13th Oct 2009, 02:56

Please, don't ever say things like that to Honda fanatics, they'll never believe you, and they will say that you should try a Cobalt or a Focus and you'll cry to get back to Honda. With the die hard Mopar fans, they really,.. really think that they "possessed" the best cool cars in the world. And if you have problems with a Honda, it's definitely your fault.. I had 2 Hondas and I'm not crying anymore with my beautiful Buick. You probably know that more than 60% of Civics owners are women and most of them doesn't tow or drive as hard or as much like men, 'cause when they do, they drive SUVs or minivans.. Is it only for cargo space!?

14th Oct 2009, 07:33

I recently bought a 2003 Honda Civic EX for our son in high school. I do not particularly like it, especially the seats and ride. Even with the 15 inch wheels.

In all fairness, I have had many cars and this is his first. Insuring 2 teens cost 4800, more insurance, another factor rarely discussed on actual car costs annually. It's more of a young person's car, not a senior citizen's car

14th Oct 2009, 15:59

It is unfortunate that some scribes report mechanical failure with their HONDA vehicles. No manufacturer is immune to this - cars are put together by human beings - but I will say this: HONDA vehicles are built to standards and materials that you'd really only find in more expensive cars. That's the finding of an independent German mechanical/metallurgic engineer. Most of the time its because the owner has neglected to keep up with the manufacturer's recommended service guidelines OR the owner has had his/her vehicle taken care of by non-ASE technicians. That is a simple fact. I work for an auto dealer and time and again when neglected cars arrive on the service drive with a major issue, you can bet your last dollar that the vehicle had been "maintained" by some questionable party.

14th Oct 2009, 21:25

Good luck buying a Ford! The last Ford Taurus I owned (purchased new) had the transmission replaced twice before 80,000 miles. Never was quite right after that.

Have owned several Hondas since and an Acura TL with no problems. Our local Honda dealer warrants all new Honda cars for 100,000 miles as long as all maintenance is done at the dealer.

26th Oct 2009, 14:28

I am the original poster. Got the car fixed, they said it wasn't the transmission as I presumed, but a drive shaft sheared... They changed it under warranty, did not pay anything. Lucky me, I wasn't on hwy 401...