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 Just me..... on Jan 25, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
This car is reliable and gets good gas mileage for a 6. Stereo display went out - it is covered on warranty past the normal warranty of the car. Call Honda and see if you are covered. Catalytic are also covered after a special extended time also. They are known to fail. Seats get uncomfortable on long drives. Honda stands up for their errors. Unlike a lot of domestic vehicles.
by Dick Wolan on Nov 27, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
This is an excellent riding vehicle. I
know because I personally drive an 8-
cylinder Ford Crown Victoria on a
The ride is as smooth in the Honda
Accord at 80 mph as it is in the Crown
Victoria. The Honda's suspension
system is excellent, providing for a
firm yet very comfortable ride.
Noise reduction is excellent. Controls
are easy to use and offer a variety of
options for balancing the temperature
on either the driver's side or
Safety is very important: two side air
bags give some peace of mind.
The only negative aspect is that the
interior height in the front could be
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.
Is there any interest here about the redesigned 2003 Accord?? I'm surprised that there hasn't been any discussion as of yet. Supposed to be more of a drivers oriented sedan w/ possible 3.2 or 3.5 lite...