2002 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 13 of 13

2002 Honda Accord EX Don't remember from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Don't remember Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired56 miles
Most recent distance1700 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

Very nice ride

Faults:

The door to the driver's side was not aligned properly.

General Comments:

This car rides very smooth and has great visibility. However, it uses more gasoline than I expected. Anyways, I enjoy this vehicle very much. It's worth the price I paid.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th November, 2002

2002 Honda Accord EX V6 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance495 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Great Luxury vehicle at a bargain price

Faults:

The car is perfect.

General Comments:

The car accelerates from a stop with a great deal of power. It took me several days to get use to this and stop burning rubber when leaving an intersection.

The five speed automatic transmission turns 1500 RPM at a constant speed of 35 and at a constant speed of 65 the RPM are 1700. This must account for the very good gas mileage.

The finish of this vehicle is very good both inside and out. Before buying this vehicle I considered and road tested a BMW 325I and a Mercedes C240. The Honda with 240 horsepower far out performed the C240 (168 horsepower) and was in the same ballpark as the BMW (184 horsepower). The fit and finish of these three vehicles is comparable, except the BMW does not have a standard leather interior.

The price difference, which was approximately $6,500, made the Honda Accord EX V6 the right choice.

With the Honda resale value and cost of maintenance, even the gas savings, the Honda runs on regular and the BMW and Mercedes require high octane, have confirmed that I have made the right choice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2002

2002 Honda Accord LX 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance5000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A very poor paint job on the front bumper

Faults:

I purchased a new Honda Accord (2002) on June 21st, of this year. While washing it at a car wash using a pressure washer, a piece of paint peeled off of the front bumper. I phoned the salesman at the dealership, and he told me that this happens all the time, and it was probably from a tiny stone chip, and then using the pressure washer made a loony sized piece of paint to peel off. The salesman told me that I shouldn't use a pressure washer, because that is what will continue to happen. The salesman suggested that I buy a $200. front protector to save the paint. I phoned to the customer services department at Honda, and this man told me that peeling paint is very unusual, and I should take it back to the dealership and have the body mechanic check it out. I took it to the dealership and the supervisor told me, yes it's a stone chip, and the pressure washer peeled the paint, there is no warranty for that, we can fix it for $300. or put on some touch-up paint. He sold me a bottle of touch-up paint that is supposed to be a match, but what it looks like now is a silver car with a gray swab of paint on the front bumper. It's very disappointing spending over $24,000. on a new car, only to have the paint peel off before the car is 2 months old. Right now I don't know who is the bad guy, the dealership, or Honda, but it certainly has changed my opinion of the quality of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th August, 2002

25th Sep 2002, 19:05

My 1999 Honda Accord LX had a bumper repair after a front end collision and I had the same problem with peeling paint. The work was performed by a Honda authorized dealer and I thought it was just a poor paint job. It sounds as though there may be an inherent flaw in the material used to make their bumpers.

21st Oct 2002, 19:03

I purchased a 1998 Honda civic last year, and the paint is bubbling up and peeling on both the front and back bumpers. After searching for "bad Honda paint job" on Google, it turns out this is a recurring theme. My dealership repainted the front bumper, but refuse to touch the back, suggesting I "take it to a body shop". Honda has a big problem here. They're supposed to be so great with customer service, but this is nothing but a nightmare.

8th Sep 2004, 22:29

I had the exact same issue with my 2002 Honda. Using the pressure washer at the car wash and all of a sudden a good chunk (about an inch in diameter) of the paint on the bumper peeled off. I'm leaving it.

8th Nov 2005, 14:07

My 2002 Accord had a leaf-sized patch of paint on the front fender peeled off immediately after a routine automatic car wash. Don't believe it was the car washes fault tho. Has anyone had anything similar happen? I'm thinking it was hardened bird droppings, and it ate thru and loosened the paint.

11th May 2008, 19:24

I had the same thing happen to me. I bought a 2002 V-6 Accord EX new and 3 months after I bought it I power washed it, only to have paint peel off the front bumper. I took it back to the dealership and they told me the same thing, that there was a flaw in the bumper and the paint didn't stick. They repainted the bumper (no cost to me) and it has been fine since. No where else on the car have I noticed any peeling paint.

2002 Honda Accord LX not sure, 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission not sure, 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance1100 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Great family car with a sporty feel

Faults:

So far nothing has gone wrong with the car. I am very pleased with my decision to purchase this vehicle. I do however miss my truck that I traded in.

General Comments:

The gas mileage on this car has been wonderful. My husband and I are very impressed with how many miles we are able to go on one tank of gas. I would suggest getting a manual-5 speed transmisson. The manual transmission turns this family sedan into what almost feels like a racing machine. I should know, I got pulled over when the car only had 27 miles on it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2002

2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.3L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carFord Probe

Summary:

Simply the best car I've ever owned

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is an outstanding car that has earned its reputation. No other car in its class is such a crowd pleaser. No one car can be all things to all people, but this one comes pretty darn close. Sporty handling, sharp lines, high quality interior and exterior and better than average power make this an outstanding car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2002

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 48 reviews