i had an opportunity to ride a HONDA CITY few times in last 4 weeks with the WORST Driver [ HE beats a cautious lady driver ] i ever encountered @archon2001 - the Honda City is over 9 years old but it in good condition since its been maintained by OWNER himself as DIY. Despite he been conned by HONDA for ATF, which few of US guided him to renew himself with assistance.
my Little one living in Vancouver, CA drives a Honda CRV 2013, she has clocked over 85000 kms. She has opted for extended warranty service and the vehicle is as cool & interior is as fresh brand new even after 3 years. The CRV is her daily ride plus the family SHOPPING LOADER from across the border in Seattle, WA every weekend, & vacation Touring wheels.
whereas a HONDA CRV 2013 to her cousin sister [from extended family] in abu dhabi, sux big time the vehicle is under 35000 km and HONDA UAE twice recalled it to FIX an ECU software for fuel economy. Fuel injector rail has been changed multiple times, The suspension has been fixed once due to rattle noise while going over curves. The dashboard has cracked from many spots due to summer temps despite the covered parking.
i believe its not only PKDM Hondas, it is about Honda manufacturing standards which surely differ region to region