2000 Honda Accord EX V6 Cpe 3.0L from North America
At best, the coupe is a compromise without much substance
The front-left quarter panel was misaligned. I missed it when I originally took ownership.
The O2 sensor failed at 51.2k miles.
The alternator and EGR valve were busted at 59k w/i 1 week of each other. This episode cost me ~$700.
The paint chipped all over the hood and bumper even though I live in a temperate zone with minimal road debris even in the winter.
There are very few manufacturers in this price range that can compete with Honda ergonomics.
However, before I forgo the 2 rear doors in my next car, I must have more performance than the lackluster 200 horses.
For an engine that averages only ~21 miles/gallon, the mere 200hp just does not cut it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th September, 2004
26th Oct 2006, 13:16
I don't know what's wrong with your car, but the j30a2 200hp 3.0L VTEC has PLENTY of power. I CRAVE horsepower, and I have been in TL's, Cobra's, SRT-4's-- you name it! The Accord just *feels* lighter on it's feet, even in comparison to the 02-03 TL Type-S, which are considered the so-called "beefed up Accord EX's". Don't be afraid to rev it past 3,600RPMs.. that's where it begins to shine!
I decided to buy one because of the performance it had. Yes, the performance; not the looks. I took my best friends 98 AV6 Sedan for a spin last winter with an AEM Short Ram Intake, and took it down my street at full throttle, and boy was I impressed. It hit 60 before I even realized it, and just listening to all 6 cylinders and 24 valves going full-out VTEC with the intake made me feel like I was driving some kind of formula car up and down my street! His car wasn't some kind of factory freak either, in fact, it had close to 200k miles!!
Just recently, I have purchased a 2000 Accord Coupe V6. Even with 2 passengers, the Accord hauled throughout town during my test drive. I think what you may need is a little extra oomph, so spend no more than $150 for an AEM Short Ram Induction system-- your car will freaking fly! Either way though, even with the automatic transmission, this car has enough power to break the tires loose for 30 ft! I was making a left turn onto a highway on ramp and when I floored it, the tires just ripped apart the asphault!
This car is within the sporty V6 realm of performance. This car has unique road manners, which in my opinion allows it to knock the doors off of plenty of cars on the road. Personally, I think I would endanger myself if the Accord had 300 ponies.