Bought my stick 2.2 a year old with only about 8k miles. Only 65k NOW, due to driving 3 other cars, incl. a CRX and Prelude. (Certified Honda nut!). No significant maintenance or driveability problems, even after getting run off a mountain road into a big (life-saving) snowbank in December.
Non-ostentatious comfort and noteworthy reliability. And we get 30mpg with regularity.
The styling was pretty "tame", even when it was new. Even so, the Hiway Patrol seems to pick up on it pretty easily! (The red paint?)