A previous posting here regarding the ERG system and the transmission led me to write this review. I also have experienced these problems and both were covered under warranty (7 year, 100,000 Limited Powertrain on the transmission). Honda knows about the these problems and will help on these items. They have extended the warranty on the ERG and will participate in the repairs on the transmission even after the warranty expires. I recommend taking the car to the dealership for diagnosis and then calling Honda customer service. All things considered, this has been a reliable car and fun to drive.
I purchased this '98 from my sister this September. I am disappointed with what I thought would be a reliable car. The car vibrates a lot at idle - it almost feels like a massage chair from the Sharper Image. The 'check engine' light never turns off, even though the dealer assured me nothing is wrong. The car is noisy relative to GM cars that I have owned in the past. The rims make contact with curbs before the tires do, and as a result the rims are very scratched. The engine has littel power - sometimes I feel like I could get out and run faster.
Fuel mileage is superb.
Other Honda owners said Hondas are reliabe - I think they're giving Honda more credibility than they deserve. They've put their fair share of lemons on the road.
I purchased this car in Dec 2004 with 69000 on it from the original owners. Happy so far. Good gas mileage andcomfortable ride. I have had to put an O2 sensor in it after 1 week of ownership. Something that you can't predict of going out. I will keep you informed of my feelings of the car.
Location of controls and ease of operation.
Location of cup holders and lumbar support handle.
This is my second Honda which I just
bought used with 60K on it. If this
Honda is anything like my first Honda
(1990 CRX) then this Accord will be a
gem to own and drive. Being in grad
school I love the fact of the low
maintenance and low cost to own.
Regarding gas mileage this is easy on
the pocket book and also peppy (5
speed) and fun as well. I have heard
nothing but positive remarks from
Honda owners and I am confident that
this will be one of many Hondas I
purchase over the course of my
Great gas mileage, peppy little four
cylinder engine (5 speed), effecient
and functional interior and dash
layout. Plenty of room, space up to
four adults and also great resale
better styling, better handling, and
performance. larger tires, and wheels.
This is my first Honda. Previously I
have owned Nissans, Mazdas and
Volkswagens. The car is excellent
interior room, big trunk, good
acceleration and overall it is a good
car -- not a great car. I have been
somewhat disappointed by it's
reliability. My previous cars were all
more reliable. I have had several
repairs and two recalls. Would I buy a
Honda again -- probably. But I would
look seriously at a Camry, a Mazda6, a
Passat, a Maxima, and perhaps a 3-4 year