A well-built and long-lasting car. Rides well in all conditions, including snow. Good enough power for the size of the engine and had good pickup entering highways and passing other vehicles. Routine maintenance is the only true issues I had with it (water pump, timing chain, split CV boot, exhaust/muffler). For a 10+ year old car, still getting more than 20 miles to the gallon in average driving. Only negative about the body is some spotty rust, but in a car that old in the Northeast, that is expected.
Good power and extras in a basic model car, including PW, PD, AC.
Better lumbar support in future models. Some improved interior features.
This is my fourth Honda/Acura. I have
owned the car since new. It has 100k
and the only thing I have done is
routine stuff-tune ups, brakes, tires
and battery. Mostly city driving too.
Dont love the power, not thrilled by
the styling, but it does what it's
supposed to do-gets me from point a to
b reliably and fairly cheap.
Reliability, seat comfortable,
everything still works on it.
A little more power, but love the gas
The care is good overall. The car is
very functional. It runs & is fairly
reliable (especially versus my previous
car an Oldsmobile)
Problems experienced thus far:
1. Engine gasket seal blew out before
the issue was recalled by Honda (at
about 50K miles)
2. Driver power window regulator broke
(at 115K miles)
3. Oil pan began to leak due to another
weak gasket (116K miles)
4. Radio goes in & out, dealer can't
figure out why (112K miles)
Over all satisfied with the car, held
up well despite a lot of miles & years
on the car
No frills performance. Clearly not a
luxury nor sports performance vehicle.
-Better radio (standard radio is like a
kid toy radio)
-Reduce road noise (very loud)
-more powerful engine
This is the best car I have ever owned
and I have had at least 15 cars.
Bought the car new in Nov. 1995 and
drove it 7 years. The car has 115K
miles on it and runs like new. After 7
years total - only major (I guess it's
major for a Honda) maintenance items
are the timing belt, cv axles, and
front brakes - Nothing Else in 7
years!!!! You see why I love this
car. Just sold it to my step-daughter
and she will put the next 115K miles on
it. This my second Honda (first was a
civic) and I am sold on Honda.