I sincerely hope you have better luck with your Honda than we did with ours. Rattles and a "tinny" feeling were just the beginning. It went through brake pads three times as fast as any of our domestics ever did, and required constant repairs. We now drive only Ford and GM. No problems with them in 9 years thus far.
2004 Accord LX, bought new February 2004, 145K, NO PROBLEMS. We will keep this car until it falls apart.
"This is my dependable ride to get to work. Will keep it until there are problems, then dump it"
This title doesn't really make sense to me. Wouldn't you drive any car until it starts having problems and then "dump it"? Why say that about a Honda, or any car for that matter. Isn't that an obvious statement? Maybe I missed something!
"I dumped ours too at 36000 miles or 3 years when the warranty expires."
Awesome! When did you do that? I'd love to be the guy who gets your car when your done with it. A nice dependable vehicle with such low mileage is a rare find.
"I dumped ours too at 36000 miles or 3 years when the warranty expires"
Okay, this makes no sense. Did you "dump" it at 36,000 miles or 3 years? It says you dumped it meaning it is done and gone, but then you go on to say when the warranty expires meaning it hasn't yet. Something is amiss here!
My wife starting hearing a squealing in the rear at about 19,000 miles. By 20,000 miles the rear brakes were gone. I started fussing at her saying quit riding the brakes. Found out the rear brakes suck. Had to apologize. Also fuel economy not what I expected.
Let me know when you get 200K out of a GM/FORD on oil changes & tires... I never have.