A fine and competent car, the Accord's braking, ergonomics and fit and finish are impressive. But engine performance, ride quality, accommodations and interior quietness aren't outstanding.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The downshifting works great to give extra acceleration when needed."

Nancy R., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"It's a very reliable car."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is very good when needed. The handling is very responsive."

Lee L., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"drives and handles competently"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The acceleration and handling is great! No problems at all. It is a bit more noisy going over bumps, but that's the only "negative" with this automobile."

Barbara G., MN (2002 Honda Accord)

"very fast acceleration, smooth quiet ride, roomy and comfortable seating"

Anonymous, BC (2002 Honda Accord)

"The handling of the car has always been, and remains, smooth to this day. The acceleration is very good, especially given it's a 4 cylinder. I feel safe because the car performs consistently."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"better acceleration compared to Toyota."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The car still drives smoothly & handles well. Acceleration is still smooth & the car runs well."

Karen E., TX (2002 Honda Accord)

"Well, my car was on recall and I got a free transmission because of it. Other then that I don't believe it handled as well as my previous Accord 89"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord)

"The newer Accords out accelerate me, but not by much. Still handles like a dream, relatively smooth ride, and great cornering. Most important is how it performs so well with accident avoidance. I have had a few scares over the years with distracted drivers and I have always felt very comfortable with emergency maneuvers to avoid getting hit."

Mark M., GA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Great, smooth, quiet ride. Probably the best driving vehicle I've even owned."

Troy H., KY (2002 Honda Accord)

"No rust, no rattles, never an engine or steering problem, this is the 4 cylinder engine. Although its store value is less than $500.00 I still enjoy and depend on this Honda."

Alan B., ON (2002 Honda Accord)

"It is a stick shift and it drives and handles well."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Standard transmission is fun to drive, shifts smoothly, 5th gear very economical; we've gotten over 50 mpg on long highway trips. Acceleration certainly suffices to enter highways, start from stop lights and signs efficiently."

Candace B., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The Accord has been easy to drive and good in handling. It's an older car now, but is consistent."

Cody P., KS (2002 Honda Accord)

"good handling very sports sedan like"

Ted G., VA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration really gets it. I often find myself going faster that I should. The car is a good handler."

Colleen E., TX (2002 Honda Accord)

"I have the V6 and it accelerates great, and the handling is better than most of the competing cars of 2002."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Four cylinder has enough power for the sedan, Very responsive handling with small turning radius,"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord)

"After 16 years, this car still performs well."

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord)

"Excellent acceleration and for a car this old, it handles very well"

Anonymous, OK (2002 Honda Accord)

"Great"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Plenty of acceleration and handles very nicely on curves and windy roads."

Paul K., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Honda is very slow TJ get into the next gear. It keeps slipping."

Anonymous, MD (2002 Honda Accord)

"slow acceleration, good handling"

Dan I., VA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The ability to quickly and safely enter the freeway at freeway speed is excellent. A very dependable car."

Brad J., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is poor and transmission shifting is jerky"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord)

"Easy to drive"

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord)

"V6 has lots of power, yet still has reasonable mileage. It can really accelerate out of trouble nicely."

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Despite nearing a quarter million miles, our 2002 Accord Coupe continues to impress with smooth, responsive acceleration and trustworthy handling. It has had no major work and still drives much as it did when we first bought it."

Michael V., NC (2002 Honda Accord)

"Love it-tight suspension without being stiff and still very good acceleration."

Abygail B., MO (2002 Honda Accord)

"I am totally satisfied. The car is reliable, easy to drive and handles well. Has needed vet few repairs- mostly just those needed/anticipated at the difference maintenance appointments"

Susan S., MA (2002 Honda Accord)

"This car even after 134 k miles still rides and handles well on good roads and bad. It's easy to drive and is still very comfortable to ride in."

Dennis K., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"very adequate acceleration for this VTEC 4"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Good value, but paint job was very poor quality and transmission only lasts 90k miles. Argh."

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord)

"Excellent V-6 power, matched to a smooth overdrive transmission."

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Honda Accord)

"ride and handling are good but acceleration is poor because of small 4 cylinder engine."

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Accord)

"good acceleration, comfortable ride"

Anonymous, MO (2002 Honda Accord)

"202000 miles and very few brake downs and fairly low cost repairs"

Anonymous, MS (2002 Honda Accord)

"Weak engine provides poor acceleration when needed in certain situations. The acceleration is particularly poor when the A/C is engaged."

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Accord)

"It drives well. It does what I want when I want it. I can kick-it when needed. Great all-round vehicle."

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The car has the smaller 4 cylinder engine and accelerates fairly slowly."

