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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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    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 EX V6 CoupeReview
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    '98 Honda Accord — Its a great car. It is through and through a honda. It handles pretty good, and its fast, being its a V6. I bought it cheap but i do have to put some money in it to fix it up.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its a Honda

    Cons: The last owner didnt take very good care of it.

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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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