bought this car on Feb 1998, still looks neat and flashy, the A/C is still fantastic although here in Saudi; the weather temperature can easily hit/exceed (120'F).
Never made an accident, as result; the original paint is still shiny.
I own a 2005 Volvo S80 T5 yet I still rely on the accord for long trips between cities.
Engine+ automatic Transmission still original.
My friend has a 2009 Accord 4/cyl Aut. and some how got in a drag race with him, surprisingly, my 98'accord stayed nose to nose till we hit 200KM/H (125M/H) which is good enough for me.
smooth ride, slick front/side look, perfect seating position, driver viewing traffic++, stability when driving on high speed.