What used Honda Accord saloon will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Honda Accord saloon?
Compared with a Mondeo's or Vectra's, the Accord's ownership costs aren't pretty. Servicing by a main dealer costs about half as much again as for the Ford or Vauxhall, while insurance is a group or two higher.
Petrol 2.0 Accords are in group 11, the 2.2 diesel is group 12 and the 2.4 petrol group 14.
It's a similar story when comparing parts' prices, too. The cost of some items is positively scary.
Fuel economy looks good at up to 52mpg combined for the diesel, 38mpg for the 2.0 petrol and 31mpg for the 2.4. However, more than a few readers have contacted What Car? complaining that their cars can't get close to the published figures.
Take comfort in the news that the Accord loses value more slowly over time than most other family cars and, like most Hondas, it won't need much spending on repairs.