2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3 ULEV from North America
A nearly perfect general purpose vehicle
Nothing. Front brakes recently replaced, but this is considered normal wear.
The car looks good on the outside. I bought the coupe because I liked the styling more than just about any other car in it's class.
The only complaint with the body is that the sheet metal on the car is very thin. I have accumulated a string of small dents along the side from parking.
The interior is pleasing. All the controls seem to be placed in the right spot, except for the radio. I keep reaching for the round heater control instead of the radio volume control. No other complaints, except that the seat can get a little tiring after several hours driving.
The car drives smooth and quiet. This car is equiped with the 2.3 engine. There is not a lot of power, but it is certainly adequate for normal driving. I wanted this engine for the fuel efficiency. I'm glad I chose this instead of the 6 cylinder. My miles per gallon is averaging in the low 30's.
There are plenty of receptacles for everything, including papers, coins, CD's, sunglasses, etc, but no ash tray or a place to store litter.
The car has been very reliable, needing no repairs. It always starts and runs great.
This is my third honda accord. The first, a 1988 was built very cheaply, needed frequent, expensive repairs, but got very good gas mileage.
The second, a 1994, seemed to be constructed a bit better, but still on the flimsy side. I was very displeased with the poor gas mileage. And although it didn't require many repairs, the repair costs were overly expensive. This newest accord has been a pleasant surprise, living up to the reputation of reliability while also being very economical to drive. I'm glad I bought it and not something else.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th October, 2006