What hasn't gone wrong with my Honda. The worst thing that happened was the ball joint broke causing the half shaft to break. This caused an accident causing me to hit another car. I had no control over the car. Also, I had a previous Honda which the same thing had happened to me, causing me to almost kill my best friend as we skidded across the highway at 70 mph!!!
I have had to replace the front end of this car 3 times since I had it. Tires only last approx 30,000 miles. New brake pads ever 15,000 miles. Air always needs recharged. I have needed a new radiator, gas lines, brake lines, alternator, starter, 4 batteries (maintence). Fuel pump, water pump, master cylinder, clutch, clutch cylinder needs brake fluid added every 500 miles or the clutch will stay on the floor. My interior is falling apart. The headliner has gotten banged up just with little things hitting it.
I have also needed to do body work to my honda. Both rear wheel wells have needed rust cut out of them, bondo put in and repainted. I needed to replace my drivers side fender as the tire of the car flew up and dented the fender when the half shaft broke. Because I hit another car, not due to my driving ability, but due to the front end breaking on the car, I also needed to replace my hood, passenger door and passenger fender.
I do keep up with maintenance. I follow the schedule in the owners manual and always have my oil changed every 3,000 faithfully. I do not run my car hard, my car never has seen over 70mph.
I have always liked the style of the car, and it gets good gas mileage. I have had problems with it stalling and it has left me stranded on the side of the road. Once it left me in the middle of the intersection, stalled as usual, and a policeman had to help push me out of the intersection so that other cars could pass. To date, no mechanic has been able to find out why my car is stalling.
I know that everyone feels that hondas are the greatest cars out there. If my car is the greatest car out there, I am very scared to see what the other car companies are offering. Tin box on bicycle wheels?