Used 2003 Honda Accord Pricing


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2003 Highlights

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.


Pros

  • Tight build quality, quiet cabin, refined powertrains, comfortable driver seat, outstanding optional navigation system.

Cons

  • Missing key features, relatively small trunk, mushy handling with V6.

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Used 2003 Honda Accord for Sale

Honda Accord 2003 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Satin Silver Metallic Black111,964 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX
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Honda Accord 2003 177,042 miles
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Honda Accord 2003 EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A) Nighthawk Black Pearl 205,242 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX V-6
List:$4,216
Est.Loan: $86/mo
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Honda Accord 2003 EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Graphite Pearl Black108,986 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX
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Honda Accord 2003 EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A) Nighthawk Black Pearl 85,909 miles
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Honda Accord 2003 EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A) Graphite Pearl 96,740 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX V-6
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Est.Loan: $151/mo
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Honda Accord 2003 239,502 miles
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Honda Accord 2003 EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather and Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Satin Silver Metallic 105,507 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX
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New Price! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Black Leather.Odometer is 1024 miles below market average!2003 Honda Accord EX-L EX-L FWD 2.4L I4 DOHC i-VTEC 16V 33/24 Highway/City MPG**

Honda Accord 2003 115,628 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX
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Honda Accord 2003 EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5A) Graphite Pearl Black138,838 miles
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Honda Accord 2003 EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Eternal Blue Pearl Gray111,927 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX
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Honda Accord 2003 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M) Graphite Pearl Gray109,362 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordLX
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Est.Loan: $115/mo
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*** CLEAN, ONE OWNER CARFAX *** POWER WINDOWS AND LOCKS *** CD STEREO *** CRUISE CONTROL *** AIR CONDITIONING *** Clean Cloth Interior, and Side Air Bags. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

Honda Accord 2003 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A) Ivory157,749 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordLX
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Honda Accord 2003 EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A) Redondo Red Pearl Black191,884 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX V-6
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Honda Accord 2003 EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A) Satin Silver Metallic Black155,452 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX V-6
List:$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Honda Accord 2003 86,033 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX
List:$6,397
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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New Price! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Gray.Odometer is 44389 miles below market average!2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4 EX 2.4 FWD 2.4L I4 DOHC i-VTEC 16V 33/24 Highway/City MPG**

Honda Accord 2003 EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A) 112,012 miles
Used 2003Honda AccordEX V-6
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Est.Loan: $116/mo
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New Price! Clean CARFAX. 3.0L V6 SOHC VTEC 24V, Tan Leather.Odometer is 18644 miles below market average!2003 Honda Accord EX-L V6 EX-L V6 FWD 3.0L V6 SOHC VTEC 24V 30/21 Highway/City MPG**

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Features & Specs

EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
MPG222525
Seating555
Transmission5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower240 hp @ 6250 rpm160 hp @ 5500 rpm160 hp @ 5500 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    P
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Honda Accord

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Consumer Rating


VERY GOOD USED CAR
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
Honda made a mistake in 2003...
Sorry but after this 2003 Honda Accord EXL v6 ( yes FULLY LOADED ) blew the transmission today after 112,000 miles, I will not buy another Honda. Honda missed the mark on the 2003 cars and we are paying for it. This one has required expensive repair around 110,000 miles including a $3500 transmission, a $2400 power steering replacement and a $3000 paint job due to peeling clearcoat. Note, other annoyances includes door lock actuator failure at about the same time. Didn't most cars fail like this, ie at 100k miles, in the 1970s? Something happened starting in 2003 to Honda quality to let these problems hit the consumer and unfortunately in our case we had to pay for the repairs. It is a sad day, like losing a friend. Particularly, since we have three Hondas in the family. Survivors include a 2002 Accord and a 2003 CRV. The 02 Accord and 03 CRV each have over 200,000 miles on them and have had no serious problems including a rock solid original engine and transmission. In the past, we paid more for Honda quality and expected more from Honda. In my case, we ignored the complaints against the 2003 - 2005 Hondas thinking it was a fluke, this was a bad mistake. And sadly, you can not trust Hondas to the point where you pay more for a Honda than any of the other brand. So the morale of the story is that 'you' must add Honda to the list of vendors that you MUST use a 'buyer beware' approach. Do your homework, delay the purchase and shop around.
BadTranny
I bought it used in 2012 with about 181k. That thang was surprisingly fast. Loved taking it out on the highway on trips. It was my 3rd Honda. I drove it from Philly to Atlanta and back. Tranny died at 211k. I drive a lot. I must say, it was low on trans fluid but it was also very very dark. I don't know too much about cars my research suggests there could have been that common issue of the 3rd gear not being lubricated properly and grinding out....or maybe neglect on my part. Either way, I don't have the car. I sold it cheap but really miss it! Wish I'd kept it and just replaced trans. I should have noticed the subtle hard downshift from 3rd the 2nd from the beginning...can't win em all.
More About This Model

