I bought my 2003 HCH in late 2002 and its still going strong. Just nearing the 30,000 mark witout needing any hardware replacements. Honda recently had me do a software upgrade (which was free) and I've noticed an improvement in one or two systems ( battery and effeciency related). I've noticed that the car does better on freeway than in-city, and is defintely the vehicle for distance driving.