1997 Honda Accord SE 4 cylinder from North America
Great car... until engine block cracked
Cracked engine block at 101,400 miles.
Before that, ran perfect with general maintenance.
Replaced timing belt and water pump, muffler and battery at 81,000 miles.
The "heat shields" rattled. This has happened in every Honda I have owned.
I loved this car! It ran smooth, the engine purred. I was really disappointed when I had to trade it in... I am pretty sure that the engine block cracking is a rare thing to happen in a Honda with only 100k. I took good care of the car and it never overheated, either, so there may have just been a weak spot in the block.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st March, 2008