1999 Honda Accord EX from North America


I bought the 1 in 100,000 Honda lemons


Transmission started to slip around the 3rd year I bought it. I noticed it, but thought that it was in my head, because this was a brand new Honda. After the week after my 5 year and 75K warranty lapsed, the transmission went. I will give Honda credit, after I went to Aamco to get a rebuilt transmission, they did reimburse me after 2 weeks for half the 3k I put out for repairs.

I put a rebuilt engine in the car at 90K miles. I am not sure if it was due to a mechanic's error after my recent oil change or not. That cost me $800.

At 90K, my air conditioner stopped working. They are not telling me I have a leak and the part alone will cost me $700.

At 100K miles, my right side with will not roll down. I am told it is the motor and could cost me a few hundred dollars.

General Comments:

In ten years, I paid a $500 car note; paid for the regular services maintanance repairs; and replace major parts. This car looked pretty to everyone else, but it did not live up to the "Honda" expectations.

I am tired of everyone saying, "I had a Honda with no problem." I do not doubt the Honda quality. I just bought the "Lemon" off the assembly line. I am finally selling it this week.

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

Review Date: 17th June, 2008

28th Aug 2008, 02:05

$3k for a replacement transmission? Yet another reason I refuse to buy a Honda or any Japanese car for that matter. What is the advantage of spending more to get a Honda if you're going to have the same problems as the supposed cheaper, inferior American and Korean cars? Let's see... spend more to buy a Honda, spend more to fix it. How does that come out to be a better deal?

1999 Honda Accord EX V6 3.0L from North America


Maybe I'm lucky, but this has been a great car!


Outside of routine maintenance, not much.

Replaced battery around 80K miles.

Replaced alternator at around 100,000 miles.

Routine 90K timing belt replacement wasn't done until 161K miles.

Now at 162,500 miles, my transmission is acting up.

General Comments:

Overall, I'd say it has been a great car, compared to the others I have had in the past. Will fix/replace transmission and keep going till it dies, which I don't expect for a few more years. After 9 years, I still enjoy driving it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2008

1999 Honda Accord Euro 2.0 VTS 2.0 VTEC SOHC from Sri Lanka


Good balance of performance and comfort


Right side Xenon bulb stopped working, and had to replace the bulb at 92,000km.

Squeaks from the sun visors fitted on the doors, most probably the gum was starting to peal off.

General Comments:

The car is the Japanese built version of the European Accord, with engines from the Japanese range, in this case the F20B SOHC VTEC engine. The particular version was well equipped on technical terms (ABS, EBD, front strut bar, 3-level EPS, etc).

The interior is pleasant though lacking flair due to the monotonous gray plastics. However the quality of plastics are very good, and the dashboard is made of a very soft form. The seats are decent clones of the Recaro, but don't seem to handle wear and tear well over a long period (some of the cushioning inside starting to crumble), though overall the quality is good.

The rear legroom is a tad less for a car of this size, but the fronts seats are good, though not for people who are taller than 6 feet.

The odd bit storage pockets are not many with the cubby, and a side pocket each on the door, the cup holder (cum storage space), a small storage box in the handrest, and another small storage in the mid console.

The performance of the car is acceptable, though nothing to rave about, as the power really kicks in at the higher revs, and the car can be challenges by smaller 1500cc sedans at lower revs. The economy though is quite decent, and it returns 8kmpl in tight stop and go traffic, with 11-12kmpl on the more open roads (note there are no real highways in my country!). However compared to some of the Toyota's that compete, the economy and straight line performance is poor.

The car was a used car imported from Japan, and had clocked 65K when entering the country, and the first owner had used it until 89K when I got it. The maintenance was standard, and the car has been very reliable, even at 116K on the clock, with no signs of any serious wear and tear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2008