You can buy an extended warranty on this car. Check out http://www.hondawarranty.com for the best prices. I believe several owners on these forums (or maybe it was yahoo-hybrids) have bought their extended warranties through them. It is a real Honda care warranty too. One thing to keep in mind too, the price goes up if you take the car beyond the 3 year 36000 mile factory warranty so if your going to buy it buy it soon.