2001 Honda Accord

Honda Accord Consumer Reviews By Year:
2001 Honda Accord

NEW FOR 2001

Freshened exterior styling debuts on the 2001 Honda Accord, with a more aggressive-looking front fascia and hood and a new taillight design. Honda also ups the safety features list, making dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags standard and side airbags available on all models. All Accords now either meet or exceed California's low-emission vehicle (LEV) standards (some Accords meet ULEV standards, and one model sold in California is rated SULEV). Improvements aimed at reducing road and wind noise have been made, while EX models get a standard in-dash six-disc CD changer, and all V6 models come with traction control. Midyear, a DX four-banger equipped with a special value package debuted, adding an automatic transmission, air conditioning, a CD player, floor mats, fake wood interior accents and special exterior trim.


Great build quality, spacious interior, peppy yet clean engines, comfortable seats, excellent resale value, reputation for bulletproof reliability.


Everybody drives one, personality of Al Gore, taut highway ride.

245 Total User Reviews

Average Rating

By jmalave on August 4 @ 1:20 pm
what a great car!
For the price if you can live without power windows and locks is the best deal Honda has in the Accord. I also have a 2000 SE and sure it is great to have antilock brakes but the VP is all I need.

By dmnion on January 29 @ 7:46 pm
01 Honda Accord Coupe V6
The car is a real head turner and it has the power to match. I regret not waiting til 02 model considering the passenger seat is power too. Also, the driver's seat is power but not very comfortable. It needs more adjustment. This is my second Honda. They are reliable cars with great retail but I would consider an Acrua CL if I were to purchase another Honda/Acura.

By happydriver on August 28 @ 4:53 pm
good car, good price.......can't beat
I have a V6 accord, and for the price, you can't really beat the reliability, comfort and ergonomics. It is pretty spacious for its size too.

By Carlos on May 10 @ 6:16 pm
My 01' Accord EX V6
I love my car. I have had no problems with her in almost my year of ownership. I have been across country twice and she runs just as good as she did when i drove off the lot. Hondas are #1!!!

By golffour on May 31 @ 4:46 am
great car
this car is great.

By TheKrispies on July 16 @ 6:03 pm
The best mechanic I've ever known once told me that if I never wanted to see him again to buy a Honda. I am impressed with the interior room and comfort offered in this vehicle. It has become the car of choice for a night on the town with my husband or a long road trip to visit friends and relatives. It's simple the nicest car I've ever owned.

By tmeo on August 8 @ 8:20 am
happy owner
Great car to go to work in. I travel 70 miles 5 days a week, and it hasn't missed a beat. Have 28,000 on it and its better than ever. wonderful in traffic, in and out of lanes, stereo cooks, everything is handy.

By qamarmu on April 9 @ 9:43 am
Nice and well equipped
My wife bought certified used Honda Accord with leather package. Nice and comfortable ride and great for computing. 4 Cyl gives great mileage, and decent hp, but not fun with 5 people in the car. I liked the over all performance of the car. Not to mention great quality engineering and very well laid interior.

By HondaAccordSE on February 5 @ 6:20 am
Needs More Horsepower!
Get the VTEC engine or a V6.

By PoKid on November 29 @ 7:06 am
Great ride
The car really moves when you need it to. The sleek features and the 6 Speaker 6 disk changer comes in handy for those long rides. Overall over the past three months I've found that I'm really glad I got this car.

By Diana on May 22 @ 3:00 am
What we wanted
Absolutely love this vehicle, and coming from a bigger Explorer that had numerous maintenance problems, we find the Accord adequate for our needs. Two years and 20k later we are not dissapointed with this vehicle and we will buy another one without hesitation. Oil changes and tire rotations is all we have needed to do.

By The Doc on November 12 @ 3:00 am
Needs Nothing
Well designed with impeccible build quality. Super value for the money. You can pay more for a car but you won't get much more for you hard earned dollars!

By ALfromSF on October 9 @ 11:00 am
MyFirst Accord
My girlfriend drives a Honda and I loved driving it which resulted in me buying my 2002 Accord EX V6. The low price was an extra bonus. Overall this car runs smoothly and you can really feel the 200hps working. However, I see myself going to the gas station more often then expected.It's a V6 but it's also a Honda! I expected to get at least 25mpg if not more but I'm averaging 21mpg(highway + city). Now I'm kind of afraid to drive the car just becuase I know afterwards, the car will be saying, "Feed me now or be stuck on the road." Thinking back I may just have paid a little more and get the new Camery.

By Michael P. on October 9 @ 11:00 am
Great Car
To be able to have a car that can do it all from riding on a cloud on the open road to letting me rip through the 5- speed transmission while having the sunroof open and changing the disc in the 6-disc changer is a great thing. And to do all of this, look good, retain resale value, and get 25 mpg? Come on, what more can ou ask for? Comfortable seating for 4 you ask? Go get 3 other people and take a test drive.

By hondagrl on December 8 @ 11:00 am
Excellent Car
This is my 2nd Accord, and I love it. It is reliable, good looking, and the V6 has enough pep to get up and go. I do wish that they weren't so common, but with all the standard features, reliability, and great resale ... it's no wonder so many people love them.

By Dfellores on January 19 @ 11:00 am
Buy An Accord!!!
Hey if your looking for a great, reliable car that has a resale value that won't leave you feeling horable when you trade it in, get an Accord. It is one of the best car that I have ever driven. Smooth, zippy, and fun to drive.

By Jarule on January 19 @ 11:00 am
Accord EX
Nice family vehicle. It yields good gas mileage. We have had some issues with some of the rubber sealings around the windows but warranty coverage has taken care of the problems. We have added a spoiler on the trunk and it seems to be too heavy - the trunk may fall on your head while open. Overall not a too bad vehicle.

By dglanz on September 11 @ 11:00 am
Fun to drive, but a little noisy
I leased this car last May and currently have right under 10K miles on it. Overall, it is a nice car. The paint looks nice and the interior is finished perfectly. It hasn't had any warranty service on it and is absolutely reliable. Over the last month, it has developed a rattle in the drivers door that is pretty annoying and there is much more road noise than I was expecting from a car that costs over $25K. Maybe it is the tires, but I'll never find out since these tires will be on it throughout my three year lease and I plan to turn it in.

By clevinger on June 7 @ 11:00 am
my accord
I bought this car through Autoweb. I got what I wanted: a car that I don't have to think about, carries 4 adults, and enough options to keep my mind occupied. The only things I don't like are the gas mileage 19 mpg average, but 25 on long trips, and there's a sqeak in the passenger door that drives me crazy.

By Ikiru on May 21 @ 11:00 am
Beware Electrical Problems
Generally a very good car. BUT, beware because there is an electrical problem with accessory socket (former cigarette lighter). Honda acknowledges some sort of problem between this socket (which I use for a cell phone charger) and the Supplimental Restraint System (SRS system). I've had to take it in 4 times so far to get it reset, because light is supposed to warn you of a potential problem with the airbags, etc.

By John18 on March 11 @ 11:00 am
Honda Accord V6 Coupe
The car is very smooth Cd player and speakers are nice. The price was a little high for what i got there is not that many cool features. But i whould tell you to get this car it is Fast Fun and has great comfort in this car.

By Ken M. II on August 31 @ 11:00 am
Good Value for the money......
I think this is an excellent car for the money. However, I keep having issues where I need to get the throttle body cleaned every 30,000 miles or so. If I don't do this then the car will hesitate when I press the gas (this is very aggervating). The engine is okay, but the 4 cylinder could use a little more pep.

By boisedogmom on May 10 @ 11:00 am
Love my Honda!
This is my fourth Honda automobile, and it is the best one yet. The name Honda is not often synonymous with luxury, but there are not many things I would wish for that this car doesn't have. Add to that, the reliability and price that Honda is famous for, and you get one excellent automobile. The addition of the V-6 engine as an option is great, and this one definitely delivers. Mine is a lease, and I'll definitely be thinking of keeping it at the end, because I know it will run, and run well, for years to come.

By Educatedblkm on September 25 @ 11:00 am
No real problems yet
I bought my 2001 Accord EX in 2000, and currently have about 46,000 miles on it, so far no major problems. Paint on the rear bumper is scratched / pealing, but I don't know if that is a result of living in NYC or poor manufacturing. Additionally the rear seat teather cover for carseats came off, the rubber started to come off around one of the rear windows, and the clutch was sticking during cold starts. All problems were fixed free of charge (I got it all done before my warrenty expired) and I haven't had any serious problems at all. So far, I must say I luv this car (although my 4 cyl. can use a little more punch).

By jim18925 on September 25 @ 11:00 am
Fun & Reliable
You can't go wrong with the 2001 Accord EX-V6 Coupe. The engine is powerful and smooth ... requiring minimal maintenance and providing good economy. The transmission is top-notch, also delivering great performance. I've had no trouble with the car at all. My only dig would be that the car feels a bit less solid than it could ... keeping it from "best car" honors. However, I'm sure that my Honda will be in service with fewer repairs much longer than the "best car".

By tennisjanice on September 7 @ 11:00 am
Honda seats
Great car, however for trips longer than about 2 hours, the seats can be very hard and painful.

By rstcrew on December 19 @ 11:00 am
I Love My Honda
I Love My Honda. I only wish I could have owned this car sooner. I get 29 mpg hwy. faithfully. The only work I've had done is regular oil changes. I have the ex model totally loaded and I love the luxury. The only bad choise I made was the low profile wheels and tires. I've decided they are for people that have time to drive 5 mph over every dip, railroad track and bump. I have already replaced two tires with side wall bumps. Other than that(and I chose the big rims and tires) I wouldn't trade it for the world. ( Thank God the PT crusier was too over priced when I need a new car)

By hondaxtrordinair on June 11 @ 11:00 am
I recently bought the 2001 2dr V-6 EX model and let me tell you it's awsome!! The acceleration is amazing, handling is great: turns on a dime, extremely reliable. strongly reccomend this car

By ynk on December 1 @ 11:00 am
Great Car. This is an ideal full size car in the market with balanced performance, mileage and style.

By samspade77 on May 7 @ 11:00 am
Can't be beat for the money
I have been in the automotive industry for 12 years, and I swear by Honda products. This is a top quality vehicle that is a great all-around sedan. It is fun to drive, and the VTEC engine is quick. I drive it on HWY 5 between San Jose and L.A. This car can cruise between 80MPH and 100 MPH with great control and feel. The ride is very smooth and comfortable. I have no problem climbing the mountains, or passing other vehicles. I would recommend Accord to anyone who wants a practicle, reliable, fun, inexpensive, safe, roomey, low-maintenance, and quick car! You don't need to spend an arm or a leg for top quality. BUY a HONDA today!

By mjgrdms on January 14 @ 11:00 am
Honda Accord EX Sedan
this is my 3rd honda product- love them. Extremely reliable except that the brakes don't last. never had any other problems.

By jackiegrin on December 27 @ 11:00 am
reliable accord
I am very happy with my accord. It has plenty of leg room when sitting in the back seat. It has a smooth ride and is very dependable.

By Bfargin on March 15 @ 11:00 am
Accord Coupe a sweet ride
I have always been impressed with Honda products as far as the amount of product you get for the dollar spent. This new accord with the V6 does one better than the old Hondas in that it is really a great car, still safe and reliable but now it is also powerful and able to perform.

By jimD on May 14 @ 11:00 am
hondaAccord ex
Solid automobile. About 22 mpg in town. Power is fine since I do not drive on city freeways. Easy to keep, inside and out.

By alberto on January 21 @ 11:00 am
After driving for an hour or so. Vehicle starts to rough idle.

By infinifrog on August 8 @ 11:00 am
Not as good as I though...
At its 7,000 miles, the car refused to start, and the dealer said it is normal... it happened again for a couple of times until I traded it in for a Nissan Pathfinder after 15 months The VTEC V6 engine is good... very powerful and smooth...but style is just so-so and interior looks cheap... the leather seats just look like plastic...the painting is horrible...I can even scratch the bumper with my nails...

By ANDRIA on March 30 @ 11:00 am
Between this and the Toyota Camry the Honda won by a thousand miles!

By Nickole on March 30 @ 11:00 am
You'll love it!!!
You Can't Go Wrong!

