Had to finally trade this beauty in on a new Honda Civic EX for our daughter. Bought right after Desert Storm, and have driven this great car on German Autobahns at 125 mph, to and from Army posts around the US for the last 16 + years. Paint went due to a factory problem within a year, then had a hail storm in Kansas, then another hail storm in Germany. Rust at rear right wheel well, antenna does not retract all the way, and drivers door window out of track. Regular maintenance, but time to move on... In our driveway is a 97 Accord LX Wagon, in out garage is a 2006 Subaru Outback XT, and now our daughter will have a 2007 Civic. Honda has to make a wagon or crossover based on the Accord!!
Bought it new in 1991, Buy tires when they wear out, changed oil and filter approximately every 3K. Routine maintenance done as it need some, big failure was trans computer but found a rebuilt and changed it myself for $175.00.I think it will soon go to my grand daughter.
Love my car, totally custom, but a daily driver. I bought it almost 10 years ago w/ 63k on it, only major thing was the distributor replaced. I'd say this car costs me $200 annually w/ inspection and oil changes, maybe not even. It now has 168k on it and I know it will start, never left me down. Main relay goes often enough to keep a spare one in my glove box, but $2 at a junk yard who cares! LOVE IT, but wish the a/c would work, I guess this is a faulty design, but hey I can live with it.
Dependability, fun, roomy, and just love the look
A/C, rear corner panels ( Honda rust ), main relay problem, other than that, haven't needed to work on it much great car.
I bought this one-owner car used with
75000 miles on it from the dealership;
it looked like new. Now has over
263,000 miles and still going strong!
Has one small rust spot in front of
both rear wheels, but that's it. The
only maintenance it's required (other
than oil changes and tires) is new
alternator (last year), new distributor
cap assembly and timing belts. The A/C
finally gave out this summer and will
need some work. This car has been SO
reliable - it has started EVERY DAY
since I've owned it! And it's great in
snow. I will drive it until it
literally falls apart, so I'll have it
for a quite a while longer!
Fun to drive (although I wish it was
manual transmission) - very quick and
nimble. I use it like a truck - I've
hauled many bags of mulch and a few
bales of hay in it! Even wood.
bigger cup holders
antenna that the driver can control
(like on my '87 Honda Accord)
This is one of the best Honda's I've owned. The car has been family owned since new and I bought it in 1999 with 97,000 miles. I have done all the scheduled maintenance and I have never had any reliability problems. Now the car is 16 years old with 160,000 miles and it still runs and looks perfect. I have driven in commute traffic and still get around 25-30 mpg. I wish the car had the manual transmission, but the automatic is easier in traffic. The car is well balanced when driven in the snow, and can hold a lot of cargo especially with the back seat folded flat. I have had several offers to sell, but I plan on keeping this car until 200K or more.
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