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 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+
by uthookem on Nov 9, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Bought this used in 2007 with 60, 000 from a Honda dealership. I always noticed that this car didn't have the smoothest downshifting, but other than that, it was great. I'm now at 125, 000 and it shifts hard quite a bit. Within the past months on 2 occasions it has refused to accelerate with my foot on the gas, and the check engine and TCS lights immediately come on. After reading many other reviews and complaints about this car, I'm sure I know what's about to happen...
by snowatcher on Nov 2, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I had to write this review, as I have never felt about any car like I do about this one.
When I bought it new in February 03, I thought it was the best value compared to competition.
10 years and 150K miles later, it proved to be more than that.
It's super reliable, comfortable, runs like new, it brings the smile to my face every time I drive it.
I do my own maintenance, which is really easy on this car.
The things that went wrong: radio display (fixed by dealer for free), and brakes.
I got tired replacing pads every 40K miles, so I put on Centric rotors and Akebono pads myself - best upgrade possible! OEM level performance, but much longer life and no dust.
Highly recommended car!
by emc8 on Oct 5, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
I bought this car new Dec 02.
I only have 73k miles on it.
Reading all the other reviews I am wondering if I need to get rid of it.
In the last 14 months I have to replace 3 different sensors to the tune of $1,200.
The engine sounds louder than ever.. this is my 5th Honda and have always loved them.
My fear if I keep it is the transmission will go based on other reviews.
The exterior looks fair at best and this car has been garage kept.
by hollandsc on Dec 7, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Background: original owner, 148k miles, new transaxle @ 45k, new output shaft oil seal @ 145k, new struts @ 145k, and every warning light that could have come on has come on.
I need to mention that it has been in four wrecks all due to being hit from behind while stopped.
With this said, I do all repair work myself on this car and all of my other cars.
This Honda is a little touchy because of the number of sensors.
This is good or bad; good if you fix the issue because the car knows if there is an issue or bad if you want to ignore the problem and dont want to know about it.
Parts are readily available, cheep & the car is easy to fix.
No matter the car (I have had just about every
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.