By crystavol on December 24 @ 11:00 am
Awesome! My Accord is the most reliable and top quality vehicle. This is my second accord, and I will not buy anything else

By blazer on November 19 @ 11:00 am
Only one Honda
Bought this car new. Most overrated car in America. Radio was defective new, replacement has problems. Front driver seat rail was defective new, replacement no better. Paint holds wax about 45 days, then dulls. Bought body side moldings new. Within 10 months the paint failed and dealer had to pull off moldings and replace. When I asked about warranty on replacements, dealer shrugged. Paid for mud flaps. They do not keep anything off body. What are they for? Worst problem is car hydroplanes above 35 MPH in moderate rain. And the traction control only functions up to 15 MPH. First and last Honda for me.

By altezza on August 15 @ 11:00 am
01 accord coup
26k mile now with no problem.

By Hondanewbie on December 31 @ 11:00 am
This car is great
This car is awesome. It's my first too. It's a shame is doesn't have quite the sporty look I'd like but I got it for a great price and it has everything I want too. The engine is powerful and the gas mileage is incredible. I would recommmend this to everyone.

By Hello y on September 10 @ 11:00 am
Good car bad radio and dealer
The accord is a very good car. I purchased a 4 banger so power is low, but fuel mileage is very good. Quite a bit of road noise. Great suspension and brakes (abs w/ex model). Car seems to require very little maintenance, unless you follow the dealer suggestions which will bankrupt you and probably do more damage than good to a very well assembled car. Rear seating is average and trunk is small. Radio reception is very poor and I was very pleased to find out the dealer could have cared less. Their loss as I no longer have the car serviced there and will not repeat purchase.

By mc1223 on April 14 @ 11:00 am
An awesom car!
I used to drive a Jetta which I loved, but decided to go with a Honda after my friend put 179k on her '89 Accord, which ran incredible. I have a '02 Accord EX Coupe (only 4cyl), which could be faster, but thats what performance intakes and exhaust systems are for. Its extremely comfortable and rides very smooth. Gas mileage is good, which helps me with the amount of miles I put on it. The car is good looking, which will turn heads once I finish with the work I am doing to it. Bottom line...this car will run forever if you take car of it and is one of the most reliable cars out there. Resale value is also excellent.

By Ryan Riederer on April 14 @ 11:00 am
Honda Accord EX-L
The Accord has been comfortable and functional yet not terriably exciting. Our car has had the air bags stolen twice in less than two years and is a direct result form being such a popular car. As much as I like hondas I will never purchase another until the something has been done to change the conformity of the airbags. I know it is cheaper for Honda to have uniform airbags in every Arura and Honda but this only increases the value (ability to fence) on the black market.

By Ladybug on July 1 @ 11:00 am
Love my V6!!!
An excellent car with a smooth ride, though somewhat noisy on freeways. Mine is a 2002 and haven't had problems so far. With tinted windows, rear-end spoiler and fancy rims, it's a beauty and a road beast-at once. Love it!!!!

By ladybug on July 1 @ 11:00 am
Love my V6!!!
An excellent car with a smooth ride, though somewhat noisy on freeways. Mine is a 2002 and haven't had problems so far. With tinted windows, rear-end spoiler and fancy rims, it's a beauty and a road beast-at once. Love it!!!!

By Hondawoman on June 13 @ 11:00 am
Watch out for the transmission!!
I have only had my Honda 1.5 years and I need a transmission already. The dealership said there was a glitch in this particular year of Honda Accords. I never got anything in the mail telling me that. Thank goodness I still have 2,000 miles left on my warranty. New transmission shipped in from Japan-$4,500, 2 or 3 days of a rental car and labor? Hmmm, sounds a little expensive, even for a Honda!!

By Goldthumb on August 1 @ 3:00 am
Get a stick, for better fuel economy
Overall, my experience has been good. When I first bought the car, I there was a problem with the shifting. I was given a loaner, and since then it has been perfect. The dealership was very relaxing and professional. (I owned an Eclipse before, and Mitsubishi service is simply horrific.) I am happy to be driving one of the most reliable cars on the road.

By dtskiles on August 1 @ 3:00 am
Surprised and Pleased
Left work to test drive the 330i. Came home with an EX V6. Mileage is better, better interiour design, and the performance seemed better.

By Johnnytheman on September 20 @ 3:00 am
Not all hondas are reliable
The car has visited the dealer at least 2 times a month from a faulty leather to the oxegen sensor to the cat converter. i have had to have the keys reprogamed twice and the cars have faulty alignment that creats uneven wear in the tires. this is in fact the worst new car experice by far

By maddawg on May 12 @ 3:00 am
great car
love to drive my honda a little disapointed in the gas milage the drivers seat not that great for my commute to and from work had to replace front rotors and pads already at 60000 kms still very pleased

By Ido on September 10 @ 3:00 am
Hey look, everyone has your car :(
If you want a good, average car that will not let you down then buy the car. If, however, you dont want to drive something that everyone else is driving or want a little excitement in your daily commute, do not opt for the accord. The interior is extremely comfortable. Very spacious (I am 6'0 210 and fit very comfortbaly) Rear seat is surprisingly spacious as well as the trunk. Suspension is a bit taut makes for a bit of a rough ride. Also, the 4cyl. just aint gonna cut it, at least go for the 6cyl. for increased performance.

By MissMom on January 26 @ 3:00 am
Love my Honda!!
After holding off from buying a Honda b/c of the price...We are so sorry we finally did. I doubt we will ever drive anything else...unless it is a mini-van. Wish we had gone the extra mile for the V-6. The 4 cylinder is quite "peppy" though.

By exhondaboy on February 21 @ 3:00 am
Honda no more
Purchasing my 5th accord was suppose to be a no loose deal, previous models were exceptional cars to drive. I was sold a lemon when I bought my new 2001 accord. The car shakes and rattles, the weatherstripping is poor, and the stereo belongs in a dodge aries k car.Neither the dealership nor the service center in CA has been any help. I've basically been told "It's yours now" and my concerns have been overlooked. Maybe Honda should concentrate on quality control at its plants instead of making top sales. Honda you've lost a loyal 17 yr owner for good.

By joe thompson on July 17 @ 3:00 am
This is a REAL Car!
I bought this 2001 car new. For me it was a move up from a smaller Nissan, and I had been considering a Civic or a Corolla. A friend with me remembers my saying when I started out the lot, "THIS is a REAL car!" and she knew in 20 feet that I would buy it. Now, 20 months and 20K miles later, I feel I "know" the car and am as delighted as I was when new -- of course, it is still the same, so it might as well be new. No service work (besides oil change) has been necessary.

By PghOwner on December 20 @ 3:00 am
Lots of problems!
After 9 months and 17K miles the transmission went. 5 months later brought it back with a squeek in the front end. Didn't find a problem, just lubricated some bushings. In Jan '03 the power steering started squeeling, took it in and the power steering rack was leaking and the whole thing needed replaced. Only had 42K miles on the car. Luckily Honda took care of the problem, or it would have cost $1250 to have it replaced. Took it back yesterday with another squeek in the front, and they said that it is the struts that are noisey. They aren't leaking, just noisey. Cost to replace them $450.

By CamryFan2 on May 7 @ 3:00 am
Very good car
This is a terrific car! It replaces my '91 Mazda (307,000+ miles) and is definitely a great bargain. Seats are very comfortable in the front, much like my 2000 Camry LE V-6, and the controls are very well laid out. Even with the 4-banger, this car has solid performance, and oil analysis on both engine and transmission indicate excellent reliability. I also appreciate the relatively easy access to all routine maintenance items. The only drawback is a poorly designed back seat. The seat cushion does not provide adequate thight support for a person of average height, and the rear seat headrests, just two small bumps, are almost worthless.

By Joseph Smith on January 31 @ 3:00 am
Love my Honda
Great car, plenty of room, economical, and fun to drive. Has all the features I care about. Very nice styling, and very easy to drive. I have the 4 cylinder engine, and it has more than ample power.

By jspreitz on October 28 @ 3:00 am
Useless Warranty
Honda's warranty is not worth the paper that it is written on. My problem is with the fog lamps which are a dealer- installed option. Both lenses cracked twice and Honda is telling me that it is because some debris hit them. That's 4 lenses in a 20 month period and they're telling me that the part is not defective. Also, Honda issued a Technical Service Bulletin which admits that this as a problem with a defective part. Regardless, they want to charge me in excess of $350 to replace what is obviously an situation covered under the warranty. I am pursuing this with the Attorney General's office.

By Never Again Honda on March 15 @ 3:00 am
not again
After 25,000 miles the trans was replaced. It does not shift correclty since then. It has been in the shop for valve seals, rear window water leaks and other small stuff. Mine is for sale... watch out.

By Mikkos Slappey on August 18 @ 3:00 am
This is My Dream Car
Even though I haven't had it long, I have enjoyed it very much. I love the 6 disc CD changer and sunroof. The keyless entry comes in handy.

By magpub on May 14 @ 3:00 am
Creme de la creme
This Honda was the best car for the money when I bought it and it still the best car 2 years, 30k miles later. Anyone complaining about a Honda lemon must be sniffing something or abuses their car. I've owned another Accord, a Jeep Wrangler, a Pontiac Crapfest, a Camry and a couple of Nissans -- none compare to the quality of this car.

By Vick on February 8 @ 11:00 am
Best Ever
I bought this car to get better gas mileage, I traded in my Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is my first car and I am impressed. It had everything I wanted at a really good price. I would reccomend this car to anyone.

By dkcooley on January 21 @ 11:00 am
Solid Vehicle
We have driven this vehicle for two years now with no problems. We follow the scheduled maintainence program with our dealership and have not found a complaint with them either. The front passanger side shock/strut was defective after 15000 miles which the dealership found during a routine maintainence appt. and fixed the problem under warranty. The dealership provides us with a rental vehicle at their cost during all maitainence appointments. We will definitely buy another Honda and most likely form the same dealership.

By new Honda FAN on October 17 @ 11:00 am
A new Honda Fan is born!
I must say that I was rather skeptical since I had never owned one before. I Previously had a Dodge Intrepid with the 3.5L V6 and thought that car was good. But it did have a few squeaks and rattles. This Accord has no noise, its still quiet and the leather is great. I drive a lot and the only thing I would ask Honda is to do something about the gas mileage. My Intrepid could go 455 miles on one tank of gas, the Accord only makes it to 325 and that's with the SULEV 4 banger. I love the car and look forward to my next new Honda... the Pilot.

By jja guy on December 17 @ 11:00 am
Squeaks and Rattles - My Last Honda
After owning 5 Hondas, I never thought I would have to take one in for repairs at 40k miles... but my 2001 Accord just proved me wrong! The air vent fan has already gone, just after it came out from warranty (figures). Sure, the Accord drives nice and the engine is very quiet, but the squeaks and rattles from the interior make up for that. From the dash board to the glove box, new rattles emerge every day, testing my patience and driving me nuts! Also, some of the exterior trim around the dash board is coming off. Sometimes it feels like I am driving an American car. Honda seems to be in a quality rut and they just lost another customer because of it.

By YngGftdnBlk on March 4 @ 11:00 am
Not What I Thought it Should Be
I bought my 2001EX Coupe 4-cyl. after my 2000 Nissan Altima was stolen. I must admit that I would definitely prefer my Altima over this car. I bought this car for resale and resale only. Don't get me wrong, I was in love with the car when I bought it; however, after driving the car 6K miles and having one accident in the vehicle, I was suprised at how cheaply they put the car together. The car had alot of plastic and styrofoam with no real steal to support the car with. I have had the car since Feb 2003 and will be trading it in by Sept 2003.

By ISU on September 2 @ 11:00 am
Accord Sedan LX-V6
I have own this Accord for almost 3 years. Nothing went wrong only regular oil change. Just like other Accords with strong build quality and reliability (I owned 94 Accord). In my opinion, this generation V6 accord has unresponsive transmission. This may be the trade off to its mpg. However, it still make 1 of the fastest acceleration in 3.0L V6 engine class. What can I say ?

By jwood on April 6 @ 11:00 am
Look at a Toyota
I just purchased a 2001 Honda Accord EX with 64,000 miles on it. I have a 2002 Acura TL Type S and love it but wanted a car to use to travel to work in and save miles on my Acura. Well I knew that Honda Motors were having problems with transmissons but I went ahead and purchased the Accord because I thought it was a sound car. Boy was I ever wrong its now in the shop having a new tranny put in it. Go buy I toyota.

By nabil on June 5 @ 11:00 am
it is an enjoyable car, it is reliable. I prefer the V6.