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord)

"Excellent vehicle in all respects. Very reliable; handles road well; quiet ride; low maintenance."

ANDY A., NV (2002 Honda Accord)

"This is a V6 and has marvellous acceleration."

GAIL F., PA (2002 Honda Accord)

"When entering the state highway or other roadway with fast-moving traffic, I can count on accelerating to the highway speed in less than five seconds."

DELPHINE C., CT (2002 Honda Accord)

"sluggish acceleration"

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord)

"transmission had to be replaced with <25000 miles on it. front seats are low so visibility is poor. No way to raise seat height, esp if driver is short."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seats are still very firm and hold well but can get uncomfortable on long drives"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Honda Accord)

"The passenger seat is no longer operational."

Lee L., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The seats are very comfortable"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Honda Accord)

"The seats are the most comfortable in any of the 9 care I’ve owned."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The lumbar support is comfortable."

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord)

"flexible seat adjustment , little noise"

Anonymous, BC (2002 Honda Accord)

"It is pushing 18-years old and I could jump it in and drive all day with no comfort issues. Long bottom cushion on the front seats are nice."

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Accord)

"280000 miles and still ticking. original engine and transmission, no unexpected repairs for a car with this many miles"

William H., AR (2002 Honda Accord)

"It's a little noisy and the seats are very uncomfortable."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The seats are comfortable however, the leather on the driver's seat has worn out."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Very ergonomic seats, Rides quiet except for certain pavements, Very responsive handling with small turning radius"

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord)

"My car comfortably holds 5 adults (and occasionally a dog). The dependable controls keep us cool in summer, and warm in winter. The ride is smooth, and the noise level is quiet. I am careful to follow all maintenance instructions and suppose this contributes to the high comfort level."

Anonymous, ID (2002 Honda Accord)

"a little noisy but otherwise comfortable car."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord)

"Ride isn't too bad but the noise is considerable and seats too low for comfortable access and exit at our age."

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Accord)

"Not suited for tall people over 6 feet. Insufficient leg room."

Anonymous, MN (2002 Honda Accord)

"The Honda sits on the road firmly and holds the road well. But it is noisy and too firmly sprung for long drives."

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Seats are up high, soft yet firm, easy to adust. rdie is quiet."

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Seats are mostly comfortable but very loud driving experience and lots of road noise, windshield isn't angled best to clear rain well (regardless of wipers)"

Dan I., VA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable and quiet ride; barely hear or feel the road."

Anonymous, NV (2002 Honda Accord)

"Excessive road noise. Driver's seat is not comfortable on long drives - I get lower back pain and numbness in my right leg."

Anonymous, OR (2002 Honda Accord)

"Vehicle handles and rides very well. However, lumbar support of front seats becomes uncomfortable on long trips."

Anonymous, KS (2002 Honda Accord)

"Road noise is loader than many other cars."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"seating, ride, and noise level are all very good."

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Accord)

"It's all good."

David S., GA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Can adjust in many different ways"

Anonymous, NM (2002 Honda Accord)

"Seats are comfortable, good visibility"

RICK R., CO (2002 Honda Accord)

"The seats are not very comfortable especially on longer trips."

D G., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Front seats are very uncomfortable. The bottom seat cushion is not long enough to support the upper leg.. It only has a 2 way power driver seat (up or down). But as you bring it up it also moves forward and vise versa. Needs to be a full 6way power seat. Can't drive for more than 1 hour and need to get out and stretch."

JAMES L., WI (2002 Honda Accord)

"The seating is too low to the ground for tall people, especially when you get older."

TED K., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Road noise."

Anonymous, TN (2002 Honda Accord)

"DO NOT HAVE ELECTRIC SEATS FOR PASSENGER. BUT RDIE AND COMFORT ARE VERY GOOD."

ERNEST M., PA (2002 Honda Accord)

"It has a good climate temperature. It heat up quickly in the winter and cool down quickly in the summer."

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord)

"turned out to be so large that we don't drive it much. I personally don't like to drive it where the parking will be tight, or the traffic heavy and slow."

LC S., VA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Noisy inside, marginal AC"

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Accord)

"Quite ride and not allowing allowing outside noise. Climate control works well. Comfortable seats. Stable ride with good moderately tight suspension."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord)

"Seating too close to the floor"

Anonymous, TN (2002 Honda Accord)

"My Honda did not have a very smooth ride and was quite noisy before we recently replaced the tires. They made all the difference in world."

COLLEEN E., TX (2002 Honda Accord)

"A better Lombard back support, driver seat, is lacking on this car."

JOHN N., PA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The car has always been noisy and there is a whistling sound that seems to come from the passenger window or windshield area. No one can figure out what it is."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The car is very quiet and comfortable. The only downside is that visibility out of the windows, particularly front and back, is not very good."

