I have one. Getting old but still drives well. Lovely curves on that car and I still think the 5th Gen wagon design is something Honda got 100% right The 2.2 vtec engine is the best starting engine ever. The wagons were made in the US. They have a bit of a cult following in Japan because it was the first Honda to be imported to Japan. You can - well, used to.. getting rarer now- find all sorts of JDM typs mods for them - clear tail lights, Mugen exhausts etc.
agreed, grew up in swedish bricks like the 145 and 245 but I had no interest in cars until we bought a 96 ce2, complete game changer, practical, but it just kept wanting to rev high and be driven with some spirit, massive aftermarket for parts and just as easily maintained or modified as anything built in the region like said volvos
once in sweden I saw a really odd looking ce2, I knew something was off but i couldn't put my finger on it. turns out someone jokingly put honda badges on a saab 9-5 wagon
they have similar lines at a glance lol