By John Kent on October 5 @ 11:00 am
Too noisy
Road noise on coarse pavement at highway speeds is deafening, making conversation or radio-listening an unpleasant chore. Engine noise is pronounced during moderate-to-hard acceleration, and the motor does not sing a sweet song. Intermittent rattles and squeaks are annoying. The car is dead-solid reliable, but I won't buy another one.

By Zorin on June 4 @ 11:00 am
Reliability 1st.........Performance 2nd
The title says it all. This is a Honda and expect it to perform well over 200K miles if its taken care of. The ride is excellent for a small car. Most cars of this size are relatively bumpy for this price range. The performance lacks though! Acceleration begins avout 3K RPM's and above. Unfortunately the stick shift was not offered in a 6 cylinder until 2003, and a stick was what I wanted. Gas mileage is about 25 city and 31 hwy.

By Tricia on February 28 @ 11:00 am
comfort and reliability
I use my car for outside sales and spend roughly 5 hrs a day driving. My car offers me comfort and reliability. I like the fact that the blind spots are minimal it gives me a wide view of the road and everything around me. I enjoy the huge trunk, great for shopping and hauling things you wouldn't normally be able to fit in a trunk. I test drove several other makes comparable to the Accord and none of them could compare. The Accord has a tighter suspension and lets the driver feel in control.

By Too Tall to drive on May 17 @ 11:00 am
Bought Naples Gold when I saw it!
Yes, this car looks good (no spoiler but added window tint)! At5'10", my driver's seat is not comfortable beyond 30 min. Lumbar support is too low and I often readjust due to "slippage" on the firm leather. I sat in my sister's new Avalon this year, and realize I desire a smoother "Boat Ride" vs the EX.

By hubble on January 24 @ 11:00 am
If you are looking at this review, you too need reliable family transportation. You know that the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are above all competitors in terms of design, quality and reliability. But the Accord is much more fun to drive, especially when you drive much faster than you really should in a family sedan. If you like to drive and need a family sedan, drive an Accord and a Camry and feel the difference yourself. Then decide which to buy.

By Baka Yaroo on April 11 @ 11:00 am
Good Car
We have a 5 speed manual Accord that has been fun to drive. It is bit of a dog in first gear when the A/C is engaged, otherwise plenty of power with the 4cylinder - 5speed combo. The AC the second year does not cool as expected. Paint chips easily on the front plastic bumper.

By Atreides096 on March 25 @ 11:00 am
One of the most comfortable and quietest cars I've ever driven. Not necessarily a lot of "fun" (compared to something like a 350Z, or at higher ends, a Porche) but extremely enjoyable.

By breatherguy on September 14 @ 11:00 am
Not what I expected!
Bought new as a "demo" model. Vehicle was great for about 9 months. Then the fan switch quit working on the lower settings. That was replaced under warranty. THEN, a "transmission" recall. The transmission still doesn't work right. When the vehicle is setting flat and you put it into D4, the vehicle hesitates to engage for about 3-5 seconds. Took it back to the "local dealer PLOHAL HONDA" and they insist nothing is wrong. Now, the blower fan quit working "again".Finally this summer the air conditioner emits warm air. The local maintenance person put his hand up the the vent and said, "well it feels ok to me". I anticipated better testing!

By Antun K on June 11 @ 11:00 am
honda quality declining...
not very fun to drive due to slow acceleration and mediocre handling. both front door speakers began buzzing at 10k miles. Lack of power from a 150 hp I4 is glowing brightly! A huge manual shifter gets obnoxious after 60 miles. Brakes were shot around 36k miles. A/C never gets cold even after tune-ups. Styling is very conservative. On the plus side, CD changer is good and its in-dash so no trunk activity is req'd. I've had four straight hondas and quality has declined. Also, wind noise and ride noise are problems. But it runs really well, so its not a junker. I'm now getting a 525i so all you hondas on the road watch out! 525i=accord eater

By Alain Boutin on March 7 @ 11:00 am
Tiring to drive
Hard to drive. The slippery steering is designed to create resistance against the driver. The direction is too direct. A slight movement of the hand nearly result in a change of lane. Imposible to drive with one hand making a long trip very tiring. There is no suspension except for something I would call a bump amplifier. There is a lot of road noise. The steering wheel block the speedometer and the highbeam light. The steering wheel is too far from the driver. Not enough clearance for the legs. I seems this car is designed for small people. The seat hurt my back to the point now I am now getting rid of that car. (though the service was good).

By Blue Rider on July 5 @ 11:00 am
The Car that sells its self
This honda like the others I have had before has treated very well. For the countless of different driving conditions that I encountered it has never failed not once. I only wish I had the time to baby this car as much as it baby's me with its dependability. I only wish it had a stronger/faster engine.

By sgh2b on September 4 @ 11:00 am
I love my Honda Accord!!
I have had this car for almost a year now, and I absolutely love it. Not only is it a beautiful car (dark blue with gray interior), but it drives very well and is very dependable! My dad bought it as a graduation present for me to take to college and use for the next 5 or 6 years, and I can see myself driving it and still loving it for that time at least! I highly recommend Honda Accords.

By my pooper on February 24 @ 11:00 am
great car
I've had this car for more than 2 years now and have not had a single problem with it. What it lacks in luxury it more than makes up for in reliability and build quality. My family and I are able to turn the key and not worry wether were going 10 blocks to the store or 1,000 miles on a road trip. The peace of mind we have with this car is extraordinary.The maintenence on the car has been outright simple also. The honda dealership has an easy to understand schedule with reasonable prices.

By bob123456 on November 21 @ 11:00 am
Accord- major transmission problems
I have always purchased Hondas and had good experiences. However,after replacing two transmissions at 39k miles, I am very disappointed. Honda is covering the cost but it is a major hassle.

By Baja on April 25 @ 11:00 am
Make your own Honda
I turned a plain car into a car that is eye catching and fun to drive. The price I paid was below dealer invoice, because I shopped around. I used the money I saved to make it look sportier. No problems whatsoever in te two years I have had it. Tinted windows a must, euro tail lights, kept same tires added aluminum wheels, a honda bra for front end, xenon fusion blue bulbs in headlamps, neons on hood, racing seat covers, blue interior lights, and stainless steel exhaust adds horsepower and better acceleration.

By eddiel on June 7 @ 11:00 am
loving my honda accord
I owned a Civic before and this Accord is much better car. The handling and acceleration is very good. The value of the car is excellent. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a very reliable car.

By mpiazzisi on May 2 @ 11:00 am
Solid Car
I have had many vehicles. American, German and Japanese. My American built Honda is the most reliable car I have ever had. Not in the shop one in almost 3 years. Except for new tires, after 45,000 miles.

By kroy on March 29 @ 11:00 am
Solid Car
This car has been good to me, not a single problem since I purchased it. It is not the fastest car on the market, but it is far from the slowest. The quality is superior, and it gets great gas milage. The car is a testiment to to Honda and their engineering driven design.

By The OCDetailer on September 19 @ 11:00 am
Veee Tech!
I've had my coupe for about a year now, and I like it more as each day goes by. This car performs very well when asked, yet is mild mannered in most driving situations. It still feels very solid and well made despite some minor squeaks and rattles that seem to travel around the interior. The car has been rock solid in terms of reliability. I don't baby the car driving wise, but give it regular mechanical, interior, and exterior maintenance. By the way, if you're looking for some fun, switch off the traction control and go looking for some unexpecting teenage civic (with the 10 in. diameter exhaust pipe) drivers.

By juvemac on December 6 @ 11:00 am
my fourth Honda--and my first V-6...rarely do i find a product which provides me with so much satisfaction. If you have never owned a Honda--you owe it to yourself to make your life much more trouble-free...all that and leather!

By meyerzone on April 23 @ 11:00 am
Have had a lot of problems with this vehicle. Hondas are great cars but have had many problems with this one. With only 33,000 miles we have had loud noise problems that took 3 attempts to fix. In addition the transmission has been replaced and the altinator.

By cesko on December 30 @ 11:00 am
I love my accord
This has been the most solid car that I've ever bought. Very smooth ride. You can jsut tell in driving it that it's put together very well

By johnlong on December 13 @ 11:00 am
This Accord is not a good vehicle
This Accord has a bad engine because it is made in the usa and not in japan. The seat belt connecting compartment broke, terrible safety feature in the car. Car is too expensive.

By wp on July 16 @ 3:00 am
grossly inadequate power in all ranges. transmission searches for gears constantly. front bumper paint coming off in sheets

By rlak1013 on December 20 @ 3:00 am
I love this car! I wanted a Honda Accord V6 all through college and when I graduated I decided I was going to treat myself to this car. It was very expensive and I probably bit off more than I could chew, but I will never trade this car in. It's perfect in every way.

By CharlesE on February 18 @ 3:00 am
Perfect Appliance
This initally was a spare car for us. It was a lease deal at $159 / mo! Not as "fun" to drive as the wife's 98 ex v- 6, but it is a heck of a family car deal!

By boas9 on March 15 @ 3:00 am
Quality is down
Honda reliability is something of the past. I own two Honda's and one Acura and have experienced major mechnical problems with all. Transmission on the cars are awful and Traction control had to be replaced already. Add minor issues like dashboard bulbs having to be replaced, I believe it is time to look at another brand.

By Orko on December 9 @ 3:00 am
01-02 Accord V6: A Car Anyone will LOVE
I purchased my '01 Accord EX-VL Certified Used in January. Since then, it has been trouble-free, with no problems at all; legendary reliability, not to mention high resale value make this car a no- brainer. If you are considering an Accord, opt for the V6 and you will get a car that will make you happy for thousands of miles to come, just understand that you won't be first, nor the last one, to have one.

By Lghtspeedz on February 25 @ 3:00 am
Great Car!
I bought this car for the side air bags (worth an extra star in crash tests), the 6 disc, and the manual transmission. I previously owned a '94 Accord that was absolutely flawless. This car is a little more Americanized in terms of driveability. The clutch is less precise. The brakes don't last nearly as long (58k versus 100k in my old car). The new brakes are already grumbling in the rear. The gas mileage is a little less than I expected. It has a few squeaks, but the great stereo can easily tune them out. This car has been very reliable and I already have 70,000mi on it. I know that I can get in the car and it will always start.

By jobird on May 14 @ 3:00 am
I love my Honda!
I absolutely love my Honda Accord. I used to own a Pontiac Grand Am that was ALWAYS in the shop after getting rid of it and purchasing the Accord there is no comparsion. Just follow the maintenance schedule and get your oil changed every 3,000 - 6,000 miles depending on how hard you drive your car and you will be impressed. I travel quite frequently around the state and I always feel confident and comfortable in my car. My sisters both drive Hondas and swear by them as well!

By andrew_melix on January 4 @ 3:00 am
The Best Car in my Life
Great vehicle, beautiful, comfortable, nicely designed. This is one of the best cars ever made. For me it is much better than new Accord. 2001 Honda Accord EX-V6 Coupe is a awesome Car!!!

By R.Couturier on June 16 @ 3:00 am
First 100k Miles
Just turned over 100k miles. Very reliable. Handles and rides very well. 5-speed is enjoyable to drive. Interior is well designed and efficient. No squeaks/rattles after being hammered by I-94 in SE Michigan on a daily basis.

By juny on November 1 @ 3:00 am
excellent car, comfortable, nice interior, like that all is power, runs smooth, fully loaded, has everything wanted

By lmf on September 27 @ 3:00 am
No more warm and fuzzies
2001 Accord isn't up to snuff. Transmission problem after 64000 miles. Dealer says bad transmissions in 2000, 2001, and 2002 models. Warranty extended because of the problem. Remanufactured tranny put in yesterday, only to arrive at dealer for pick up to be told the "new" tranny is faulty too. Told 1 out of 6 Honda transmissions fail. Also had problem with oil pan recall. Needed breaks at 55,000, other repairs too soon in the life of the car. Could have bought a clunker with no loan and brought it for in for same amount of repairs. I've lost the warm and fuzzies I had for Honda and my Accord specifically.

By sucker5423 on March 1 @ 3:00 am
I heard Honda cars were so reliable. Not mine. I must have gotten a lemon. Transmission leak, and a bunch of minor, non-engine, problems.

By Axra on March 1 @ 3:00 am
Just Solid
This car is just solid. The doors are solid, the steering tight, and the power is smooth. After driving a 2000 Civic EX there is just no comparison. You can literally hear the quality by tapping on some of the interior panels. Honda has acknowledged the above average failure in the transmission and has compensated by extending the warranty to 100k miles. I'm not concerned at all.

