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 aaaaaaa on Jun 15, 2005 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord DX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I have been driving this car for 2 1/2 years now and have had a few minor problems. The OEM Bridgestone tires needed replacements around 25,000 miles. The brakes also went around the same time. I had the pads and rotors replaced free of charge at a local dealership. The cable for the trunk/gas lid also broke and was replaced under warranty. I got the car at a bargain price and have been extremely pleased with it. I did add two rear speakers (wiring was already set up). The car does not have AC or PDL's like the LX, but you really cant beat its value. It is pretty peppy for a 4 cylinder.
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.