Originally Posted by Precision
Well that isn't what I wanted to hear but what I wanted to know. I'd just like to get into a nice fun daily that I can mod but also has daily driver "niceness" to it... Not bin liner feel that some of the Japanese give. Might end up having to go that Integra GSR or 5th Gen Prelude route though.
What years specifically were you looking at (for the Swedish cars)? Even though the 850s were problematic, regular maintenance and repair took one to well over 300k and the other was lost in a water main break/flood after eclipsing 300k as well.
But yeah going the Honda route would be a much safer bet from the reliability standpoint. One thing to remember, though, is that the individual car's history can be much more important than the overall reliability ratings.