I bought the car new in 1995 and have been driving it ever since. Over 270,000 miles and have done only basic maintenance with the exception of the radiator being replaced two years ago. Still runs beautifully; still getting over 30 miles per gallon. Intend to keep the car many more years - haven't had a car payment since the 90s. Garage kept so exterior still looks great.
Great gas mileage; small enough to park in small places yet ride is very smooth. Opted for the 'no frills' model - crank windows, manual transmission, etc. and so far less could go wrong and I haven't regretted it.
Even though it's a manual transmission, the pick up is slow - would suggest improvement there.
I've had this car for 11 years and have changed the oil/tires/muffler. The only other thing that has gone wrong is a starter went after 10 years. It's been paid off for 7 years and I plan to keep it for another 5 years. You can't buy a better car than an accord.
I bought my Accord new in 95 got the DX to save money. I am getting ready to sell it because I want automatic with power stuff. I have 270,000 miles on it and it still runs great and gets 32mpg, and still rides like new!!! It still has the orig clutch, trans, engine, everything. We maintained it as recommended by the dealer. There was a recall about 3 or 4 years ago on some seal in the engine which caused us to need a new timing belt when they replaced the seal, but Honda paid. I wish I had bought the automatic in 95--then I would just keep it!!
reliability, comfortable ride, great gas mileage.
More cup holders, more headroom, sits too low like sports car.
Bought it new and at 205000m is still
strong. Never broken down. Original
clutch. No rust although a NE car. Gets
over 32mpg now and revs smoothly and
powerfully to the redline to which I
frequently take it. Absolutely no
rattles -actually am amazed,
especially as I installed stiffer
shocks and springs F&R swaybars
(absolutely essential for decent
handling), done the basic engine mods
and drive this thing fairly hard. Brake
work is expensive though with the
pressed on rotors. If I knew it was
going to last this long I would have
bought the EX for more power, discs all
round with ABS, sunroof, and power
locks. It would have been well worth
the extra money.
Smooth engine. Build quality matching
luxury vehicles. Solid feel.
Reliability. Handling since I made the
aformentioned improvements, without
which it is too soft and does not do
the car or Honda's image any good.
I bought my Accord during the summer
of 2001, since that time I have spent
money on only oil and gas. The car is
very reliable and consistently gets
over 30 miles to one gallon of fuel. I
have the 5-speed transmission in my
Accord and I absolutely love it,
shifts are clean and crisp, and
downshifting at high-rpms will put a
smile on your face. The torque in the
lower rpms is lacking, but this is
true with all small displacement cars.
For being such a heavy car it
accelerates very quickly and passing
on the highway is a breeze. Overall,
the Accord is an all-around good car,
from economy to performance.
-More torque in the low-rpm range
-More standard features
-Better interior design