2007 Honda Accord Reviews

2007 Honda Accord SE 2.0L petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2014
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission 2.0L petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance126000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

I can't think of another car that would replace the qualities of this car for the same money

Faults:

The usual consumables.

A slight gear-change delay/shudder (automatic) that seems to have been sorted by a Honda gearbox oil change in keeping with the service schedule, which recommends the same at 120,000 km.

Driver's seat (fabric) has a tear in it, but a quick stitch has held it together.

Rear wheel adjustment bolt has seized, but the garage were able to align the car to correct a bit of left-steer.

Throttle position sensor light came on, but went away after a reset. Honda dealer inspected the unit, but found no issues.

General Comments:

This is my first Honda, but I have owned a lot of other cars including BMW, Saab, Toyota, Mazda, and Seat.

The build quality and attention to detail are very impressive. You can see where thought has gone into the design of the cabin, such as storage space and ease of reach/adjustment for things like the radio.

It is not as comfortable as some cars I have owned, but it feels more connected to the road, so that would appear to be the trade-off.

The acceleration is very impressive; it never feels like it needs more power. On previous cars, most notably BMW, they always felt underpowered. This car just goes where you want with a reassuring level of power.

The steering is actually a bit heavy in my opinion, compared to my previous cars. I usually hear people complain about light steering in Hondas, but that is not the case here.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th July, 2014

2007 Honda Accord i-CTDI Sport Tourer 2.2 turbo diesel 16v from Spain

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel 16v Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres
Previous carLancia Lybra

Summary:

Reliable overall

Faults:

- Transmission boot broken at 60000km approx. Changed at Honda's cost.

- Not a single bulb since then.

General Comments:

Dislikes:

- Very noticeable turbo-lag.

- Some noises in the interior (glove box, speakers and right seat). Not so loud, but annoying.

- Handling is like you are driving a truck. It feels nose heavy and disappointing on mountain roads.

- Not the prettiest rear out there.

Likes:

- Handle on highways is OK, very stable and comfortable.

- Has good performance for the 140HP.

- Great fuel economy (6.8 liters/100 km, cruising at about 140 km/h).

- RELIABLE. Only a transmission boot broken in 195000km, and I suspect that wasn't a car fault exactly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2011

2007 Honda Accord CTDi EX 2.2 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

Reliable, but dangerous when the manifold cracks

Faults:

Exhaust manifold cracked, don't know when, because there was no change in exhaust note, but when I notified the Honda dealer, they knew all about these manifolds cracking, as they had sent a bulletin to all dealers on 22/01/08 re HUK1079.

This is a dangerous fault, which is only evident when you realise that the exhaust fumes in the vehicle are not coming from the vehicle in front of you, but being pumped into your vehicle through the heating and ventilation system (no need to connect a pipe to the exhaust if you want to end it, just buy one of these faulty Accords).

I have just had the manifold changed, at my own expense (£650), as Honda don't consider this known inherent fault to be their problem. The new replacement part is one piece cast iron, the faulty ones are two piece steel welded; with so many welds, no wonder they fail.

Having worked for the AA as a Patrol mechanic for 27 years, I knew Honda to be 2nd to none for reliability and safety; when did it all go wrong!

If Honda had covered the cost, I would still be recommending them, and would have definitely replaced it with another Honda, but due to their dodgy dealing over this dangerous fault, how can I recommend them to other people?

Must just finish by saying that I intend to recover my cost through the small claims court, as I feel I have a good case, as Honda are fitting a totally different manifold. If the cracked one was not a problem, why change it, and why warn dealers there's a problem?

Michael Rooker.

General Comments:

Reliable, cheap to run, hard ride, paint work thin, not as perfectly built as they used to be, just another motor. Seems Honda have lost their way

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

Review Date: 28th September, 2010

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 17 reviews