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.
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).
- 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