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1998 Honda Accord LXReview
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The Legend — It's a decent car, gets you from point A to point B, looks sharp in the front. Nice interior, looks newer than it is, pretty good engine, amazing trunk space, decent back seat space

Pros: Amazing trunk, pretty decent acceleration, cool headlights, quite fun to drive

Cons: There was a recall on this issue, dents too easily, dents seem unremovable, car crumbles too easily, gas mileage sucks

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1998 Honda AccordReview
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Honda Accord 2.0 Se — Well what can I say about Hondas, built to last forever... or until the body decides to give up and fall. This was my faimily car, I drove it for the past few years, long journey through Europe, for work... for a '98 car it still drives nicely, of course compared the the Fiat it lacks in every aspect... well except leg room for people in the back and visibility. Bits might fall off but the engine will still go forever. Exhaust might need replacement after a few years, cam belt and radiator might leak.

Owner for 6 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:90,000

Pros: Goes on forever, cheap maintenance, engine will last 10 years before anything goes wrong:)

Cons: Old... body will eventually start to rust, things might fall off.

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1998 Honda AccordReview
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Great Reliable Vehicle — Mine is blue and has never let me down once. Had new belts and filters and goes like stink. Good on fuel too

Pros: Faster than it looks

Cons: a bit grandad standard!

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1998 Honda Accord LXReview
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Reliable Fun Or Fun Reliability? —

My 1998 4-cylinder Honda Accord LX 4-door was the first car I ever bought new. After owning a used 88 Honda Prelude and a 90 Acura Integra, I was already familiar with Honda quality and reliability. In the 98 Accord, Honda’s quality and reliability were ever present. However, the Accord was significantly larger than the Prelude and Integra I previously owned and I was afraid that the increased size and weight would make the Accord more of a family hauler and less of a fun driver. I was pleasantly proven wrong. Unlike many Toyotas I have driven which are very well built and thoughtfully designed but not remotely driver focused, Honda always seems to inject their products – be they sport coupe or sedans – with the drive enjoyment. Honda’s, like most other Japanese auto manufactures, has really nailed down quality. From engineering excellence to low-cost operation, the Japanese have lead the way for decades. Striving for such excellence has brought us a slew of “characterless” appliances that have us expecting trouble-free operation with little or no effort on our part. If all you desire or expect from you car is reliability and years of trouble-free operation, I see a Camry in your future. If you want reliability and feel like you’re participating in the driving experience, Accord is your choice. True, there are some Camry models that have a decidedly more sporty edge but every Accord, from the base DX to the highline EX-V6 have driving enjoyment designed into them from the start and you don’t have to pay extra for the privilege. My 98 Accord LX was very basic. It was a 5-speed with no options. This doesn’t mean it was a stripper. In LX trim, the 98 Accord included a manual multi-adjustable driver’s seat, power windows and door locks, cruise control and air conditioning and a 4-speaker stereo with cassette (no CD). One of the things I wish the LX model had was better brakes. The disc/drum set-up worked fine but lacked ABS as standard equipment. You need to move up to the EX trim package to get 4-wheel discs with ABS as standard and, the gift of hindsight would now have me consider the EX over the LX for this very reason (not to mention extra toys like a sunroof and CD –player). The quiet and refined 4-cylinder puts out a very usable 150 horsepower and the 5-speed manual is crisp and fluid. Together they provided the best balance between power and economy (mid-30 mpg on the highway). The lighter inline-4 was well balanced in this chassis and I never felt overworked or at a loss for power and it was the first Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) sold in the State of California. What I truly enjoyed about my Accord was how the engine, transmission and steering all worked together to create a very capable sports car with the convenience of a large back seat and two extra doors. My Accord and I spent many a weekend exploring the myriad of twisty canyon roads Southern California has to offer. Each trip was a joy. How many cars can offer you driving excitement and utter reliability in the same package? In my opinion this generation Accord is a best buy if you want Japanese reliability and driving enjoyment yet, even with all the kudos that this car hard rightfully earned it too suffers a bit from the generic-car syndrome that afflicts Japanese products. Perhaps this is the double-edge sword that consumers need to embrace if they want reliability. Fortunately, Honda throws a little spice into this recipe to keep us awake behind the wheel. As for me, I’m willing to give up a bit of reliability for more personality. I now drive a VW Passat. Never the less, I still have very fond memories of my Accord. Thanks Honda.

