My Honda has been a cream puff for 12 yrs. Have had to fix a few things every 3 years but mostly just oil changes and scheduled maintenance. This is a great economy car and the EX Coupe with its VTEC engine and extras has been fun to drive. Can't go wrong with this car.
Window design affords good visibility and keeps the car filled with light. Sound systems is good. EX Coupe's pick up is fairly responsive and still produces great mpg - 23 city/33 highway despite its age.
Air conditioning could be more reliable - have fixed it 3xs in 12 years. The CV joints dont seem to last more than a few years.