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4 out of 5 stars

For The Accord is extremely reliable, tough and durable. It's also nice to drive and well equipped

Against It looks pretty dull, and it's dearer to buy and run than a Ford Mondeo or a Vauxhall Vectra

Verdict It has no image at all, but it's good in so many areas you won't care.

Go for… 1.8 S 5dr

Avoid… 2.3 Type-V 4dr

Honda Accord Hatchback
  • 1. Even the cheapest S trim comes with four airbags, anti-lock brakes and air-con
  • 2. Costly servicing is needed every 9000 miles, but keep to that and an Accord should run and run
  • 3. The oil level in the Type-R needs watching because it can drop rapidly with hard use
  • 4. Exhausts rot through within a couple of years if the cars are used only for short trips
  • 5. The boot is big but the suspension intrudes and restricts the width
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