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Honda's Best Model and Year

grampy1grampy1 Posts: 140
Every body raves about "their" Honda. I'm wondering what owner's think about the best year,and model,and why.
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  • iwantoneiwantone Posts: 52
    Every model and year was great, because you still see so many honda accords from every model year still on the roads driving just fine. So unlike some other cars that stay at the repair and service shops a lot of the time.
    :D Honda vs :sick: some of those others
  • grampy1grampy1 Posts: 140
    I have a 2007 Accord SE V-6. I have had it for year now and like it.
    I was considering the '08,but wasn't happy about the VCM.
  • Gen V Accords (1994-1997). Still compact, fun to drive, enough room for a (small) family. Stellar reliability, good mileage for its time (23/31 for the non VTEC Auto).

    I have 183,000 miles on my '96 Accord LX Auto, and only wish it was a VTEC with a 5-speed. Don't want the V6, and would give up the autobox, although it has been rock-solid.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I had a 92 EX sedan auto for 12 years (140k miles) and I liked it so much I could not sell it until after I purchased a new 03 EX V6 auto. The 03 has also been great for 5 years (57k miles). Can't say these were the best models because I haven't owned the others, but they are hard to beat.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    These have been pretty rock-solid reliable, similar to the '90-'93 models, but injected a little more flair in the design (I still REALLY like the Volvo-style character line that runs through my '96 sedan).

    Of course after 195k miles, I'm quite biased towards this generation. :shades: Who wouldn't be?
  • carlupicarlupi Posts: 52
    Honda has produced some great cars over the past 15-20 years, but I think the Accord 2006-2007 is the best overall. By the end of this Accord model's production in 2007 Honda had perfected the car and today it is one of the most trouble free cars on the road. The car is an excelent balance of value, mechanical performance, and style.

    However, although I am a fan of Honda products in general, I am disappointed to read so many posts about issues/problems that have plagued Honda's cars through the years: road noise; brakes and transmission failures; uncomfortable seats. One would think that by now Honda would have found ways to resolve these problems consistently.
  • I'm the original owner on a 96 Accord DX automatic. It was a loss leader car I bought new for $13,900. It's very basic with manual seats, manual windows, AM//FM/Cassette. We were a young family back then and had a limited budget. But we still have it and it only has 82k miles on it. It runs great.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    You should post CarSpace pictures! :)

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  • Ok... here it is.

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  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    A DX? Thought those had black handles/moulding (like my car has black moulding). Is yours a Value Package/Special Edition of some kind, or a repaint?
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    "However, although I am a fan of Honda products in general, I am disappointed to read so many posts about issues/problems that have plagued Honda's cars through the years: road noise; brakes and transmission failures; uncomfortable seats. One would think that by now Honda would have found ways to resolve these problems consistently."

    Some people don't have a problem with the road noise (adds to the feel), don't have problems with the brakes, don't have transmission failures, and like the firm seats. Not saying the Accord is perfect, but it's as close (to me) as any car I've driven.
  • thegraduate..... I pulled the window sticker out of my file and it's listed as a 1996 Accord 4DR Value Package. It lists among the value package items body colored protective side moldings, body colored collapsible door mirrors, and body colored exterior door handles. I never realized these weren't standard for the DX. It list total vehicle price as $17,390, but again it was a loss leader add for $13,900. It was the first time I had bought a car off a loss leader add. I showed up 15 minutes before the dealership opened and there was already one other person ahead me. They had two at this price so we both got one.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Wow, thanks for going to all that trouble; and I'm glad you're still enjoying your Accord after all these years!
  • stripe1stripe1 Posts: 72
    Without a doubt, 06-07 Accord is top's. I own an 06 Accord Sdn EX V-6, painted red, and I strongly feel that it's one of the most beautiful cars on the highway. It's roomy, comfortable, and the V-6 has plenty of power. I urge anyone who is looking for a great car then they should look into an 06-07 Accord EXL V6. The V6 is well worth the extra money, and won't disappoint.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    I had a silver 06 Accord. With 20% window tint. It was a very classy looking car! I really like the LED rear lights, the dash lighting. Loved the 4cyl engine. Smooth, and had some pick up! I really liked the size of the car. I miss that car. I kept it look extremely clean and detailed! Who ever got my car next, certainly had a very nice car. I wonder if they kept it as nice? Probably not :(

    I plan to get a Honda back. If I choose an Accord. I will pick the EX-L V6 model this time. I have never driven the V6 Honda engine. But, I am sure its nice!
  • "Gen V Accords (1994-1997). Still compact, fun to drive, enough room for a (small) family. Stellar reliability, good mileage for its time (23/31 for the non VTEC Auto). "

    I could not agree with you more. I had a 94 and put 190,000 on it before I sold it for $3500.00 Now I wish I would of kept it. I would like anyone to try to find anything negative about that model. That was one of the best cars I ever owned.
  • I've had the please of a 1988Lx, 1993Lx, 1994LX, 1996EXL, 2002SE, 2003EXL and 2007EXL. The 2002SE was maybe the most comfortable, but the 2007 Black EXL 5 spd is my favorite. All are/were 4 cyl. No problems with any and several went near 175k or more. :shades:
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    My 92 EX was a great car for 12 years, that's why I have the 03 now. The 03 EX V6 is a totally different car, but the quality is the same, and the reliability of the 03 has been even better, up to this point.
  • 06-07 good model years. I personally love the 98 accord 2.3. 225,000 miles no trany problems or any of the past Accord scuffs. I'm new to Edmunds and am finding good message boards.

    Enjoy! :blush:
  • As the proud owner of gently used, light sky blue (Sage Green my [non-permissible content removed]!) 94 Accord LX coupe, I have to say I love the 94-97 generation. Turned 128k miles recently, still no problems, except for two things. I am down to one speaker, as the originals have went. Maybe I listen to my music too loud, but whatever. The other being the infamous (in salt-covered wintry Ohio, anyway) Honda rust spot. The spot is where the bumper meets the rear quarter panel, typically on the driver's side. Everyone I know who has one has the "Honda rust" in that spot. No biggy to me, though. Doesn't affect how the car drives. Which, for a sixteen year old car, it does so stunningly smooth. The thing is as reliable as the sunrise, and I love it for that.
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