One of the best cars Honda's ever made!!!
Some of these problems are related to high mileage, so read on at your own discretion:
CD player stopped working around 200,000 miles.
Power button on the radio is broken. Because of this, the car radio will often turn on by itself on when I'm not in the car. Kinda creepy I know. So I have to turn the volume down every time I get out of the car.
At 150,000 miles the catalytic converter needed to be replaced (but that's probably expected for a car with that many miles).
Ceramic brake pads wear out pretty quickly, so I had to replace them often. When I didn't replace them, I started to hear a loud scraping sound coming from the wheels.
There's a lot of road noise inside the car while I was driving. The engine also gets to be pretty loud after 150,000 miles.
My Accord has been incredible. Solid as a rock and unbelievably reliable. Throughout the 11 years I've owned it, I've gotten it up to 261,000 miles on basic maintenance. Easiest (and cheapest) car in the world to maintain. It's been exposed to the fiercest elements of New England weather and has never broken down a single time.
People often hesitate to buy cars over 100,000 miles. But this car is just as reliable at 100,000 miles as it was when I first got it. I'm confident I could buy another Accord at 200,000 miles and still drive it up to about 500,000 with barely any faults.
Radio has had some issues but the sound system is excellent. The only thing I wish is that the 2003 had an aux cable hookup. It's worth looking into getting an aftermarket radio/MP3 system.
It's a family sedan, but the 2.4L VTEC engine isn't anything to be embarrassed about. Honda did a great job with this engine and it shows.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st February, 2014