2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L VTEC from North America


Best thing since sliced bread!


I have had absolutely no problems with my car and I love it.

General Comments:

This car is the best car I have ever had. I was hit on the interstate by an 18 wheeler and crushed against the guard rail. I got out of the car without a scratch. My airbags didn't even deploy. Accord has a flex frame so that helped distribute the impact and saved me from getting hurt in the wreck. The car is currently getting fixed...I'm driving a Malibu rental car. Anyone would be stupid to buy a Malibu because it is the worst car I have ever driven. I miss my Accord, but I would recommend this car to anyone. It is cheap, fun, reliable, and very safe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2008

5th Mar 2008, 20:40

"anyone would be stupid to by a Malibu cause it is the worst car I have ever drove."

Consider that sentence, then redefine your concept of intelligence.

2001 Honda Accord EX VTEC 4 cylinder from North America




There are only two things that have gone wrong.

The black paint or whatever it is around the front door window frames is bubbling and peeling.

The rear defrost is only working in the bottom of the window.

General Comments:

This is the second Accord I've owned. I have always loved Accords. It has a classy yet sporty shape. Very responsive. I will always buy Hondas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2007

27th Dec 2007, 15:14

You must be one of the lucky ones... all my friends who have owned Accords have had nothing, but problems. Good Luck, my friend... it is only a matter of time before I am proven true!

29th Jun 2012, 11:49

My Honda Accord is the most reliable car I have ever owned. We live on an extremely bumpy road with harsh Canadian salty winters. It hasn't rusted at all, and hardly anything goes wrong with this thing! Bushings, brakes, just minor stuff. I'm amazed every time this thing breezes thru inspection.

Thanks to the reviews on here, I went with the most reliable setup; a 4 cylinder with manual 5 speed. The original clutch still feels like new at 310 000 km's!!

2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L from North America


Typical Honda reliability, comfortable car, if not a bit bland


The "one touch down" function on the drivers side power window no longer works reliably. Sometimes it goes all the way down, most of the time just a few inches. Too lazy/cheap to fix it.

Drivers seat is starting to show some wear. Light colored upholstery though, so that's a given.

CD player doesn't like to eject CDs from time to time.

Several lights have burned out - clock backlight, cruise control switch lights (both of them), and the light in the hazard switch. Only a minor gripe, and I can fix those in under 30 minutes once I get new bulbs.

General Comments:

Reliability has been nothing short of awesome. I've never taken it to the shop for anything except a set of tires and oil changes.

Power is surprisingly good, though this is a manual - I'm sure the automatic is a dog. Quicker than my old 1995 Civic EX with a manual.

Handles like a much smaller car.

Mileage is awesome on the highway - I've hit 33 MPG driving between Dallas and Austin with the a/c on. City mileage is so-so, I usually get 23-24 city. Managed nearly 430 miles out of a single tank once.

Stereo is okay - 6 speaker stereo with a CD player and sounds decent for a factory system, but the CD player is starting to show its age (occasionally won't eject a CD).

This is both good and bad - it blends in really well with other cars. Bad if you want a flashy car, good in that it doesn't attract attention.

Interior is very bland, but everything is exactly where you expect it to be, all controls easy to operate by feel alone.

The only rattle/squeak is from the clutch pedal (starting to squeak). Still on the original clutch.

Very, very easy to work on yourself - the engine bay is much larger than I expected. Only thing hard to get to is the a/c compressor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2007

14th Oct 2007, 17:55

Hi, I own the same car, only that mine is 2002 (manual tranny also). Your review pretty much summarizes my personal experience with the car. I went 450 miles on a single tank.. so I easily believe you. Even the bulbs you mentioned have burned out in my car too (Cruise Control, Clock and hazards). They are like $3 each and takes 10 min to change them all. Although I don't have issues with the window, stereo and clutch. The latter a little bit worrying.

Good to see other good fellow Honda people. I can only say it is a great car and is often overlooked. Very good review BTW.