To defend our decision to buy this car... We got a Honda because I have had several Hondas myself and my family members as well. We have found them to be reliable and last for a very long time (250,00+ miles, great in the snow, good gas mileage, nice handling, inexpensive to maintain, etc). This particular car had 149,000 miles on it, was at a dealership with a great reputation, it came with a CARFAX, we had a 30-day 1,000 mile warranty and it was $4,200. I am currently driving a 1999 Honda (170,000+ miles) and I have had it for about 8 years and put in normal maintenance, tires, battery, etc. No major problems.
The problems with this car seemed taken care of for 3 months after they replaced the radiator, by which time the warranty was up. Discussing why we bought the car doesn't help with the current problem. What is done, is done. I was asking about where to go from here. I received a lot of good information to help us make our next decision and I thank you all for that. We will not be using a sealant. We will be looking into replacing the engine or trading the car in for a newer Honda (different dealership). Thank you all for your help. Signing off.....Tmom