Bought the car with 28K miles in 2000 and still drive this car daily with now 228K!!
In fact, the car went the past two years without anything but oil changes until it was time to replace the timing belt again.
It is amazing the clutch hasn't needed replaced, nor has any other major item engine wise other than a starter over the years.
CV joints went out at 180K, and the wheel bearings are getting close now.
My wife drives and 07 sedan and my stock radio is a nicer system.
I think the brakes on this car are better than the 07!
And it survived a collision with a 6-point buck this year and all I needed was a headlight and a hood!
I just can't say enough about the Honda. From the day I bought it, until last week, Nov2nd,06,(265k mi) it was sooo good to me, fun to drive, got me back and forth comfortably to work, and back and forth on many trips to Florida:) and other places,dependably, safely...where is it now? at the collision shop, the rear bumper & trunk smashed in while I and GF were at a complete stop, the 2007 Audi SUV plowed into the back of it, at approx 35 mph, he didn't even brake! We were only minorly hurt (I hope, not all the test results are back yet), the unibody design, and the correct crumple zones did what they were supposed to do. the Adjuster considered it "A Total Loss"...I say it is NOT a total loss
I bought this car as a 25th b-day to
myself new and yesterday we traded it
in for a later model Accord. I didn't
realize how great it was till it was
time to say goodbye... I never had a
problem with it, my only complaint was
that I didn't think it was great in
the rain (tended to hydroplane, maybe
it was the manual transmission...) and
felt the brakes weren't as powerful as
they could've been. We were looking
at other cars, but realized you can
NEVER NEVER go wrong w/a Honda!!! The
only day it didn't start was when it
needed a new battery (74K miles)!!!
Was looking for an affordable fun to
drive manual shift after selling my
SUV. This is a wonderful car. I
needed to do some maintence (90,000
service and tune up, new tires) but it
runs like a dream. Seems like it has
a lot of miles left.
Jester, my Honda, has about 140,000
mi. The driver is #1, it’s fun to
drive, with a wide but tight
suspension; the 5 speed transmission is
powerful; a comfortable bucket seat
(power); there are 99.9% non-blindspots
with huge windows all the way around;
the sound system is good, but the CD
player is better; the trunk is
unbelievably large (width and depth!).