Cheap, reliable, and very fun to drive
Carburator tension spring was sticking, causing the idle to stay too high (3000 rpm). Fixed for $40 but still idles a little high when cold.
Driver's side door panel busted near the beltline... Still need to get that fixed.
I've had no major problems with this car.
I used to work as a detailer and drove many different kinds of cars. Over the years, I've been really impressed with Honda's. They are very well built, always reliable, and offer both good performance and great fuel economy.
My Accord drives really great. It feels like a car ten years newer and with half the mileage. Although the engine could use a little more low end power, it is surprisingly zippy in traffic and offers plenty of passing power on the highway, easily cruising at 80+ mph. I live in the mountains and this car still gets 30-33 mpg. I highly recommend the 5-speed manual because it makes the car feel much sportier.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th January, 2004