The 2003-2005 Accord is well designed and notably improved over the previous version. It's quieter, more nimble, and has a more comfortable ride than its predecessor. Further, its powertrain delivers both good acceleration and respectable fuel economy. Overall, it combines user-friendliness with European flair.
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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

"great handling and acceleration"

JEREMY M., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"For its age it handles very well."

JAMES J., BC (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very strong engine that feels like a racehorse ready to run hard. Also gets 31 mpg on highways."

LOU D., VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very smooth acceleration."

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Good acceleration and handles well on mountain roads and highways"

TOM M., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration from standstill Is remarkable--and just four cylinders"

ROLAND R., NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is smooth. Not a growling performer. Handling is very responsive."

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord)

"At 160,000 miles the handling and acceleration is still very good."

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"I've got out of more than one tight spot because of the car's agile handling and ample reserve power."

Anonymous, IA (2003 Honda Accord)

"With its Honda V-6 engine, the car accelerates quickly and smoothly. It's handling is reminiscent of a sports car. After owning it for 13 years, it is still fun to drive."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"steering is too tight and front tires do not track straight"

WILLIAM T., NM (2003 Honda Accord)

"GOOD ACCELERATION AND HANDLING. BAD, ABS BRAKES NO LONGER WORK, RADIO AND CD NO LONGER WORK."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"Tires have always cupped. Even after going in to get any issues fixed and realigned that may cause tire cupping."

Anonymous, KY (2003 Honda Accord)

"I have a 4 cylinder and it picks up as much speed as any other car I've ever owned, both 6 & 8 cylinder!"

DEE G., FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Still rides like a new car. Very comfortable."

NIGEL B., SC (2003 Honda Accord)

"Strong acceleration. Zero leaks from motor, transmission, radiator. ..."

GILBERT S., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Still fast after 200K+ miles!"

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"has continued to perform well even now after 13 years."

JACK S., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Excellent handling and acceleration; seems almost like a V-6 rather than an in-line 4 cylinder, helped by an efficient 5 speed automatic transmission."

RONALD M., MI (2003 Honda Accord)

"Performs exceptionally well for a 13 year old vehicle. We have decided to keep it as our 2nd vehicle instead of trading or selling it."

GARY D., BC (2003 Honda Accord)

"the Honda has excellent acceleration and handling"

NORMAN H., OR (2003 Honda Accord)

"Audio display panel went dark two years ago and still is. Airbag warning light came on last year. This car is driven to/from and in Florida only. The rest of the year it sits in our garage as the Mazda 3 is our city car."

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"Great handling and great performance with the 240 hp V6 that was in the 2003 vehicle"

DAVID W., VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The V6 6-speed is incredibly fast and incredibly efficient. I drive a lot of freeway miles and love having the extra power to get around. Despite all the power, the motor still sips gas and has a better gas mileage than my girlfriend's 4 cylinder Scion."

BRANDON K., OH (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very good balance: power, handling, reliability(execpt for rather "frequent" need for rotor service), average mpg."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration and handling are still going strong. Fun to drive."

DILIP P., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Surprizingly good acceleration for a 160 hp engine. Generally fun to drive."

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"manual transmission--great acceleration, and excellent mileage (however no real stop/go driving)."

MARTHA K., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"It's the best car I have ever owned and plan for it to be my permanent one."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord)

"great acceleration and handling"

BERNIE F., ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"For a 4 cylinder it runs and handles well."

Anonymous, BC (2003 Honda Accord)

"Good acceleration for a 4 cylinder, and ample for normal driving. Handling is sure-footed and responsive"

William D., NE (2003 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is great, handles very smooth. Love my old car."

Anonymous, IN (2003 Honda Accord)

"acceleration, reliability, cost of repairs"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord)

"It is a V6 so when I cross a busy street a block from my house I can accelerate quickly to get into the flow of traffic. Variable assist steering lets you feel the road when you are traveling fast."

Sherry H., OR (2003 Honda Accord)

"For a 4 cylinder it has great accerlation and handling."

Linda P., WA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Good acceleration in traffic. Very dependable. Handles perfectly."

Mary K., FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Good vehicle for around towna and long distance driving."

