1998 Honda Accord EX
Bad year for Honda!
Transmission went out TWICE: first in 2007 at 110k and the rebuilt one went out in 2011 at 154k, prompting me to sell the car; cost $2500 and $1700.
Clear coat was peeling badly - a repaint cost $3k and I didn't have it repaired because I can live with that!
Radio conked out in 2010 so I bought an aftermarket unit: ~$100 (can't remember the exact cost)
A/C stopped working in 2009 and got it repaired - can't remember the cost.
I purchased this car new in March 1998 after my 1989 Honda Accord got totaled when it was broadsided by a pickup, and I walked away! I aimed for this car to last me at least 15 years without any serious problems & to keep me safe, like my previous Accord did. Obviously I was wrong! How come my friends 1991 Corolla's transmission and paint are still intact, and it had over 220k miles when he sold it! I have to say I was disappointed with this product, and when the transmission failed a second time in December 2011, I traded it in for a Chevy Sonic. The Sonic's a fine car and I hope it lasts!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th October, 2017
22nd Oct 2017, 03:25
Re: Transmission - bet this is a V6 ;)
22nd Oct 2017, 18:36
It was! I decided to treat myself to the top of the line model, which is yet another reason why I'm disappointed with the car's problems! If I spent nearly $25000 on a car in 1998, I should get my money's worth and at least 15 years out of it! But, that's just my opinion!