I owned this car for about a year and half. I had the 3.0 V6 Engine and it was extremely fast! Great car. Only issues I had were the wheel bearing which needed to be replaced, brakes and the starter. I'm not sure if it was the starter but sometimes when I would start it up it would lose power and turn off, like it wasnt getting enough power or gas to start up completely. Great car for traveling. The leather seats and sunroof were my favorite. If you're going to get this model Honda get the EX V6 with the leather seats! :) Very stylish and shiny car!
Ive had the car for about a week now after going through tooth and nail failure with the 2001 Chryslar Sebring. The seats are very comfortable in the EX and the controls make sense where their placed. The back bar in the seat for extra support where you need it is great and the handling is very smooth if you drive considerate. My car has 140k miles on it when i got it and some where and tear are showing with the looseness of the accelerator, and the dashboard lights are flickering on and off from time to time. Gas is alright but im not getting what I thought id get from a Honda. Still a much bigger upgrade from other Sedans of that era. Also no Transmissions issues so far unlike 2002s.
The Handling, The big open front window, front lights are light up road well, love the bar in the seat for extra comfert, double side armrest for extra stuff.
V6 power is something nice for handling hills and getting on freeway.
Bigger Accelerator pedal.
Have the rear view mirror wider for seeing the backroad.
getting better fuel economy out of a Honda, its kinda one of the things their known for and im getting very similar gas economy from my old Sebring so thats disheartening.
Extear is a little bland but if you like that simple Early 2000s sedan look, the Accord is for you.
I bought this baby in 2005 for $10K when it was on 35K miles. Never had any problem. Only regular oil changes and maintenance. Changed timing belt at 90K and now its ready for 120K servicing. Have been getting an average of 25MPG. This car made me to buy two more Honda cars. Very reliable beast to depend on.
Unfortunaetely it has taken the purchase of four Honda Accords and one Civic to finally get me to decide to not buy Hondas any more. All of the Accords (years 1968, 1988, 1990 and 2000) have had major problems, and the Civic nickled and dimed me to death. My current 2000 Accord V6 developed transmission problems within one week after purchase. I did not buy the extended warranty because it took every penny I had to buy the car. The Honda Dealership I bought it from said there's nothing they can do because I bought the car "As Is." Now, I can't drive it, and need to save over $2000 to have the transmission rebuilt. I know some have great Honda stories, but mine are nightmares.