Good but not great
By Pat on
2001 Honda Accord Value Package 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (2.3L 4cyl 4A)
It's been very reliable but the threat of transmission failure hanging over my head has always annoyed me. I change the ATF every 20K. I bought a Honda for reliability and not to think about the poorly designed A/T. MPG is only OK for a 4 cylinder. I'm not crazy about Hondas insistence on using only 'genuine Honda fluids'. The A/Chas never been 'freezing' cold like some other cars I've owned. Despite all my complaining it has been a good car. It's just that when you buy a Honda you expect so much. I feel the motor will do 200K but the tranny won't. I'd buy a Ford Fusion next.
Still tight as it nears 100K.
Honda went to timing chains in 2003 or 2004. Having to spend big bucks to change a timing belt is ridiculous.