Just a friendly opinion on these two great cars, in the end it really depends on what you really want in the car, the Toyota family has been known for their engine, their engines can take much abuse and revving, the Honda may have the upper hand with Vtec but it really all ends in tuning of the ECU. Hondata is famous for the Honda cars whilst Toyota may have more options.
Engine wise as I said, Toyota's are known to take heaps abusing e.g: Supra, Starlet, Corolla.
As for fuel consumption, I think it's pretty much similar and it also depends on how you drive it, redlining the rev-meter will not help at all in fuel consumption
this i know in my car
Anyways, spare parts for the Honda is cheaper than AE111 for what I can say because we don't get much AE111's in Australia.
Maintenance for these two cars, well it actually depends how often you service your car and what you put in your car is very important such as fuel and engine oil. I think the maintenance of these 2 great cars are I think pretty much the same. Keep your car healthy and you can save much on other mechanical issues in the long run.
Anyways in the end, two very similar cars, 2 great cars, as for my opinion, go out there and test drive these 2 cars, give it a good test drive and feel which one is more comfortable, and i'm not talking about feeling comfy when you rev it hardout and start drifting it, think about the most common things like parking, braking, turning ratio, radio, speaker, anything that makes your life easier on the road especially stuck in the traffic conditions in Malaysia
Anyways hope this helps buddy, have a great one.This post has been edited by QuickspoolAU: Oct 24 2010, 11:36 AM