2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3 from North America
The most recent problem was the engine. Changed the head gasket at 99,000 miles, and it still leaks. Honda dealer is saying that it is a manufacturing defect, but won't replace the engine. At about 90,000 miles, noticed that the oil level was low, and ever since it takes 2 quarts of oil for every 600-700 miles without any leaks under the car.
Several minor issues, but I am most likely will never own another Honda.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th June, 2011
6th Jun 2011, 12:24
We went the Honda route also. Never again for us as well. Ours was using a quart of oil every 1000 miles at less than 50,000 miles. The CV joints were hammering like crazy at just over 40,000 miles. It was very poorly made with fragile parts, and used plastic where American cars use metal. It ate brake pads like candy, and like yours, was ready for the junk yard at less than 100,000 miles.
We've learned our lesson. No more cheaply made Japanese cars... EVER. Our current GM just turned 100,000 and has not had one single repair in the 8 years we've owned it. Years of ad hype have created the myth that Japanese cars are better, but it is a well-paid-for myth. Even J.D. Powers' owner surveys now rank an American car maker (Ford) as the world's best car.
4th Dec 2016, 18:32
No more cheap Japanese cars? You are so funny. Japanese cars have been some of the best built for many years. I believe you 2 just got a lemon. There is one in every make and model. I had a 2000 Honda Accord, was the 3rd owner, and bought it at 180K and drove it to 310K and it was still running good when I traded it in for a newer one. All I did was regular maintenance. I saw a woman who traded in a Subaru Impreza at a dealer that had 490k on it with just regular maintenance too.
As far as American cars go, I have read more complaints on here about them than Japanese cars, and then there is the cheap throw away Korean cars, Hyundai and KIA, that are also pretty good for the money. I have had my share of newer American models that have giving me tons of trouble. I think I will stick with the Japanese cars; much less trouble for me.
5th Dec 2016, 15:01
What defines regular maintenance? Ours had the air conditioning fail, front end work, brakes, tires numerous batteries, trouble starting when wet, bulbs always burning out, lots of hardware issues. Bought new and under 120k miles.