I am the third owner of this car after my uncle. My uncle at 68,000 miles had to replace the transmission $2500. Then later he sold the car to me. with 116,000 miles on it.. At 129,000 miles I had to rebuilt the transmission $1500
now currently at 143,100 miles symptoms of transmission slipping hesitating yet again. Meaning a new rebuilt..
engine code P1751.
I was thinking of buying the 2014 accord but the problems this car has given me not going to.
HONDA doesn't appreciate it's customers and doesn't want to acknowledge The Problem with these transmissions.. 98-02 models
I've owned this car since 2005. I made a quick decision to buy it without doing research. BAD MOVE ! Take 5 mins to look up official recall \ complaints. Anyone who gives this car a good review has limited knowledge and/or experience with cars. The automatic transmission might go down in history for being one of the WORST ever made. Ever notice accords with faded paint ? That's another inherent problem. Some received a cheaper paint and clear coat resulting in the discoloration. If I had taken even 2 mins to research this car I would not have bought it. It's sitting in my garage broken. $2000 to fix transmissin. Not doing it. Rebuilt and refurbished transmissions have same problem
Love my car===despite transmission replacement at 83g which after some discussion cost me 1100 instead of the full quoted cost of 2200. Brake rotors are basically a routine issue due to warping. This in turn quickly causes front end issues if not addressed as soon as you notice wheels shaking when you brake over 50 mph. I still enjoy driving it after 173G miles and will likely keep it till 250g if the transmission doesn't crap out again. I feel the rotor warping issue has been handled terribly by Honda. At very least they should turn the rotors at no cost for lifetime owners!
I purchased the car used from a dealer in 08 at 93,000 miles. While I owned the car, it was maintained well.
I had the oil changed every 3-5k. I had the timing belt and plugs changed at the 120k mark ($900ish). I never had a problem, and I drove the car pretty hard. I ended up getting T-boned around 129k and the car was totaled... Every few months, something would come-up (vibration, check engine light, funny engine sound), but it always turned out to be minor and I don't think I ever spent more than $100 each I took it into the shop for any of those problems.
I bought a brand new '02 EX V6 coupe and kept it 8 yrs (10/01-11/09).
I gave me 8 trouble-free years so I owe it a nice review.
The only issue it ever had was 1 or 2 dried out engine seals.
It did sit for 4 months while I recovered from an accident so not sure if it sitting awhile had anything to do with it.
The only negative things I'd say about it was the poor visibility out the rear (you get used to it) and the disappointing gas mileage I got.
I drove 90% city and the low fuel light consistantly came on at ~265 miles each tank.
I miss that paid off car!!
I sold it with 79k+ on it to a very happy person.