1998 Honda Accord Consumer Review: Transmission dooms this car
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1998 Honda Accord - Consumer Review

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EX V6 Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Transmission dooms this car
By Matthew on

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1998 Honda Accord EX V6 4dr Sedan

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I bought my 1998 Accord EX V6 new. It is my third accord and I love Hondas. The car is now 11 years old and has 137K miles on it. It still drives like the day I bought it and almost looks it too. So with all that you'd think this is a great used car. NO NO NO. This generation Accord has been plagued with faulty transmissions. My first transmission failed at 69K miles and Honda claimed it was not part of the recall. I went to arbitration and got Honda to pay for half of the new transmission. Fast forward to June 2010 and 137K miles and the transmission fails AGAIN nearly 69K after the first. The dealer offered to pay 25% and I still paid $2500. Still did it as the car is otherwise terrific.

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It's a Honda.

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Hopefully the new (now my THIRD) transmission will be ok.
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