The car has and is still serving me well.
By George on Thursday, July 11, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Fuel economy, reliability, maneuverabity"
Cons: "Acceration, inside room, timing belt"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car about 5 years ago, Honda Certified, with 55000 miles on it at the time. I am about to roll over 160000 with the 4 door, LX manual transmission vehicle.
90,000: Oil pan; somehow it started rusting by the exhaust pipe. Did not leak yet, but I wanted to replace it before it puked oil on the exhaust.
105,000: New timing belt, water pump and all related hardware. Did this as suggested by Honda, with all Honda parts.
107,000: Replaced A/C compressor; it was making a funny faint noise I didn't like. Since then the noise has returned, so it could be a characteristic of older compressors.
110,000: transmission input bearing replaced under warranty. This was driver error; if you shift it hard you will tear up this bearing. If you drive normal, you will be fine. I also had them replace the clutch while they were in there.
I also did the front brakes once at 80,000 miles, and once at 110,000 miles. I put Hawk performance parts on and it stops a lot quicker, though the stock brakes worked fine.
I have done a lot of odds and ends little things over the years; sway bar links, tires, etc. I am a mechanic and get picky of my car sometimes.
I would definitely recommend this car to anyone. I am thinking of keeping it until at least 200,000 unless something in life changes that would require a larger car."
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