1998 Honda Accord EX from North America
A comfortable, high performance, reliable car!
The Honda Accord Coupe is a great car. Traveling home from college over Spring Break I ran off the road and flipped my 1994 Accord twice and landed upside down in a ditch. I crawled out the window without a scratch or bruise. This happened three weeks ago and I just bought a 1998 Accord. This is the only car I will buy! This is the safest and most dependable car out there.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th April, 2000
13th Feb 2001, 08:00
Have a 1988 Accord with 300k miles. Had a 1998 Accord for 1 year and that thing was nowhere close to the quality of the 88 Accord. Accords in America got the Chevy syndrome. They have more power than the original Japanese Accords, but no substance.
18th Nov 2003, 13:21
I would have to disagree with the added comment. I traded my '88 Accord LX for a 2000 (same body style as the '98). Both were built in Marysville, Ohio, and both were even the same color.
The only thing I can see as possibly "better" in the '88 is that the outer body seemed more tank-like and indestructible. But the 2000 is so much more smooth, quiet, refined, and comfortable. And when you shut the doors, you get that solid Benz-like "thunk" without paying 38 grand. And in comparison, the 2000 is huge, but still gets great gas mileage. And at 75K miles it still feels like a new car. To top it off, the re-sale value is still excellent on the new ones: The market is harsh, and doesn't play favorites.
If you want to see "Chevy syndrome," just look where you'd expect to find it: GM.