This car came into our family when our grandparents passed away, leaving it to us. Overall a very calm, not very catchy design (at least with a tan color) but I'm actually impressed with performance. Even with the 4 cylinder engine she can still move, but overall the reliability is where this car's at. 134,000 miles on it and no major repairs, no problems, in fact it's recommended to replace the timing belt every 100,000 miles which we never did but it's still running beautifully. Very impressed with this car. Expect to have it for years and years to come.
Nice looking interior even if it's not leather or anything new, nice ride but ultimately, the reliability!
Maybe some nicer tires, little more performance? Overall not much that needs improving for such a simple car. Just remember it's not a sports car (at least in the 4 cylinder), but rather a car.
Bought used EX w/ 36K miles. Replaced transmission at 67K under class action suit. Since the transmission work, only oil changes and tires needed for the past six years. Most reliable car ever! Rides like a dream and at 10 years old, still accelerates at 80MPH. Husband drives '97 Accord, son drives '90 Civic. Daughter has P-O-S GM car that proved American cars lack quality and longevity. Can't say enough about Honda quality.
Moves well. Handles well. Leather has withstood southern heat very well.
Fix the transmission issues. Other than that, the Honda Accord is simply perfection.
I bought this car from a private seller after owning a '98, should have sold and had a car payment. I have changed numerous brakes, rotors and calipers, and rear wheel hubs $600(i did the labor). Sway bar bushings went $400. But misdiagnosed as needed 4 new struts $800.EGR port in upper intake clogged common problem new EGR $150 for parts.Transmission metal line that goes to radiator rusted out and started leaking before i knew it, at the same time I thought the front wheel bearings were going. Garage couldn't diagnose it, 2 months later, got P0740 code. Transmission failing! $2,300 to rebuild. decided to buy from junk yard $1,700 with install,no warranty but not my problem. kept it to 137k
200 HP is fun with new tune-up.
Build a better transmission that can hold up to salt and road grime. and when your redesign for 2003 don't keep using the same crappy designs and flaws. stay away for all honda accords and odysseys!
After 1 week I got it the tranny leak on the transaxle left side. Honda dealer wont fix it because I brought it as-it.What a big disappointment! When you brought a car from Honda dealership, you think they maintain the quality. I will never gonna buy a Honda car again!
I got this car as a senior in high school with 85,000 miles. I have never had any mechanical problems - only routine maintenance. This has been the best car I've ever owned and still runs very smoothly with 141,000 miles. I would recommend Honda to anyone - you will get a car that will last well over 100,000 miles. The gas mileage is still good with a V6 - I'm willing to trade power for a few more dollars at the pump.
V6, leather seats, a lot of cabin space, huge trunk, easy controls