I have two Honda cars
1991 Prelude Si - Initially it got me stranded more than a couple times, but after some much TLC it's solid. I spent way more money than I should have on such old car, but it's too sweet to give up. Drives like it's on rails, 100+ mph on highway ramps, no problem. Cute growl. Surprisingly decent gas mileage (28-29 mpg on avg). Interesting history on this one, apparently it's been to Germany and back.
1991 CRX SiR - Technically it's just a DX with an engine swap (upped to 160 hp dual cam with VTEC, from the original 109 hp single cam engine). This car is perfection. Immaculate body, superb handling, accelerates like no one's business (0-60 in ~6 sec), always reliable (-18F, started on first crank), good gas mileage, easy to fix and maintain, comfortable, TONS of cargo space, and CHEAP! No power steering or AC, but I hate power steering, and I like the wind making my cheeks flap
. Pluses in my book. Very potent little car.
Both cars are tiny, especially the CRX (only two seats), so they're not people haulers. Neither are very "safe", no airbags, and it's statistically proven that small cars result in more fatal accidents than bigger cars, but that just means you have to be a better driver. Insurance is the best part, basically costs nothing. In terms of reliability, gas mileage, ease of repairs, fun factor, and cost, they're definitely top notch. I expect to keep both cars until they're basically hunks of rust, or restore them and put them in bubbles when I get too old to sit so low in a car or gasoline cars become outlawed.
If you come across a buzzing white blur in the dead of night in central Ohio, that's probably me.