An underrated JDM Honda
Fuse panel under dash needed re-soldering.
Exhaust wore out.
Oil leak from gasket seal.
Gearbox would be a bit sticky, especially when shifting into third. It would be a real nuisance and could cost serious money to fix so I sold it. Even second hand gearboxes for these cars are getting rare.
The car was really reliable.
I spent very little on keeping it running, but it was nearing some bigger bills because of age.
The 4 door body is less common, but is very similar in weight and size to the hatchback. You'll probably find them in better condition too.
The steering ratio is abysmal which makes tight cornering annoying.
The standard suspension wasn't badly worn, but it was definitely too soft. Lowered springs and new dampers would transform the handling.
With a good engine and decent performance I'd say it was a good car for daily driving and was comfortable enough on long journeys.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th September, 2004