This car was a nightmare for the first
9 years - back to the dealer for
multiple problems under warranty, 5
batteries in 6 years, stuck around 100
times times in 100 degree heat with a
car that would not start. But other
than that, it was a charm to drive.
Was overcharged on repairs several
times. Once I left the closest Honda
dealer and found an independent or
drove across town to the other dealer,
the problems were solved and it has
run flawlessly ever since. Sears
battery is 7 years old and still going
strong. Does need need motor mounts.
I'm hoping to put another 100,000
miles on it. Makes a great second car.
Charm - lots of comments about
exterior style. Exterior paint is
almost flawless, in spite of many days
parked outside in burning sun.
Fun to drive. Interior design, good
with good maneuverability. All the
accessories still work after 13
Better customer service. Passenger
side automatic seatbelts are a major
inconvenience. Interior fabric could
be better. Wheel covers need better
durability - all have broken or
cracked. Wish that routine maintenance
was cheaper (especially the timing
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