I have had no major mechanical
problems with this car in 21k miles in
20 months, but it is literally losing
it's shine. The paint seems kind of
dull, I always thought it was applied
rather thinly. Way too easily chipped
and the body panels are showing lots
of dings from rocks and parking lot
incidents. Doesn't take much. My
biggest concern is the rattle from the
dash. It used to be intermittant but
is now a constant nuisance. My car and
a friend's '03 both share the same
rattle from the exhaust near the
The interior is well designed and
thought out. I like the guages and
HVAC controls. Fuel economy and
transmission are outstanding.
Honda needs to add some heft and
quality to the materials. I know this
is a safe, reliable well engineered
car. Why mess it up with cheap
plastic, thin paint and seats that are
already showing signs of sun fading?
AND FOR GOD'S SAKE, ADD ABS ACCROSS
THE MODEL LINE!
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