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.
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
$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?