"Had this Honda since new. It was always parked in the shade. Paint job after a waxing will reflect like a mirror. Due to its small size it is a chick car. A dude will not like it. My knees are way too high when driving it and that is uncomfortable. Very reliable, never left my stranded. You could weld the hood shut it is so well built."
"Overall - if you put a score on all the different (value, functional) characteristics of cars and added them up, I think this car would come out with the highest score of all time. Considering - adding up a value of: price (less than $15k), reliability, durability / longevity, trade-in value, maintenance costs, handling, basic comfort, noise level, acceleration, versatility, capacity (particularly for its class), mileage [overall - hwy, city, summer, winter ave: 42 mpg, Highway ave: 45, highest (4 times): 56 mpg, lowest ever (in winter city) 32 mpg];
NOT considering: aesthetics - appearance, creature comforts - gadgets, etc.
--- BEST ALL AROUND CAR EVER MADE."
"I bought this car new in 2003, keep it serviced, one 19$ part needed over and above ge eral service. I trust it, i am comfortable in it and hope to get another 200,000 miles out of it. Average gas mileage mid 40 s in the cold, upper 40s, low 50s in the summer."
Pros: "Peppy vtec, great visability, unbeatable value!"
Cons: "Honda doesn't make this exact car today!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car has it all! off the lot value that only increases as time goes by; the ease of a smooth 5 speed manual transmission; the pep of a perfectly tuned VTEC engine; superior visability from well placed pillars, roomy interior, ample cargo space and fold down seats which add to the car's versatility. I couldn't be happier with my choice 9 years ago or find a car i'd rather replace my Honda Civic EX with today."