2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0 V6 from North America
A plain looking car that is nothing without reliability
Many things have gone wrong with this car since the first week of ownership. I bought the Accord because Honda was supposed to have a reputation of reliability and quality, I found that to be untrue. The first week I owned the car it would not start. The dealer replaced the battery because they thought it was faulty. They replaced 2 more batteries and then they replaced the alternator. The car was then fine for 3 weeks when it would not start again. At this point I was very angry with the dealer because they could not fix the problem after the car being in the shop for four days. After taking it to another Honda dealership an hour away they diagnosed the problem as a faulty ECM and replaced it. The car ran fine for another 10000 km and then the dash lights and gage cluster lights would cut out. After 4 trips to the dealer they could not fix it and now I just live with it. This car has always had electrical problems, but thankfully all the repairs were done under warranty.
I thought that Honda was supposed to build reliable and quality vehicles, but I found that not the be the case. I bought the Accord because I needed a larger vehicle for my family, but next month I'm trading it in for a new Impala. I've always had good cars when I bought Chevrolets and that's what I'm going to buy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th June, 2003
26th Jul 2003, 23:57
Good choice with the Impala. My Mom and Dad have a 2002 with 12,000 and it hasn't had to go back for anything.
20th Aug 2003, 11:25
I noticed that you had the guages cut out on your honda. I am having the same problem. Did the garage try anything to fix this problem? Just wondering if I can save myself some trouble if you have already tried certain fixes. Thanks!!