1998 Honda Accord EX from North America
Bad year for Honda!
Transmission went out TWICE: first in 2007 at 110k and the rebuilt one went out in 2011 at 154k, prompting me to sell the car; cost $2500 and $1700.
Clear coat was peeling badly - a repaint cost $3k and I didn't have it repaired because I can live with that!
Radio conked out in 2010 so I bought an aftermarket unit: ~$100 (can't remember the exact cost)
A/C stopped working in 2009 and got it repaired - can't remember the cost.
I purchased this car new in March 1998 after my 1989 Honda Accord got totaled when it was broadsided by a pickup, and I walked away! I aimed for this car to last me at least 15 years without any serious problems & to keep me safe, like my previous Accord did. Obviously I was wrong! How come my friends 1991 Corolla's transmission and paint are still intact, and it had over 220k miles when he sold it! I have to say I was disappointed with this product, and when the transmission failed a second time in December 2011, I traded it in for a Chevy Sonic. The Sonic's a fine car and I hope it lasts!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th October, 2017
22nd Oct 2017, 03:25
Re: Transmission - bet this is a V6 ;)
22nd Oct 2017, 18:36
It was! I decided to treat myself to the top of the line model, which is yet another reason why I'm disappointed with the car's problems! If I spent nearly $25000 on a car in 1998, I should get my money's worth and at least 15 years out of it! But, that's just my opinion!
21st Mar 2018, 15:54
This must be exclusive to USA Honda Accords from this time period. In the UK we have late 1990s Honda Accords still going strong; even after 20 years and high mileage, they are regarded as very reliable cars. Mostly 2.0 petrol manual transmission cars, not V6 Autos though. Don't know much about the V6 models over here.