A W., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The V6 engine goes 0–60 in about 6.8 seconds, yet makes highway mileage of 30 mpg or more. The handling is precise."

Dave M., TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"This car has an excellent engine that provides plenty of get up and go when needed. Rides is annoyingly bumpy on rough roads but that may be my Kumho tires."

L D., VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The only complaints about the car is that seems to idle high (1200rpm) when it is cool in the mornings. Also, the brakes work too well - barely touch them and they grip. Performance and handling are remarkable for a 15-year-old car and its power is not noticeably different vs. a modern, non-turbo four cylinder in its class."

Fred H., FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Hugs curves accelerates quickly and smoothly."

Jan S., GA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The four cylinder engine has impressive power and runs as new. Acceleration is brisk and handling is agile. The car is easy to maneuver in tight spaces. The engine does not hesitate or stall under heavy acceleration. It just runs the way a car ought to run."

Anonymous, SC (2003 Honda Accord)

"quick acceleration for passing on two-lane highways"

Anonymous, NE (2003 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration and handling are very good."

Anonymous, OR (2003 Honda Accord)

"I own a four-cylinder Honda Accord, stick shift. The acceleration and power are more than adequate."

Robert B., VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"One thing I don't particularly like is the wide turning base."

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration and handling are fine for everyday driving on city streets, freeway and mountain roads."

Michael S., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"It's 15 years old and it still handles/accelerates well."

Tracey O., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"I've had this car since 2003. It currently has over 269,800 miles and if this car has cost me $1,000 in repairs, that would be a lot of money. I'm going to purchase another Honda this October, either an Accord or a CRV. I'll give my 2003 Accord to my 18 year old granddaughter once she gets her license."

Dee G., FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"It has good acceleration. I can safely merge onto the freeway."

Anonymous, MN (2003 Honda Accord)

"The car has always had an infrequent, sporadic, transmission problem."

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"sharp, precise handling. very peppy"

Bernard T., AZ (2003 Honda Accord)

"The 4 cylinder engine has plenty of power and hugs road at high speeds and taking curves. Passengers are not swaying with the car turns the way they do in my Rav4. A very comfortable drive. Ideal for long road trips."

Jon P., PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Good power, precise steering, under steer as you approach the limit. Defiantly a bit nose heavy, but still fun to drive."

Tom S., OK (2003 Honda Accord)

"Sounds like a pickup on acceleration."

Anonymous, NC (2003 Honda Accord)

"The 4 cylinder 5 speed manual has a lot of zip and is very responsive for a 4 door sedan."

Erin C., PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration and handling was a pleasant surprise"

John T., TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"The Accord V-6 is a powerful, dependable, fuel-efficient engine. The car accelerates, handles and brakes extremely well."

John G., NJ (2003 Honda Accord)

"Handling and acceleration are high points"

Gary B., IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Handles well"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"This is a sports car in disguise. With a 240hp V6 on that light frame pickup is amazing. We always know there's enough reserve to get us out of trouble if we need it. Handling is responsive, but not sports car stiff."

Michael L., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The acceleration is surprisingly good for a four cylinder engine. Steering feels solid, predictable."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Good driving, excellent handling very good acceleration"

D W., ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"Speed and good pick up on the freeway (in CA).... Solid feel at 55 MPH and above."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very good acceleration and handling especially given its age and engine size (4 cylinder)."

Anonymous, BC (2003 Honda Accord)

"fast and quiet"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"The acceleration and handling are excellent still on this car. It is a joy to drive in these aspects."

Michael B., LA (2003 Honda Accord)

"First automatic transmission I have ever had. The V-6 gives me the power I need when passing and on hill climbing."

Brian S., MI (2003 Honda Accord)

"Smooth handling, plenty of acceleration capability"

Lisa M., VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"I have a 5-speed EX -- great acceleration and handling. Corners well, entering a highway is a snap."

Joy B., NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"handles well, ride is smooth & solid"

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very responsive, quick acceleration. Really like it."

Lois S., IN (2003 Honda Accord)

"It is fine for a six cylinder non sports car. There are no complaints."

