2001 Honda Accord LX 2.2 VTEC from North America


Zero defect car?


Nothing - not a single problem since ownership

General Comments:

This is my brother's commuter car. This Accord has done everything Honda promised. It works and it works extremely well. The engine and transmission is still flawless. My brother has red-lined his car almost every single day, and it still runs like new at 190,000 miles. It happily revs to 7,000+ RPM.

The interior has very little wear. It isn't noticeable. The cloth seats have very little wear. All of the buttons and controls operate like a knife cutting butter. Nothing shakes, squeaks, or vibrates. The interior color hasn't faded and the dashboard is in perfect condition.

This is not a fancy car by any means. It is a good commuter car and nothing more, but how well it still runs and looks is absolutely amazing at 190,000 miles. Routine maintenance and oil change was the only two up keeps done to this Accord and nothing more.

At 190,000 miles it still has value. I have been very impressed with Honda, and would definitely recommend it to anyone that is looking for a basic, no frills car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd May, 2013

2001 Honda Accord EX 3.0L V6 from North America


Reliable and low cost of ownership


Rear tie rod for anti-roll bar broke (fixed under extended warranty).

Door panel bubble.

Driver's side air bag recall (fixed under recall).

A bulb in one of the buttons burnt out.

Driver's side windows started to get noisy.

General Comments:

After 12 years and over 165k miles, the car still runs and performs well. It has aged, but it continues to provide trouble free ownership.

The V6 motor has been reliable and trouble free. We kept up with the maintenance, and the motor still performs like it will have many more years and miles to go.

Transmission is a 4 speed automatic. This series of transmission doesn't have the best track record for being reliable, but we experienced no problem with it. Again, we kept up with changing the transmission fluid, and that's all the maintenance we did regarding the transmission.

The drive train is still responsive after all the mileage and years. Steering is still precise.

It's just a great car. The interior is spacious and the trunk is quite big. The design and equipment are kind of dated. But we are talking about a 12 year old car here (at time of writing)! And nothing major or serious broke. The car simply provides us with trouble free ownership.

What I like about the car:

+ Strong V6 (for its time, which was manufactured in 2001).

+ Trouble free.

+ Good space inside and in the trunk.

+ Handling is decent, considering how comfortable it is.

+ I can still get decent MPG (up to 25 MPG in my mixed driving).

My complaints:

- Wished for better brakes.

- Wished the cruise control on/off button was either on the steering wheel or the left side of steering wheel.

- Wished the sunroof buttons were in the center so that the (adult) passenger can operate it.

- Wished for 60/40 split folding for the backseat, and a somewhat bigger opening.


Do not ever use K&N filters, ever. The oil (mixed) with dirt will clog up the throttle body. It's just not worth whatever little performance or MPG that you are going to gain with that.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2013

2001 Honda Accord EX 2.2 ULEV from North America


Great all-around car until a cracked engine block turned it into a heap of scrap metal


At 90,000 miles, the front suspension gave out. Parts and labor exceeded $1,200. The problems occurred, despite careful and regular maintenance.

At 103,000 miles, the engine was diagnosed by both an independent repair shop and a Honda dealership with a cracked engine block. While there were occasional moments of spirited driving, the vehicle in general and the engine in particular was well cared for. A new long block was required to repair the vehicle. The cost of the repairs exceeded $7,000.

General Comments:

The 2001 Honda Accord was a car I expected to drive for well over 250,000 miles. However, the engine block cracked after 103,000 miles. For a car and brand known for reliability, I'm disappointed in the quality of the product, especially given the meticulous maintenance history.

In the 10 years that the car actually worked, it was a great daily driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd October, 2011

23rd Oct 2011, 16:49

A cracked engine block is only caused by two things; massive catastrophic overheating that (might) warp the block and make it crack, or weak antifreeze that freezes and cracks the block by expansion in the winter.

However, I will agree that Japanese quality has gone down since the glory days of the 1990s.