Honda fiddles with a successful recipe, leaving out some of the parts people seem to like and adding spice for which nobody asked. The result, to a critic's eye, is questionable, though it will certainly sell to the masses in the same quantities it does today.
by hondas_rule on Apr 14, 2014 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Bought this as my work car this past Christmas break with 121k miles on it.
These are great cars but Honda did have some troubles with this new body style in '03.
The V6's eat up transmissions if you are the type to mash the gas and make the transmission shift under full throttle acceleration.
The 4 cyls don't seem to have transmission issues.
I had to replace the cruise control switch on the steering column which was an easy and cheap fix ( $35 on eBay ). The driver side door lock actuator which requires taking the door panel off went bad ( $20 on eBay ).
Drivers seat belt light on the dash won't go out even though I have it buckled.
Not that big a deal.
Overall a great car for $5800
by bigjohn112 on Jul 14, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I wish I had read more reviews before buying this car for my daughters first. I found this car at a dealer. One owner, 119K, no wrecks, no damage. Car looked a drove great. AC did not blow as cold as I thought it should but they checked it and replaced a sensor. I am going to change the transmission fluid as soon as possible. But with all the talk about tranny problems I find myself listening for odd noised and weird shifting . We have only had it a few days, but may end up wishing I had got a 2004+
The Honda Accord -- one of America's favorite vehicles -- has been substantially changed for 2003. Continuing as a sedan and a coupe, the 2003 Honda Accord features more powerful and fuel-efficient engines, increased safety and higher levels of interior comfort. A voice-activated GPS navigation system is optional, and a sporty EX coupe debuts in early 2003.