I know that some older Honda 5 speed automatics were problematic, and the track record for Honda automatics hasn't been stellar. I've got a 2008 CR-V with the 5 speed auto, and plan on keeping it for a while. I tow a pop-up camper occasionally, and keep it in D3 on the hills like the manual says to while towing. Personally, I wish it had an autostick like Subaru, Hyundai, and other manufacturers do, but that's me. I did one drain and fill using Z1 at 15,000 miles, and plan to do it again at 30,000. Nothing remarkable at the first drain and fill, the fluid was still bright red. Other than doing drain and fills frequently, and maybe replacing the in-line filter at some point, is there anything else to keep in mind to keep it happy? I do wish Honda had the grade logic figured out well enough to apply it to the torque converter as well as the gears; going up hills on the highway even without towing it can't seem to make up its mind whether to keep the torque converter locked or not. I'm sure habitually locking and unlocking the TC on a hill is good for longevity (not).