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Pros: Great reliability, smooth ride, efficient on gas mileage. Cons: more leg room in the back Love the performance, after fixing the transmission problem in 2005, it's been a pleasure.
Pros: Heated seats
Cons: the navi in the trunk is directly in the center. Move it over so it doesn't get bumped when we're putting luggage in.I've been a Honda owner since the 70's but this was my first Accord. I owned 4 Civics from the first hatchback back in 1971/2 until my 1996 Civic. I love my Accord. It's comfortable, reliable, and the tunk can hold all the things I need for taking my granddaughter (and her friends) to the beach...snorkeling gear, beach chairs, floats, towels, blankets, etc. I've never had any major problems with my cars. In 8 years, I've changed the oil, tires, breaks, and once had it in because my check engine light came on....cost me $70 to find out my gas cap wasn't on tight enough! I find Honda to be the most reliable car on the market. My daughters have had problems with their cars, Toyota and Chrysler PT Cruiser, but my Honda keeps going. My husband had a Celica that had 239,000 miles on it and the floor board gave way. I'm hoping to beat his record with my Accord!
Pros: reliability and economical
Cons: nothingvery sharp looking ,only the vehicle has some hail damage
the gps the radio, the tape .got 30 mies to gallon
Pros: handling,power ,roomy .the best car ive ever own better than the ls 400 lexus that ionce owned.
Cons: honestly.i cant find a thing,just afine car to drive with all get up and go.wife &i I droveback east and down to forida and back through new orleans and back to san diego ,cover about 6500 t0 7000 miles was really great to travelling with a 30 miles to the gallon greatv6 eng with execellnt power andgreat performance. trully a fine automobile.cant say enought.
My Best Vehicle Ever
Pros: The vehicle was designed as a whole system and not just a collection of extant subsystems.
Cons: Vision to the rear of the vehicle leaves a great deal to be desired!!!I purchased my Accord Coupe at the end of the 2003 model year. I chose this vehicle for its reputation of reliability, performance and fuel economy. I traded in a Camero Z-28 and expected significantly less performance. I could not have been more surprised when I experienced overall excellence in any category that I considered. The categories that I considered included acceleration, deceleration and braking performance, precise steering at any speed (legal and otherwise), feedback from any system that the vehicle was performing to specification and that all systems assured the driver that he/she was in total control and not 'just along for the ride.' Economical performance was a very pleasant surprise in that it was considerably above the mpg claimed on the price sheet affixed to the window and far, far above the fuel usage of the Z-28. I think that HONDA built the 2003 Accord V-6 Coupe such that all systems operated in close concert to give outstanding performance and economy that I have, and continue to enjoy ownership of the vehicle.
Best Car I have owned!!
Pros: Solid Japaneese engineering and equally well built in the USA.
Cons: Front Wheel DriveI also have a E46 BMW 330i but this machine is nowhere as reliable or comfortable as the 2003 Accord. The Accor 2003 2.4l has fantastic build compared to the BMW 330i. (Sensors, electricals, water pump, suspention ....you name it). However, the BMW handles way better at the limit. Joy
Pros: SLIGHTLY HEAVY STEERING RESPONSE
Cons: Stock Brakes and Rotors needed replaced all 4 wheels before 25,000
Advice: Do the Honda Maint. Schedule and she will run forever. I switched to Mobil One Synthetic Oil Changes every 5000Plenty of power on tap. Handles well enough. Comfortable. Quiet. Not a 3-series, but not sold as one either. A hell of a lot less to maintain. No issues other than stock brakes suck. Hopefully as reliable as my other Honda's.