Little things like the trunk release and gas door latch as well as the sun visors are well designed and have a sturdy feel to them.
I drive this car like I hate it, and have over 51k miles on the engine without a hitch so far. Keep up with the sched maint and expect this car to last you a long time. The highway gas milage is great (~27mpg) even driving at 85mph, but if you enjoy the added power of VTEC around town expect about 17mpg.
Bullet Proof Engine, VTEC Power, Power seat adjustments, good visibility, excellent guage layout (easy to read), huge trunk space, high quality interior.
5spd Manual, Reduced road noise, better steering wheel adjustments (tilt and telescoping), better factory stereo (I replaced mine), full size spare, better paint quality.