Owner for 4 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:25,000

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1998 Honda Accord EX V6Review
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The Best Of The Best — I can only rave about this car. I have owned it now for 4 years and I have nothing but good things to say about it. The comfort, the power, the looks. All top notch. Rides so smooth. Mine is the V6 and I get about 30 mpg on a trip. Somewhere in the 24 range from city driving. I do not think that is too bad for a V6. I gladly give up a little mpg for the power that this car has. I had a 1995 Accord LX wagon prior to this car and thought it was the bomb. Once I got this car and drove it for a while I knew I was wrong. The 1995 was a nice car, but it does not compare to the room and ride I get from the 1998. If you have not driven a Honda ... your loss. They are some of the very best vehicles on the road today ... bar none.

Owner for 4 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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1998 Honda Accord EX V6Review
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Love It — I love everything about this car the only problem I have is that honda can not make a transmission for the V6 after that I wouldn't sell it. I even might just buy another one, I dont like the one that follows my generation.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Power, comfort, trunk space

Cons: Bad transmission

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1998 Honda Accord EXReview
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Reliable Overall —

Something wrong with remote control fob from the very beginning. Both original remotes have had the same problems: even with a fresh battery you don't know if remote will work or not, which defeats the purpose late at night in the dark. If anything accidentally touches the Panic button, it will set off the car alarm which is embarrassing and scary when you don't know how to turn it off. (Press the Unlock button.) Door locks are kind of unpredictable, too. They sometime lock themselves soon after you exit the car--so you'd better make sure you have the key with you. It's a pain when doors lock and you still have lots of stuff to unload from the car. Other weird issue with the locks/alarm system is that if the windows are down but doors locked and you stick your arm through the window, that might or might not triggers the alarm. So as far as I'm concerned, Honda should have offered to fix the problem for free (I asked dealerships); being potentially locked out of your car is beyond mere aggro. Whoever designed the visors should be shot--you practically have to wrestle them open, which is distracting and dangerous when driving. And the visors themselves are too long or the pull-out visor extensions are, because there is no way to completely shut out glare if you want to be able to see the whole rearview mirror, let alone reposition it. Major annoyance bordering on defect IMHO. The rearview mirror is adequate, but again, you practically need the strength of Atlas to flip the lever that shifts the mirror angle for night driving/headlight glare. The whole mirror actually fell off around age 12 when I pushed the lever. Something about the design (where door edge or window trim is positioned?) also limits visibility in some way, making it super-critical to doublecheck for blind spots when moving left a lane. Rear bumper should be sturdier. Both sides have developed cracks, which a body shop can glue underneath, but come on. Plastic for a rear bumper? Probably doesn't help to live in a cold climate, but still. Speakers are fine, but enough highway noise gets through enough to make it hard to hear the highs and lows if you're a music buff. Replaced tires at age 11; had to replace catalytic converter around age 12, which was expensive of course (over $1000 if I remember correctly). Now as the car approaches year 16, I worry that transmission will be the next major expense despite being pretty good about laying off the clutch. Car has great legroom but that makes car longer than most sedans and thus takes up more space to park. (More of an issue now that the trend is toward smaller cars.) The Accord was the same length as our Volvo 240 DL wagon, which had about the same amount of legroom but a lot more cargo space. See "Comments" section for more info about trunk and back seat features. Speakers are fine, but enough highway noise gets through enough to make it hard to hear the highs and lows if you're a music buff. The Accord has a nice throaty engine, but the horn? Ridiculous. Practically sounds like a toy. And the horn is very poorly designed, because you almost have to pound it to make it go off. W-a-a-y too hard to press. There is no separate button on the steering wheel for the horn, not even a label on the center panel indicating where to press. Which says to me: Press anywhere, or at least aim for the middle. Right? But more than once I've hit the horn and nothing happened, which is *not* a good thing when a distracted driver is plowing toward you. I'd be very interested to know if others have had the same experience. I'm no car mechanic so I can't cite specs; all I can say about performance is that it's decent for a 4-cylinder engine. The only time I've had problems are on very steep hills--but since I have a manual transmission, I just downshift. Sometimes when I' take the car in for an oil change, the mechanic forgets to reset whatever it is he's supposed to, meaning that the oil light on the control panel goes off. Scared me the first time it happened. Whatever it is that is supposed to be reset should do so automatically. (Another design flaw IMO.) Since moving to a cold clime, I've notice little glitches that might be caused by extreme cold. Probably a lot to do with the age of the car, too. One morning last winter the heat decided not to work despite the fan being on full blast. Mechanic said it's not uncommon (at least here in MN) for the sensor under the temp knob to detach, and the fix was fortunately quite easy--just pop on a new knob that cost around $15. Deep glovebox but almost too deep--wish it were less vertical and more horizontal so you could see at a glance everything in there. Dealer replaced the seatbelt anchor or whatever it was that was recalled several years ago. I've only had to replace headlamps twice, I think, in 16 yrs which is pretty decent.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Reliability overall
Moonroof on the EX
Decent highway mileage
Decent AC
Child safety locks on rear doors
5-speed manual transmission (if that's what you want)