As modern car companies go, Honda is rather unique. See, most automakers base their product line redesigns on a very specific cost-benefit ratio. Essentially, it costs a car company money to redesign a model, but these redesigns (if properly executed) benefit the company with increased sales. Scheduling these model makeovers to maximize the cost-benefit-redesign equation can be the focus of entire accounting teams for some carmakers. But Honda, despite bragging rights to several top sellers, continues to redesign its models every five years or so. The Civic was redesigned in 2001 and an all-new CR-V came along in 2002. Both nameplates were doing just fine in terms of showroom activity, but Honda reworked 'em all the same. We know of some bloated automotive conglomerates that could learn a thing or three from the big "H."

And with the 2003 Honda Accord comes the most unnecessary redesign of all, at least in terms of fixing what isn't broken. The Honda Accord has essentially owned the "best-selling car in America" title for more than a decade, and it continues to be the benchmark by which all other four-door people movers are measured. Consider it the BMW 3 Series of the midsize sedan class. But where the BMW excels in terms of driving passion and premium accoutrements, the Accord has traditionally based its success on solid interior ergonomics, roomy front- and rear-seat accommodations and a comfortable, confident ride.

For 2003 Honda has suggested a new direction for the Accord. The company tells us the car is now more "passionate" and "emotional." Its styling and demeanor are supposed to capture the spirit of a cheetah. There have even been industry trade stories reporting that Honda used the Volkswagen Passat as inspiration on how to give the company's volume sedan an appealing aura that goes beyond pure logic.

A week spent driving the new Honda Accord confirmed two things: It's still the segment benchmark in terms of ergonomic design, interior roominess and overall ride quality; and it still won't derail Passat intenders.

Our specific model was a Graphite Pearl Honda Accord LX sedan equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 and five-speed automatic transmission. The LX trim is the volume seller in the Accord line and it can be had with either a 2.4-liter iVTEC four-cylinder or the larger V6. The smaller four makes 160 peak horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 161 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. It can be mated to either a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic, but if you go with the V6 in either the LX or EX sedan, you must let the larger engine shift itself. (A V6 mated to a short-throw six-speed manual transmission is available in the Honda Accord EX coupe.)

Perhaps the most puzzling aspect of the Honda Accord's 240-horsepower V6 is how the engine masks its performance capabilities. Acceleration testing at our closed-course facility showed that the car had strong off-the-line power followed by consistent pull all the way up to its 6,500 rpm shift points (redline is 6,800 rpm). There was little of the high-end rush we've come to expect from Honda's VTEC variable valve timing equipped engines. Upshifts from the five-speed automatic were consistently crisp, and the overall sensation was one of highly refined and wholly adequate performance. Then we checked the numbers and saw that it was doing zero to 60 mph in seven seconds flat.

For comparison's sake we brought along our long-term Nissan Altima SE, equipped with that model's 240-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a four-speed automatic, and ran it only moments after testing the Accord (meaning essentially identical testing conditions). While the Nissan felt far quicker than the Honda Accord due to increased engine roar and vibration, we could only manage a 6.8-second 0-to-60-mph time. It would appear that, while the new Accord isn't setting the performance pace in the midsize sedan category, it's certainly keeping up with the front-runners.

Actually, the Honda Accord keeps pace with the segment's fastest sedans in terms of straight-line acceleration, but when it comes to outright handling prowess, the Passat, Altima and new Mazda 6 have it beat. Honda continues to utilize a double-wishbone suspension front and rear on the new Accord, and refinements to suspension geometry at both ends, plus a rise in torsional rigidity of 27 percent, have further improved the car's ride quality. Steering weight, and associated road feel, has risen to near Germanic levels, and confidence under relaxed — or even moderately aggressive — driving conditions is again on par with anything in the segment.

However, Honda has foregone offering a sport package on the Accord, meaning a trip to your local wheel shop is necessary if you want something more than the 16-inch alloys offered on the top-of-the-line Accord EX V6 sedan (our LX test car had 16-inch steel wheels). Of course, you could buy an EX coupe if you really want an Accord with factory 17-inch alloy wheels, but getting the kids into and out of their child safety seats just got a lot tougher. Or, you could buy a Nissan Altima SE and get four doors and 17-inch wheels (17s are standard equipment on the Altima SE). As a company that wants us to believe the Accord is getting more "passionate" and "cheetahlike," the absence of a sport package makes no sense.

