Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Honda Accord estate?
Honda beats the pack for reliability and has comfortably established a top-five placing in the What Car? Reliability Index. Customers have for years sung the make's praises in the JD Power satisfaction survey.
However, neglect oil-level checks at your peril. The diesel has a thirst for oil that'll run the engine dangerously low if you're too lazy to top it up.
Otherwise, owners report few problems, although several have had the remote tailgate release fail. The anti-lock brakes can also play up and a few cars have needed wheel bearings replaced before time.
Finally, Honda has issued a couple of recalls, to check that wiring in the boot is safe, and to ensure the rear seat belts work as they should. Check with a dealer that yours has had all the work done that it needs.