how frustrating wanted another 3 years to get to go from 156K to 200K but it seems I will only make it another 5-10,000 miles. Everything else is running well but at 14 years you gotta be realistic. Havent done an engine flush yet, no tailpipe smoke and engine runs well but the oil just disappears. Changed PCV and air filter and spark plugs are next. Blue book is $2500 thats an engine job easy. Any suggestions on oil flush? Been filling with Castrol GTX high milage for past 4 quarts and will continue. Will try to do $20 oil changes every 2000 miles to see if high milage is cleaning piston ring areas.
Would go and buy new but live in CT and they tax you for the NADA value of your car EVERY year!! Not cool having a 700-800 tax bill decreasing every year.
I'm greatful for the desig of this car. I got in a very serious accident and was lucky to survive. I'm glad my car was built the way it was! I've had this car for three years till this accident and no major issues! I did have to do one repair from the get-go, but that's because I got it as a remade car. Have loved my car!
Bought it new right after high school. Dogged it, romped on it and attempted something like e-breaking.
Never missed an oil change or transmission fluid drain.
Timing belt/water pumps lasted me about 100k miles.
Air conditioner fan motor went out @ 150k
Replaced upper/lower radiator hoses with that.
Transmission went out @ 189k
Replaced with remanufactured for $1500 + $790 for removal/install.
Rotors resurfaced @ 200k and had quite a bit more break work done with that.
Starter went out @ 250k
Timing belt/water pump and tune @ ~278k
Oil pan gasket failed @ 280k
Radiator failed @ 285k
Front passanger wheel bearing @ 290k.
Reliability, cheap fixes and gas mileage on highway.
BF Goodrich touring tires or Michelin pilots are great tires for this car.
I owned this car from '05 (55k miles) to 2011 (140k miles). No issues whatsoever. That is, outside of ordinary maintenance. the only thing I remember is that the hood latch wouldn't close without pressing down on the cable with a screw driver. I kept good on sticking to the maintenance schedule with all the suggested items. Yes I replaced the tranny fluid so NO I did not have tranny problems. Seems most people don't take care of their trannys then blame the Honda for tranny failures. Great car, wish I didn't have to sell it but after 3 kids, had to get a minivan.