Honda, I'm done with you!
For many years, you have heard people say, "Honda is reliable," "They are more efficient, best vehicle available," and today, I've come to the conclusion they are all lies. I vow to never buy another Honda. Never!
In February 2010, my seat started 'rocking'. I took it to the dealership, and after having the car inside the shop for the entire day, they were unable to duplicate the problem. I showed up, and had to show them what I meant. They had to order the part, and I had to make a trip up about a week later for them to repair my seat. Bam! $293 later, my seat was fixed. About two months later, same thing. My seat was 'rocking'. I took it back, and again, the part had failed. They ordered another one, and this time, they installed it for free. All was good...
Until a month later...
The seat was once again, 'rocking'. I've come to the conclusion I'm going to have to visit Honda every couple months to 'tighten it', until I get rid of the piece of shit.
Then, another month later, my seat belt buckle stopped working. My driver's side seat belt at that. I called them, and they couldn't get me in for two weeks. I told them that was unacceptable because this was a safety issue. They ordered the buckle, and called me to bring the car for repair, and the buckle was fixed free of charge. (Honda has a lifetime warranty on all safety equipment.)
Current day, I'm once again calling Honda. My seat (the same seat) has come completely off track. It doesn't lock in, and I can literally 'slide' back and forth without pulling up on the bar. (The bar underneath that you pull to unlock your seat to move forward or backward.) I have an appointment on Friday, and I'm tired of it.
Not to mention, this is my second Honda, and the second Honda that I've had trouble with. My previous Honda went through two transmissions, which my parents paid for because I was a teenager.
My car is an '04 Civic EX, and I've never been this disappointed with a vehicle. I've had Honda's, Dodge's, Ford's, Chevrolet's, and Nissan's, and my Honda's are by far the worst vehicles I've ever owned.
P.S. I live nearly 30 miles from the dealership. It's not really a 'drive across town', if you know what I mean.