2001 Honda Accord LX 2.4 I4 from Mexico
The perfect family car
Temp bulb gone at 130,000 km.
I bought this car mainly based on the outstanding reputation of the model. And it has never let me down.
Tough - it has marks, nicks and tucks from everyday use, and 3 teenager sons, but works perfectly until this day, and more than 140,000 km.
The engine is very dependable, and if I keep taking care of it, I think it will run until the Judgment day. Never touched it.
It runs smoothly on highway, and it's almost as economic as a Civic. Not a V8, but is soft and moves the big car well enough.
The interior is pretty good, even with my 4 year old niece pouring ice cream on it. Not like new, but looks and feels reasonably well.
Brakes could be a bit better, but I don't think it's a problem.
Some year ago the temp bulb broke and the temp clock marked hot. Luckily I saw it soon, and the engine was not damaged. Repaired it (in an independent garage), no problemo.
One word about the dealer in my city. They seem to have a very few scruples, as they tried to frame a friend of mine with her 2007 Civic; they told her that the rattling sound in the suspension system came from the steering system, -and some other little things-, and concluded that the car needed a $2300 brand new steering system. Went to an independent garage, and the engine support system was worn out, an $150 fix.
And that wasn't an isolated story.
Too bad for the Honda dealership in my country, they had such an excellent reputation.
Anyway, this is the perfect family car. At least, it has been so for us, and for less than US$8,000.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd March, 2011