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    Honda not so good these days, Kemo Sabe.

    September 16th. 2005

    With the arrival of the new Civics, I'm being asked what I think of the car.

    Frankly, I'm cautious.

    Because our little microcosm of a repair shop has seen some disturbing trends in the Honda line of products
    in the last few years.

    It started off with the full sized Odyssey that had a number of problems and recalls.
    Then we noted the failure of automatic transmissions in V6 Accords at an early stage in their lives.
    The old Civic was up to its ears in complaints about the suspension.
    So much so, that a secret warranty exists for failed shock absorbers on the post 2001 Civic.

    But our little shop has already replaced the drive shafts in a multitude of late model CRVs at over $800 a go and this week,
    we got a call from a client with an 2003 Element, with 68,000 Km (40,000 miles) on the clock, whose transmission had failed,l
    leaving him stranded in Boston.

    (Fly home sir, at least a week for a replacement!).

    So, my reaction is: if you can wait to buy the new Civic, or for that matter any Honda, do so, because of late, the lads at Honda San
    have not been living up to their reputation.

    If you must buy an Asian vehicle right now, think Toyota, Nissan or Hyundai.
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    Re: Honda not so good these days, Kemo Sabe.

    wow, you know, I've noticed that Honda's been having tons of recalls in the past decade, even with our 1998 Accord. If I was buying a japanese car, you won't catch me in a Honda or Acura, especially after hearing this, I'll just head over to a Toyota/Lexus dealer thanks .

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    Re: Honda not so good these days, Kemo Sabe.

    Of all my friends that have owned hondas only 1 still does. They got rid of them because of reliability issues. For the record they were a 2000ish Civic dx? 4-door[piston came apart or something to that effect], a 90s Civic hatchback(most recient model)[engine seized at like 90,000mi] and a late 90s prelude. Only the Prelude is left and it barely runs(overheats, wont start, stalls, and trunk flys open randomly).
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    Thumbs down Re: Honda not so good these days, Kemo Sabe.

    I do like Toyotas a lot but Hondas stink and always have.

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    Re: Honda not so good these days, Kemo Sabe.

    Where o where is Ricers Shaft Big Three?

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    Re: Honda not so good these days, Kemo Sabe.

    Where o where is Ricers Shaft Big Three

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