I too have never owned a Honda car. I have a '96 ST1100, a couple Gen1 KLR 650's and a '87 BMW K75 with 335K miles. I do all my own work on these. I'm currently looking and test driving different makes. Civic LX or EX probably. I maintain and tend to keep stuff forever and I'm more than a bit hesitant of all the tech once the warranty expires. I understand it's typical on all newer cars (and bikes for that matter-hence why I prefer the older ones). Maintaining the mechanical stuff isn't going to reduce the risk of electronics failure$. I'm pretty sure that most of it must work in order to pass PA inspection.