1998 EX V6 Accord 160,000
By 1998Miles on
1998 Honda Accord EX V6 4dr Sedan
Purchased with in '01 at 52,000. Now 160,050. Broken/Replaced: alternator, EGR twice! That's the only mechanical failure. Shifts hard around 2nd gear, but has always done that. All mechanics have said there's nothing wrong. At 10 yrs old, it impresses friends and mechanics by its maintained appearance. Has held paint real well. Change oil and filter myself every 3k/3 months. I purchased OE spoiler and fog lights. Could do without the spoiler, but the fog lights are great. Come in handy. Very $$ though. Engine's still smooth and quiet. has driven between FL and Boston and all points between many times over years. Great travel car, from Key West to NC mountains to downtown Boston!
Fog lights, smooth, reliable engine, moon roof, steering wheel audio controls, engine and parts easy to understand by this weekend home mechanic, front and rear styling, simple interior controls, perfect AC, comfortable seats (front and back), spacious trunk. lastly: it still runs!
Overall "moving" capacity. I do a lot of moving, and find it difficult to pack in boxes between trunk and back seat due to the construction. Considering hatchback or wagon in future. Gas mileage. Not what I'd hope from a Honda. 300 per tank in city. 400 a tank on highway (17 gallon tank).