I LOVE THIS CAR, but I don't love the problems I've had with it
Stereo LCD Backlight went out at 40000 miles. Dealership would not fix, as was past the warranty. Told me it would cost $600+ to fix. Not just the LCD, THE WHOLE AIR CONDITIONING/STEREO UNIT WENT OUT. The backlight on all of it, I mean.
After 4+ years of driving without knowing what channel I was on, or what CD track I was on, I stumbled upon a Service Bulletin online, which you can find if you google "Honda Accord Backlight stereo", and so I called my local Honda dealership. This wasn't the dealership that told me it would cost over 600 dollars. I was told it would be fixed under "goodwill service", paid for by American Honda, and it was fixed within a week. Has not gone out since.
Map lights by the sunroof and sunglasses holder went out, both of them.
Power steering went out, spent 2000 dollars on a new pump, and am still waiting on a reimbursement from Honda (turned out was a recall). Made an awful whirring noise when I turned the wheel, but only when it was cold.
Transmission went out at 10000 miles, fixed by recall.
Brakes needed replacing after 30000 miles. (Lifetime warranty my butt!)
Automatic driver's window will "bounce back" from the top of the window sill when I attempt to roll it up, and will roll back down. Only does it every once in a while, though.
Front passenger headlight went out after 60000 miles.
Rear driver's side taillight went out soon after.
Heated seats don't work half the time.
Overall, I LOVE my car. It handles like a dream, and has the energy of a three-year-old. The engine's 240 horsepower plows me past other cars, and at the same time is getting me 30+ MPG.
The steering is so precise, I love it so much. People hate being in the car with me, because I love taking fast turns. :)
THE SOUND SYSTEM IS SUPERB! It has way more bass than I need, and I love cranking it up to its limit. It sounds like I have 2 subs in the back!
Its front seats are so comfortable, besides the headrests. It's so much fun to drive, I never let anyone drive it but me.
Of all the problems I've had, I still love the heck out of it. I'll drive it into the ground before I get a new one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th October, 2008