After 103K miles I am partially deaf due to the "above average" road noise. I have tried every brand of tyres; Yokohamas seem to work best with the 17" Penta wheels. The front end eats tyres. Other than nearly blowing the engine apart at 5K, due to oil, things went well up 50K.
Reportedly smooth engine is enough to put anyone of diesel for life, seriously lumpy and noisy. Dealer, “can’t find anything wrong with it”. What a surprise! Honda seems to ignore problems and never acknowledge anything. Turbo from new has been noisy. I have had more exhaust manifolds on the car than I care to remember. Each time the manifold has cracked warm diesel fumes flood into the car.
20,000 miles ago the car just stopped - 2 weeks spent in the main dealer. I was informed that the reason for the car stopping was the fuel filter was fitted the wrong way round! - Yeah right - at 35 I have enough marbles left to work out that this was BS; maybe that one would have worked on a typical Honda consumer. Dealer then admitted after being challenged they had no idea what was wrong with the car. I can't currently drive the car as once again diesel fumes are entering the cabin.
Back seat is a painful and very uncomfortable ride with no leg room.
Sorry Honda if anyone is in the market for the hassle and grief, very poor customer relations, bad main dealer service plus expense this car is for you.
Can anyone point me in the direction of an Audi garage? I will be glad to see the back of it.
Had the car for three years its an 04 2.2 i-CDTI on an 04 with 60,000miles. The pressure plate failed on the clutch for no reason that Honda could see. £800 please, week later exhaust manifold cracked my dealer in Sheffield wanted £600. I called another dealer, to be told Honda has extended the warranty on this part. I have water in the headlights despite being replaced already Tail gate mechanism will only close the door, another zillion pounds. Cold morning takes ages to defrost, no MP3 connector. The Heated Mirrors need to be turned off manually? Fuel economy 46MPG on motorway max range I have ever got is 460 more like 425 average to a tank well short of the 600 mile I was advised. There are no Xeon headlights. I have the 17" Pentas, road noise is terrible on the Pirelli's. Now running on Dunlop SP2000e, these are THE tyre for this car if you are running on 17" rims. Bottom line I bought this car because I have always heard nothing but praise for Honda build quality and engineering. I wont be buying another Honda, especially after the poor service I have had from Honda UK and its dealer network.
Really pleased with the car. Had it from 4K and done another 3K in it. Has used very little oil (was one thing I had read). A little noisy from the road - I hear that different tyres from the Michelins may help. Had a Mondeo before, which I was very happy with, but Honda seem to invest the money where it really matters. Seem to be able to get 48mpg, if careful, on longer journeys but can go down to low 40's with heavy boot or around town. Thoroughly recommend.
It seems that issues on the Accord must be variable; I've had my Tourer over 3 years & 108k miles & it's had NO mechanical problems & needed almost no oli outside of services.
Good things? As a company car it’s brilliant; tax is as low as the CO2 emissions. NB the Revenue have now changed the rules, the 3% penalty is back, even for Euro4 diesels.
It lugs 5 of us + stuff with ease (the power boot is more useful than you might think) & with the seats down the load space is huge. The diesel is smooth, gutsy & economical; typically 43 MPG for me, though this drops a lot if your right foot gets heavy.
It's comfortable on long trips, only bettered by my old Volvo S60. The Exec comes with leather (easy to keep clean) & lovely heated front seats.
On the down side it does tramline, though I've a feeling the big wheels on mine are partially to blame & make the ride firmer.
I hate there being no spare wheel! The injection system is no use if your tyre is in bits: go for an optional spare.
I've used three different dealers (all great) but not sure about costs as I don't pay - but it's never broken!
I've always been unsure of the styling; the back 3rd is strange but the front's OK & you'd not mistake it for anything else (check out the new Tourer Concept - it's much more handsome).
The Accord’s great for me, I've just turned down a new car to keep it for another year!
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