I have been very happy with this car since I purchased it new. Outside of normal maintainence, no problems with it mechanically. Some of the interior pieces haven't held up but overall very happy with the car.
I have had my accord for over a year and it has been extremely reliable. I have had no problems with the car whatsoever and it has almost 200k miles. It gets very good gas mileage, over 30 mpg, which in my opinion is excellent for a 14 year old car. I would recommend the accord to anyone!
If you are looking for one car that will definitely get you where you need to go it is a 4th generation Accord. I bought the car with 230K miles and now have over 285K on the car! I refer to it as Old Faithful if that gives you any idea of it's reliability. Has never left me stranded. I have only put money into it (other than usual wear items) was to replace a main fuel relay (one of the very few common problems these cars had) and replaced a valve cover gasket. Other than that it has been more than amazing. bought it for $1000 and could sell it tomorrow for the same, which I'm certainly not planning on doing. Get the 5 speed, it is more reliable (slightly) and better performance.
This car will run forever. I have
235,000 miles on mine. It has some
nuiscance items later in its life (oil
leak, main relay (causes problems
starting the car in hot hot weather),
etc.). Overall, though, if you're a
frugal person that will stay with a car
for a long time, this is the one for
you. I have had extremely low
maintence costs and have really enjoyed
owning this car.
Reliability. Low maintenance.
Reliability. Good mileage.
Interior door handles break easily in
cold cold weather. With age, oil pan
gasket will leak. Main relay is
problematic in hot weather, will
prevent your car from starting in hot