By bl on May 1 @ 3:00 am
Honda Accord EX
The 2001 Acoord EX is a fun vehicle to drive. It offers a surprisingly quick 4 cylinder. The exterior offers sleek styling, while the interior is a spacious family sedan. You get piece of mind when you buy a Honda, due to reliability and performance.

By Eberly on October 4 @ 3:00 am
My wive loves this car. Dependable, stylish and reliable. Handles well on winter roads.

By Paul E. on June 30 @ 3:00 am
Matts Honda
Excellent car from the start, if you buy a Honda Accord you gotta get a V-6 It gets up and goes nicely, great handling and braking's not bad either

By Lakota on November 16 @ 3:00 am
Accord LX Sedan
We had a great experience both with the car and our dealership. We had visited 4 other dealers, but the professionalism and friendliness was not on par with the Honda Dealer. We found an outstanding certified Honda Accord that fit our budget.

By alan chan on May 9 @ 3:00 am
best $14K I ever spent!
I love this car since 98,finally I could buy myself one.98-02 is better looking then the 03-04 coupes. NSX concept tailights? V6+upgrades = :). Pulling next 2 any 4cyl(civics/intergra) = :). V6 coupes gets respects on the road. Y get a 4cyl prelude with no leather option for da same $$? I laugh at prelude owners. This V6 zoom up da hill like there's no hills! the only next level better then this is acura type-s coupe. but this is the best deal for the buck! GREAT BUY, for under $15k/25k miles. alot of upgrades out there to make this more then 200hp, cheap to maintain, it's fast when u want fast, it's peaceful when you want to cruise. A++++

By slnc2001 on October 29 @ 3:00 am
Don't Waste your $$
There are some good things and some bad things about this car. The first 5,000 miles were great, but after that it seemed that I had to have things fixed or replaced once a month. New speaker twice, new struts, etc... Would not recommend buying this car used...luckily most of the things that needed to be replaced were under warranty. This is my second Accord, and like the previous one, the factory tires suck...I needed new tires on my '01 at 20,000 miles...really needed them before that due to hydroplaning on very little water. If you purchase this accord, plan to spend a lot on maintenance and repairs.

By KrisCraz18 on July 8 @ 3:00 am
Awesome Car!
I have no major complaints about this car, except that the side airbag light goes on when a heavier person is sitting in the passenger seat, or I have books on there. Overall, I love driving this car!

By jafm50 on September 6 @ 3:00 am
my wife's honda
flawless in every detail we added a special simoniz treatment and the paint is still in showroom condition

By Bictexman on April 28 @ 3:00 am
Quality car at a reasonable price
My honda has 35000 miles. So far so good but then thats exactly what I expected from a Honda this is my 4th Honda and am quite satisfied. A quality car at a very affordable price without the frills. I am 6ft 3 in and fit quite comfortably in it. Runs smooth and I just love it, Thanx honda

By JeremyLockhart on October 1 @ 3:00 am
Personal Review
This isn't my first Honda. I had a few other accords along the years as well. The car is ok for good fuel economy. I think because there is money spent the resale value/trade in value should be a little higher. I have never had any major problems with any of my accords except the motor mount and the "boots". I however will not be buying another accord again just because they all seem to stay the same. I have a V6 and still drives like the first 4 cylinder I bought back in 93. I do like them but changes need to be made... I have had a 93,95,96,98,2000 and a 2001. So, enough for me.

By summerheat on August 27 @ 3:00 am
You won't be sorry
I needed a vehicle to offset our Suburban's enormous thirst for fuel but one that would also work for carrying around the kids and fill in on cross country trips. I also didn't want to pay a premium new or used car price. In enters the perfect vehicle for the chore. My only problem has been not bypassing my exits as I am really enjoying its comforts and convenience. Thanks Honda.

By dbrut1 on August 10 @ 3:00 am
Honda Accord Review
Had trouble with automatic transmission at 24,000 miles. Honda America replaced it completely and extended the transmission warranty from 3 years or 36,000 miles to 7 years or 100,000 miles! I am very pleased with the car.

By long-time Honda fan on March 25 @ 11:00 am
Review of LX-V6
I replaced my 94 EX with a 01 LX-V6 as I wanted 4 wheel disc brakes without AL wheels (my 94 lost air). Basically a very good car. I have no fault with its performance or transmission. I get a consistent 20 MPG around town and about the same on the highway as my 94 4 cylinder (29-31). Only problem has been a few dash squeaks (not typical for Honda). I find it a bit less of a "sporty" ride that earlier models but it is heavy and bigger.

By whynot0387 on May 24 @ 11:00 am
Great all around car.

By hartsf on April 27 @ 11:00 am
Quality with a touch of luxury
The build quality is outstanding--many American automobiles don't even come close. This is my second Honda; I expect the same dependability as the previous one I owned and have no doubt I will. The automobile is comfortable in both the front and back seats; I like the position and view from the driver's seat. Power windows, locks and mirrors add a level of luxury at a working man's price. The Honda Accord--Quality with a touch of luxury.

By First import on March 22 @ 11:00 am
Keeps gettting better
Bought the vehicle new, have had no problems to date, Honda sent out 100,000 mile transmission warranties for problems the auto had to all buyers. I have yet had any problems with the trans. I did have to replace the coolant sooner that maint. req. The dealer recommends 30,000 intervals. Gas mileage is consistent, with the right oil. 5W-20 is recommended. I am getting 20 mpg in town, 29 hwy at 75mph. Have been very impressed with this vehicle, it just keeps getting better. Only draw back is poor paint quality on the hood and front bumper.

By KEVINJOHNSOH on January 28 @ 11:00 am
Great gas mileage, very reliable, brillaint design in and out, its a masterpiece.

By boswelsc on January 10 @ 11:00 am
A lot of car for the money
I LOVE THIS CAR! Hands down, one of the best values out there for the money. The only way you can get a nicer Honda is to buy an Acura. The V6 offers quite enough power for any driving conditions and the interior finish is well insulated and provides a nice comforable ride. I highly recommend this car for anyone looking for a luxury car at an economy car price.

By ksokie on February 4 @ 11:00 am
We love our Accord coupe ("Heidi")!! The 2001 body style is sporty, yet elegant (especially in silver). Her V6 accelerates supremely when passing. She has a sliding/tilting sun roof that is great, as is the trunk room - very spacious for a car this size. The rear seating is tight for 3 older teenagers (triplets), but that didn't stop us from taking it on vacations and trips to see family out of state. When it comes down to it, what we like the most about Heidi is the sheer feeling of free-spiritedness that she gives us. At slightly over 100,000 miles, she still drives like a dream.

By jordanyeng on February 11 @ 11:00 am
Excellent daily-use
Bought in for 3 years and I never experience a single break-down. The only things I spent are the scheduled maintainences, oil changes, and that's all! However, do not expect it to be too 'sporty' because of the soft suspension setting that aims for daily- use comfort. Yet, highly recommanded with its built quality and reliability.

By allen2h on July 15 @ 11:00 am
Best Car I have Ever Owned
Honda VTEC engine with manual transmission = highly refined drivetrain. Just put it in second gear and rip it all the way up to 6,000 rpm. This is not abusing the engine - this is giving this Honda engine the exercise that it yearns for. Very smooth manual shifter - I can shift to any given gear at any time with a precision that takes my breath away. High quality interior materials - nothing looks or is cheap. No rattles, only one minor squeak from the seat when I do hard cornering. Plenty of storage bins. Mileage: 1398 divided by 42.366 = 33.0 mpg when driving easy, 27 - 28 mpg when driving hard. Drawback: Hard cabin air filters replacement.

By areiaman on November 28 @ 11:00 am
Could be better
Mine is a 4 cyl/ automatic transmission. Had to replace the brake system power booster 2 wks after purchase (almost rear ended another vehicle). Now the car has developed a chugging noise in the front end and nobody is able to troubleshoot it. Sheet metal is paper thin, paint chips very easily. The engine has enough power, but you really have to punch the gas. LOTS of tire and wind noise and whinny transmission. Overall, a slightly less than average ownership experience and definitely not what I expected from a manufacturer with such reputation for quality and reliability.

By Texidor on July 19 @ 11:00 am
Honda for good
Good quality & performance overall.

By Prtyflwrs on July 3 @ 12:13 am
Rhonda's Review
I had a 1998 almost identical and loved it. It got totaled, so I replaced it with the 2001. I love it as well. I think that it is extremely stylish. I love the comfort and the leather. I really enjoy the climate control system. I have yet to find another car that I would want to trade it in for.

By lucy jo on August 24 @ 3:03 am
I expected better from Honda
It has been fine, until I made my last payment, I have had to have the motor mounts replaced (over $500!). Now some console lights go on and off and my fuel light doesn't work anymore and the dealer said they would have to pull everything apart and charge me to find out why it doesn't work.

By Jeremy on October 14 @ 2:13 pm
Good family car to own
All I can say is that I am very pleased with my Honda experience. Back in 2001, I traded in my 1990 Honda Accord EX for their latest model Accord EX-V6. I had some problems with my 1990, but mainly because I was taking my car to poor garages. Anyway, I've had nothing but success with my 2001. I purchased the extended 100,000 mile warranty, but so far, no problems. Replaced the tires at about 46,000 miles with new Bridgestone Turanzas; they swapped out the 6-CD changer because the laser started skipping, but no mechanical problems so far. I have to replace the rotors soon because I like to slam on the brakes in traffic a lot. I guess I'm somewhat of an aggressive driver. Great ride!

By Dale on March 26 @ 5:03 pm
One of the best cars ever built
I believe Honda Accords are one of the best cars ever made dollar for dollar. If you have a job where you drive a lot as I do, I would HIGHLY recommend a Honda Accord. Keep the oil changed and drive them reasonably, and they will go for a very very long time.

By Accord Addict on December 1 @ 10:56 am
Accord Advocate
Purchased in 5/04 with only 16K miles. Have put on 17K in 8 months. Had to replace drivers window regulator, but other than that no issues. Very dependable, peppy, fun to drive. Looking for another car now for my daughter and Accords are at the top of the list.

By Todd S on August 6 @ 12:46 pm
Ageless reliability
I passed up a high-end European car in 2001 on rumours of electrical problems. I'm at 65,000 miles and 2 accidents (not my fault) and the Accord is faultless. I haven't had even one issue, one rattle - nothing. (The dealer gets kudos for the quick faultless repairs after the accidents.) The TCS has proven helpful in ice, although better tires have proven a better solution in that area. Back seat fits a newborn carseat very well and the easy entry makes it easy for Dad to climb out after installing the carseat. After 5 years - I'm really digging for an excuse to get the 2005. But I can't come up with one. My car runs as well as the day I bought it. Go to Koons!

By hose_job on September 13 @ 9:10 am
Thanks for nothing
I was looking for a reliable car for commuting purposes that I could put a decent amount of miles on without having to invest a big chunk of change into some major repairs a few years down the road. I decided to go with supposed "head of the" class when it comes to reliability. Sure enough, less than 4 years and 130K into into my transmission falls apart and they want me to stick another $5000 into a replacement. The jerks tried to blame me because I only changed the fluid once a year at every 40,000 miles, when the truth is the failure was caused by a terrible design that they openly admitted to by extending the warranty to 100K miles. OWN UP TO YOUR MISTAKES HONDA!!

By hose_job on September 13 @ 9:10 am
Thanks for nothing
I was looking for a reliable car for commuting purposes that I could put a decent amount of miles on without having to invest a big chunk of change into some major repairs a few years down the road. I decided to go with supposed "head of the" class when it comes to reliability. Sure enough, less than 4 years and 130K into into my transmission falls apart and they want me to stick another $5000 into a replacement. They tried to blame me because I only changed the fluid once a year at every 40,000 miles, when the truth is the failure was caused by a terrible design that they openly admitted to by extending the warranty to 100K miles.OWN UP TO YOUR MISTAKES HONDA!!

By Tori on August 30 @ 3:10 am
Love my Honda
I just bought a 2001 honda accord with 70k miles on it. Best car I have ever bought. Fun to drive. Easy to hook up for teens. Looks nice, and very spacious. It seems the manual hondas are better. Had a 97 honda civic automatic transmission. The car was used but after i bought it the transmission went up on me with 20k miles. I love my honda accord and wouldnt trade it for anything else.

