Honda Accord Review from Switzerland

1999 Honda Accord Coupe 3.0 vtec

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 vtec Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carNissan 200SX

Faults:

Not much.

Battery died (normal after 5 years). Only the type of batteries required for this car are expensive.

Very faint squeaky noise coming from the glove box.

That's a known issue one on this car.

Rattling noise when using A/C. Only perceivable when engine is idling. Technician told me it is within the parameters. If it becomes worse they would have to replace pulley and the belt.

Wear on the drivers seat.

General Comments:

Besides above this car rocks. Fun and save to drive also on longer journeys. The car always behaves predictable and goes were you tell him to go. Even on wet roads. A real comfortable sports coupe. However I lowered the car a little to improve its look and get a firmer suspension.

The V6 engine does an excellent job. Silent at low and roaring at higher rev's. Like a V-TEC engine should do. Consumption on highways is around 10l/100km and in the city between 13-15l/100km and more, but that really depends on the driver of course.

Odd gear shifting when accelerating using the Tempomat.

A manual transmission or at least an semi-automatic would fit this car perfectly.

Quality and finish are on a very good to high level. It keeps up with higher priced models from BMW and Jaguar and gets really close to these.

Women love this car. It's a real head turner and a boyfriend/husband upsetter.

It's so much fun to drive. I really love it and would prefer to keep it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2005

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review