This car is solid. The engine is peppy, it handles great. The fit and finish is good and at 63,000 miles it drives like new. I only get 29mph (lead foot) wish I got more. CD Skips and there are a few rattles in sun visors. All minor. It drives so smooth and feels good. Outside is a bit conservative. The rear is nice, but the front is boaring. Wish it had a compartment for the garage door opener. I love my 5 speed. The front seat is not very confortable and the clutch pedal is too far away. Still love it.
Peppy engine, manual transmission. Great sounding stereo. Sunroof and windows that work after car is turned off.
4 cyl with all power. I have not had any mechanical problems with this car. Just hit 50K. The ride is nice and all the controls are laid out good. Gas mileage is ok for a 4 banger. The only thing that was replaced was the clock light bulb (not bad for 5 years) and normal wear/tear items (oil,brakes, tires). I would definitely buy another one if they had not changed the rear trunk design. I will have to step up to it's big brother and get a Acura TL if I decide to trade it. The only cars I will buy now that are American made will be the muscle cars from the 60's & 70's.
Control layout, body design, fit and finish.
A little more pony's in the 4 cyl. and a moonroof as standard equipment would be nice. A split folding rear seat would also be helpful for larger items that don't fit the pass through.
This car is just awesome! I currently have 75K miles on my 2000 accord SE and it still runs just as good as the day I bought her brand new. No problems and still a pleasure to drive every day. Nice body style that should with stand ageing very nicely.
glossy paint, low hood and dash, alloy wheels and ride
See similar reviews for 97' and 2005 Honda Accord LX's - This is our 2nd Honda Accord purchased new, oil changed every 3000 to 4000 miles, has 73000 miles on it and runs the same as when purchased. Only one actual repair to date (power window regulator replaced). Comfortable and reliable car for around town or cruising down the highway. Has great power / acceleration for a 4 cylinder when needed.
Predictable and competent handling, comfortable seats. Ergonomic interior.
Suspension & handling not as good as the 97' and 05' models. Performance tires (Pirelli's) improved the handling and traction on turns over the stock Michelins.
2000 EX 4 cycl w/ leather purchased new for $20k. 88k miles & running strong. To date, only had to replace oil/air filter (normal sched), light bulb in clock (at 20k), brake pads & tires (at 60k), battery (at 84k), and transmission (at 84k, covered by warranty - known issue for this model). Also had dealer clean out sticking throttle body (at 84k). Just replaced windshield wiper blade inserts (at 86k). That's everything to date. The driver's side window squeals sometimes (probably due to tint install) and the cupholder lid doesn't close properly (appears to be a broken hinge); can live with all that. Overall a very good car for the price; very reliable; good exterior/interior design/quality.
Interior doesn't look/feel cheap like a lot of new cars these days; basic, but functional. Really like all the storage space and the sunglass holder. Comfortable to own and drive. Great gas mileage. A little conservative, a little sporty, all purpose vehicle. Will drive until the wheels fall off.
Definitely the transmission (very dissappointed with Honda). Way too much interior road noise when on the highway (can barely hear my cellphone). Power driver's seat is too stiff; front passenger's seat is very comfy; wish i could switch them. Throttle pedal sits too high; foot gets tired on trips.