By My Accord on September 20 @ 9:33 pm
My Accord
I've had my Honda two years today. I love driving the car and it's well equipped. I love the moonroof, keyless entry and 6 disc CD changer. I take it in for maintance and I'm yet to have any problems. I'm currently at 92,000.

By Walter Melnyk on February 15 @ 5:40 am
Just bought it
I just purchased this automobile three months ago and it contiues to amaze me. The car is comfortable, fun to drive and had the best five speed tranny that I 've ever experienced. Impressed with gas mileage. It is avering better than 25 in urban driving. So far so good, but without a doubt, this is the best automobile I've ever ownerd.

By Mikkos on January 19 @ 8:13 pm
Honda beware
I've now had my Accord EX for 2 years now and I have started having transmission problems. First gears hestitates and shifts very hard. It's also really jerking when going up hills or coming to a stop. The sunroof rattles constantly when sunshade is open. I'm just disappointed with Honda. Everything else is good and I haven't had any other problems with it.

By itsjen_again on July 1 @ 12:53 am
A great car but could be quieter inside
Bought as "certified" used vehicle w/ 5000 miles in 2003. Most impressed w/ reliability-now at 35000 miles and not a single problem or repair. Reliable family (of 4) vehicle with good gas mileage (26 mpg around town--4 cyl). Not too zippy, but handles well. Expected it to be a quieter ride; more wind/road noise than I like. Seats uncomfortable on long drives (>1 hr). Interior design no frills but well laid-out. Lots of trunk space and flexible cargo arrangement w/ the fold- down rear seat and rear seat port-hole (have used this feature many times). We need to move up to larger vehicle now (baby on way) so its good resale value is a plus. Overall satisfied with this car.

By Bimal on May 21 @ 10:20 am
Excellent car
This is my first hounda car. I bought it used and I must thank previous owner for his immaculate maintainence of the car. I have put on 20k miles on it in 15 months. I love this car and there is nothing that I feel, I would like to complain about it. One minor thing I noticed was in the city I get about 17 mpg. However on highways I have noticed more than 30 mpg as long as I stay around 70 mph (with ac/heater on). I highly recommend this car to everyone.

By jp-chicago on October 29 @ 11:20 am
Great Car!
I love this car, it is one heck of a car for the price. Performance is amazing, and it handles great in snow. No Problems!

By Xspark on October 5 @ 8:16 pm
This is my fourth Honda car and I'm certain it's my last. My third car was a 1995 Honda Accord V6 EX and I thought it was just a bad year for Honda. My 2001 2 DR V6 Accord is a little better but the design and ride is still just average. The driver's seat seems loose. Everytime I brake or accelerate the seat rocks forward or backward. Dealer stated there are no problems with it so I guess it's just poor engineering. The car also seems to have difficulty finding the right gears in traffic. I'm always lurching forward or back because the automatic gears can't decide on an appropriate gear. I imagine this car will rust soon just like my other Honda's did. Time to look at other makes.

By Justin on February 16 @ 11:00 pm
Great Car
I have owned 2 previous models and this one by far is my favorite. It is a very nicely equipped car. Anyone wanting to buy one should not worry about getting a bad one because they all are a great vehicle.

By chig on February 18 @ 9:06 pm
Not the most reliable...
Bought a Honda due to excellent ratings and their reliability that you hear so much about. Had two expensive repairs. Had to have the tranmission replaced with low mileage. Honda covered and extended warranty to 100k. Also had a rear main seal that needed repaired with around 50k mileage. Honda refused to admit is was faulty design/workmanship even though all independent sources indicated otherwise. On the 2001 LX model, don't believe the hype that this car is the most reliable out there.

By Jen on November 7 @ 7:23 am
start of a trend
I LOVE my car! V6 is v. smooth/ great pick up. Had it over 4years & have replaced a faulty dashlight & recently the altenator. B/c I do all service w/my dealer I was given "goodwill credit" & paid only for labor/they pd. for the part. I saved over $200.00! I WILL buy another honda. No troubles in the NH winter, love the climate control. Acceleration is v. smooth, dash layout is v. ergonomic. I recommend this car to anyone looking for reliability, safety & an all around great car.

By Jon on May 2 @ 9:40 am
V6 coupe better than any domestic by far
With gas prices so high I'd get the V4 instead but the V6 can keep up with any domestic coupe. The ride quality is outstanding and as always it's very reliable. Get the recalled transmission fixed (free at Honda) and the performance and already smooth ride improves. This is my 3rd Accord in a row and until they disappoint me I'll keep on getting them.

By pk on March 27 @ 4:56 pm
i love my car
I have had my V6 Accord since she was brand new. I drive a LOT - nearly 30,000 miles per year, and I haven't yet had a problem with this car. Even after putting diesel in the gas tank (gas station's fault) she just keeps on keepin' on. The service department at the dealership has always been courteous and helpful when I take her in for scheduled maintenence. I have nothing bad to say about my car.

By Lenny Mai on June 14 @ 8:13 am
I own a 01 Lx V6 coupe and my cousin has a 2000 TL. believe me the interior is very much alike leather and trim. Accord is the fun car to drive even though it lacked in speed, but after some basic modifications it can be real tough competitor with the 3.0liter SOHC 24valve

By Liberty_05 on October 17 @ 8:46 am
68000 mile review
The Accord is the perfect all-around sedan for those who cannot afford a BMW (or those smart enough not to invest their hard earned money into rapidly depreciating assets at luxury prices). The Accord is sporty enough with a peppy engine and taut suspension to be really fun to zip around in. The car comfortably fits our family of four and has been a great stop-and-go hauler around town as well as a great highway touring sedan. Mechanically the car has been flawless. We have only had to replace a battery, oil and filters. The biggest drawback has been the length and turning radius making it sometimes difficult to park

By wrdrennan on July 28 @ 8:53 am
Good car
I picked the Honda Accord for reliability and safety. The 2001 Accord offers good, but not great mileage. The ride is reasonably smooth and the EX offers 6-CD changer, certainly a plus. Handling on the vehicle is acceptable, but a bit of a dissapointment. Stopping distances seem a little long to me, especially if the anti-locks kick in. Turning isn't as smooth as I'd like either. The exterior, as with Hondas offers no excitment, but one cannot complain about top safety ratings and few-- in fact no mechanical problems at 65000 miles.

By bigfoot on May 13 @ 6:26 pm
Brake problems anyone...?
Bought this car new in 2001 and have 117K miles on it. Overall have been very happy with performance and reliability. Only scheduled maintenance (110K is a killer - $900) and replacement of window motor, but expected that based on previous Honda experience. However, this vehicle has recurring problems with rotor warping/brake vibration and I was wonering of other owners have had similar experiences. Have had it back to Honda several times for in warranty and out of warranty fixes, but problem persists. Would like to know if this is a recurring theme as I am considering the purchase of an '05 Accord.

By dhbl on March 30 @ 12:06 pm
Never Again
I thought that this would be a reliable car that gets good gas mileage. All I can say is never again will I buy a Honda. I have had transmission problems, some covered by warranty others not. The fuel economy is not great, 22mpg. I can get better mileage from my other larger sedan that I own. Basicaly it has been very disapointing

By ElectricalEngineer on February 19 @ 1:30 pm
Research paid off
I looked into purchasing a used car for over a year. After owning several Toyota Camry's I wanted something with equal build quality and reliability, but with a driver's design. This accord delivers! I love driving it and everyone else who drives it is amazed. This is truely an amazing vehicle.

By rw on October 7 @ 2:16 am
Great Car
We bought our honda new in 2001. It was our first honda and definitely will not be our last.It has been a great car-very dependable. We have had to do only routine maintenance to it! It rides the same today as it did 4 years ago. We are very happy. We have a total of 100,00 plus miles on it and plan on keeping for a long time!

By Bob Welsh on August 12 @ 9:33 am
Purchased new in 2001
I like everything about the car except for the fact that for me, too low to the ground. Reliability has been fine thus far, had brake job at 60,000 miles and other than routine maintenance, no problems. Tires need to be replaced in about 1000 miles (630,,,). I do wish the sound /stereo was better but I like the 6 CD in dash.The V6 gives it enough power but I wish it had more. Fuel economy is around 22MPG with most of driving done on hiway

By Kevin on May 28 @ 1:16 pm
Accords rule !
Our Accord has given us ZERO problems the last 3 years. Bought it used with 16K miles, now it has 65K miles and no problems at all. I am 6'2" and it has plenty of leg room, sits 5 people easily, and has good pickup for a 2.3L 4 cylinder. Would recommend this car to anyone looking for a vehicle they can hold onto for 7-8 years. Also holds resale value extremely well so it is good equity-wise. We took a 60 month loan on this vehicle and with 24 payments left it is worth $2000 more (wholesale) than what we owe which is excellent.

By Austin on December 6 @ 9:30 am
I love this car.
I have had my Honda Accord for a little over 4 years now. I bought it brand new and have had no problems with it at all. I currently has almost 100k miles on it. In my opinion, Honda's are the most reliable vehicles on the road today. The 4-cylinder Accord could use more power, but with the 4-cylinder you get great gas mileage. Great vehicle!

By accordfan on March 13 @ 4:40 am
Not surprised!!
I have three Hondas including two Accords. The great part of it is it's ingenious placement of the controls. When I'm looking for something for the a/c it is so easy to find it, the knobs are large and the buttons are close to the steering wheels. I've been in other cars and many car companies overlook this need. The gas mileage is great and the performance is pretty good for a four cylinder car. I was expecting a boring car but it is much more than I ever thought an Accord could be. If you are looking for a great car that will last almost forever, a Honda Accord is just the car! :D

By Hal on July 2 @ 2:43 am
Nice Car
Nice car. Good body shape -- doesn't look trendy, even after five years. In fact, prefer body shape to current model. Good quality materials. Highly reliable. Comfortable seats. Good driver control positions. Good engine -- the power of a 6 cylinder with the economy of a 4 cylinder. In general, better quality vs. my Lumina it replaced.

By Ron on May 24 @ 1:33 am
A terriffic value
EXTREMELY RELIABLE with low Maintenance. Overall a great value with a total cost of only $2400 annually [averaging 20,000 miles] for first 5 yrs.. Original total cost $18,300 incl all taxes etc..- current value $7400. Only repairs in 5yrs/92,000 miles are front brakes/rotors and clock light bulb.

By mrkdrv on May 29 @ 5:26 am
I'd do it again
I have owned this car for three years and have had no problems. I bought it with just under 20K miles and have not hit 50k yet so I am definitely not beating it. I would buy this car again. Not everyone that owns a Honda will be problem free but you have to like your chances.

By Brenda on December 9 @ 10:23 am
Trouble free vehicle!
We have had no problems with our Accord. It has only needed a new set of tires since we purchased it. It is very comfortable for 4 large adults and is fuel efficient. Performance with the 4 cylinder is adequate. The automatic transmission is sluggish to downshift. It handles and brakes very well. I am somewhat concerned with the amount of reviews refering to the premature failure of the automatic transmissions. Fortunately, our dealer "gave" us a 10 yr/100000mi waranty--hopefully we won't have to use it. The dealer in Kingsport is very good but you have to remind them to wash your car, update your records in your owners manual, stamp your 5 oil changes get the sixth one free card.

By JCToro on March 10 @ 2:40 pm
A Solid Car...with Class
I purchased my 2001 Honda Accord new. The car is very comfortable for a family of two (husband and wife). Getting into the back seat can be difficult for additional adult passengers (especially if they are not average in size). After almost five years, my Honda Accord looks and runs great. The only problem I have encountered was to replace the power door lock actuator (twice on the passenger side door). It is a car I truly enjoy driving. The V-6 engine has all the power you will need on the highway. This is the third Honda that I have purchased in the past ten years.

By edsnooper on December 18 @ 12:50 am
Decent, but rotors keep warping!
I bought this car because I wanted reliability, and while the engine is reliable the brake rotors keep warping, casuing a strong vibration when stopping. Also honda sent me a notice after 10k miles that they had determined some of their cars had problems with the transmission, and that they were extending the warrenty to 100k. I guess that is pretty decent, except if I thought the honda would only go 100k, I would have sooner bought a cheaper and bigger/more powerful american car... I would think twice before buying another honda...

By Leslie Harris on October 31 @ 11:16 pm
The car that really sells itself
This is the best car that I have every had. In fact all the Hondas that I have owned have been excellent vehicles, that is what keeps me coming back for more. With 98,000 miles it still rides solid, strong and true.

