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Awesome car
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By Tman
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car at 90k and am at 129k now--no problems! I just changed the timing belt. Tran has always been smooth--I heard about probs with this tran early on and flushed out tran fluid (chgd 5 times) to dilute old fluid until fluid looked clean (1/3 of fluid stays in when chging, this is why I flushed it several times--may have been a good investment as still shifts like butter). I started using synthetic oil for 1st time and notice engine and for some reason even the trans runs even smoother--almost identical to a new vehicle! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this car--and is fun to drive, although more comfortable than fun--plenty torque at 85+ mph even with 4cyl.


Best Features

Transmission smooth for me, contrary to others reviews. First class bucket seats, Honda traditional ergonomics-- everything right where it should be. Brakes and steering spot-on.


Worst Features

Needs wider interior rear view mirror. Not able to get better than 21mpg mixed driving.


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First car
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By martin james
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1998 Honda Accord LX V6 2dr Coupe


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I really enjoyed this car at first, after all it was my first. When we first bought it the dealer said that the transmission was just rebuilt, thinking nothing of it we purchased it. Needless to say I have had the car for a total of about 5 years now, and have rebuilt the tranny twice. First costing 1,500 and second costing 1,300. The car isn't even worth that much. So unfortunately I am trading it in. I have read that it was that specific year that the tranny can't handle the engine, but I have given up on it.


Best Features

Wood grain, smooth ride.


Worst Features

Tranny problem seems endless. Uncomfortable seats (leather).


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Better than it looks
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By Tom
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1998 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan


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Purchased the car with 127,000 miles and now has 142,000 and the only problems were a failed cam sensor ($400) and corroded plug wires ($120). Not bad for its age and mileage. Have heard horror stories about Accord auto transmissions. Mine has been fine but doesn't shift smoothly and sometimes makes a really unnerving clunk. I've driven similar Accords with manual transmissions and the experience is much more rewarding. Four cylinder models seem to be more reliable than V6s. The six was all-new in '98 and had some kinks to work out, apparently. Both are terminally boring to drive so you might as well save gas and money with the four. A great transportation appliance, but kind of a sedate car


Best Features

Visibility is great and everything is perfectly in reach. Everything actually works even after 10 years. Lots of storage bins. Wipers automatically switch to intermittent mode when car is stopped. Handles more cargo than you'd think. Fuel econ is outstanding even with auto transmission (27-34 mpg)


Worst Features

Mechanically solid but cosmetically crap. Paint finish wearing off even with regular washing and waxing. Visible rust creeping out of rear wheel wells. Beginnings of rust in several other spots. All the noise and stiffness of my 95 Civic with none of the driving fun. Cruise control tricky to operate


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1998 Honda Accord 2dr v6 coupe
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By donovan reddin
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1998 Honda Accord EX V6 2dr Coupe


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I love this car. All the guys in my car club love my car. It is by far the best version of the honda accord to date.


Best Features

i love the wood grain panels and luxury/sport feel of the car. the v6 engine only adds to its exceptional quality


Worst Features

it should have been ran true duals instead of a splitter near the back of the car


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By SAD
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1998 Honda Accord EX V6 4dr Sedan


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Recap to earlier review. Approx 82k and even though maintained well. It's needed alt., vtec valve and pwr door actuator. Car still looks nice except for corroding wheels. Major problem has been the trans which started shifting bad at 18k and gets worse every year. Sad sad sad. I've notified Honda about trans and they claim they'll help me


Best Features

Style, value and so far customer relations


Worst Features

Medium problems with alt, door lock, emissions major problems with transmission.


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