2002 Honda Accord VP (value package) 2.3L from North America


We are happy with the car in spite of the peeling paint on the bumpers


The silver paint has peeled from both the front and rear bumpers. We suspected the rear bumper when a stock boy slid a 25 pound cardboard box into the car and peeled off some of the paint. The front bumper problem became obvious after going through a car wash. The dealer has repainted the front bumper, but refused to repaint (under warranty) the rear bumper because they claimed it was caused by customer abuse. The last trip through the car wash has taken another chunk of silver paint from the rear bumper, so we are waiting on word from the customer service rep.

We are now hearing that Honda may have had problems with silver paint in 2002.

General Comments:

We are very satisfied with the over all reliability, performance and economy of the car.

The stability seems to leave a little bit to be desired, but I am suspicious of the original tires. We had replaced the originals with snow tires for the winter and I believe the handling improved. We just swapped back and the stability problem seems to have returned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2003

2002 Honda Accord LX 3.0 V6 from North America


Pricey, but you get your money's worth


The battery was replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

This Honda is very refined. The drive train is so quiet that I can barely hear it running and changing shift points.

The double wishbone suspension holds the car well during cornering.

The standard traction control works well in the snowy Canadian winter.

The only complaint is the remote keyless control fob. I have to press and hold the trunk button for one or two second before it will release the lid. Have to check the manual on this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2003

2002 Honda Accord EX V6 from North America


Great all-around car


So far, nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

The Accord (coupe) was the perfect balance between a sports car, and a roomier sedan.

The V6 has good power, but from a complete stop, the pick-up is a little sluggish.

I think Honda needs to work on insulating the cabin more (perhaps they did this already in the 2003). It can be noisy at high speeds. I test drove the Camry Solara when deciding which to purchase and I thought the Solara was much quieter.

The leather seats and power driver seat make this car very comfortable.

The dials, and gauges are very easy to read and adjust.

I was in a fender bender, front bumper, and I did not, and have not, had any of the problems others have had with the paint peeling.

I have been more than happy with my Honda and would recommend it to anyone. Definitely try the V6 before purchasing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2003

2002 Honda Accord Special Edition from North America


A Great Mommy Car


Nothing as of yet.

General Comments:

This car is a great "mom car" It is roomy enough for children in the back and is extremely efficient under most all circumstances.

The handeling is great, typical of most Honda's, Toyota's and Nissan's etc. and the gas mileage is superb, especially on the highway. The noise level of the cabin is not high even at very high speeds. The car does very well on long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2003

29th Nov 2006, 19:11

I'm very disappointed in my 2002 Honda Limited Edition. Although it's garage-kept, the paint is cracking and popping off on the hood. There are numerous rattles in the dash. Mileage is mediocre.

Was a Honda fan, not anymore.


2002 Honda Accord SE from North America


Don't know, its in the shop every month


Distributor Problems: 2900miles, 3700 miles, 4900miles, 6800 miles

Alternator Problem:10000 miles.

General Comments:

I've previously owed a Honda Accord and had no problems

I suspect this car is a lemon. Honda has been totally unresponsive and we are going to court.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th December, 2002

15th Feb 2004, 22:13

Should of kept your pontiac!

12th Jul 2004, 18:13

Pontiacs don't get good gas mileage, keep the honda.

12th Jul 2004, 23:15

To the person above. I have a V-6 Pontiac and I get great gas mileage. It has much better gas mileage than our previously owned Nissan Maxima and Toyota Camry. Please think before you write!

28th Dec 2004, 02:11

The guy who posted states he has a problem everything 1000 miles or so, and someone actually told him to keep the Honda!!??