1999 Honda Accord EX V6 V6 from North America


High performing family car


Clock light cuts out at times.

Steering wheel audio controls don't work at times.

General Comments:

Good engine, good highway performer, smooth and powerful acceleration.

Handling good.

Fairly good on gas for a V6.

Good fit and finish inside, aside from some annoyances with the clock light and the steering wheel audio controls.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2004

5th Dec 2004, 20:51

11 month follow-up (110,00km) : I was able to fix the light on the clock, it's an easy DIY, if you can replace the vanity lights, then you can replace the clock light. Instructions are easily googled, but you pull out the clock unit and change the bulb with a philips. The bulb at the dealer runs ~$6 CAD.

Accord still runs great.

2nd Jun 2005, 00:28

16 months - so far so good. good performance all around still, very satisfied. minor things:

-interestingly, when I tried mid-grade fuel (at a different gas station than usual), the car started to stall at low-revs, which disappeared when I went back to regular. I suspect problems with gas quality rather than some sort of intolerance for mid-grade.

No added maintenance other than regular schedule.

14th Dec 2008, 01:50

4.5 yrs of ownership and doing well. I replaced timing belt (regular maintenance). Dealer tried to upsell a water pump replacement at the same time, (not recommended by Honda) and I defered. We'll see who's right. Overall still satisfied with the Accord.

1999 Honda Accord Type R 2.2 from UK and Ireland


A high Performance cash bleeder


Warning! Honda Accord Type R's on S, T and V plates Will cost you a lot of money.


5th gear selector fork must be replaced along with synchro ring and other parts, ask your Honda dealer about the technical bulletin. This becomes evident when you shift into 5th above 4500 rpm.

Major fault with cam belt tensioners.

Electric window motors fail.

Axle Joints fail and cause loud road noise.

Car must be run on 98 unleaded.

Xenons do not auto adjust after time correctly.

Eats tyres.

Known manifold problems.

General Comments:

Do not buy one.

Honda will not recall the gearbox fault. They expect you to pay for it.


VTEC engine is only up point.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th February, 2004

20th Oct 2004, 09:47

Thanks for your review. I was considering buying a 99 T plate Type R, quite low mileage too. After I read your review I went and looked at it again. While studying the service history I noticed advisories from Honda mechanics on the receipts. These were problems engaging 5th gear and wheel bearing problems, also I noticed the owner was complaining of fuses blowing with great regularity. I'm steering clear of what is obviously a money pit.

Thanks again, you saved me money.

1999 Honda Accord EX V6 Sedan 3.0 V6 200hp VTEC from North America


Fantastic car, excellent value


I just bought it, so this review won't speak so much to reliability, as to driving impressions and general enjoyment.

I believe my lumbar adjustment switch doesn't work. I didn't know it was there until I sat down and read nearly the entire manual the other night (a real car geek).

General Comments:

My 2000 Accord LX with 77K miles was totaled in a horrible accident, so I had to buy a car to replace it.

This car is just fabulous. Assuming the reliability matches that which I've experienced with every other Honda, then it will be the used car deal of a lifetime (for me at least).

The amenities on this car never end. It is truly an enthusiast's machine; definitely a "guy car."

Everyone knows this 3.0 200hp V6 is one of the best engines around. And if you're used to Hondas, you'll know that the transmission behaves a little more like a manual: you feel it when it's downshifting, or engaging the torque converter. This is a characteristic that people often love or hate. I like it, myself.

The leather interior and seat support are awesome. It feels great and looks great. The level of luxury truly rivals mom's new Benz. The quality of the materials and the assembly are first rate. I looked at many 3-5 year old Accords when I was shopping. Of course some had been treated better than others, but all of them were still solid. I never saw anything that appeared prematurely worn.

I thought I wouldn't like the automatic climate control, but I ended up loving it. It's very easy to override if you want direct control over heating and cooling.

The cruise control and audio controls on the steering wheel are also very cool. The stereo speakers probably aren't the best around, but I think it sounds fine, and I really like the CD player.

Hondas hold their value extremely well. My old one was worth more than I owed the bank. No gap insurance needed. So I got a small cash "bonus" when it was totaled. If you're trying to buy one, though, depreciation can be your friend when it comes to trim levels. A totally loaded EX V6 like mine is not that much more expensive than a base LX, when the car is 4 years old.

I would highly recommend this as a used car purchase. Go drive one, and you'll be impressed.

P.S. Be sure you get the 5-digit anti-theft code for the stereo from the previous owner! Otherwise you have to go to the dealer if your battery is ever disconnected.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2003