This is my 6th Honda and we've had nothing but good luck with them. This car is as safe and reliable as you can get. I firmly believe these are the best cars for the money. If you can't quite afford one, I recommend going with a Civic. They are smaller and not quite as smooth, but still great cars. I had an 89 Accord that had 210,000 miles on it with no major problems ever when I sold it to my cousin.
I was also in a bad head-on collision in my 97 Accord and survived with minor scratches. I'll buy nothing but Honda.
Looks, Reliability, Power of 150 horsepower 4 cylinder, Smooth Ride, Resale Value, Great 6 speaker sound system, etc...
Don't ever buy the Del Sol. And I'd recommend staying away from the Odyssey and the Passport as they are both made by Isuzu.