1999 Honda Accord Reviews

1999 Honda Accord LSi 1.6 from Portugal

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carSeat Ibiza

Summary:

Excellent value car

Faults:

Broken cover for the radiator - fixed for around 1 EUR.

Noise and vibration from the gear lever, happens when accelerating - not solved yet, but shouldn't be too expensive.

Middle muffler is teared inside - expensive to replace, from the dealer around 1,000 EUR.

General tear and wear from a 15 year old car.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable, low noise on highway speeds (120 kph). It pulls OK for the power and weight, but it is not an S2000. If you push it, it will drain the fuel tank in a blink of an eye, but then again, it is not what this car is about. If you want a high revving and exciting 4 door Honda, buy a Civic instead.

Despite the above quoted problems, for the money I purchase the car, I would recommend it. It is really a good bargain nowadays.

Had to buy one, since it is one of only a couple of cars my wife enjoys the styling of (for the money) and she has a point. It is still a good looking car.

The servicing is expensive at the dealerships, but you don't have to do it so many times, so it's OK for me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2013

1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L V6 VTEC from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired152200 miles
Most recent distance152700 miles
Previous carHonda del Sol

Summary:

Good looking, reliable, convenient

Faults:

Because this is a black 1999 Accord, the clear coat is starting to wear off.

The battery and cables connecting to it failed at 152,600.

The leather seat on the driver's side near the door is cracking.

General Comments:

I have owned this car for about a month and a half. Good car, reliable, very comfortable.

The gas mileage could be better. I am used to my del Sol, which gave me 30+ MPG, and now I'm getting 20+ MPG, but am getting so much more of a car. So I would say the loss in fuel efficiency is worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2012

1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L VTEC (F23A1) from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.3L VTEC (F23A1) Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired182000 miles
Most recent distance224000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Accord is a fun, year-round multi-purpose car that gets the job done cheaply

Faults:

Bought the car (182,000 miles, used):

Clearcoat peeling on dark green metallic paint. (Dark Emerald Pearl)

Slight oil leak.

224,000 miles:

Radiator hose split, overheated.

Needs new hoses, and oil seals badly.

New clutch/brakes in next 10k miles.

General Comments:

This car is a very well rounded piece of machinery, sad to let it go.

Good power from the VTEC 4 cyl. (150 hp, 150 ft. lbs) without sacrificing too much gas. Great torque throughout the RPM range.

Great shift ratios with 5 speed, make handling the Sierra Nevadas a breeze and fun.

Outstanding in snow (FWD), even with chains.

Fold down the rear seats and you have 2x storage room for long objects (skis and snowboards, tents, or lumber).

Even with an oil leak, still got 28 MPG overall.

Cabin spacious, great for those over 6 ft. in height.

Beware of cooling system and oil problems past 200k miles. A little "car knowledge" goes a long way with this car.

Engine itself will run forever! Don't be afraid to open up the throttle with a cast-iron block and heavy-duty internals. Practically worry-free.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2011

1999 Honda Accord EX Coupe V6 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired191000 miles
Most recent distance197000 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

Good car, just bought the one needing attention

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2010

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 59 reviews