After doing 1000’s, I don’t find it bad at all. Just reach up and there it is.Acura CSX (Civic) - to get filter off I need to pull front pass wheel off and take plastic fender liner out of the way, doing it at home and not a shop.
I doubt there is a trick to get it off easier even if in a shop.
Reminds me of my dad's 1990 Accord. He once dropped the fill cap (or he forgot to re-install it and it fell behind the engine, I don't know which) and it went missing. He searched, and then I searched, all in vain. So I went to the Honda dealer and got him a new fill cap. Years went by.... One day, the missing fill cap re-appeared, right at the end of the driveway where there is a little bump there. It was filthy from all its years of hiding on a crossmember or suspension component somewhere. Out of all those thousands of miles driven, it chose the bump at the end of the driveway to fall out!Worst was a 2015 tdi jetta. Nothing hard at all about it, but every single time I changed the oil I would drop the fill cap down into the engine bay and it would take forever to fish it out. Don't know why it happened, I think the thing was haunted. Easiest is my Mazda cx5.
You haven't lived until you've arc-welded a hole in an oil filter on a Vulcan and taken an oil bath because of it.In my experience, the oil filter location on my 2012 Accord 2.4 is extremely easy to access. It's hanging down vertically with no plastic shield in the way. The filter on the 2021 Jetta 1.4 is easy to access as well...once you remove the underbody shield. The worst for me so far is the filter on our 2000 Ford Taurus 3.0 (Vulcan). It is under the intake and I had to snake my hand around to access it without burning myself, dripping oil on the starter or touching the starter and causing it to spark. It was interesting. I'll probably run the oil filter for two intervals on this one to avoid the hassle. Unfortunately no Fram Ultras were in stock so I went with the Tough Guard.