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2003 Honda AccordReview
machkaman writes:
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Honda had a transmission problem with these cars from 98-2003. In 2004 which is the same body style I believe there was a transmission recall in which Honda was suppose to inspect the gears. If the gears are discolored the transmission gets rebuilt at Honda s expense if the gears are not discolored a cooler is installed. Buyer beware if you are lazy and did not change the tranny fluid you will have a problem because the screens are thin and filings get sucked up into the torque converter causing a check engine code of transmission shift malfunction. One mechanic I spoke to said if you see this code do not buy the car. Honda extended the warrantee on the tranny for a certain amount of years or mileage but on the 2003 models you are out of luck. On the 2004 Honda refused to honor the recall on the tranny claiming the vin number on the car was not in the recall. Dont stand for this. Its their headache. My recommendation use Valvoline Max Life Full Synthetic tranny fluid and change the fluid every 10,000 miles or every 3 oil changes. If you dont change the fluid regularly plan on spending $2800 for a transmission in the future. The clear coats and /or paint on many of these cars have a paint peeling problem. Honda made good on some of these cars but only up to a certain amount of miles or years. After that they will give you a hard time. But dont expect anything and expect that Honda will give you a hard time. Many of the Honda Accords are overpriced in my opinion given the problems I mentioned above. However many people still buy these cars assuming they are reliable based on the past. I call that the Honda Halo effect. Dont assume anything!!!!!!!!!!!! Past performance is no indication of future results.

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2003 Honda Accord Review
Joseph says:
I have used Honda Accord before and its a great car
vs2003 Nissan Altima 2.5
2003 Honda Accord winning categories:
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Value Ranked 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 worse.
"Good engine and good interior"
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 worse.
"Honda always have better interior than Nissan and the also have good looking sedan"
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2003 Honda Accord LX Review
nitrocars says:
vs2003 Nissan Maxima GXE
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Handling Ranked 2003 Nissan Maxima GXE worse.
"most confortable car"
Would Buy Ranked 2003 Nissan Maxima GXE worse.
"better car"
2003 Honda Accord EX V6Review
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Fun, Family Car — Bought my Accord after my Mazda caught on fire. It runs great but I'm buying a hybrid to help with my commute. City mileage is around 19 to 20 but I pull at least 30 mpg on the highway. Very sporty handling reminiscent of my Prelude. You can haul about 10 fruit boxes with the rear seats folded down. Very roomy for all passengers. The styling still looks great and I get compliments all the time. I've taken it on quite a few road trips with friends and felt comfortable driving it for hours.The V-TEC never stops and is great for passing other vehicles.This would be a great car for a family on a budget.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun car to drive
Reliable
Easy to Work On

Cons: MPG is low for a V6

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2003 Honda Accord EX V6Review
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Later — I have owned this Honda Accord since it had 132,000 ish miles. It now has very close to 187,000 miles and still has great power and is a very reliable car. I have had some work done on it to keep it in good mechanical and cosmetic shape.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Later

Cons: Later

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2003 Honda Accord EX V6 with NavReview
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Great Car To Drive. — This is a great car to drive. It has excellent power, handles great and has plenty of room in both the front and back seats. The car has been very reliable and gets good gas mileage for a six cylinder.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Power, handling & reliability

Cons: All-wheel-drive not available.

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2003 Honda Accord EXReview
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My Honda — Overall a reliable car inexpensive to upkeep good on gas. Has good room in the back seat and a spacious trunk. Rides smoothly ........... Love my Honda xx xxx xx xx xx xx xx xxx xxx xx xxx xxx xxx xx

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gas saver

Cons: I love my car

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2003 Honda Accord LXReview
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Sweet — Radio doesn't work about a month after i got it(used).The radio is built in with other stuff so it sux!:P Way better gas mileage then i was used to! Sweet car overall!I like Honda's!!Yay better then taking the bus!hehe

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Way better gas mileage then i was used to!

Cons: Radio doesn't work about a month after i got it(used).The radio is built in with other stuff so it sux!:P

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2003 Honda Accord EX V6 with NavReview
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Low Maintenance & Fun To Drive — Performance - awesome acceleration, perfect brakes, smooth handling Build Quality - No problems so far Appearance - Nice styling Exterior and Interior...sedan looks better than coupe in my opinion Cost of Ownership - good gas mileage 20/28, low maintenance costs, i only use full synthetic oil in this car, but its not required Fun Factor - Fun to drive, acceleration and handling is good, if u put some wider tires on this ride

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Voice Commands that comes with Navigation package

Cons: tires are too thin (205)...i just put 215 and the grip is awesome now

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2003 Honda Accord LXReview
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Great Car For Your Familly! — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling All are good but this isn't a speed car so the acceleration is sorts slow... But the car still got me 230km/h... Which is pretty fast... This car is heavy so in the winter it handles the road with ease... And yes this car is fun to drive...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Space! Large car means spacy...

Cons: Not a sport car...

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2021 Honda Accord Reviews

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I LOVE IT! Its sporty, classy, & sexy! Not to mention its modem features! Read More

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2019 Honda Accord Reviews

Review By MEHAFFYDR

Just purchased yesterday but already have 300 miles on it. Drives great I opted for manual transmission and got the 2.0 engine. Plenty of power very nice exterior and interior. The only thing it does... Read More

Review By Guru9BH4VY

The driver lacks the comfort. This car not good for long drives. Read More

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 vladimirmoreno

Im happy with my new acquisition, I think this car is Underrated for what it is, it provides all the safety that other models have at a higher price. Read More

Review By Mannyball72

this car has everything I wanted in a car with premium sounds and Nav. Read More

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