D H., PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Good gas mileage (29 mpg). Actually got 39 mpg with cruise control @ 60 mph over 400 miles on an interstate. No problem safely merging onto an Interstate @ 65 mph. Handles well on curvy New England back roads"

Edward L., MA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Good turning radius and acceleration"

Chuck H., OH (2003 Honda Accord)

"With the V6 engine, this car is fun to drive. Lots of power, and good handling."

Gregory B., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"great - still feels and drives like a much newer car."

Kevin D., ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"Runs flawlessly. Starts immediately. Reliable."

Gil S., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The manual transmission is very smooth and the car is "light on it's feet". It will roll for miles on a slight downgrade - so it is not very good for Mt. driving - always need to depend on the brakes. Get's good gas mileage."

Anonymous, NV (2003 Honda Accord)

"The system handles good. the 4 cylinder is very powerful"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is brisk with 0 to 60 times in the 6 second mark. It does feel a bit front heavy when pushed, but is just fun to drive in every day motoring. The throttle is by wire but no lag is noticeable unless you go from idle to wide open tootle instantly. The seats are nicely suportive with good positioning. The steering wheel has both tilt and telescope to help with comfort. I do quite a bit on night driving and have upgraded both high and low beam light bulbs. The one thing that bothers..."

Tom S., OK (2003 Honda Accord)

"Easily accelerates, smooth ride but a little noisy."

Anonymous, NE (2003 Honda Accord)

"it is a s6 cylinder so great accretion and handling"

James M., SC (2003 Honda Accord)

"A 4 cylinder that has the acceleration of a V6. Still drives like the day I drove it off the lot brand new. Handling is also excellent."

Keith N., VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Comfort, driving ease & economy"

Joann F., NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"Great road handling."

Mark S., MA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Powerful (6-cyl) yet extremely smooth acceleration & shifting"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"I'm completely satisfied with the acceleration and handling. I gave up some acceleration in favor of better mileage when compared to the available V-6."

W G., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"This vehicle is very nimble - handles and corners well and the acceleration is very impressive (esp. low-end torque) considering having only a 4 cylinder engine."

Anonymous, MB (2003 Honda Accord)

"Bad transmission"

Darrell N., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Great performance with the V6 and good gas mileage also"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"It has too much road noise, and the ride is not smooth when the road isn't."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Smooth and relatively quite ride."

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord)

"Ride is great, other than soft springs, especially in rear: sags with any passengers and luggage. Handling is awesome, with extremely communicative steering. Seat comfort is good and noise comfort is pretty good. Climate control had receiver failure that caused clogging and loss of refrigerant. Repair resulted in slight loss of cooling capacity, but still works well enough."

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Honda Accord)

"Comfort"

ELVA D., AZ (2003 Honda Accord)

"The road noise is noticeable at highway speeds."

DANIEL O., NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"It is a very comfortable ride -seats, leg room, head room."

KATRINA G., IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"adjustable seat a/c very good noise not bad"

JIM N., MT (2003 Honda Accord)

"This model the cabin picks up too much noise from the outside especially while driving on the freeway"

SHAWNDELL S., GA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Seats should be higher."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Car is EXTREMELY NOISY - would like for Honda to use noise reducing mats to deadenn noise. Low profile tires seem to have no purpose at all except to cause poor ride comfort and more cabin noise - not necessary for ANY reason. The steering wheel needs to extend closer toward the driver as arms are extended too far and causes fatigue."

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Ride is very nice and quieter than our CRV Seats are very low and hard to get into otherwise we like the car very much."

Anonymous, NM (2003 Honda Accord)

"Great seats & predictable ride"

JAMES W., AL (2003 Honda Accord)

"The amount of back seat leg room is amazing. Enough room for two adults to sit comfortably with their legs crossed. The back seat comfort and trunk space make this our car our road trip vehicle."

Anonymous, CO (2003 Honda Accord)

"The leather interior has held up great, and added a bit of luxury not found in other vehicles in this class."

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The seats can seem hard stiff after a long ride. The AC not working because of the compressor can cause the car to be very warm in the summer."

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Got what I paid for. (Work Truck)"

KIMBERLY W., TN (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very quiet car at highway speeds. Seats are comfortable, if low to the ground."

