2001 Honda Accord V6 - EX 3.0 VTEC from North America


A good car with a bad transmission - expensive for what it truly is


- Transmission slips every so often, and it will cost $3000 to replace.

- Check engine light came on twice due to emission related issues.

- Axles and some parts of the power steering were replaced around 90k.

General Comments:

I like the way the car drives and handles. Besides, I like the interior space and of course V6 engine. However, the transmission totally sucks, and Honda should have recalled all these V6 Accords, and just replace their transmission.

There is no way my next car will be a Honda. I would rather buy an American car instead of dealing with a major problem like the transmission.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st February, 2011

4th Feb 2011, 00:17

Learn to drive stick, and then you'll be out of the misery. Once you do, you'll wonder why you ever bothered with anemic slush-boxes.

2001 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3 4 cylinder from North America


Awesome value, good honest transportation


I had the O2 sensor replaced at 110000 miles.

The windshield was replaced, and the rear view mirror falls off every so often.

Headlight bulbs need replacement every 40k or so.

Really, nothing goes wrong with this car, I love it!

General Comments:

This car has the personality of a rusty hammer. Nobody would ever want to steal it, so I guess that's a good thing!

For the last 171000 miles and counting, I put the key in, keep up on the scheduled maintenance, and it keeps going and going. I hope to keep driving it to the point where the doors literally fall off and I have to scrap it. That should be in about 6-10 years, with any luck.

I would highly recommend this car to anyone!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2011

2001 Honda Accord EX V6 from North America


Definitely will buy another Accord


First tranny went at 170000km. Bought a used one with 15000km on it. She lasted almost 300000km. And my Accord is a TAXI! In February 2010 installed another transmission, and this one is not good at all. But when you buy used - you don't know what you get.

Besides normal wear with taxi business, didn't have any major problems.

The engine runs like a charm, and it doesn't burn any oil! I add a litre between oil changes that I do every 5000km.

General Comments:

I installed an aftermarket air intake, and that addressed the issue of lacking power at lower RPM. And it never hurt fuel economy. I'm getting about 13 to 13.5 liters to 100km in city driving. During winter time the car takes 15 liters.

Never had any problems with sunroof or rattles in the body. People who ride in my car don't believe that it has almost half a million km!!! She rides like new!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2010

2001 Honda Accord 3.0 V6 from North America


So far very good


It has a little lag in the transmission, and a little squeak in the rear wheel.

General Comments:

I feel what y'all are talking about, but have not had to replace a single part in my Honda Accord 2001 V6 3.0 VTEC, and I'm sitting at 145,000 miles, cool A/C, leather interior, power everything, no problems knock on wood...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2010

2001 Honda Accord LX 4 cylinder from North America


Great commuter vehicle


Two front ball joints had play when purchased, replaced for $220.

Did the water pump and timing belt at 130,000km for $800.

Replaced transmission fluid at 135,000km.

Replaced the trunk latch mechanism that wasn't closing properly for $100.

Engine started making a moderate tick at 150,000km.

Replaced sway bar bushings and a few rear bushings for $250.

Replaced four headlight bulbs, $30.

Soldered DRL module to get DRLs back, $10.

Replaced windshield washer fluid level "sensor" (not really a sensor). $100.

Replaced an EVAP sensor for $100. (can't remember exact price).

Both front wheel bearings replaced at 160,000km for $300.

Valve timing was done at 170,000km for $200.

Changed plugs, wires, and distributor cap + rotor at 180,000km for $250.

Replaced front and rear brakes, rotors/pads/shoes as well as transmission fluid at 195,000km. Roughly $600.

Switched to synthetic oil at 205,000km.

General Comments:

$2960 + 17 oil changes @ $30, $510.

Meaning roughly:

$3500 in repairs/maintenance over 87000km.

$2300 in recommended maintenance.

$1200 in actual repairs.

Car is generally driven on the highway, minor rust appearing where there were stone chips. Underside, rocker panels and other parts of the body are rust free.

General consensus is to leave the engine ticking. Originally thought it was the valve timings, but had it done to no avail.

Purchased the car in October 2008 for $7000 @ 120,000km. Repairs costing less than 1.4 cents/km vs 2.6 cents/km in maintenance.

Fuel economy is roughly 10km/L avg. Off 55-58L I can get between 600-640km during the summer. In the winter it drops to 520-540km.

I would recommend this vehicle to anyone as long as the vehicle was always maintained it should be in great shape. However avoid all V6 variants for their known transmission problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2010