I purchased this little car in February of 2004, with only 98,000 miles on it! Only fix needed was a new muffler, surprisingly. This car is very warm in the winter (inside heats up fast!) and ice cold a/c in the summer. Excellent fuel economy! I get very close to 35-mpg on highway and easily 30mpg in city! The advantages are super easy to park, gas mileage and most of all, bullet-proof, long-lasting engines. Disadvantages are they say the smaller the car, the un-safer you are! True, but with the excellent reputations these cars have, I'll take the risk and keep her until the wheels fall off! I highly recommended this cute car for anyone seeking reliability and who is on a budget.
Engine durability, quiet little motor, (will easily get to 400,000) fun-to- drive 5 speed, lots of head room and leg room, plenty of trunk space, interior layout, superior reputations, and for a small car, she handles very well!
Body rusts too easily, add more horsepower, (1.5L engines are a little slow)also, and add some cupholders. Advantages will always outweigh the suggested improvements!! What do you expect, it's a Honda!