MARTIN S., IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Road Noise: a problem with air conditioning"

DANIEL W., FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"too much road noise."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Driver seat comfort could be improved. THe car is somewhat noisy inside, the A/C is not as powerful as other cards."

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable heated seats. Good handling with a stable ride"

JIM B., MA (2003 Honda Accord)

"noise"

Anonymous, OR (2003 Honda Accord)

"Too much road noise and hard suspension"

Anonymous, MI (2003 Honda Accord)

"Too much road noise. With AC on, passenger side vents blow cold air while drive side vents blow warm air (have not yet taken for repair on this)."

BARBARA G., GA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Most comfortable car we have ever owned, even when compared to a BMW owned previously"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"The front passenger door lock stopped working from the key fob, works manually."

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Accord)

"Drivers floor mat had broken left side holding clip break. This causes floor mat to shift forward and interfere with the gas pedal."

Anonymous, OR (2003 Honda Accord)

"Smooth, quiet, lots of pep. 13 year old car that runs just like new."

Anonymous, QC (2003 Honda Accord)

"LOTS OF ROOM, VERY COMFORTABLE. AC WORKS WELL IN HOT FLORIDA HEAT"

ALAN K., FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"leather seats and comfort driving."

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Pronounced ride noise on bumpy roads"

Anonymous, BC (2003 Honda Accord)

"After 15 years still the same as new."

Anonymous, CO (2003 Honda Accord)

"the seat at times are hard to adjust comfortable"

Valerie J., NJ (2003 Honda Accord)

"Seats are very comfortable and ride is smooth and good for long trips when equipped with touring tires. The cabin is quiet overall but after 15 year of driving there are occasional squeaks or rattles in the doors."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable seats with 5 different adjustments to the driver seat. The 4 cylinder engine has plenty of power without engine noise inside the car. The front seats are heated and the leather remains in good condition."

Jon P., PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"road noise excessive"

Robert K., AZ (2003 Honda Accord)

"My car is 15 years old and there are NO noises such as rattling or creaking. The ride is smooth and handles well. I feel confident and stable while driving. The six-cylinder engine makes a significant difference in performance and has saved me from many close calls/collisions. It still sounds and functions well as it did in the first year I owned it. The leather seats are NOT cracked or frayed. The only negative is I'm 6'1" and the seats don't fit me well for back support, but good head room."

John B., WA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Fabric seats are comfortable, however, noise and ride are degrading faster (not bad for a car 15 years old)."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord)

"2003 Honda Accord seats are disintegrating as the leather has come apart and exposed the padding within. The seats are not up to the standard of the rest of the car."

Vasha H., AL (2003 Honda Accord)

"The car's interior has held up amazingly well for 15 years. It has no tint in Florida, and still has not rotted. However, we kept it in a garage or carport...and at work it is in a large parking garage from the sun."

Fred H., FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"The 2003 accord LX has a very comfortable ride better than the 2008 accord LXP"

Anonymous, MS (2003 Honda Accord)

"The seats are still comfortable, even on long road trips. The handling is responsive. The cabin noise is the drawback, as it's significantly louder than new cars today, which is to be expected in a 15 year old car."

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The passenger's seats do not provide thigh support to our >6-foot tall passengers. The seats are two low relative to the floor and the head room is insufficient."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The seats are comfortable. The inside of the car is somewhat noisy. It is too noisy to listen to soft classical music."

Anonymous, MN (2003 Honda Accord)

"Heated seats were new to me and still nice"

Joseph C., NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"This car has the leather seats. They are not soft, but offer very nice lateral and they support. On rough pavement and tar strips, the ride is choppy. On smoother roads the ride is well controlled. Cornering and lane changes inspires confidence. This car has the 3.0 V6 and is fun to drive, especially on a windy road. For a 15 year old car it is quite enjoyable."

Tom S., OK (2003 Honda Accord)

"See comments for the 2005 Honda. My comments are the same."

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Accord)

"Good seat position options"

Jim F., VT (2003 Honda Accord)

"I'm tall (5'10"). The leg support and power controls on the leather seats are a dream to have because I can adjust the seat perfectly especially in the winter when my choice of winter coat (thickness of the material, style of the coat) may change my seating comfort from the previous day."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord)

"Seats are not all that comfortable and ride is harsh. Way too much road and wind noise."

