Used Honda Accord Saloon 1998 - 2003 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

1998 - 2003 review
Used Honda Accord Saloon 1998 - 2003
  • Used Honda Accord Saloon 1998 - 2003
  • Used Honda Accord Saloon 1998 - 2003
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Ownership cost

What used Honda Accord saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Honda Accord saloon?

It's not the cheapest to buy or to own. Purchase prices are now pitched fairly, but you'll spend more running it than you would on a Mondeo or Vectra.

The 1.8-litre models fall into group 8 for insurance, but the 2.0 is in group 11 and the 2.3 in group 13. Move up to the Type-R and you enter group 16, although that's pretty reasonable considering its 209bhp.

An Accord needs servicing more often than its rivals and the bills are high if you use a main dealer. Switching to an independent garage is an option, but only if they use the Honda parts and high-quality oils that the car needs.

Spares are expensive but you shouldn't expect to be buying them often.

The 1.8 will return up to 33mpg on average, which is fair for a family-sized car. The 2.0 covers just a mile fewer per gallon, while the 2.3 and Type-R travel up to 30mpg overall.