Both at our test facility and in the real world we found the Accord fully adequate at up to seven-tenths driving. Body roll is nicely controlled and the suspension manages to soak up most bumps without feeling overly harsh or too floaty. Push it harder and the tires are the first components to leave the party. The P205/60R Michelin MXV4s simply aren't meant for serious road holding and tended to "wash out" easily on twisty roads. We also noticed a bit more rear-end movement than we'd like, especially during quick transitions (we suspect this would be less of an issue for better-balanced Accord sedans equipped with the lighter four-cylinder engine).

But throwing away Honda's rhetoric about the new Accord's performance (as 95-plus percent of likely buyers will) allows one to see the car's true strengths and weaknesses. For instance, its driver's chair is one of the best seats we've experienced in any market segment. On Honda Accord LX sedans equipped with a V6 (like our test model) the driver seat has power adjustments for legroom, seat-bottom height and angle and seat back angle, but there's no way to alter lumbar support. You'd think this would be a glaring omission, but the Honda seat engineers spent time analyzing how people sit in cars and designed the lower seat back angle to properly orient the driver's torso for maximum comfort. We were as skeptical as anyone regarding this "one size fits all" approach to seat design, but, after putting five road test editors behind the wheel, none of them had anything negative to say about the Accord's driver seat, and several commented specifically on how supportive it felt.

The rear seating arrangements were similarly top notch, particularly with regards to headroom and toe-/footroom (there's plenty under the front seats). The lower rear seat backs aren't quite as supportive as those in the Toyota Camry (though the Camry offers less headroom), but overall the Accord's rear seating accommodations are, once again, equal to or better than anything in the segment.

Interior design and material qualities continue the high-caliber standards established by previous-generation Accords. The first thing a driver will likely notice is the large and crystal-clear gauge cluster. Lexuslike in appearance, the electroluminescent gauges are tied to the interior lights, meaning they come on, minus needles, by simply opening the door. Once the key is inserted, the gauges further brighten, as if to say "ready." Turn the key and all warning lights, plus each gauge needle, illuminate as the engine fires. This same lighting pattern happens in reverse when shutting the Accord down, including a slow fade of the gauge cluster and interior lights after hitting the remote key fob's "lock" button.

Interior materials, whether you're talking the cloth seat covers in a base Honda Accord DX sedan or our LX test car, along with the leather seats found in EX models, are better than you'll find in Nissan's Altima or Mazda's new 6. We weren't fond of the foam rubber headliner in our test vehicle, but otherwise there was little to gripe about. Overall, only the current Camry equals the Accord in terms of high-quality materials, but the Passat still beats them both for pure "premium-ness."

If there's an area where the Honda Accord stomps the competition, it has to be in cupholder design. For 2003 the Accord offers a total of eight, including one in each lower door panel. Seven of these can accommodate one-liter bottles with ease (there are two cupholders in the rear seat's fold-down center armrest, but one of them is too small to house a one-liter bottle). The two primary cupholders, ideally located in the center console, use spring-loaded tabs to secure drinks in the one design point that does indeed smack of BMW-ness. There's also a two-tier center console, complete with a power point in the lower section, and a large center stack bin with a spring-loaded door. The glovebox is also quite large as midsize sedans go.

Functional control layout and high-quality switchgear are both Honda hallmarks, and the new Accord generally sticks with tradition. Whether you're talking about the meaty headlight/turn signal stalk or the large combination power button/volume knob for the audio system, you'll find most controls easy to master. We did miss a tuning knob for the radio and we questioned the use of so many buttons for the ventilation controls when a simple dial could have replaced most of them. There's also no simple "off" button for the system, though turning the fan speed dial all the way to the left accomplishes the same effect. You'll also find a one-touch down and up driver window, but all others require you to hold the button for either direction.

One item we did appreciate was the steering wheel controls that offered both audio and cruise control functions — including the main cruise control on-off button. Honda has placed this button on the lower left of the dash for years. We're glad to see the company address this long-standing design issue...

The display for the sweet-sounding audio system is also improved this year. It's larger and easier to read, and it uses a circular graphical display, along with numbers, to represent volume, bass, treble, fader and balance levels. In Honda Accord LX models with the V6 you also get an in-dash six-disc CD changer.

