1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0 Vtech from North America


A high performance bargain


Pressure control valve needed to be replaced at 73,000 miles.

Cup holder lid hinge broke before from previous owner.

Shaky center console at 80,000 miles.

Parts are expensive. Replaced front brake pads, rotors and hardware at 90,000 miles for $600 at the dealership.

Front leather seats showing some wear at 90,000 miles.

General Comments:

Acceleration is very good (200HP)

The overall ergonomics of the car are fantastic.

The tilt steering control arm requires a lot of hand strength to move. Also, the steering wheel does not have any resistance when the control arm is released. The driver must push the weight of the steering wheel up when adjusting.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2002

1998 Honda Accord LXi 2.3 from Australia and New Zealand


A nice family car


Clutch master cylinder replaced, replace front brake discs.

General Comments:

The Accord impressed me with its large size, much bigger than the older model, but still perceived by other people as a "medium" sized car however it is up there with the Maxima and the Camry. Ride is excellent, the brakes are reassuring and the car is quiet. Performance is OK, but not too exciting and good economy is the trade-off. With airbags and side intrusion bars my family and I feel very safe and comfortable. The boot is huge. Ventilation and the air conditioning are excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2002

1998 Honda Accord EX 16-Valve VTEC from North America


Accord, the perfect car


Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

This is a great car. The most reliable car on the road. Runs excellent, the 5-speed is a blast to drive and holds my family comfortably. The interior is luxurious. The controls are perfectly placed, you don't have to take your eyes off the road to change radio station or heating/cooling. The trunk is huge and it's a great looking car. This is the best car on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2002

1998 Honda Accord ex 3.0 V6 from North America


A great all around car


The only things that have gone wrong with it is the transmission. The first one was a lemon, the second one fell and broke before they installed it, and the last one seems perfect.

General Comments:

The Honda accord ex is a great performance sedan. I have raced it all the time and have not lost yet. I beat a 1998 Pontiac transam and a number of other little imports. It is also an automatic, but I do switch the gears from first to drive as I go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2002

15th Jul 2002, 18:20

I'm sorry dude, but I don't believe you for a second on your 98 trans am kill. There is no way in hell you beat unless you had AT LEAST 10,000 dollars worth of mods. Lets do so math.

1998 Honda Accord EX. 3.0L V6 200HP, 195TQ weight 3,250lbs

Quarter mile:15.9@89MPH (seen and dragstrip)

1998 Pontiac Trans Am 5.7L 305HP, 335TQ weight 3450lbs

Quarter mile:13.5@103MPH (Seen at dragstrip)

Now I know that 98-00 Camaro's and Trans Am's really making 300RWHP which turns it to 345 at the flywheel. (I've seen it on the dyno)

I don't know about the Accord being underrated, but I highly doubt it enough to be able to beat a Trans Am.

And if you did beat a Trans Am I bet that he didn't know that you were racing.

But your other kills sound about right. I'm not flaming you I just don't believe you on the Trans Am kill and felt like telling you.

28th Sep 2007, 01:56

A Trans Am stock actually only has 275 hp with a 5.7 stock, and I'm not sure if that is even rwhp. Considering this is nearly twice the size of the Honda's 200hp 3.0L, I would venture to say that although the Trans Am would "win" at the dragstip, the Honda has much better engineering, and overall is a much better car. Oh, and I forgot, unlike a BADASS Trans Am, a Honda is ACTUALLY reliable!

23rd May 2008, 11:39

275hp is for the 93-97 Trans Am with the 350 LT1 motor... 98-02 the cars received the aluminum LS1; hp was 305 non ram air, and 320 ram air 98-00, and 310 non ram air, and 325 ram air 01-02.

Note there is NOOOOO way an Accord would have touched the Trans Am. It's just common sense... and reliable?? Yes the Honda may be reliable, but when you have a bad a$$ car who cares!!! American Muscle!!!