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2003 Honda Accord Coupe - Consumer Reviews

2003 Honda Accord Coupe

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2dr- 4cyl- 156k original owner
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By seabass1224
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2003 Honda Accord Coupe EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought the car new in '03...racked up 156k miles since. Overall a great car, minus a few issues. Reliability is great; only issue was a radio display that went out after 100k-Honda paid half. Engine still runs as smooth as when I bought the car. Great acceleration for a 4-banger. The bad: the rattles in the dashboard have been an ongoing issue since the car was new. Sounds like a tap-dancing gerbil lives in my dashboard...seats are pretty stiff, too. Overall, a very good car, minus the rattles. Still getting about 32 mpg- mostly highway. No issues with the manual transmission.


Best Features

Great gas mileage; good radio; interior display looks good; Honda reliability; feel like car could last another 100k


Worst Features

dash/sunroof rattles; brakes are average at best; road noise could be better; seats are pretty stiff


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fun for the buck
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By rich
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2003 Honda Accord Coupe EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought it with a few dings in it, but over all in great shape. Its a little four banger, but zips around town. Brakes like a champ and handles turns quite well. Very pleased with my purchase. Waiting to see how it handles in the snow and go from there.


Best Features

Sound system is awesome. Peppy. brakes great.


Worst Features

rear windshield wiper. gears can be tough to get in and out of. Bluetooth and an Ipod jack would of been even better.


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Bought used at 112,000 miles
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By first car for son
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2003 Honda Accord Coupe EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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6 months after purchase, the pcm computer and transmission failed at 118,000 miles. Appears that the computer told the trans to downshift into 1st and stay there. What seemed like a good used car now cost 50% more than we paid and is no longer a good deal. We are quite disappointed we bought this car.


Best Features

looks


Worst Features

Computer, transmission.


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Best Car I've Owned
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By Patrick
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2003 Honda Accord Coupe EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I owned multiple Hondas, then after a brief (and painfully expensive) experience with a VW, I came back to Honda again with the 2003 Accord Coupe. I haven't been disappointed. 98k miles later and only routine maintenance. Still have original rear brakes/rotors. Front brakes and tires changed at 70k. Headlamps burned out at 60k, but they only cost about $30 each to replace so no big deal. Dash panel went out after warranty expiration (I saw others mention the same thing), but it was replaced free of charge without issues. While it may seem that everyone and their brother has one of these, it's hard to argue with top-notch quality, along with performance, reliability, and good looks.


Best Features

Car still looks brand new after 5 1/2 years and 98k miles. Lots of standard features.


Worst Features

Heated mirrors.


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Not what I expected
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By David
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2003 Honda Accord Coupe EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love the car overall. Some issues I did not believe were Honda issues have come up. Cabin squeeks everywhere, brakes over sensitive and now the rotors shake with 49k miles. I am the second owner, appears brakes have been replaced before. Paint chips all over. Great car to drive but build quaility is below Honda standards. Plenty of power for a 4 cyl.


Best Features

Seats are great, very confortable ride.


Worst Features

Honda should spend some money on paint, fix the brakes, and correct the squeeks/rattles in the cabin.


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