Cons: High-ish purchase price
Major problems with remote control (see Review)
Flimsy rear bumper
Poorly designed visors
Side mirrors don't retract

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1998 Honda AccordReview
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Loved It. Gutted When I Wrote It Off. — All in, if I was looking to buy another mid-size family saloon for medium to long distance work, I'd think seriously about another Accord. It was very comfortable, behaved well in traffic and on the open road. The Accord I had was a 2.2 V-Tec, it was plenty fast for fun and traffic light drag racing, but economical on the motorway if driven carefully.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fast, comfortable, reliable and matured well, looking very tidy for a 15 year old car when it came to me.

Cons: Expensive parts, and difficult to find new spares for missing interior clips and etc.

Expensive to insure if you've got an 'at fault' in the last 5 years, but shopping around brought the cost down.

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1998 Honda Accord EXReview
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Can't Wait To Put Some Money And Mods Into This Car! — Haven't owned it for long, but since it's a honda I expect it to have good quality! The performance is good, 2.3l vtec pulls hard, brakes good and takes the corners like a train on tracks. So far I've had to replace the strut top because it went dry, and the clear coat needs fixing. The interior is roomy and comfortable, the exterior is nothing special, but with a few mods would look good. Gets really good fuel mileage, hopefully maintenance isn't too costly in the future. The car is really fun to drive, always a blast once vtec kicks in!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Vtec, 5speed, roomy, good on gas, options

Cons: no rear disc brakes, no fog lights, no moon roof

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1998 Honda Accord LXReview
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This Car Is Priced To Sell Now And Will Not Last Long — This car has had two owners - clear title (not salvaged) and runs great. It gets 29MPG in the city and 32MPG on long trips. Recently detailed this car has had plenty of TLC and I have all maintenance records. This will make a fantastic car for a college student or family vehicle for a young family.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The feel of luxury at a economy car price

Cons: Will be reliable for about 70,000 more miles

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2021 Honda Accord Reviews

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2019 Honda Accord Reviews

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2018 Honda Accord Reviews

Review By Fernando

Pleasure to drive, smooth, classy, quiet ride. Fun when you want it to be. 6 Spd manual gearbox is crisp and responsive, car is very stable at higher speeds, handles well but you can definitely feel i... Read More

Review By Kevsogr8t

Awesome car! Hp criminally underrated. Very smooth and a beautiful car. Honda made a wonderful car. Read More

2017 Honda Accord Reviews

Review By augustulyne

Vehicle had a salvaged title . I was not informed . Drove 2 hours for nothing! Read More

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