Anonymous, IN (2003 Honda Accord)

"Fairly comfortable seats. Noise level moderate. Ride is fine; easy to drive and good handling in everyday driving."

Michael S., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"One negative with the vehicle is the amount of road noise. It is not a "quiet cabin.""

Daniel O., NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"very bad for each item"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord)

"There wasn't an area to discuss this, my Honda has a problem with holding up the trunk lid and also keeping the doors open. The wind will knock the trunk lid open and I need to hold the door open myself to keep it from closing."

Anonymous, KS (2003 Honda Accord)

"Road noise is moderate, but I understand newer models have addressed this."

Anonymous, BC (2003 Honda Accord)

"The noise in my Accord, which was a little high to begin with has gotten worse with age. The seats are also a little hard, which can get uncomfortable on long drives,"

Michael B., LA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Quiet ride and great AC/heat after many years"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Quietest running vehicle I have ever owned."

Brian S., MI (2003 Honda Accord)

"The ride is a bit harch over uneven road joints. Steering is quick and precise giving the car a sporty feel. The steering is a bit heavy, but not a lot of feedback. I think the steering boost could have been increased a bit without loosing feel. This 2003 Accord coop was build in early September 2002 so it is an early example of the new model released for the 2003 model production."

Tom S., OK (2003 Honda Accord)

"My LE Model doesn't have lumbar adjustment otherwise I find the comfort and ride above average. Road and wind noise is above average but seems to have been improved on newer models of the Accord."

W G., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The seats are extremely comfortable for long drives. Like any coupe, the back seats are a bit tight and difficult to get in and out of, but once there, the ride is plush."

Anonymous, IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Ride is noisy from the suspension"

Anonymous, VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"This was supposed to be a top of the line Honda, but it just doesn't seem that solid. The doors fsound and feel hollow when they are closed. Road noise comes through and doesn't sound very dampened."

Norman F., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Seat track broken on one side. Makes for a seat that moves even while driving."

Henry H., SC (2003 Honda Accord)

"Nice small car ... still looks pretty new inside and out. Seats are comfortable, and drives like new."

Kevin D., ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"While there is a bit of wind/road noise compared to our other car, the Accord always makes me glad we purchased in in the fall of 2002. The first ever exhaust problem occurred this year and involved a leaking gasket between pipe and catalytic converter. The car is truly amazing for being almost 15 years old, in fact it'd be excellent if it were just a few years old!"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"The Accord has a stiffer ride and the seats are not as comfortable as comparable sedans in it's class (Camry). I also feel the interior is noisier than other similar vehicles."

Donald R., IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"very comfortable & adjustable, fairly quiet."

Anonymous, CT (2003 Honda Accord)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Purchase as 3 year old, low mileage (17000) for $10000.00 from a friend's leasing agency after he drove it."

TOM M., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"196,000 miles with no problems prior to this year."

JIM B., MA (2003 Honda Accord)

"This Honda has had very few problems in the 13 years I have owned it. No major problems ever!"

ELIZABETH N., TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"Our 2003 Honda was a great value, and when I drive it now and compare it to our 2007 Honda, it is incredible how great 2003 Hondas were. They are solid cars with powerful engines that still purr with minimal upkeep many years later. The problems we have with this car are with the security system, which is incredibly expensive to fix (and so we didn't do it). The physical locks are also failing on the back doors (it's a four door) even though we seldom use the back seat. Comparing the 2007 and 20"

REGINA D., NJ (2003 Honda Accord)

"Satisfied all the way around"

ELVA D., AZ (2003 Honda Accord)

"This car is 13 years old and I routinely get 29 MPG on the highway! Unfortunately I live in the city which can be tough on tires and brakes, but I still get 18-20 MPG around town."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord)

"This has been an outstanding value. I have owned the 2003 Honda Accord for 13 years. It has proved to be reliable and a good value. It is not constantly in the repair shop for repairs. I had a 1996 Volvo that was always in the shop for minor and major repairs. The Honda is a blessing in comparing the two."