By Love My Honda on February 23 @ 4:00 am
Great Honda Except The Transmission
I purchased Accord LX 4dr V6 brand new back in Nov '00 as a '01 model. The v6 engine is so smooth you won't even notice unless you press the gas pedal hard to the floor, then the muffler resonates. Available supercharger upgrades by Comptech makes the car even more fun. I am putting a lil' over 75,000 Mi by now (Sept '06). Thus far no problem with the car except the transmission kinda hunting when I press the pedal hard to the floor.I am planning to keep the car for another 5 yrs since I love it plus all the memories I've had with the car so I will add comptech supercharger to upgrade the power. Probably gotta check the transmission too. Maybe need an overhaul. I am getting 21-24mpg combined.

By kat on April 10 @ 11:20 pm
01 coupe w/ bad trans
I bought this car with approx. 52K miles on it. The transmission went out around 60K and although it was under warranty, I am very disappointed that it needed a new one. It is having similar problems now with the new trans and a friend of mine with an 02 model had her trans replaced also. I think the car interior etc is of good quality (no squeaks or rattles) and the exterior is nice looking. The stereo is just "ok". All in all, I am ready to trade for fear of needing a new trans after the extended warranty runs out.

By OoltewahBoy on December 27 @ 11:50 pm
Very Solid Vehicle
I love my Accord. I have a big V-8 truck and this is a nice change from it. It has 130,000 mile on it and it starts, runs, performs like it has 50,000 miles on it. The only complaint that I have is a bit of a strange shifting, driver window glass seems loose, and a slightly squeaky driver's seat. Otherwise excellent! I would buy another one.

By john szewczuk on March 18 @ 2:26 pm
a superb automobile
This car has performed flawlessly for all 67,000 miles. The only maintenance I have performed on it is factory suggested oil changes, tune ups, and a brake job. And at 67,000 miles this car has the ride of a new car!

By Dave on January 4 @ 4:16 am
Good except the transmission
The Accord is a fun to drive practical car. The transmission was always a little jumpy, but the longer we have had the car, the more severe the shifts to second (especially downshifting) have become. When the car is cold it is downright scary. I have had the car in to check out the transmission twice and the dealer says that that is normal for a Honda. I am considering a Acura next, but my reservation is the transmission. Love the cars, but Honda should really do something about the transmission. Recall???

By Ed on November 26 @ 5:30 pm
Ed's Review of 01 Accord
Best car I have ever owned. It has been flawless. I have had regular services performed as recommended and had the brakes serviced at ~60,000 miles.

By ronald panaccione on October 14 @ 8:46 pm
2001 Honda Accord VP
Has provided superior performance from day one. No problems whatsoever. Minimal maintenance required in all areas. Original tires lasted 60m - brakes 50,000. Still has original muffler at 107,000 miles.

By Mike on March 23 @ 6:23 pm
Great car
Purchased the EX V6 with dual front and side airbags, ABS and traction control because we wanted a safe car for our teenage drivers. Car runs exceptionally well - nearly as smooth as my 5 series BMW. Good mileage around town and on the road. Strong A/C (important since we live in FL).

By MJ Gehant CPA on September 10 @ 12:50 am
Study, reliable car
This is a sturdy, reliable car. Handles well and very zippy. It makes up in reliability and durability what it lacks in excitement. No mechanical or body problems, decent mileage (though I expected better than 28 mpg but my lead foot may have something to do with that). I fully expect it will go another 300,000 miles or so, although another driver will get that experience since I'll be trading it off soon. No fault of the car - it's just time for me to move on to something else. My overall experience with this car has been great - nothing bad to say.

By rbur56 on November 3 @ 6:40 pm
Transmission problem
Initially I was very satisfied with the vehicle. The car had good acceleration for a 4 cylinder. The auto is comfortable in city or highway driving. The brake pads needed replacing prematurely. The factory Michelin tire provide good traction but wear prematurely. The transmission also failed and required $2500 to repair at 140000 miles. The transmission had shifting difficulties before this. If the transmission had not failed I would have rated this car much higher.

By VINCE on November 8 @ 7:23 pm
2001 Accord
8 years of well balanced performance. Great drivability, great reliability, low cost maintenance (only regularly scheduled), excellent comfort & safety features. Just replaced tires, brakes & 1 headlight + 1 tailight bulbs.

By Stenodactylus on March 18 @ 1:03 am
A Nice Reliable Car
I just took over my mom's Accord. Its a pretty nice car. The seats are reasonably comfortable and its got a decent sound system and good gas mileage. I feel very safe in this car, and I use it as my daily driver and commute car. Its pretty fun to drive, but I'm coming from driving a mini- van, so I don't suppose my vote means much in that area.

By cyndi80 on April 7 @ 4:46 am
Sporty and SAFE!
I was in a major accident in my 01 Accord coupe in July 07. Someone ran a stop sign and plowed into me going about 30 miles/hr. Although the car was totaled, I walked away without a scratch and did not even have soreness or a headache the next day! In all honesty, I did not buy the car for anything other than fun and sportiness. I am so glad I did though. I am convinced I would have been hurt in another car (the other driver was non-seriously injured). I felt so safe and good about my car, I went out and bought a new Accord, and refused to look at anything else! What a great car.

By yam on December 30 @ 5:56 pm
Love the Car
I just bought a used Honda Accord EX. The car was flawless when bought,even though it had some high miles,other than that it still driving very strong. I had another Accord previously,1997 loved it but the car was totaled due to a stupid driver, but safe! That is why I saw one at the dealership, I had the technicians look it over, it was excellently maintained. Hope to get another 2-3 yrs usage out of it. Great ride for awesome price, and the dealership took car of me well at Infiniti of Charlotte! Ask for mo he will take care of all your car buying needs!

By robert10 on August 2 @ 9:10 pm
Transmission/engine performance
I've been driving my Accord for 3 weeks now and have been generally pleased with its performance. However, I have two issues: 1) the transmission shifting is rough in the morning when the temperature is under 30 degrees. Once warmed up the transmission performs smoothly 2) the engine emits a strange 'refrigerator like sound when the fridge starts up'. The Honda only makes this sound when the gas pedal is depressed thereby loading the engine. Back off the gas pedal and the sound goes away. I tried hi-test gas thinking the engine had 'engine knock' but it didn't make any difference.

By dinola on August 30 @ 6:46 pm
Honda ex sedan 4door (4cy,Auto, leather)
This car has been very reliable. Gas mileage has been a consistent 24-28 MPG. Have not done anything to it except for brakes and Tires. Perform the normal services at 30,000 and 60,000 miles. Change oil regularly. The car is a 4 cyl automatic. It has plenty of pep. I find myself getting tired after sitting in driver seat for any length of time. Good Car. My son is now driving. Airbags all the way around.

By xoquixxoqafxo on July 8 @ 1:46 pm
Very Impressed
Used to drive a 93 Honda Civic sedan and this car feels like a luxury car next to the civic. Don't get me wrong, i kind of wish i still had the civic b/c of todays gas prices but overall, this car is a nice change. The V6 engine is so unbelievably smooth but it is also FAST, and chirping the front tires at a stoplight is not a difficult thing to do. I love the handling as well, I have also driven a Toyota Camry and that car feels downright mushy next to the accord. I am a bit concerned with the failing transmissions with this generation but i recently had the fluid flushed and it has shifted smoothly since I bought it. I bought this car from the orig owner and I'm very pleased with it.

By MIke on January 15 @ 6:36 pm
Solid vehicle
Car has been trouble free. Only normal maintenance required. I always find that if you treat a vehicle (Honda, anyway) well it will last a long time. Just took a 5000 mile trip and averaged 32 mpg on the highway. Generally get about 22 in the city. We have never had a repair and the car has never failed. While I would like a new car, I have found very few that get the mileage I have experienced. I think I'll just stick with my EX.

By Doug on October 24 @ 6:43 pm
3rd Accord
I love Accords and will continue to buy them. They seem to go through 3 year stretches of good looking then plain and back again. Very reliable but pricey to fix. I took the remote door lock off my key ring because the panic button has a hair trigger, it starts the horn honking by itself in your pocket.

By chris on June 28 @ 1:30 am
Honda Suspect
We've had lots of problems with our 2001 Honda. For starters the paint started peeling and the dealer and Honda refused to back it. Had to essentially repaint the car in 3 spots. Over the years other things went- gas gauge, transmission, now the interior lights go on and off when going over bumps. Any work done at the dealer was double the costs as elsewhere. The ride is fine in town, but on the highway is poor and very light - can feel the car moving on windy days. Very surprised that Honda gets such good ratings when this ranks as our lowest quality car- including other GM vehicles.

By sandman on August 7 @ 4:06 pm
Hate to see it go
My wife needed a new car. She test drove a few. When she drove the Accord, she had to have it. 4 yrs later, family is bigger and we get her a new Pilot. I get stuck with this (2001 lx 4dr 5spd). I gotta tell ya, I try to kill this thing every day, shifting at redline and aggressive downshifting. Always dealer serviced. I commute 50 miles a day. I drive this thing near its limits every day, and always get 31 mpg. 50/50 hwy, city. It's still as healthy as ever!

By Oleg on November 5 @ 2:26 pm
Great looking, reliable, but boring car.
Bought mine 5 months ago and even though I find its reliability quite impressive, I still can't figure out why this car was made: It's a sporty looking coupe, but it was never offered as a stick shift, has a very soft suspension and visually deceiving configuration - its long body suggests RWD but being a Honda it never came as such. AWD was never offered in US either. Other than that - the J30A1 motor provides great fuel economy for a V6, the ride is smooth and comfortable, and most things in the interior are conveniently located and make sense.

By Michelle on February 28 @ 3:16 am
Torn between new tranny or another car
Bought my car used October 2006 with high mileage (106K), but felt comfortable given Honda reputations (friends'/family members' Hondas average 250K). I should have done more research on car complaints to avoid the tranny issue - would have got the extended warranty (poor decision on my part). I really like the car though, having put 50K+ miles on it already. I love road trip travel often, so I just get the oil checked and go! I'll probably put the $$2200 in to replace the tranny because the body condition is MINT and all other aspects are working properly.

By Scott on June 24 @ 8:10 pm
Purchased used...
My Accord is fully equipped, with leather interior... had 89k on it when I bought it and has 112K now. Absolutely perfect. It's a dream to drive (with one exception to be noted) comfortable and great ergos... took a 400-mile trip and aside from the usual stops, drove straight through. Got out of the car like I'd gone to the store and back... that comfortable. Styling is impressive to me, the engine is very responsive and I've gotten a high of 34mpg on the road... 21 +- around town.

By jasony on May 7 @ 4:06 pm
Watch Out for EGR and Transmission
I replaced an aging Toyota Corolla with a gently used 2001 Accord. I read that there were problems with the V6 trans so we steered clear of those and got a 4cyl. We were deeply disappointed when the transmission on the car went out at 139000 miles. It was the same failure that the V6's had. We also had the dreaded EGR valve issue and spent weeks tracking it down and getting it fixed. I currently drive a 1992 Chevy S-10 that has been far less trouble, and far less expensive to maintain, than this supposedly "reliable" Honda. I don't want to curse all Hondas because I know they had a bad run, but if we had it to do over again we wouldn't have bought it. And it's soured me somewhat on Hondas.

By ElectricalEngineer on January 5 @ 7:03 am
Follow up review 4 years later
I reviewed this car in October 2005. Now it is four years later, I still have the same Accord EXV6. I'm even happier after this much time has passed. I've made a lot of improvements to the sound system that resulted in complete disassembly. This is an excellent vehicle to work on. Everything is secured well. Panels can be removed and replaced without squeaking or rattling. It is still a great vehicle and I'm always getting compliments when people see the odometer. Do not hesitate to pick this one up!

By Sofyan Bey on April 16 @ 1:40 pm
Update from previous review (100K)
I am the third owner, I purchased this car from my sister in June 2009, she bought the car from the original owner in July 2007 with 66K on it for $10,300 when I bought the car from her in June of 2009 it had 95K on it. I bought it from her for $6,300 after she put on 30K in 2 years. The car is great, it just hit 100,015 today and runs like a new car. I did some maintenance over the summer, I replaced the front rotors and did the timing belt and water pump and had the rear rotors resurfaced and new pads put on. Today I just did the spark plugs bc they are original. I used to drive a 96 Camry and this car is so much nicer to drive and the V6 is smooth and powerful. Gas mileage is at 24 mpg.

