My father's black JDM Honda Civic has not shown any major problem since the time we bought it, except for minor tuning issues. It has a synthetic leather dashboard which the new civic does not have. Its better than today's Corolla XLI and Honda City, no doubt about that at all. Warranty does not save one's life in accident so one should buy a safe car from the start. We've always kept JDM cars but never had any problems with them. I think its luck!