FRANK S., NE (2003 Honda Accord)

"13 years old and it still drives and handles well - almost as good as our 2014 Fusion"

WILLIAM D., MA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very reliable. Excellent handling. Good pep with the 6 cylinder. Not sure about the airbags.. it's not on a recall list but close."

CLIFF H., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"I bought it used in 2004. Now at 115,000 miles and I have really had few problems over the years. Dependable, durable and still a nice ride."

SUE P., OH (2003 Honda Accord)

"HONDA IS THE EASIEST CAR TO BUY. WHEN YOU DECIDE WHAT LEVEL OF TRIM, THERE IS NO VARIATION OR DIFFERENT OPTIONS WITHIN THE SAME TRIM."

Anonymous, NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"Excellent quality, fuel efficiency and reliability"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"Great overall value for the money. However, after approximately 7 years the paint fails and the body begins to leak water."

JOHN Y., AE (2003 Honda Accord)

"The first major repair (failed evaporator and condenser in the A/C system) happened at 178000 miles. Why can't every car be built this good?"

MARTIN S., IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Low cost of ownership, few expensive repairs. With routine maintenance and some additional items being replaced occasionally the car still runs like new."

MATT V., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"So far, some repairs every year, but reasonable. Still in good condition, runs well and is comfortable, so serves our needs"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"This car has been exceptionally reliabe and handled very well in snow."

MARILYN M., CO (2003 Honda Accord)

"Exceptionally good value in every respect from original purchase through maintaining the vehicle for the past 13 years"

GARY D., BC (2003 Honda Accord)

"The car is still in immaculate shape with only 105,000 miles. Amazing vehicle, which is why we are looking to purchase another."

CHRISTINA M., GA (2003 Honda Accord)

"It's 14 years old in Sept 16. at 105000, did the full replacement kit for the honda, expect to get another 100000 on it.."

Anonymous, PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The car still runs without any major failures in the drivetrain. However, nearly every other part of my car has fallen apart. The paint has peeled due to manufacturer's defect. The power seat is stuck. The power sunroof is broken and must be kept shut. The ceiling is falling down and sagging. The handbrake has been disconnected due to freezing cables in the winter. The air conditioner died after 3 years of use and I've spent over $500 and failed to fix it. Every little bit of maintenance is"

BRANDON K., OH (2003 Honda Accord)

"The car is extremely reliable, and is still a good car at 13 years old."

THOMAS G., PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"I'm impressed that my 13 year old vehicle, including both the interior and exterior, is still in very good shape and looks new."

MALCOLM M., AB (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very little maintenance problems. Good resale value"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"140,000 miles, almost no problems. Still drives like new. I can't find a reason to trade it in."

RONALD H., NC (2003 Honda Accord)

"My car has been very reliable, only replaced tires, batteries, filters & one major tune up."

KATHY H., SC (2003 Honda Accord)

"the car still runs great with even after 220,000 miles"

STEVEN L., PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"I've been driving this car for 13 years, and it has been very reliable with mostly routine maintenance."

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Accord)

"I don't know if you will believe me, but my 13 year old Accord still has the original manufacturer's battery in it. I do not put a lot of miles on a car, but this has been the most amazingly well-built and reliable car I have ever owned. In 13 years, I have had the car repaired twice for minor issues."

Linda M., FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"The 2003 Honda Accord is reliable, and after fifteen years, it has proven durable."

Robert B., VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"I am pleased that after 15 years this vehicle is still in excellent condition."

Anonymous, AB (2003 Honda Accord)

"This purchase of a new Honda Accord was my second. The value for money is tremendous. I will trade again for another Accord."

Mary K., FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"This car has outlasted all other cars I’ve owned. Very reliable and good value.. I’ve had this car for over 15 years,"

Linda P., WA (2003 Honda Accord)

"regular oil change. never in shop for repairs"

Bernard T., AZ (2003 Honda Accord)

"The car is a V6 package with all leather seats. The car never needs repair except wearing out a few batteries. I have driven this car for almost 16 years and still love it. The variable assist steering is my favorite thing about the Accord. You can feel the road. There is quite a bit of road noise. All in all I feel I got a great car at a reasonable price."

