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Update after 3 years of owndership
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By Kevin Tate
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2003 Honda Accord Coupe EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have now owned the vehicle for three years and continue to be impressed. It now has 78K miles and has yet to have any major problems. I drive a combination of city and highway and still get about 22 MPG. The only two issues I've had pertain to the stereo and ABS brake light. At around 40K miles, the stereo and A/C backlight went out. The local dealer said I'd need an entirely new stereo unit ($900+) and acted as though it was a common failure. After a polite email to Honda Corp, I got a new stereo for free. The other problem I continue to have is the ABS brake light. Occasionally, it will come on, unless I'm at the dealership.


Best Features

My favorite feature is its overall reliability. It always starts and runs well. The ergonomics of the interior are also very nice. Everyone always comments on the instrumentation panel. I know it's only plastic, but it seems very high quality.


Worst Features

I can't offer any improvements.


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Good Engine, Bad Electronics
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By aIce
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2003 Honda Accord Coupe EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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The car drives like a charm. Even with automatic transmission is has quite a kick, even at 70 mph. The only disappointing part is the ever failing electrical parts (alarm, radio, window engine, car seat power engine, door lock).


Best Features

The engine is by far the favorite feature, followed by the leather seats.


Worst Features

Make the electronics work. Every electrical part that could break did.


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Love6spd
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By Keith
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2003 Honda Accord Coupe EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Love the V6 and the 6spd, rpms like a bike. Great fun on curvy mountain roads. Love the wide low profile tires. Perfectly comfy on long trips. Most of my miles are 5 or 6 1000 mile trips a year and the rest as a grocery getter. I keep looking at higher end cars like the G35 coupe and the BMW 3 series, and keep making the decision to stick with this model. I've heard the quality is better. Mileage is excellent out on the highway, and with regular gas too. Recently changed the air filter after 3 years and got an actual 10% increase in mpg. Passengers who get in are surprised how much room there is. The exterior styling seems to be timeless, especially from the rear corners.


Best Features

Love the sat nav, big help everywhere. People say its easier than theirs. It knows where all of the wineries are in Napa/Sonoma. Takes input while driving, many new cars today can't. Head room is beyond me, and that's with a sunroof, and I'm 6'2.5. Rear seatbacks fold down to expose the trunk.


Worst Features

The front roof beams are too wide, they hide pedestrians real well. I guess they have to since two of the six air bags are in there. The gear track under the drivers seat is now missing a tooth or two, wiggles back and forth now and then, probably from my 265 lbs. Could use a rear window wiper.


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Honda is NOT the best car for the money
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By Steve
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2003 Honda Accord Coupe LX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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JUNK. Three times back to dealer for leaking "shift selector shaft seal"; recall kit for 2nd gear done at 11,000 miles. "Grade logic sensor" causes high rpms as brakes applied downhill; dealer charged me $1,000 for a break job at 60k mi. Passenger side power door lock broke at around 40k mi (I hardly ever use the passenger side door) Radiator blew at 50k mi $400 repair. 36k "maintenance" was a $300 oil change; 65k mi trans fluid full, yet appears burnt. Svc. bulletin calls to replace at 120k mi?? Plastic wrap seal around window/door edges is warping and unraveling at 50k mi (2yrs ownership) WORST car I've ever owned. Can't wait to sell it and buy American.


Best Features

quick acceleration


Worst Features

Better visibility. Poor interior comfort in back seat. Mechanical problems with tranny quality of assembly with radiator; internal tranny components; various sensors


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1st Time Honda Owner & Loves It
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By raysgirl
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2003 Honda Accord Coupe 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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