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Old 14 Apr 2011, 11:01 pm
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Default How reliable is the Honda Accord model year 1998-2002?

So I have always liked the 1998-2002 Honda Accord but I've heard they have transmission and V6 engine issues. I've heard the auto transmissions are especially bad! Well I wanted to get a 4cyl with a 5 speed manual and was curious how these cars hold up? If anyone has reliable resources or personal experience your feedback would be appreciated! Also if you could tell me your 4 cyl MPG that would be nice as well.
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Old 14 Apr 2011, 11:16 pm
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Yes 5 speed will give you more mpg.Yes the transmission does have problems with the v6 model. Not the I4.
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Old 14 Apr 2011, 11:31 pm
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The V6 automatic transmissions were the problem in that period, earning the 2003 Accord and 2001 Civic the #3 and #4 worst car ratings in AutoBeef (first source). There was never a recall, just an extended warranty period that is past now... buyers are on their own.































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Old 14 Apr 2011, 11:46 pm
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There are so many different models of the accord. the only ones i have owned are the 1999 200hp DOHC Vtec 5speed Manual and i currently on the top spec model EURO R CL1 Accord.































The 1999 model is very reliable gearbox and everything i had no problems with that car at all.. EURO R is the top of the range accord(More powerful Engine, better brakes, better suspension, recaro interior, LSD, Stiffer chasis) However the gearbox is not GOOD!!!!..Gearboxes in EURO R accords break no matter what. Its a question of not if but when. so be aware if you are going to buy one.. Make sure it has either been re-built already or be prepared.































Those are the only accords i can give you info on though..
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i actually have a 2000 v6 with no tranny or engine problems and ive had it for quite some time now. a 4cyl 5 speed tho will be great on gas and run good as well. my personal experience tho is that 4cyl are a little doggish. especially compared to the v6.
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