2000 Honda Accord ex 2.2 litre from North America
Can do almost 200 kph
The front speakers sometimes give a cracking sound. The power window in the passenger side door malfunctioned. Cup holder cover hinges broke.
The accord is beautiful from the outside. The interior is bland. This car is not a street racer. Only 150hp. The automatic can be terribly slow to downshift and at times when you are flooring it, it has a hard time getting out of the gear its in. Don't try racing anyone 0-60. Wait, till you are above 60, then race ANYONE. This car loves to be driven above 5000rpm. It really shines above 120kph or 75 mph. I've pushed this accord to approximately 193-195 kph on more than one occasion. The engine really starts to smell once you are there. This guy in a grand prix GTP tried to race me. He had me 0-120, but the accord left him SMOKED after 170kph. If only the accord had more low end torque, it would be the best all around car. ACCORD ROCKS.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd April, 2003
20th Sep 2003, 20:03
A 150hp honda accord vs. 240hp Grand Prix GTP. Sounds like someone needs to get their facts straight.
6th May 2004, 18:15
Many cars have a cut-out/top speed governor that kicks in right around 105-115mph, or about 170kph in this case. That is likely the reason for leaving the GTP behind.
26th Oct 2006, 12:40
Haha, that's why you get the V6 3.0l VTEC. V6 power!
4th Aug 2009, 13:21
First of all, Pontiacs are crap. Well, all GM cars are crap when compared to Hondas.
I own a 2004 Honda Accord V6 Coupe, 6-speed manual, 240 horse, 0-60 in 5.8 seconds (according to Motor Trend and Car and Driver), and that is stock!
Most GM's are governed out at 109mph, and some higher if it is a GXP or GTP model.
You can really fly if you want. A guy in his 2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP tried racing me and I have to say, those cars are quick, but considering they have a huge V8 engine, I smoked him! I pulled right next to him at around 60 and we took off. We stayed next to each other up until around 133mph and then I pulled right ahead and was at least 15 cars in front of him doing 148mph. I slowed down and he caught right back up and was astonished. He didn't try it again!
I have a 3.0 litre VTEC 240 horsepower, completely stock, 6-speed manual. His Bonneville GXP has a 4.6 litre 275 horsepower V8 engine!!! I run on regular gas, get 25mpg, and have a history of outstanding reliability. His Pontiac runs on premium, gets 15mpg, and has an awful reliability track record. Doesn't GM get it yet? Ford kinda does. That's all I have to say.