But for anyone considering a Honda as their next car, here are 20 reasons why I LOVE mine!
1. Great Gas Milage
It's no secret that Honda's are known for being great on gas, but I still can't believe that my 8 year old car is STILL a saint with that!
As long as you keep up with maintenance like oil changes and routine inspections, a Honda is generally a reliable vehicle. I can vouch for this as the only things I've needed in the past 8 years were brakes, tires, a fuse, and a new battery.
3. Easy Maintenance
The beauty of a Honda is that a lot of people are very familiar with them so it's easy to find someone to do maintenance on one. And if you're a girl and you want an easy maintenance car for you to learn on, I definitely suggest a Honda.
4. Affordable Maintenance
When you do need a part or two to keep your Honda running sound, the parts are affordable, even the factory ones. This also makes it easier and quicker to get the parts you need.
5. Ease of Parking
Mind you I have a compact car but it's still easy to parallel park or to fit into narrow spots. I always feel like it's easy to see what's around me too.
6. Spacious Interior
I know there are some older models that may be small but for the most part, even though a Honda can look compact, I always find the interiors to be designed with the average person in mind. I have no problems fitting in my car or fitting my luggage when travelling. And passenger that sit in the back have never complained.
7. 93,000 and Counting...
Friends used to joke with me that "She won't even be broken in until 150,000 miles" but I really do believe that now. My car currently has 93k miles and I am hoping to get 300,000 out of her, hehe!
8. Sporty and Stylish Look
My car has a nice sporty sleek look and that's one of the main reasons I fell in love with her on the lot. I see some oddly shaped vehicles these days but I'm always impressed with the Honda's!
9. It's Fun to "Modify"
I used black plastidip to make the chrome trim on my car black. A harmless, cheap modification of her appearance, and I also purchased Civic Si Factory Wheels and plastidipped those black and put them on. Nice and simple upgrade!
10. Great Customer Service
Everytime I take my car in for service, the people at Bobby Rahal Honda are excellent! And I'm also impressed with the great communication that Honda has with their customers with updating us on recalls, etc.
11. Practical Thinking
One of the things that makes sense to me is to make a vehicle reliable by putting more practical parts under the hood. And with my car, it has a timing chain not a belt, which has often snapped in older vehicles. I mean, it makes WAY more sense to use something that is more reliable and longer lasting in the newer models...like the chain!
12. Honda Owners are Like Family
It's always fun to find something in common with other Honda owners like how much you love your Honda. It feels like you're all one big happy Honda family!
13. Honda Always Tweets Me Back
This may be goofy but I love when I tweet something and mention Honda and they respond back!
Don't let my little car fool you, she can accelerate in the blink of an eye when I need to merge onto the highway and avoid tractor trailers.
15. They Hold Their Value
If you ever want to resell or trade in an older Honda, they tend to have a great resale value as long as you maintain them properly. This makes a Honda an even more worthy investment that other vehicles.
I could keep going but I would never sleep!
Do you have a Honda? What's your favorite thing about it?