1998 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 7 of 13

1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired109000 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Fast and reliable

Faults:

Nothing except that someone tried to break into it with a screwdriver in the keyhole, which I presume is the reason my car won't start sometimes. My mechanic told me that no thief would be able to steal this car because of the anti-theft device. None-the-less, whoever tried to, messed up my security system and sometimes the engine just won't start until I press Lock and then Unlock on the remote, at which point it starts fine.

General Comments:

This car is fast, especially when the RPM's get above 3000.

Handling is great.

The leather seats are pretty comfortable.

Sound system wasn't too bad, but I added a new head unit and two 10inch subwoofers.

Gas mileage seems average, probably just because my brother has a 4 cylinder Accord and his does better in comparison.

I would enjoy the V6 with a 5 speed manual transmission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2005

1998 Honda Accord EX V6 3.0 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carMazda MX6

Summary:

Has quite a kick...but

Faults:

Alternator replaced at 82,000 miles

Sensor replaced at 90,000 miles

Battery replaced at 89,000 miles

Passenger power window 85,000 miles - I read everywhere that the power window parts in Honda are very fragile and need to be replaced often in the car's lifetime.

CD player will not play burned CDS.

Air conditioner is very noisy.

General Comments:

Okay yes I bought this car used. But it's a Honda right? I expected it to be more reliable and have less need for replacements part than did my old 93 Mazda MX6. Unfortunately I saved more money on repairs with the used Mazda then with the Honda. The Honda is a noisy ride, the stock sound system is not powerful at all. At least the car has some kick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th May, 2005

1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3 VTEC from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3 VTEC Automatic
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

Everlasting- Best car by far

Faults:

The front wheels tap (just recently)

Front right caliper now sticks.

General Comments:

The car is virtually painless to own. Just recently the wheels tap like a machine gun when I make a turn in either direction. I do not know what this is so if any of you know please let me know how to fix it. Also the right front caliper sticks so I have to replace the pad often. Other than this the car is perfect. I have almost 150k on the engine and it runs better than most newer cars than I have been in. I owned a grand Am (1994) and at 100k the car nearly fell apart.

I really like the comfort of the ride and I would definitely recommend this car for anyone. The stereo still sounds great, but I need to replace the speakers soon. For anyone thinking of getting a Honda- DO IT! They will last longer than you will! a friend of mine had a 94 civic dx that had over 220k on it and never failed to start. I want to start adding aftermarket parts on the car, but I don't want to sacrifice the quality and the comfort that it has now. The car has a decent amount of power also for an auto. I can take smaller lighter civics and smoked a stock eclipse n/a. The interior still looks really good and has no wear. The steering wheel just started to peel at the top I guess its from where I hold it. But that's 150k later. I always get compliments on how the car looks and they always think it's a 2002.

In conclusion the car is the best car I have ever owned and I don't think I will ever sell it either. If you are in the market for a new ride get a Honda. Stay away from domestics. They are money pits. They are made of cheap material and they will not last you at all. If you don't believe me then sit inside of a pontiac, chevrolet, dodge and then sit a honda, the way they are built and the material feels cheap and looks generic. My accord's interior look much better than many of the cars that were made in 1998. And still looks better than many of the newer cars. I just need to get some reverse indiglos, anyone know of good place to get these? I need some good ones not those boring GLO GAUGES.

Thanks for reading.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2005

29th Apr 2005, 10:42

Hey thanks. How much does that cost? Can I do it myself? How much longer can I go without changing them?

26th Sep 2005, 11:26

Don't floor it while pulling into traffic. That destroys the CV Joints/drive axles. It may look nice and feel neat, but it murders your car in a lot of ways. It's not too expensive to repair, maybe $1000 or so.

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