1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L from North America
Transmission failed (mfg defect) at 50,000.
Replacement failed last month at 80,000.
Manufacturing defect was clutch plate (1-2 gear) installed backward.
Liked the car until it started failing transmissions.
Now I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata; will never buy Honda again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th August, 2007
11th Aug 2007, 06:42
What did you do to this car to make it ruin TWO transmissions, and one within 30,000 miles? Are you trying to tow a loaded horse trailer through the mountains with it? 17 year old kids drive these cars like there's no tomorrow and don't normally ruin one transmission, much less TWO.
12th Aug 2007, 08:11
Oh no - not again! As soon as one person says that they have had a bad Honda, a load of Honda people write in dis-believing and accusing the owner (s) of various things or says they are not telling the truth! Grow up people - Hondas are just cars (they can break as well!). I however, will not buy one - I will stick with Volvo - because there is more to life than just reliability! Try comfort, safety, practicality AS WELL AS reliability!
28th Aug 2008, 01:32
This is the second review I've read on CarSurvey where a person had a bad experience with a Honda and replaced it with a Hyundai and are happy now.
It's actually very common with the Accord that the transmissions fail prematurely. That was the case with the other review I read as well. The transmission on their Accord failed around 80k miles. Why spend so much money on a Honda and have the major problems that people associate with Hyundai? Sometimes reputation is better than the actual product, and I feel bad for people that spend all that money and still have such troubles.