When I first got the car, it had problems.
First was both CV axles needed to be replaced. Labor was $75 a side. I purchased the parts from Advance Auto.
The rear passenger side window is cracked. Due to money problems, this has to wait.
The EGR valve needs to be replaced (code 1491 I think). Has to wait.
A transmission hose needed replacement as it leaked under pressure. $80.
Car needs tires, a good detail cleaning, and a drain and fill of tranny fluid, as it's starting to slip when the weather is humid.
Well to start, I didn't really need another car, as my Legend was coming along fine and needed few repairs. The car was a visual rust bucket, but ran like new.
I decided to buy a weekend car... something that I could take out for a night downtown or whatever with the wife. Every car I looked at was in terrible shape, and didn't fit my needs at all. But that changed when my sister purchased the car prior. She's used to making payments, and not used to taking care of a car. She grew tired of the problems, and sold it to me. Given that the Accord has high mileage, a??? transmission, and a few problems that I stated above, it was worth the 2 grand.
The car drives nice and is a looker. This car is my third Honda, and so far the company hasn't let me down. An Integra, a Legend, and now this Accord.
This car still worries me, as the trans gives me sleepless nights worrying about its behavior problems.
I've always thought that Honda coupes were feminine, as they are often driven by women in my area. The sad part is that I crashed my Legend back in May, which left me with a broken right ankle. I have to depend on this car more than ever, as it's my only mode of transportation.
I don't trust this car quite yet, as it has failed a few times to start, and stalled at stoplights. I knew what I was getting myself into when I purchased it.
Now the performance of the 200HP motor is excellent, as it takes right off when I need that extra speed. The car handles OK, but the bald passenger side tire makes driving the car a chore in the rain.
The leather seats are comfortable with little wear, but have black dye embedded in the cracks from my wife's uniform...don't know what to use as it's tan. There enough room in the backseat as no one complains.
In a way, I regret buying this car as I have doubts about its long term reliability. But this won't stop me from getting another Honda, as this is my third.