If you really want to experience high-tech nirvana in a midsize, nonpremium sedan, you'll want to step up to a Honda Accord EX with an available DVD-based navigation system. This year the system not only includes a responsive touchscreen and the entire North American continent's roads on a single disc (as it has in years past), but also a voice-activated feature, a calculator and an event calendar. You can even specify a male or female voice as your own personal tour guide. "Direct me to the nearest Texaco station, Hal…no, make that Halle."

An area we've yet to discuss is the Honda Accord's new "skin." We don't normally spend much time focusing on aesthetics because, in the end, there is simply no way to qualify a vehicle's beauty…or lack thereof. We did, however, drive this Accord alongside the current Camry and Altima, not to mention the new Mazda 6. After studying all four midsize players from various angles it became apparent that no one on staff liked the new Accord's exterior styling. The front end lacks a true grille or any formal hood line, and there's barely a hint of a bodyline running from the fender to the quarter panel. What might be dubbed as "simple and clean" by some was collectively identified as antiseptic and droopy (even as mainstream sedans go) by our staff.

It's important to note that the percentage of Honda Accord buyers seeking a sexy shell is probably about as high as the percentage looking to compete in local SCCA events every weekend. Sure, as driving enthusiasts we'd like the Accord to offer sportier handling and a more seductive appearance. We'd also like Ferraris to be cheaper and SUVs to be purchased only by those people who really need them. At the end of the day, we don't always get what we want... but we're betting most 2003 Honda Accord buyers will.

Stereo Evaluation

System Score: 8.0

Components: We're always curious to see what Honda will do in the stereo area. It wasn't too long ago that the venerable Japanese automaker offered bare-bones sound systems in its vehicles, particularly in the entry-level models in each class. Then, about a year ago, we started to notice a change. First the Civic, then the CR-V, came to market with sound systems that, while not straight-up competitive with the best in class, at least held their own in the marketplace. We had always theorized that Honda did little in this area because it didn't need to; Honda vehicles moved off the lot briskly, regardless of the radio in the dash. This has now changed. Perhaps in response to the competition, with Toyota and, in particular, Nissan offering state-of-the-art audio in the cabin, Honda designers have felt the need to improve the sorry state of its stereos. Whatever the cause, it's a boon to consumers, and one more reason to buy a Honda.

The newly redesigned 2003 Accord is another case in point. We recently had the pleasure of spending some time in the vehicle, putting the stereo system through its paces, and while not blown away by the experience, we were sufficiently impressed to add this vehicle to the growing list of midpriced sedans with exceptional audio.

Let's begin with the electronics. As many know, Honda vehicles have a user-friendly feel second to none. Ergonomics are a hallmark of the brand, and nothing pleases this reviewer more than sliding behind the wheel of a new Honda and finding everything exactly where it should be, right at one's fingertips. This took a little adjustment in the new Accord, since the design is a bit of a departure from the traditional. Instead of a standard head unit, Honda has opted to spread the radio readout and controls across a wide topography within the center stack. Most surprising is the volume knob, positioned in the exact center of the dash instead of the traditional placement to the immediate left of the digital readout. The volume knob is a full two inches in diameter, a large, detented affair with excellent feel, positioned directly below the other radio controls. Although it took a little getting used to, this reviewer quickly fell in love with the logic and feel of the volume knob. Perhaps this is because Honda has also designed a large LCD display into the upper-center of the dash. Approximately five inches wide by two inches high, this readout has a graphic display showing the position of the volume setting; it also displays other functions, such as the radio call number, in large white letters a full half-inch high against a black background. It's classic Honda, with ergonomics second to none. Add to this an in-dash six-disc CD changer and steering wheel controls for volume, mode and seek-scan, and this system is quite competitive in its segment.

Speakers include a bounteous pair of 6-by-9s on the back deck, plus a pair of 6.5-inch full-range drivers in the front doors. These are complemented by a wonderful pair of tweeters tucked into the corners of the dashboard, firing upward into the windshield glass and reflecting into the cabin.

Performance: It sounds better than any Honda we've heard in the past. The dashboard-mounted tweeters provide an excellent soundstage, with superb depth and right-to-left stereo imaging. Bass notes are punchy and tight, with great depth and roundness. Female vocals have a naturalness and warmth in this system as good as most vehicles in its class; likewise acoustic strings. One minor complaint: We were a little bugged by the amplifier, which distorted and got grainy at higher volume settings.

Best Feature: World-class ergonomics.

Worst Feature: No speakers in the rear doors.

