Well, I purchased this car a month ago after selling my truck (couldn't afford the gas) and have been pleasantly surprised. I bought it for 1200 dollars with 150k on the clock. I was hoping for the four door, but ended up with the coup. With a four year old in the car I was amazed by the roominess of the interior. Power Windows are a problem but parts, including aftermarket performance parts, are incredibly inexpensive. Watch the speedometer gauge as they are electronic and tend to break. Overall this car is excellent.
manual trans is a must. drilled and slotted rotors for 25 dollars. 40 horse increase for under 300 dollars. functional and easy to reach controls. comfortable seats. and acura interior is almost direct bolt on
inner door panels are a little cheap, power window motors and gauges tend to fail.
I just can't say enough about the Honda. From the day I bought it, until last week, Nov2nd,06,(265k mi) it was sooo good to me, fun to drive, got me back and forth comfortably to work, and back and forth on many trips to Florida:) and other places,dependably, safely...where is it now? at the collision shop, the rear bumper & trunk smashed in while I and GF were at a complete stop, the 2007 Audi SUV plowed into the back of it, at approx 35 mph, he didn't even brake! We were only minorly hurt (I hope, not all the test results are back yet), the unibody design, and the correct crumple zones did what they were supposed to do. the Adjuster considered it "A Total Loss"...I say it is NOT a total loss
I had planned on having the car for at least another 100k miles. maybe, different colors..lol..
I bought this car as the 3rd owner in July of 2002. I purchased it for $2500 b/c the seller had put 144,500 miles on it and dealerships were only going to give her $2k for a trade in. I have done minimal work on this car and it has been very reliable. Routinely gets me 25+mpg. Long highway trips will net me 30 mpg. Great gas mileage.Just realized this car is still on original timing belt so that is getting replaced this week. 175,000 mils on original timing belt! wow!Wish the car had more power, but it gets the job done
great gas mileage, reliable, requires minimal maintenance
more power, car is S-L-O-W. 130 hp for this size car is sad.
This car is very pretty, and needs to
be maintained on a regular basis. The
body is way too heavy for the engine
and you can feel it struggle. It has
lots of trunk space for big
speakers.Car people will love this car
because it is a hands on car. The
alignment, sparkplugs, brakes etc.
need to be dealt with.