1998 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 8 of 13

1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L 4-cylinder from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3L 4-cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 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)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance76087 miles
Previous carDatsun 200SX

Summary:

Reliable, fun, and roomy... what more could you ask for?

Faults:

The only problems with my accord have been very minor.

Several weeks after purchase the ventilation diverter door stuck and was replaced under warranty.

The drivers side door frame developed some rust under the gasket.

The OEM CD player has alot of trouble with CD's made on a computer.

General Comments:

The Accord has been a joy to drive and own. I bought it because it was supposedly reliable and refined; I have not been disappointed. In the 6 years I have owned the vehicle, I have never had to put anything except regular maintenance dollars into it. Although slightly noisier in the cabin than I wanted, most of the noise disappeared when I replaced the manufacturer supplied tires. The trunk is huge and the backseat is generous for a coupe. I would buy this vehicle again in a heartbeat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2005

1998 Honda Accord SIR 3.0 V6 from Hong Kong

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired61500 kilometres
Most recent distance63500 kilometres
Previous carNissan Presea

Summary:

An excellent, affordable car that offers features and performance of vehicles much higher in price!

Faults:

Nothing, touch wood, and judging by the accompanying service history from the dealer, little else. Although I have only had this car for a few months, I am well acquainted with Accords (previously owned a 1990 2.0 EX) and this one seems to live up to Honda's high reputation for reliability.

General Comments:

In summary, an absolutely lovely car that can be categorized as follows:-

Powerful, blows away most other saloons on the road.

Spacious, certainly a lot larger than my old 1990 Accord for both head and leg room.

Well engineered, not only does the car look great, but components have been well placed for an ergonomic and user friendly touch.

Comfortable, used it for a couple of relatively long journeys without problem.

Quiet, sometimes I could not tell that the engine was on without looking at the tachometer!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2004

1998 Honda Accord EX V6 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Very Solid Car/Value/Performance

Faults:

Needs Thicker Brake Rotors because they warp to easy under heavy braking.

General Comments:

This is a great car.

Car is very quick and handles good.

I would recommend this car to anyone. I drive this car like a race car 24/7, the only thing that has ever happen to this car is the brake rotors warped. Since I have installed high performance rotors that problem is now solved. This is truly a solid car at a great value. Good Job Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2004

4th Oct 2004, 10:31

I am considering very seriously, buying a 1998 honda accord dx-v6. It has a lot of miles...170,000 to be exact. Would this scare any other Honda owners?

Thank you for your input...

16th Mar 2009, 22:57

Bought one new in spring of '98. It's an absolute dream. Fast (~130 mph) comfortable and fun to drive. It's got about 70k miles and I figure at this rate it will last another 10 years easy.

1998 Honda Accord EX from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 miles
Most recent distance127200 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A spectacular piece of workmanship and performance

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

This car handles beautifully and is pure heaven to drive. I bought this car "used" and it looks more like a new car than a used car. The exterior and interior are flawless. The only thing I need are new floor mats. The car is "loaded" and everything works!!! I can't say enough about this '98 Honda Accord. It's just as amazing driving around curves as it is on a straight highway. Love it!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2004

27th May 2004, 20:17

I enjoyed reading your review. It inspired me in buying a 1998 2 door coupe Accord. It has 215k's with the 4 cylinder, and runs excellent. This is my first Honda. I've always owned a Ford or GM. It's too bad about the steel wheels; they seem to get pitted a lot.

26th Oct 2006, 14:20

Hehe, unfortunately not as good around the curves as it is in a straightaway.

The Accord drives like it's on a cloud. I LOVE IT!

It'll take you by surprise when you're coasting down a lonely road, and then you open the throttle, and you get a surge of VTEC V6 power.

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