Have had my Honda Acura (Integra), manual, for more than 6 years, 125000km (total on the clock 176000km), no problem so far, just basic maintenance - breaks, cam belt, clutch, belts, antifreeze. The engine is like a new one and I have the feeling that will last for ever. This is a model more than 14 years old and it still looks good. I have full confidence in the car. Probably I will try to buy Honda again one day if I am looking for another car. The greatest car I've ever had.
Good engine, reliability, excellent handling, good interior & exterior, good gear box and clutch.
A bit more power (my engine is 1.6) - on the motorway it is OK, just for ecceleration and when climbing hils, the seats could be more comfortable.