1999 Honda Accord 4 cylinder from North America


I hope nothing else breaks


At 40,000 miles, the front left engine mount snapped in two.

The dash rattles.

OEM tires have terrible lateral grip.

General Comments:

Looks great, with awesome gas mileage. Seats are stiff. Very uncomfortable! With 50 more payments, and this being a commuter car, I am having to suffer a sore back as I drive 40 minutes to work. I figured the 4 cylinder would be more peppy...wrong. Car is a dog. Yes, I would've had a V6 if a could've. Dash rattles and engine is not as quiet as advertised.

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

Review Date: 18th November, 2002

19th Sep 2004, 22:43

You should expect the car to be a dog, it's an automatic. If you got a standard you wouldn't have that problem.

1999 Honda Accord 1.8se 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland


Class performance at a more modest cost


Nothing has gone wrong with this car.

General Comments:

The Accord is a comfortable drive although it isn't particularly fast. The automatic gearbox is a dream. We obtained it because it was big enough to get two bikes in the back.

The car is very refined and competent, coming into its own on fast roads such as French autoroutes where it's possible to set the cruise control to 85 and just sit back.

Two things I don't like: (a) it doesn't come with a CD player, (b) the seat colour is pretty awful (beige).

Fuel economy generally poor (around 32 miles/gallon normally), although we achieved around 40 on the French motorways.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2002

1999 Honda Accord 1.8iex 1.8 from UK and Ireland


Luxury at a real cost


Scrubbing of offside rear tyre as though the tracking is out.

Heater display only half illuminated.

Three service recalls!!!

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable, but not easy for parking, being difficult to judge front and rear.

Very heavy on fuel circa 26 mpg.

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

Review Date: 22nd October, 2002

1999 Honda Accord Coupe EX 3.0 VTEC from North America


A costly car that causes buyer's remorse!


Brakes squealed since the day I bought the car.

Back Brakes went out at 26,000 miles.

Front brakes were 50% used at 26,000 miles.

Passenger Seat broke @ 20,000 miles - couldn't recline.

Tail Light went out at 35,000 miles.

Stop Light Switch blew out @ 45,000.

EGR Valve went out and fuel injectors were completely clogged at 45,000.

Ignition Switch was recalled by Honda Corporation in September 2002.

General Comments:

The service you receive from Honda dealers is disgraceful. They treat me like I'm a jerk for bringing my car in. They made me wait 2 hours three separate times for an oil change. I have since gone over to Acura for an oil change because they treat me awesome!

I would not buy from Honda again because they screwed me on my money factor rate for my lease and their cars are inferior to BMW, Mercedes and other high end car manufacturers.

The warranty on all Hondas' is 36,000 miles or 3 years. It's pathetic!! After 36,000, that's when all my major repairs took place.

This car has cost me a lot of money and I am happy to say that my lease is up in 10 months... GOOD RIDDANCE!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th October, 2002

1999 Honda Accord Type R 2.2i VTEC from UK and Ireland


A sensible, family-sized rocket ship


The manifold and catalytic converter had to be replaced, due to a piece of metal becoming dislodged from the manifold, and ending up in the catalytic converter, making a rattling noise.

The head lamps (self-adjusting xenon) were useless, as they kept dipping down, and staying down, so that the light beams were about 10' in front of the car. This took the dealer nearly 3 years to sort out. (Honda wouldn't initially admit there was a problem, but they eventually came up with a solution)

Wheel bearings wore out very quickly, and I had a further 2 sets fitted in 50000 miles.

The driver's Recaro seat was initially faulty, and the reclining mechanism had to be replaced.

Often had difficulty in changing up to 2nd gear if accelerating hard- the synchro just didn't seem to be up to the job.

Had rapid tyre wear on front (due to power!), and initially had rapid tyre wear on rear, due to incorrect suspension geometry.

Had several small build-quality problems at first, such as crinkled rubber roof trims, poorly-fitted carpet, and flaking paint lacquer on door.

General Comments:

The Type R is actually a great-looking car, with superb performance and handling to match! If you can get the tyres to squeal, or even get it 'out of line', then you are going WAY too fast!

It's comfortable, and the Recaros hold you in well.

The dash layout is visually good, and all dials easy to read except when the steering wheel is lowered right down.

The engine is incredible, and at 5800 RPM, the fairly docile engine note changes to a muted snarl, and the rev counter flies around to 7800 RPM (in any gear!), when the rev limiter unfortunately cuts in!

In fifth gear, the VTEC cuts in at around 112 MPH, and it keeps right on going- I took it to 145 on one occasion, but the back end of the car started to feel 'a bit light' at that speed, which was a bit worrying! I think it would go to 150 MPH if you had the right road, and no Police watching!

To drive it fast takes a bit of practice, as you HAVE to time your gear changes right, otherwise the engine drops out of the power band, and you need to keep it between 5800 and 7800 RPM, so there's not much leeway!

The VTEC system gives a good compromise between economy and performance, and unless you are going 'flat out' everywhere, the car should give around 30 MPG, which isn't bad for 210 BHP.

Although I had several faults with the car, I still loved driving it, and found driving it fast to be addictive.

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

Review Date: 7th August, 2002