Upscale Honda Accord. Transmission replaced at a little over 100K. Driver side window broke around 50K. Radiator leaked and replaced at 70K. Gas mileage only average, but I got a lead foot. Interior quality excellent with easy to use controls. Rear seat room tiny, I'm 5'9". Acceleration only average due to 4 cyl and the car weighs a lot. Sound insulation only average, as road noise is prevalent. Air conditioner is not that strong for summer usage.
Comfortable to drive, good visibility all around.
Transmissions need to last longer. More responsive handling. Improve gas mileage. Quieter engine.
Bought the 1998 2.3 coupe in Jan 1998
and here in June 2004 I have never,
ever spent one single cent on a repair
bill. Maintenance yes, like tires, oil,
air filter, belts, no hoses yet and it
has 95500. Does not leak one drop of
oil or burn it either. Gets 31mpg hwy.
Handling with the low profile, v-rated
tires is incredible and precise. The
ride comfort is very smooth.
The turn radius is unbeleivably huge.
You start turning the wheel and bam it
stops! I can make a tighter sharper
turn with my Ranger extended cab
I bought the car in 2002 with 82,000
miles on it. It now has 122,000 miles
and is still tight and reliable. Other
than brakes, tires, and oil changes
this car has been nearly trouble free.
I did have to replace the driver's side
electric window motor.
Audio, and cruise control functions on
the steering wheel. Comfortable seats,
good support on long trips.
I own this car for 5 years and never
had any electrical problems, but
something is wrong with Acura/Honda's
1997-1998 transmission. I bumped into
another car lightly (no dents or paint
chipping off, no damage whatsoever),
then my transmission acted awkwardly
and shifts very hard. The transmission
were free of charge though. This didn't
only happened to my car, it also
happened to 2 of my other friends who
owns a 1997 prelude and 1998 Accord.
Same symtoms from VERY light head-ons.
BEWARE!!! Honda might be trying to
cover up this