"Very impressive little car. I've never had it in the shop except for regular oil changes (which are a bit pricey). I'm averaging 42 mpg now (five years old) and the car just keeps on keeping on. It has noticable road noise, sometimes very noticable, but has an excellent ride, plenty of pep, and retains its value very well (blue book is more than 50% even after five years). My only complaint with the '05 is when the AC cuts off when the engine cuts off at a stop sign. I've heard the '06 and newer drive the AC off the electric motor, but I've only heard that. Oh, counting my lawn mower (25+ yrs old) and my Gold Wing motorcycle, I've owned seven Hondas. Only the best will do."
"This is just a terrific car. Nimble and fun to drive, stellar fuel economy, dependable. Mine was purchased in Oregon, so it meets California's stringent emission control standards, and I can get 500 miles to a tank of gas (unless I'm running the A/C full blast). I LOVE this car."