I keep wondering how I can ever replace
this car. Nothing can be as reliable as it has
been and it still looks stylish at the curb.
152K miles with nothing more than
maintenance. Why did they stop making
them? The couple of things that broke
(tailgate lifters and antennae motor) that
should not have were cheerfully replaced by
Honda (except for the door handle--seems
this is a common defect) and regular oil
changes and following the maintenance
schedule have kept us on the road through
all kinds of weather. First brake job at 148K
miles. The two little rust spots are a pain but
after 12 years of snow and salt, well, I am
only surprised that there aren't more.
Reliability. Comfort. No rattles or squeaks.
Handling feels like a zippy car instead of a
family wagon. Easy to drive. Room to shove
in dogs, kids, plants, whatever.
Door handles should never break. Too bad
about the rust. ABS. A new model wagon
as good as this would be wonderful.