By Madison on December 17 @ 8:36 am
Practical and reliable - not bad looking
Thinking of giving it to my daughter now, but this car has been "bullet proof". Did a lot of commuting the first few years and had no problems. Ride a bit stiff and noisy with Firestone tires, but very sure footed. Fit-and-finish from the factory was outstanding, much better than my Toyota. I agree with others that the brakes could have been made a bit better. If you can find a clean one - not necessarily mine - it would be a great used car!

By Pamela Meyer on April 27 @ 7:30 am
Transmission problems
This is my third Honda - the others were reliable and I kept them serviced so they would last and they did. Except this one. The transmission is bad and needs to be replaced. The dealer won't replace it under the extended warranty of 7 years and 9 months (I don't drive a lot) but I'm still under the 109,000 mile warranty - it's whichever occurs first. I always trusted Honda's reputation for being a car that lasted a long time without major repairs until very high miles. This is the last Honda I'll ever buy. In my opinion Honda is slipping in quality.

By Wheels5 on September 3 @ 6:23 pm
Good Car
This is the second Accord I've driven, the first being a 1999 Accord EX-V6, that my Dad still drives with 180,000 miles. I bought this one for better gas mileage and I've been extremely happy with the 29.7 MPG I've gotten on average with 60% highway driving. Comfortable, roomy, and it's got just enough power, having the manual transmission helps though; also the manual isn't prone to failure like the automatic is. Overall a fun car to drive everyday that isn't great at one thing but good at everything. Go Honda!

By Mr. Murray on July 8 @ 11:23 pm
Very sataified customer
Owned since new and with 196k miles have only done routine maintenance. Replaced a 1987 Legend with 265k miles just wanted new parts but in ran fine when I sold it. I stay on top of all maintenance items and have replaced the timing belt and alternator but no tranny failure .. always change fluid ever 50k. At nearly 200k the car is still "tight" with no rattles and handles like a sports car rather than a sedan. Can't wait to get my next new one but since it's only about 1/2 thru its life it will be a few years. It's not for sale but if it were I hear the resale is very good. I never miss an oil change or other filter changes; I'm sure this makes a difference on a Honda or any other.

By E Johnson on July 19 @ 9:00 am
Excellent Car to Own
I have always owned "foreign" cars--this Honda is second only to a 1996 Mazda 626 that I literally drove until it died. The Accord is super comfortable, the V6 is surprisingly fast with a LOT of get-up-and-go, and is as reliable as the sunrise. This car, despite being driven on average over 24,000 miles a year, has NEVER EVER broken down on us--all we have had to do is change the oil, fluid, belts (as called for at 60,000ish miles), and filters and keep gas in it! Speaking of gas, for a car with as much pep as this one, the gas mileage can not be beat! Best vehicle investment you can make!

By Pat on November 29 @ 11:30 am
Good but not great
It's been very reliable but the threat of transmission failure hanging over my head has always annoyed me. I change the ATF every 20K. I bought a Honda for reliability and not to think about the poorly designed A/T. MPG is only OK for a 4 cylinder. I'm not crazy about Hondas insistence on using only 'genuine Honda fluids'. The A/Chas never been 'freezing' cold like some other cars I've owned. Despite all my complaining it has been a good car. It's just that when you buy a Honda you expect so much. I feel the motor will do 200K but the tranny won't. I'd buy a Ford Fusion next.

By JayC on February 8 @ 12:53 pm
Can't Go Wrong
In the last 19 years I have owned 2 cars, a Honda civic and now a Honda Accord. Between the two of them I have replaced the tires and the exhaust on the Civic--that is it! For dependable, well made cars you can't go wrong. The size of the sedan is good. Good trunk size, good passenger size, nice feel, vision and little things like cup holder, glove box etc. Dash is easy to read, all controls are placed sensibly. I don't drive a lot but the car is comfortable and good on gas.

By joe pa on August 14 @ 2:03 am
honda ex v6 sedan 3.0
I bought this car in August 2004. It had 30,000 miles. Since owned it has been a great vehicle. Very comfortable on long trips. Very roomy inside. Nice big trunk for grocery shopping. Overall couldn't be happier to own such a strong and dependable car. Get one and you will be very pleased on how well this vehicle drives. It now has 146,000 and never any problems.

By kc on September 23 @ 9:16 am
This was my first Honda and my last. The transmission is shot and come to find out, this is a known issue for Honda. However. And beware. They will not assist in repairing the transmission if you are one day or one mile over the warranty. They knew the transmission was faulty and still used it for several years. The issue is not that a manufacturer has a defective product, but rather, that the manufacturer knowingly sold a product that had the distinct potential of failing and will not back up their product. I don't care how many great reviews Honda gets or has gotten. They have proved to me to be an unreliable company with which to deal. Stay away from all Honda!

By Kenneth Deyer on April 30 @ 4:10 am
Middle Aged but Still Rocks
The car had some problems with the air bag sensor which required to be replaced by the dealership [under warranty]. With a few upgrades, new shocks and struts + some after market 18 inch alloy rims and handling has greatly improved. [~$2500 for entire package]. With a few interior upgrades such a new MP3 compatible stereo and GPS, completes the picture.

By John on October 5 @ 4:30 pm
Bad transmission
I have had the Honda Accord 3.0 L V6 sedan for 9 years and I drive it only to work with a mileage of 90,000. The transmission failed but otherwise it looks like brand new with regular maintenance. Fixing the transmission costs $4,100 at the dealer's and after 7 years is no longer covered by warranty. I though that I bought a reliable car that will drive up to 150,000 miles but not so! I will never ever buy Honda again.

By TAZKBJR on September 28 @ 6:23 am
Hmm........Honda--such a great car??
Ok, I am the second owner of this car. I bought this 01 Honda Accord from my step-mom at the beginning of May 2010. As I write this review, the check engine light has come on (and gone off) twice. In the length of time that I have "known" this car, there have been multiple problems. I know for a fact the trans. has been replaced twice, first time was to replace the original faulty trans, and the second replace was because of a faulty trans. and it was within three weeks of first replacement. This is my first Honda and I am truly wondering what is so great! My '94 Escort has fewer problems than this "wonderful and reliable" Honda, my next car probably won't be a Honda.

By xoquixxoqafxo on May 25 @ 12:23 am
Updated review after my first year
I have had this Accord for a little over a year, got it with 95k and today 07/14/2010 it has 111,895 miles. It needed a lot of maintenance to get it to the condition i have it at right now. I have replaced the timing belt/water pump, tires, battery, transmission fluid, front and rear brakes, spark plugs, and last week my rear main seal failed and it leaked about half a quart of oil in 2 weeks. It was an unexpected, not to mention early failure so if anyone else had that same problem let me know cause it was an expensive repair.I am happy that my automatic transmission is fine and overall, i am quite please with the car and plan to keep him for a while.

By Mr. German on July 17 @ 6:43 am
The best
210,000 miles and it's still clicking. Regular maintenance done every 100,000 - timing belt and water pump. The V6 has lots of pep, still get 30-32 on the highway, mucho comfort with the leather power seats.

By GML on October 24 @ 5:00 am
Hand-Me-Down Car
My dad bought this car brand new in January 2001, and has had it for a little more than 9 and 1/2 years. Now, it's been handed down to me as my dad has gotten a new 2010 Accord. I've driven the car many times before my dad gave it to me. It's not a bad car. The ride is good and comfortable. The power is sufficient. The exterior style is a little boring, but I can deal. After 9 years in the family, it runs fine and I'll most likely keep it for another year or so before buying a new car for myself. As a hand-me-down car, it's good!

By Alain Boutin on February 28 @ 3:46 am
I just run and run
Transmission misbehaved at 99.8K miles, warranty covered those models up to 100K miles ! The dealer replaced it for free. They replaced also the air bag for free. Noisy, stiff, it is a torture chamber. Both rear seat panels fell off. That is all. After 132K miles, the car still runs fine. That is what we expect from a car. To go from A to B. US market Honda are hard to repair in Canada. They are not even listed on their computer system. Relatively stable under slippery condition. Pedals too sensitive. It is a Canbox on 4 wheels. But a good Canbox.

By brad21ohio on December 13 @ 11:00 am
My '01 Accord EX-L 5-Speed
I purchased this vehicle with 101,000 miles on it for $7500. It is the EX 4cyl/manual transmission with leather package. It is a hard combo to find but well worth it. The car is loaded with safety and comfort features, the leather seats are VERY comfortable, the back seat is comfortable for two, and I love the audio controls on the steering wheel. I HIGHLY recommend the manual transmission with this car for several reasons. First, the automatic is well-know to be plagued by reliability issues, many people spend $3000+ replacing the transmission. The manual is trouble- free. Also, you can really squeeze the power out of this engine with the 5-speed, and the gas mileage is better.

By gary from IL on July 25 @ 11:00 am
Solid Car
Bought this car new 9 years ago. Now have 126M miles. It replaced a 1992 Accord my wife wrecked. The 1992 was a little smaller and more fun to drive. They keep making these Accords bigger and bigger. Honda replaced my transmission for free a few years back. Even gave me a rental for the day, so no sweat off my back. Great reliability, great interior design. Exterior is a little bland, especially compared to the new Accords. Driver seat hurts my old back after an hour or so. No rattles, no rust , no repairs except for normal maintenance. Mileage could be better, especially around town. Hope to drive it another 5 years until I can afford a new one!

By Loyal Honda customer on March 5 @ 3:00 am
Love my car
I love my 2001 Accord vp! It has over 185k miles and continues to be reliable! I have had to replace many parts, but this is mostly due to normal wear and tear. Belts wear, seals leak. But that happens to any well used car. My engine and transmission are mechanically sound! I just bought a second Accord, because I was ready for new car with more features ( ex-l) and so don't want to sell my old one because I love it!

By always7 on September 8 @ 2:40 pm
I used to own a 2001 Naples Gold EX Honda Accord. I had it for nine years and had only 39,000 miles. Unfortunately, I was involved in seven cars accidents with this car. It survived six accidents. It was totaled approximately a month ago, alas, the seventh car accident. Fortunately, I was able to walk away from all those accidents in one piece. I never had any problems with this car (except the accidents). This was a great car and I got an outstanding deal on it. However, no more Hondas for me.

By ablack on August 29 @ 1:12 pm
Good but not so good
I bought this car used in 2001. The transmission lasted until 2009. I had another one put in and it lasted 7 months. I was not happy about this issue and did not find that the 2001 was standard for transmission failure. I feel like another consumer that Honda knew about the failure and sold the car for regular price. This does allow me to place my trust in honda very well. I wish there was someone that could make honda pay the 2001 owners back. All that money and no car, does not seem very fair. They have theirs and they are gone.

By kripsing on July 29 @ 2:56 pm
Great value car in long run
Let's see i got this car for $5.5K with 142K miles . Tranny cost me $2k. Have been driving in city for last 4 years and have 183k miles . Can't beat that .

By flred on November 13 @ 6:29 am
3rd Transmission about to go!
I have owned this car for nearly 5 years, I bought it from a family friend and dealership owner. The car itself is a good automobile except we have replaced the transmission 3 times with used ones and yet again- this one is slipping REALLY bad. I called Honda to express my concerns but they have yet to recall these darn transmissions after numerous complaints. If you feel like your are the only person fighting the 2001 Accord Transmission problem, your not alone. My husband also a mechanic has several friends to rebuild it but literally our cost is $2500. If he were to do it himself, its around $2000. I had hoped in the mass recall would include this Accord but it didnt. FIGHT FIGHT!

By 01robbie on June 16 @ 4:30 pm
this car is seriously the best car i have ever owned. it just turned over 240,000 miles and only ever needed its routine maintenance done and a new clutch. i have owned this car since it was new and it still drives like it did when it was straight out of the dealership! these cars had issues with the automatics so i would stick with the 5 speed. its much funner anyways. oh and this has been driven down back roads and dirt roads all its life, just had the allignment checked and it was totally perfect to spec! that is awsome!!!

By kramer265 on February 25 @ 8:34 am
Great Car.... when the transmission works.
My vehicle had its transmission replaced at 53,000 miles (under the extended Honda warranty), it is now at 134,000 miles and is again in transmission failure. The extended Honda warranty does not cover vehicles over 100,000 miles even if they replaced the transmission themselves. Cost for a rebuild is $1800; $3500 for a new one. The car is great!, but in my case the transmissions have averaged around 60k miles before failure.

