It was a good car... for the first ten years
These things currently cost just under $70K. To justify that kind of spend I need to amortize it over 10 to 15 years. In the last three years (it's 13 years old and we've had it since new) I have spent over $15K on this thing.
Transmission: $3700 (Go find the you tube rebuild videos and compare it to any other automatic) and Honda transmissions don't exactly have a stellar reputation
Steering rack: $1500 probably damaged when they dropped the transmission but it was worn out anyway
Radiator: $2000!!! it's all labor and the whole bumper cover has to come off
Climate control: $800
Sat-Nav: inop (Alpine and Windoze CE, I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did
Radio: Had to modify that Bose piece of crap to accept an aux in
Evap system: An "o" ring failed in the fuel system and it took a dealer two weeks to track it down
rust repairs: some structural (rear bumper)-- that's bad metallurgy folks
This is just the stuff I can think of off the top of me head. Now yeah, it's a thirteen year old car, it needs stuff, I understand. But repairs are sooo expensive because, and I've done some repairs myself, this thing is very labor intensive to work on. Have a look round the engine bay, they're aint no room up there, so lot's of disassembly = lots of time = lots of money. And one more thing my "new" car is a TSX, it burn't ridiculous amounts of oil since new-- look it up, a widespread problem. Yeah they finally fixed it, took three years of bitching.
Oh, and the driving is not comfortable. The transmission is never in the right gear (to be fair I hate automatics). The power steering is just weird (like the pump isn't strong enough). I only gets about 16MPG. ...and if you need to go fast on the highway (above about 75), you're gonna want to select D4 (not D5) unless you want to the torque converter to almost never lock and roast the transmission and eat fuel! ...and don't even talk to me about the new ones, my little brother bought one of those, he's less than pleased.