2001 Honda Accord EX four cylinder from North America
You mean there's actually such a thing as a good Honda?
The transmission blew and had to be replaced at roughly 30,000 miles, and the new one is already starting to show signs of going out.
Build quality suffers from Honda's corner-cutting and cheap, low-grade steel.
The interior is starting to show signs of severe wear with light use.
The throttle sticks, making it very hard to operate smoothly.
The brake rotors are warped for the second time within 10,000 miles with normal driving.
Console lid is loose.
Nothing seems to hold together on this car. Just like the other three Hondas we have had, the interior is falling apart. The transmission is typical Honda: flimsy. This car, at 50,000 miles, is starting to blow its second transmission. I gently leaned on the left front fender and it left a dent the size of my hand. I have jumped on my 1990 Volkswagen and it suffered no damage. Recently the Accord went through a light hail storm, which caused severe body damage, even though my VW weathered it with no trouble whatsoever. The chassis shimmies over the slightest imperfection in the road, and causes plenty of annoying rattles and squeaks. Outside, the body panels are poorly aligned. The slightest pressure causes the bumpers to deform. Not bend, but completely deform! Of course, this Accord also lags behind competitors in the technological areas as well. I'll keep my Volkswagen, thank you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th March, 2005
25th Sep 2006, 11:37
I think we have a VW sales person. I have an Accord (2002 manual) and there is no way you are getting the problems you state with your car.
27th Oct 2006, 22:22
I agree with his comments after owning 3 Accords. Overall, the car is under-engineered and somewhat fragile. The sheet metal is too thin and the interior plastic easily breaks. However, if you baby this vehicle, you should be able to get several hundred thousand miles out it.