2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0 VTEC from North America
Best car I've owned to date
Battery was shot when I picked it up, and after leaving the dealer I realized the ignition switch was bad. Both fixed before taking it home.
I love this car. The build quality and overall fit and finish is 5 times that of my previous Jetta 1.8t. Everything is solid, no squeaks or rattles or anything like that. Love the power leather seats; just wish I could lower the driver's seat a little more. The car only has 106k miles on it and it drives super smooth; I changed out the worn plugs for fresh NGK Iridiums and it's got plenty of get up and go.
Controls are right where they should be, I'm going to add different gauges as the stock ones are pretty dim/dull. Brakes are a little shaky at higher speeds; will probably put all new pads/rotors on soon. Suspension is a lot softer than I'm used to, but the ease of driving makes it worth it. I don't need to take corners at 60 anymore :-)
All fluids look good and the transmission shifts fine, much better than the F-ed up from day one tranny in my Jetta. It's a little jerky sometimes from a stop, but I still need to fine tune the throttle cable slack. I was fortunate that the dealer still had this car 4 months after I test drove it, but I had to have it, an '02 with that little miles in pristine condition is hard to come by, and from driving in one back in the day, that's the generation I wanted.
Just the way it starts as all Hondas do, you can tell it's going to run forever, with proper maintenance of course. Highly recommend this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th July, 2020
13th Jul 2020, 14:26
These are good cars, 1990s Japanese cars are as reliable as it gets.
19th Jul 2020, 03:41
Word to the wise:
Do yearly transmission fluid changes to head off trouble, especially as transmission filter changes are impractical. This kept the transmission in my 1999 Accord V6 alive :)
19th Jul 2020, 21:56
But if a manual trans drive on.
18th Aug 2020, 00:08
Still a good car, but unfortunately shortly after buying the trans starting shifting rough/slipping and subsequently completely died. $1800 repair :-(