1998 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 13 of 13

1998 Honda Accord EX from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance14500 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A comfortable, high performance, reliable car!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

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.

1998 Honda Accord EX 2.2 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.2 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired11 miles
Most recent distance41000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Very good value for the money

Faults:

Sender unit for fuel gauge malfuctioned after 36000 miles. Replaced by Toyota dealer after I complained to region manager.

General Comments:

I wish the car had a full size spare tire. Otherwise I am very happy with the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2000

1998 Honda Accord EX V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission V6
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Fuel gauge gone after 2K miles. That's it.

General Comments:

Great cruiser and everyday vehicle. Can plow through snow too. Pretty small interior though even though Honda made the interior larger. Just too small for my body size 6'2 200lbs. I need a truck. Honda?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 1999

1998 Honda Accord EX V6 3 Litre Vtec from North America

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission 3 Litre Vtec
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Fuel tank sender unit failed.

General Comments:

Great buy, relatively cheap to run.

The Vtec engine is superb, it out-runs BMW's, Audi's and anything American in the same price range.

Wish that Honda would offer it with a manual transmission, or switchable box, the 4 speed automatic fitted as standard must be impacting on the car's true performance potential.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 1999

4th Jun 2004, 22:08

What are my chances of finding a v6 accord with a manual transmission from the late '90s?gimijames01@aol.com.

4th May 2005, 18:16

I'm wondering the same as the last post. After reading these reviews I've ended up with an excitement about getting my hands on a 5-speed Accord. Are there any out there? j_anthony@hotmail.com.

1998 Honda Accord Coupe V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
Engine and transmission V6
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great car. Only problem is for short drivers. The rear window area, slanting up from the back of the rear seats to the rear window, slants at such an angle that it impares the visibility of short drivers -- makes it hard to back into parking or driveways, wtc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 48 reviews