By peteytemple on September 6 @ 1:22 am
I bought a 2001 Accord and noticed some slipping within the first week from the Trans. Brought it back and they replaced it. Start driving down the road and realize the Shifting in the car is worse than it was b4. Brought it back and now they are fixing it again. Honestly after reading all the reviews about how this car has major transmission problems, I may just return the car. Something in my gut tells me to return it now b4 the 30 days is up and then to get screwed.

By bizemoma on May 19 @ 4:38 am
Well worth the price
We bought our 2001 Accord with 19K on it. We have owned it for 10 years now. All we have done is the major services, oil changes, breaks and tires. It now has 93K on it and we fully expect it to go at least another 100K. We love this car. The only issue is in the fan for the heater there is a little rattle now but that is it.

By jagalag on July 10 @ 6:06 pm
Probably Best Looking accord, but otherwise mediocre.
I'm not going to talk about reliability, because that is assumed, demanded and granted for this brand of car. A/C motor is weak, My kid's R/C car has more power!!! Battery cables suck, they corrode like nobodys business, even if you put those inexpensive greasy, fuzzy red and green washers on the terminals. Front seats give you back pain, butt pain, and are incahoots with an unforgiving suspension. Seats on my 5th gen. '96 EX accord were much better. I have no idea what all these other reviewers are yapping about, but fuel economy is DEPLORABLE!!! Dealer replaced the transmission under warranty, but you wouldn't even expect Hondas' design team to screw it up! Just knocking on wood now!

By bizemoma on November 24 @ 9:36 pm
I'm going to keep it
We bought this car in 2002 with 19K. It now has 124K. We have done oil changes, major services, breaks, tires and that is it. This car goes where ever we need it to. I know this car will go another 200K if taken care of. We have been very happy with this. When it is time to get a new car I will purchase another Honda Accord.

By love4honda on March 17 @ 1:52 am
love this car
I purchased this car in 2008 from a friend who was the second owner. I drive this car like crazy around town and have put on over 100k miles in the last few years. My car now has about 220k miles and is still running great. The clutch still hasn't needed to be replaced. Have had to do the normal maintenance on it like belts, spark plugs, tires, battery, brakes and of course the AC, but that goes for any old car. Yeah the windows don't even roll down any more, but that's because both windows had been broken into and had to be replaced by first and second owners. I honestly think this car can go at least another 100k if I continue to take good care of it!!!

By cadyyy1993 on January 30 @ 8:05 am
I loved my Accord
I got a "lemon" my honda has had 5 transmissions, the driver window won't roll down anymore, lots of electrical issues. My car only has 155,000 miles on it and it's way too much to fix now its having engine problems.

By freddys555 on September 5 @ 7:24 am
Excellent commuter car...
Living in Chicago and having a hellish daily commute, I decided to take my younger brother's Honda Accord with 156,000 miles. The reliability is simply amazing. There has been no mechanical/electronic problems since purchase in 2001. The VTEC engine loves to rev and performs very well for a family type sedan. The double wishbone suspension is solid and gives back exactly what you put into it. There has been some minor interior issues but nothing abnormal. The transmission, in which Honda's quality suffered between 1999-2003, is starting to feel jerky. The headlamps made by Stanley are showing its age. Overall, this has been an impressive sedan with impeccable reliability.

By mikroma1 on March 2 @ 2:27 pm
160k and still going strong
My first car that I have ever bought back in April of 2010 with 108,000 miles. Now in August of 2013, I have put 52 k miles on it with very little maintenance. It's becoming an old car, so naturally, it isn't as equipped as new cars with usb/ipod, navigation, lane-watch, etc. That being said, it is hard to find lots of features in this outdated 2001 accord. Back then, I am sure the standard features in this car were up to date and seemed fresh, even for the less expensive lx trim. With its durable engine, you can really push it which makes it fun. Has original clutch and brake rotors which still work like new. All I had to replace was a left front and left rearbushing on the sway bar

By sunnydriver on September 16 @ 4:17 am
181k Miles and Counting!
It is a great car! I need an upgrade since I Have 2 kids. I Have a coupe so it is inconvenient to get in and out of. But I love it! Fixing to sell it. I bought it in Dec 2000. No problems yet!

By planegeek614 on January 5 @ 4:23 am
I love my Honda
I recently bought my Accord from a dealer. While I have had to replace the clutch hydraulics and two coolant hoses, this car has been incredible. I drove 750 miles to Oregon and I got 32 mpg with the A/C on, driving 75 mph, with a ton of stuff in the trunk! The interior is a little dated, but this is a fantastic car. If you buy one of these, check that the timing belt and water pump have been replace, and stay away from the automatic transmissions, I've heard horror stories. But the great thing is that the manual transmission is better suited to the 2.3 liter engine anyway.

By manoh on January 18 @ 12:25 am
Trans Sucks
I bought this car by believing all the reviews and got dashed my head. With in one week of buying the Honda Accord EX V6 my transmission started giving problem. It got started slipping and engine light blinks and D4 light started blinking. Took it to mechanic and he told that need to rebuild transmission which could be $2000. If you still would like to go for this car , you are great!!!!!!!!

By pcast99 on July 22 @ 10:13 pm
Proved to be a reliable car.
I bought my 2001 Accord EX 2.3 Vtec with 176,000 miles and it still runs like it did fifteen years ago. It is my second car, and by all means it is a godsend compared to what I owned before. This car starts up, drives straight as an arrow and shifts without hesitation. And for being as old as it is and spending it's life in Ohio and it's winters it has hardly any rust on it. The interior is fairly roomy and comfy for what it is. Don't get why some say it's stiff on the highway it feels fine to me. As looks go it's pretty bland, so don't expect any eye catching around town. But if you want dependable transportation that won't leave you stranded look no further.

By zdoyle1 on August 10 @ 9:30 pm
I own a 2001 Accord Ex-L V6 with 218k miles. I tend to be quite hard on this car but it doesn't seem to mind. I have owned it for 5 years now with no major issues- I did have the timing belt replaced around 175k miles and a new hole drilled for the oil pan around 215k miles. I still average 25 mpg around town! Anyone who rides in my car is always surprised to learn how high the mileage is. This car has made me loyal to Honda and I will never understand why people would choose to own anything of lesser quality.

By sg15 on August 19 @ 7:54 am
EGR Valve problems
I like the way the car drives. I would have given better ratings if it weren't for a couple of reliability issues: 1) The EGR valve warning has been a recurring problem. The first time at 74K miles I did not know Honda had a TSB to replace it and replace a tube with a wider tube. I got the valve replaced at a repair chain. Through its TSB Honda increased its warranty to 80K miles. Now, the EGR valve warning is back at 87K miles. Honda refuses to cover this under warranty. There is a lot of discussion about this problem on the web. Clearly there is a problem with Honda's EGR valves. I think Honda should stand by its products. I don't understand why number of years matters for this.

By Pat on July 14 @ 2:27 am
Owned for 13 years and counting...
I bought this car in 2002 with 35,000 mils on it. I just hit 273,000 miles and this baby is still going strong. The wheel wells are starting to get body rot, but I have nothing negative to say about this car.

By yohahn_bravo on May 8 @ 6:30 am
The cancer patient that still runs marathons
Functional, loyal, comfortable, quick, efficient, all words that grace the pallet when I remember this once was automobile. The engine still revs to redline and pulls hard enough to emotionally destroy teenagers in 90's v6 Mustangs. The ride is firm without being harsh and seats firm and flat and lack support in some crucial places. This car handles snow like a champ embarrassing wanna be suvs. Every rose has its thorn and that would be its weak auto transmission. This transmission is like cancer slowly killing this car. Only 116,000 miles and cold shifts feel like a kid driving his fathers stickshift car on a date to impress a girl. This car pleads that there is nothing wrong with it and just wants to be driven. This car still goes 80 miles a day on the highway at around 85 mph without breaking a sweat. This car would be truly amazing if the transmission shifted like it used to. Unfortunately just like everyone's favorite relative one day this cancerous transmission will kill my beautiful Accord and I'll just have the memories of what once was.

By mike on August 16 @ 11:27 am
I am on my 4th. Transmission with 186,000 miles its an ok car except the transmissions suck I have invested $8,500 in 15 years just on rebuilt transmissions 4 of them I will not buy another Honda!! Do your resarch on these cars if your planning on buying one

By jump man on June 13 @ 7:07 pm
300k miles and still going strong!
purchased this car 3 years ago due to me reading good reviews about how reliable it is and the reviews were right. I put 25k miles per year on it. Super reliable, comfortable and drives great.. even in the snow. my cruise control doesn't work anymore which is a bummer but everything else works great. if you need a comfortable low maintenance car to get you from A to B this is the best bang for the buck.. I wonder if I could break a record and put 1,000,000 miles on it

By Ali King on June 27 @ 7:05 am
Awesome Accord
This is the best car. I have owned it for 15 years and have had no problems. I could drive for hours in comfort.

By Jen Accord on September 2 @ 5:48 pm
258K--almost 16 years! Love my Accord!
2001 Honda Accord V6 with 258K miles and little or no repair needed except 1 mount is 1/2. Otherwise, I want my car to last another 250K. I had heard the 2001 Honda Accord 4 cylinders were lasting 500K but not the V6. Kept up with all maintenance and I believe thats the key. My transmission finally went at 261K miles and had to part out my car. On to my next Honda Accord.

By Jr on May 26 @ 5:50 pm
My 6th Accord and probably my best
First off, I've been driving accords for 18 years, and all of them were manuals. I bought my 2001 ex sedan going on 2 months ago from a friend. She got the car in 2002 with 25,000 miles on it; I got it with 217,000 miles. Everything major was recently replaced (timing belt, clutch, seals, brakes, etc). The paint isn't doing the infamous fade/peel like most, it's a manual so no worries about the transmission, the engine is clean with no visible sludge, and the check engine light isn't on. The headlights are a tad foggy and the front bumper has some scratches and scuffs, but this thing was well taken care of! Though it's 15 years old, I plan on driving this car for several years. I have owned a 92, 99, 91, 93, 02, and now an 01. The 1993 ex sedan holds the title, but this one striving to be the best accord I've owned!

By Floyd B on July 20 @ 12:39 pm
The Honda bulletproof liability falls short
I did buy this vehicle used from a honda dealership. I was not aware of the transmission issues this car had until well after the 30 day warranty expired. When I bought the car, it mileage was approaching 139k. Now, here's my dilemma. I have a 1998 Acura Integra with well over 370000 mile and not yet have I ever had a transmission issue. Accord because I would have to be a car. I was really hoping for the same reliability. That did not happen. After doing some research, found that between 1998 - 2002 that this vehicle have transmission issues. I'm not blaming the vehicle or any of the previous owners for the issues. Nor am I blaming the manufacturer because I should have follow my instincts and garden a 5-speed manual transmission rather then the automatic. So that's my bad other than that the car was amazing. For a car of it's age in mileage, the ride quality was really good. Very easy and after the shift into 3rd gear, very fun to drive. If I'm honest, I would not have traded this car in for the current car I have now (2009 Subaru Tribeca/ I've written a review on this car as well) if the transmission wasn't failing.

By Jose Rios on December 31 @ 11:18 am
An Excellent Commuter
Purchased my 2001 Honda Accord EX V6 about 4 months ago, and I have to say it is absolutely wonderful so far. It was previously owned by an elderly lady who bought it brand new, and she took great care of it. The exterior look is timeless and simple, and the interior is practical and very comfortable. Ride quality is also superb for a 2001 with 146k, road noise is minimal. My only complaint with the drive is the amount of body roll, which should be expected for a car this size. I also have a gripe with the MPG, which again should be expected with a 3.0 V6, but is far off from the estimated MPG. I average about 19mpg, compared to the 26mpg that is commonly advertised. My only other complaint is the transmission, which should have never been coupled with this torquey V6. My transmission hasn't given me issues yet, but the shifts are not exactly smooth, and I've read numerous complaints about transmission failure. Overall, it is an excellent car and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an inexpensive and comfortable ride.

By MManza70 on October 3 @ 4:43 pm
Served its purpose, but had a shitty ride
I bought this car off my brother back in 2016 with 193k. The car has seen better days as there is a problem with the bottom of the car as it makes a noise whenever I go at a certain speed. I think its the previous owner before my brother used this car to death.

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