KEVIN M., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The driver's seat is low even for average-to-tall drivers, and has terrible lumbar support."

Anonymous, NC (2002 Honda Accord)

"The car is quiet, has good acceleration, and has a smooth ride.Purchased from a relative."

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord)

"I am below average height. I'm also on the heavy side. It's hard for me to find a car where I can reach the pedals and the steering wheel is not crammed in my chest. Or that I don't feel claustrophobic. That was the case with this car. See it was very comfortable"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Comfort would be excellent except the driver's side arm rest needs more padding. My elbow gets sore resting on this arm rest. Vehicle is somewhat noisy at highway speeds. This is a know Honda characteristic."

ROBERT W., WA (2002 Honda Accord)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Excellent value. Followed standard maintenance and have never had a problem."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"It has been a very dependable car"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Honda Accord)

"Vintage accord is bulletproof—nothing ever breaks"

Mark P., CT (2002 Honda Accord)

"I got reliability and good value for the 2002 Accord"

Anonymous, IL (2002 Honda Accord)

"It has been in the shop ONCE for unscheduled service in 17+ years....and that was for a rusted brake line."

Anonymous, SC (2002 Honda Accord)

"Car lasts a long time. It doesn't need a lot of upkeep or repairs. Reliable car for the money. Comfortable too."

Anonymous, LA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Still amazed by this Accord. I finally had to do my first non maintenance related repair. 2 motor mounts started going bad and I replaced the headlights that were fogging up. Everyone who gets in the car can't believe how new it looks inside and out."

Mark M., GA (2002 Honda Accord)

"My car is 16 years old and still gets me where I want to go."

Anonymous, HI (2002 Honda Accord)

"V6 has good power"

Anonymous, LA (2002 Honda Accord)

"OMG, nearly 300,000 miles in 16 years. We have been consistent in servicing the vehicle, and it has been utterly dependable and long-lived."

Candace B., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"paid good price initially wind noise exhaust system not the best Just replaced exhaust pipe and catalytic converter"

Tom Y., NY (2002 Honda Accord)

"Definitely got a good deal - this car has lasted."

Anonymous, OK (2002 Honda Accord)

"Car is 16 years old and other than routine maintenance, its been perfect."

Lydia B., TX (2002 Honda Accord)

"This car is 16 years old & the car interior still looks and functions great. Nothing has broken - not windows, a/c, seat functions, sound system, etc. The exterior paint on the R & L exterior rear view mirrors has flaked somewhat, but that’s all. It has been a great investment."

Karen E., TX (2002 Honda Accord)

"My Honda handles like a new car, has needed no major repairs, looks great, and gets great gas mileage. It's a comfortable ride. I do take it in for designated check ups to keep it in top shape however."

Barbara G., MN (2002 Honda Accord)

"This is our second Accord. Both have been outstanding in reliability, yet requiring only minimal service. Our only complaint about Accord is the road noise and somewhat bumpy ride. It handles very well, but we use our Camry for longer trips."

Mike O., WA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Rides and handles as well now as when we bought it."

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord)

"At the time I purchased the Accord it was rated very high and had a good variety of options for the price."

Cody P., KS (2002 Honda Accord)

"still runs well after 15 years, dealer maintained as per schedule, looks good except for minor rust issue on right hand rear wheel well ( similar on most same year/model seen)"

Anonymous, AB (2002 Honda Accord)

"It has been a very reliable and comfortable car. I still like the way it handles."

Gary J., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Purchased new in 2002. Other than a few minor things fixed over 16 years, this has been a wonderful vehicle and very reliable."

Troy H., KY (2002 Honda Accord)

"good and dependable car. Minimum maintenance requirement."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"This vehicle has been extremely reliable. Virtually, everything in the car is original equipment ( engine, transmission, air conditioner, etc.)."

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord)

"reliable car with low maintenance."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"The value and design is everything I expected when I bought this car new. After 16 years, it performs as expected and is like new. Not time to purchase a new one. Love this EX V6."

Colleen E., TX (2002 Honda Accord)

"high reliability, rarely require repair expensive services other than regular maintenance services. But having seat belt sensor problem lately which is an expensive repair service."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Having paid $25k in July, 2002, 16 yrs. Ago, we couldn't be happier & more satisfied with every aspect of the Honda Accord EX. We custom ordered it at that time & got everything we wanted. I might also add, we would highly recommend the Penske Dealership & Service in Ontario, CA....excellent over the years. The only reason we would choose another model, other than the Accord, would be for an Suv style vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"It won't die. After years of abuse it's just keeps going."

