1997 Honda Accord VTI 2.2 VTEC from Australia and New Zealand
Excellent family car very economical and reliable
Battery that's all!!
First Automatic car we have owned so is very nice.
Economical specially on long trips (with V-TEC engine) and improvement over the allready excellent 1997 Civic we had and still has Hondas wishbone suspension design which is brilliant for cornering.
Great family car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th December, 2004
I can only agree fully with this review. I had a 1993 (used Japanese import) auto with VTEC and it gave faultless performance for over 2 years. I only sold it as we went overseas and still miss it. Went really well, loads of room and returned 31 – 34 mpg. Even now these are still look very handsome and you can pick 'em up for little money.
Why are there so few reviews of these excellent cars here??!!
Agree with the above comments - just sold a 1996 Accord VTi-S that I owned for a couple of years - and bought the next model Accord!
Handling and performance are at least above average for mid 90's medium size automatics (eg. Telstar, Corona, Camry, 626, Bluebird).
Mine did 600+ km for a full tank!
Never broke down or gave any real trouble - although maintenance costs are admittedly a bit on the high side, and brakes wore out fairly quickly.
Would reccomend the Accord for anyone looking for a cheap, reliable and practical car.
Still going strong. Now in my 10th year of ownership, and I have worked out I have only spent $2,700 on repairs and routine maintenance, plus the cost of regular oil and filter changes over the last 10 years. Mileage was 136,000 km when bought in 2003; it's now up to 225,400 km.