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1st Time Honda Owner & Loves It
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By raysgirl
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2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have owned several sporty cars of varying makes and models and this is by far the BEST car I've owned. The V6 engine accelerates quickly and easily. Love the navigation system...won't own a car again without one. No complaints at all! Highly recommend. If you test drive it, you'll fall in love!


Best Features

Navigation system, good fuel economy, sporty look and feel, higher resale value than similar cars


Worst Features

I'd prefer the moonroof controls on the roof rather than the dash. Voice recognition on navigation sometimes misinterprets your commands even if you speak them clearly.


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VERY surprised and disappointed
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Andrew
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2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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It started on the day of purchase. I noticed grit under the paint on the hood - more like small pebbles. Reluctantly, the dealer re-painted the hood. Then, the left rear wheel sensor went out. Then - a rattle developed in the trunk area. After multiple visits, still a rattle. It sounds like a mid-70's Chevy hatchback - the rattle is that bad. Each time the daler says - "fixed it." Each time they lied. The rear windows rattle when cracked. The center console rattled for awhile. The driver's window area squeaked for awhile. The steering wheel is off center - meaning when the wheels are in perfect alignment, the steering wheel is not. The black leather is turning white, etc., etc.


Best Features

The dash looks nice - designed to complete with BMW.


Worst Features

Start making them in Japan again before Honda becomes just another failed US auto maker.


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Great Car
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By Justin
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2003 Honda Accord LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Love this car. After 76000 miles, only had three minor problems. (Don't know if these are limited to models built in Mexico) At 38000 miles, strangely, Instrument cluster stopped working. Harness had come loose. Also, headliner drooped in rear of car. After one attempt to glue it back, Honda replaced headliner. Also, Honda had to turn rotors, as they warped at 20000 miles. Overall, has been very reliable.


Best Features

Love the interior design. Overall good build quality. Love the rear end design of the car. Don't like design of 2004-2005 models. Wish 2003 models came with standard side curtain airbags (or even had them as an option). Great crash test scores (frontal).


Worst Features

Standard side curtain airbags. Standard power seat. Available factory XM satellite radio in all models.


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Great Car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Matt
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2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I traded in a 2000 Ford Contour SVT for a Honda Accord V6 in 2003 and have been very satisfied with the Honda. There are several flaws in the Accord, the "automatic" air system is a broken piece of junk, the alternater/battery system makes the lights flash (unfixable), and the dummy pedal is too small. The emissions is too far ahead of its time resulting in a sulpher smell. But overall, I've been really happy with the performance, owner cost, service, and reliability of this car. I had the flawed radio display, which stopped working. They replaced that on warrenty. No critical feature has had any problems for me.


Best Features

Reliability, performance, fuel economy, dealer service with minimal runaround, cost of ownership, my passengers love the back seat. I get a lot of compliments on the back seat comfort.


Worst Features

Make the dummy pedal wider. More side leg room. Fix the air system, it is a piece of junk. Fix the electrical, it took Honda forever to inform me that it is broken by design since the Honda attempts to save fuel by switching to battery from alternater - nice idea but make it work without surges.


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By Dick Mosbach
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2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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worst interior finish I have ever seen in an automobile. Doors did not fit, rattles, generally poor fit and finsih. Not what I would have expected in a $27,000 car.


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