Conclusion: While this is not one for the ages, Honda has done a respectable job on the stereo in the new Accord. No consumer will be disappointed, and most won't need anything more. It's not as good a system as, say, the Bose system in the redesigned Nissan Altima, or the Bose setup in the new Mazda 6, but it packs a decent enough punch and makes for a very pleasurable listening experience. — Scott Memmer

Second Opinions

Senior Road Test Editor Brent Romans says:
With little doubt, this is the best Accord ever. OK, OK, "best ever" is a cliché. But it's true. For what most people use their Accords for, this car does just about everything right. It's very roomy. The interior, while not quite luxurious, is solidly built. Little features, such as the "Lexuslike" illuminated gauges and damped grab handles, give it a premium feel. And, with the V6, it's fast enough to leave the majority of other sedans out there sucking wind at the last stoplight. If you see Honda advertising that wants you to believe that this is a sport sedan, don't believe the hype. It's not quite there, or at least with the stock suspension. The Nissan Altima 3.5SE is still more enjoyable to pilot on curvy roads. But around town, it does just fine. My personal choice would be an LX with the V6. For less than $24,000, you get a very enjoyable sedan.

Road Test Editor John DiPietro says:
Did Honda's design team consult with BMW's styling department? Or was it a series of "bad days" at the office? Whatever the reason, the new Accord's exterior doesn't do it for me. The nose resembles a Kia Rio's and the butt looks especially awkward with those upwardly angled taillights. Maybe it will grow on me, but I doubt it; the 1994 to 1997 edition never did.

Although I don't care for the body style, I was impressed with the car's dynamics. With the V6, the new Accord really scoots, the ride is supple and the steering has a nice heft to it. Overall, it provides a pleasant, if not particularly entertaining drive; I instantly felt comfortable behind the wheel. The cabin is typical Honda, meaning attractive with simple controls and comfortable seating.

Although the Accord wouldn't be my first choice in this class (I'd lean towards something sportier, such as the VW Passat), that doesn't mean I won't continue to recommend the car to family and friends looking for a well-built, fine driving and virtually bulletproof midsize sedan.

Consumer Commentary

After shopping for four months, I was ready to buy an Infiniti G35 when I decided to test drive the new Honda. The build quality is great, handling is outstanding and the performance of the four-cylinder is amazing. Having owned two other Hondas, the car seemed to "fit" better than the more expensive Infiniti and the quality of interior of the Honda is much higher. It is not a sports sedan; however, it is a fun-to-drive family sedan..…good job, Honda. Shrewd Shopper, September 18, 2002.

I test drove everything under $32K that was midsize. Some were quicker (G35), quieter (Camry), handled better (used 528), more passionate (Passat), but none put it all together for $26K. This car is loaded for $26K! And it's quiet, quick, comfortable, nice-looking and well built. And, despite magazine reviews, I find it fun to drive considering it is a family car. It has better 50-70 acceleration than the G35, according to some test sources, so it moves quite well. And, it's front-wheel drive, which is good in the snow (five months a year in upstate New York). Keep in mind, this is not a BMW or BMW wannabe, and it's not $40K like a BMW 530, either. — P-man, September 17, 2002.

Decided on the 2003 EX-6 after extensive comparison of Altima 3.5 and Maxima GLE. Altima maybe has a flashier look, but EX-6 beats it on handling and interior quality. Engine performance about the same. Plus insurance and walk-out price lower for the Honda. I'm thinking resale will probably be higher too. — JRT JR, September 20, 2002.

Used 2003 Honda Accord Overview

The Used 2003 Honda Accord is offered in the following submodels: Coupe, Sedan. Available styles include EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A), EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5A), EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A), EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), EX V-6 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.0L 6cyl 5A), DX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A), EX 2dr Coupe w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A), EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather and Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A), EX V-6 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.0L 6cyl 5A), LX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5A), EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5M), LX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5A), LX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A), EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M), LX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 5A), LX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M), EX 2dr Coupe w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5M), EX 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M), LX 2dr Coupe w/Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 5A), EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather and Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5M), DX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), EX 2dr Coupe w/Leather and Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A), EX V-6 2dr Coupe w/Navigation (3.0L 6cyl 6M), LX 2dr Coupe w/Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 5M), LX 4dr Sedan w/Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and EX 2dr Coupe w/Leather and Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Honda Accord models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine or a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 240 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 Honda Accord comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic.

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Honda Accord?

Save up to $204 on one of 16 Used 2003 Honda Accord for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,995 as of 05/26/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Honda Accord trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 is priced between $4,216 and $7,400 with odometer readings between 62152 and 205242 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Honda Accord EX is priced between $5,395 and $6,397 with odometer readings between 86033 and 115628 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Honda Accord LX is priced between $3,995 and $6,295 with odometer readings between 77764 and 157749 miles.

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