1999 Honda Accord LS 2.0 from UK and Ireland
The perfect family car
Rear suspension links at 77000
Air conditioning compressor at 80000.
My Dad purchased the car in 2001 with 12000 miles showing. It has always been serviced by Honda and more recently by a local trusted independant garage.
Up until recently apart from routine service parts nothing has broken or failed to work.
It has been totally reliable and never let us down
A great comfortable long distance cruiser.
A smooth automatic transmission.
A firm ride in town, but more suited to motorway driving.
Equipped with air con, electric windows, mirrors and sunroof, cruise control,4 airbags, deadlocks and alarm/immobiliser and remote locking.
Tyres last 25000 miles
Brakes last 35000 miles
Brake discs last 70000 miles
Parts are expensive and often available as main dealer only option-new air con compressor from Honda is £700+vat+fitting = £1000
Low mileage unit sourced for £125+vat
Goes like a rocket when the variable valve timing kicks in (vtec)
Averages 30mpg so fuel bills are higher than other cars in the class.
Group 10 insurance which is reasonable for a 148 BHP car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th July, 2006
Just an update to this review.
Had problems with the drive-belt and power-steering belt slipping when starting the car from cold, with the heated rear window or air conditioning on (83000 miles)
Finally tracked down to a worn crankshaft pulley which has been replaced and all is quiet (£96)
MIL lamp on dash lit up (86000 miles)
Traced to the main exhaust gas sensor which was replaced (£230 just for the part!)
Otherwise still going well.