Other Honda Accord (2003 - 2008) models:

  • Summary

    2 out of 5 2.0

    What does this car say about you?

    That one believed the hype about Honda reliability. Silly me.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Dont really notice it. Like it when they sit in it. Becoming more aware that it is problematic.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No, nor any Honda. Not impressed.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    A Toyota or something German.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    April 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Car had been owned by a Doctor for the first 10 years of its life and had full service history and had been well looked after, so seemed like a good deal at the time.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Needed an estate and hoped for Hinda reliability.

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Cruises easily. Plenty of power. Put your foot down to overtake and it 'takes off'.

    What's it like to park?


  • Living with it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Lots. Seized brake caliper. Failed front bottom ball joint. Severe water leak into the drivers footwell every time it rains. Rear seat folding mechanism jams. Parts are expensive and it costs lots to fix in labour because every bolt is seized solid. Not the Honda reliability I'd hoped for. My Rover 800 was more reliable than this!

    What's most practical about your car?

    Load space is okay but certainly no Vauxhall Omega estate. The loadspace is not very tall and the roofline curves in at the sides reducing space. Not the most practical estate.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Excellent satnav built in.