Brian W., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"280000 miles and 16 years service"

William H., AR (2002 Honda Accord)

"Keep the oil changed and these cars will go forever!"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Honda Accord)

"Continues to be great value for money paid."

Anthony B., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"good, reliable car. Excellent value for SE edition."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Very few required repairs and very little cost over a 15 year period and a purchase price of less than $20,000, all of which indicate an extremely great value."

Robert M., MD (2002 Honda Accord)

"The car is 15 yeas old and runs like it is almost new."

R S., CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"reliability and driving comfort, mostly the visibility out."

Anonymous, PA (2002 Honda Accord)

"This car has been the best car I've ever owned. The money saved--money not spent!--because of its incredible reliability and trouble-free maintenance lets me live a nicer life in other areas. The car is safe, brakes well, accelerates without hesitation. I've never had problems with flimsy trim, or with a faulty sound system, or any other non-mechanical things. Not until the car got over 155,000 mi did little age-related things start to pop up, but nothing major. Transmission is still good, engin..."

Chris M., NM (2002 Honda Accord)

"235K miles and most of the items on car still works. V-6 engine is still going strong."

Anonymous, VA (2002 Honda Accord)

"has been great for travel, trunk capacity great"

Anonymous, FL (2002 Honda Accord)

"Great value!"

David S., GA (2002 Honda Accord)

"cost less to maintain very reliable"

TOM Y., NY (2002 Honda Accord)

"We highly recommend this vehicle"

Anonymous, AZ (2002 Honda Accord)

"Replaced transmission at 107000 just 7k over the warranty. Second Honda I had that had faulty transmission. Costly repairs"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Fantastic car--reliable, safe, good-looking, and still drives beautifully after nearly 300,000 miles. And because it's been garaged its entire life, it looks like a new car."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Having a car for 14 years that never broke down and still running like new is a very good indicator of the car, and buying a fully loaded top of the line car for $23,00.00. is an excellent value."

Anonymous, NJ (2002 Honda Accord)

"Very reliable vehicle."

Anonymous, BC (2002 Honda Accord)

"Best car I ever owned"

Anonymous, CO (2002 Honda Accord)

"Car has not had even a single mechanical issue. It has not been in the shop for repair in the 14 years I have owned it."

CHARLES A., MS (2002 Honda Accord)

"Bodily integrity: after 391,000 kms there's not a squeak, rattle or other problem. Same clutch and all systems except position 3 on the fan (!) work as they did when I bought the car 14 years ago."

CHRISTOPHER F., ON (2002 Honda Accord)

"At the time the Honda Accord VP model was sold via internet pricing at very little over true dealer final cost, and offered a good balance of all that is desired in a 4-door sedan, including reliability, handling, acceleration, necessary features and styling."

Anonymous, WI (2002 Honda Accord)

"It has been inexpensive to run, and for it's age I believe it still looks great."

Anonymous, CO (2002 Honda Accord)

"Summer driving with ac I get 22+ miles per gallon. The rest of the year I get 25+ per gallon."

Anonymous, DE (2002 Honda Accord)

"My 2002 Honda Accord has had limited additional repairs over and above regular maintenance items, gets very good gas mileage, and at 14 years old continues to be highly reliable and run very well."

BRUCE C., ON (2002 Honda Accord)

"The Honda was purchased new in February 2002. A reliable and pleasure to drive, a great car."

LORENZO M., CT (2002 Honda Accord)

"This car had about 40,000 miles on it when I bought it in 2004. It now has about 90,000 miles and is going strong, though I don't drive any great distance anymore. So I am very pleased with the value and reliability of this sturdy and attractive vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. No breakdowns of any major systems. Just tires, brakes, and oil so far."

STEPHEN A., CO (2002 Honda Accord)

"There was a leak in the fuel tank. When we got it replaced we were told that there had been a used fuel tank in the car. This is significant because we purchased the car brand new from the dealership! The repairman became unwilling to vouch for this when we tried to pursue it with the dealership."

Anonymous, ON (2002 Honda Accord)

"Bought the car used in 2012 and have put on about 82,000 miles. Definitely got value for the money I paid. This is a solid car."

Anonymous, OH (2002 Honda Accord)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It has a classy look about it then and now. It looks sleek and sexy. The inside definitely not as much so. I just wish I did not get such a lemon. They sold me at the Honda dealership a car that was completely rusted on the underside everything falling apart. I had to replace almost everything on the car it came from New York this was not told to me . So all the rust and corrosion came with it. Had to replace all the fuel lines and brake lines because they were rusted through talk about dangerou"

Anonymous, WA (2002 Honda Accord)

"Visibility is great and I can see the hood while driving. Newer, sleeker cars have crappy visibility and I can't see the hoods, which is somewhat disorienting."

DAVID O., TX (2002 Honda Accord)
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