I am original owner. Have just turned
157,000 miles and car still strong.
Have just done required maintance.
Still a great car, consistently gets
30 - 32 MPG in daily city driving.
Performance better than any car in it's
class. The perfect communter car. The
design is still fresh after 14 years, a
sharp looking car.
Weak areas: 1.Front brakes; discs only
last about 20,000 miles. 2. CV boots
weak(?); have to replace them between
30,000 - 40,000 miles.
I plan to keep it for another 100,000
The strong, peppy engine (for its
size), 5 speed transmission (gears
nicely spaced), sun/moon roof, and
great gas mileage. A fun car!
I bought my car with almost 140,000
miles and was thusly planning some sort
of engine swap. However, the little
SOHC VTEC powerplant still pulls
strongly to the redline without any
complaints. Transmission shifts
smoothly with semi-short throws, the
interior is very comfortable, and all
the fun power features still work
blissfully. I definitely suggest this
car to anyone, high-mileage or not.
Captiva Blue Pearl color, power
features (sunroof, mirrors, cruise,
etc.), sport seats, nice design, great
Maybe larger wheels with lower-profile
tires, and power windows would have
been a nice feature, as well as
standard air conditioning. Not much to
This is a great car that I have had no problems with. The only part of the car that I don't like is the "a" pillar. The design is awful,rain enters vehicle while raining with window cracked open, wind is horribe against side of head. Just a poor design. The rest of the car is great. I would buy more if I had the money.
The amount of fun you have blowing the doors off of domestic vehicles. No match of any sort from twice the power or price.