An absolutely well designed and executed vehicle
Transmission Speed Sensor March 2001 90,000 miles.
ABS Modulator Nov 2001 96,000 miles.
Low Quality Leather seats have worn even with care. Acuras have the same problem.
The local dealer absolutely ripped me off on the ABS unit. U.S. $982.00 1991 was the first year for Honda ABS so the part was extremely hard to find or I would have taken my business elsewhere.! My local mechanic was nice enough to let me buy the part from them and pay him for the Labour. That saved me from his 30% markup. The new ABS unit also leaked and they would not honour the repair because they did not install it. I advised them that this should be an exception because they wasted my time by selling me a defective part at full retail. They would not budge and so I had to pay those thieves an additional $200.
Now the 2nd ABS replacement unit is leaking and they have to replace it by law. It is not a Honda Part to begin with, it is a remanufacture of a German part made by a company called Teves.
If the next ABS unit leaks brake fluid, I am going to ask them to refund my money for the part and run the car as a non ABS model. I will go to my Commonwealth Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau if they argue with me. This is not the cars fault but the lack of service and overzealous greed of my local dealership.
This is the best car I have ever owned. A little weak on take off it still has perfect handling for a front wheel drive vehicle. Maintenance has been extremely low until the ABS problem and I will hate to part with this vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th May, 2002