Don't buy one
When I purchased this car, it only had 38,000 miles. It was also Honda Certified and supposedly had a 150 point inspection.
However after just 5 months of driving, the drivers side door lock failed along with 3 wheel bearings. I was very unhappy and decided to write a letter to the headquarters questioning their so called 150 point inspection, and the quality of their vehicles. I received a call back from a customer service rep who assured me that this is not common and faxed me over the inspection sheet on my car. The inspection sheet had all of the "OK" boxes checked off. Even the one that said "automatic transmission shifts smoothly."... My car is a 5 speed manual. Nothing was checked off for the manual transmission.
I now have almost 100k on the car.
The transmission has made knocking noises since about 50k and the shifter is very clunky and pops out of gear occasionally.
The engine has performed the entire time without skipping a beat and gets great fuel economy. Which is good considering it is very low on power and has poor throttle response. Acceleration is barely acceptable.
I expected much more out of this car, and I am unhappy with it. I will be trading it in very soon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th May, 2007