1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2 liter 4 cylinder from North America
Keeps running, & running, & running...
I had to replace the muffler at 52,857 miles. This was somewhat costly as the whole thing was replaced ($400).
Other than that from 44,500 miles (when I bought it) until right now at nearly 220,000 miles all the other work has been regular maintenance (i.e. new belts, oil changes, tires, tune-ups, brakes, and replacing of fluids in the car). That is it as I keep ALL my receipts and I document everything.
This has been an dream car and performs every day like it is still brand new and the interior and exterior still looks like new!!
I am on the same engine, transmission, and everything else is original. Since 2001 until now I have spent only $4,400 dollars on all maintenance, tires, repairs, and etc. This includes oil regular oil changes at every 5,000 to 6,000 miles, 3 full sets of tires, belts, brakes, tune-ups and other maintenance work. I have been told by several mechanics that the average person should spend $2,000 to $3,000 each year. Well I have spent $4,400 in 4 years.
I drive this 1997 Honda very hard. I drive fast, pass nearly everyone on the road, take corners fast, brake very hard, but I drive in control. I put this engine and tranny to the test everyday. It all still works great and I plan on keeping until at least 500,000 miles when maybe I will get another car; maybe.
I suggest a Honda Accord to anyone looking for dependability. My uncle owns a 1996 Honda with 280,000 and his just keeps on running and looks great.
I have driven a Camry,a Taurus, a Sonata, and others and they just do not stack up to this car.
Maybe the Space Shuttle should be made by Honda; they would not have all those problems! Oh and what is funny is these Honda's have more Amercian parts in them than Fords/Chev/GMC have in them. Go figure?? Buy American -- buy Honda!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th October, 2005