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Pros: supposed to be solid built
Cons: noise, uncomfortable seating, low mpg at this class
Advice: never trust the rating from internet site. Have a full test drive first.I have about 800 miles on my new accord. It's not as good as claimed by many internet sites. The noise of road and wind is huge. The mpg is ordinary(22 for city and 28 for highway). After 300 miles I noticed the dashboard noise. I have been to the dealer's 3 times and it's still there. Overall average quality compared with Buick or Camry. Never buy it again.
Pros: Look, feel, value, and re-sale value.
Cons: blind spot
Advice: Do research and shopping online. I hate dealing with lying salesmen!Great! Loved the look and feel. Only negative: A design flaw in the Accord since this design introduced (1998-2002) which is it's huge rear blind-spot on both sides. Talked with other owners and all agree. Just be a little extra careful when getting over and you'll get used to it.
Pros: sound system
Cons: hard seats
Advice: Buy a seat cushion and GO!I have been 2,000 miles & so far so good. The ride is smooth. The car corners and stops very well. The 4 cylinder has plenty of pick up for me. MPG so far is 27-30 mpg highway and city. The fit & finish are perfect outside and inside. No blemishes of any type. The only complaints I have are what I feel are design flaws. 1)It is very hard to get into the back seat. Once you get in there is lots of room but getting there is a real pain. How about a 2 inch longer door? 2)The trunk is hard to access b/c the threshold is so high. 3) Seats are hard. Tiring on the buttocks after a long day. This model has been out for 4 years. You would think these would have been corrected. Overall I feel great about this car. My 4th Honda.All have been great cars, wonderful resale value.
Pros: sun roof
Cons: nothing really. I love it
Advice: own it for a long time, it'll pay off in the long run.Smooth and quiet. Bought at Honda World in Orange County, excellent price. We got the full, tricked out model with mud flaps, spoiler, wheel locks, etc. It still cost less than the MSRP base model.