, is still comfortable, almost everything works, and looks OK for a "city" car.