Sherry H., OR (2003 Honda Accord)

"This Honda Accord EX was purchased with almost every extra feature available. It was negotiated with 3 different dealers. The price came out to $23000, including extras provided by the dealer such as outside visors, door edge guards, etc. It was financed through Honda for 1.9%. The car has had no major problems, with one exception the paint. It has always been fun to drive and very comfortable. The maintenance has been reasonable and we still get positive comments on the car. It really fun to drive. for a six cylinder it is reasonable on gas and very fast if you need power. The factory paint looked good but did not hold up. We had it repainted in 2008. Since then no paint problems and the car looks beautiful. Power, comfort, great sound, incredible handling, excellent styling and reasonable cost for maintenance. What more can you ask."

G P., MD (2003 Honda Accord)

"Every thing super in my 2003 honda accord except transmission gone only after 170000km"

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"The car is 15 years old and still looks good and rides very well."

Maury S., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Outstanding reliability! Drives and functions like new, after 15 years and 230K miles! Only standard maintenance that I perform myself. The only fixes (cheap since I DIY) were alternator and starter, that's all."

Anonymous, CO (2003 Honda Accord)

"Had car for 15 years with no major problems."

Jim F., VT (2003 Honda Accord)

"considering this is a 15 year old auto, other than routine maintenance, the only expense i've had is tires and batteries."

Anonymous, IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Long-lasting. Minimal maintenance, maximum reliability. Good service support. All at a good price."

Anonymous, DC (2003 Honda Accord)

"I came to dealer with number I could afford and they put me in a great car that withstood the test of time"

Joseph C., NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"Fantastic car for the money. Actually, fantastic car regardless of money. The engine is pretty much bulletproof, and the manual transmission is the best I have ever driven. This is by far the best car I have ever owned, including newer cars."

Anonymous, NH (2003 Honda Accord)

"Our 2003 Honda, with proper maintenance and up keep looks and performs the same as it did when we bought it with 274,000 miles on it."

Robert Z., NC (2003 Honda Accord)

"The value in my 2003 Honda comes from a very simple fact; the car is 15 years old 100K miles and it has been amazingly reliable. I have never been broken down on the side of the road. The maintenance and repairs costs over 15 years have been well under what I anticipated. The interior and exterior design remain esthetically relevant and in good condition because of the quality of workmanship. I have squeezed every dollar I spent on the purchase price of this car and it still has several years of value left."

John B., WA (2003 Honda Accord)

"good gas mileage. minimum repairs for an old car. Front seats too low - makes getting in and out difficult"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"The overall performance of this vehicle has been amazing. It is almost 15 years old and still drives very well. I have taken great care to have regular maintenance."

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"Paid in total at purchase including tax, fees, etc was about $26,500 for EX-L model with V6 engine. 15 years later, I have had no major mechanical issues. I think this was a good value."

Daniel O., NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"Well worth the money. It has been a very good, problem-free car for 15 years."

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Terrible transmission, generally poor quality. Lots of part failures that would not be expected. Tramsmission failed at 87000 miles."

Darrell N., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The Honda is a very dependable car. I purchased the Toyota Camry hybrid this week & haven't received this car as of today."

Anonymous, SC (2003 Honda Accord)

"It has been extremely reliable from when I purchased it new in 2003 until this year"

Kenneth B., VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"My comments are the same as those for the 2005 Honda."

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Accord)

"A good, reliable family car that is safe and fun at a reasonable purchase and operating cost."

John G., NJ (2003 Honda Accord)

"I've been extremely pleased with my Honda. Great reliability, looks very up to date. Has remained like new inside and out and gets great mileage especially on the highway,35mpg."

W G., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Paid cash for my 2003 Honda accord exl. I have put 90,000 miles on the car Have purchased one set of tires, and 2 sets of brake pads. I have oil changed and mechanical issues performed by Exclusive Honda."

Frank S., NE (2003 Honda Accord)

"Excellent car for many years."

Anonymous, FL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Having bought the car new, I will say it has justified Honda’s reputation for reliability. The car has never needed a starter, alternator, or exhaust system part. Original engine and transmission are trouble free. The air conditioner compressor was replaced in 2017 after 14 years of service."

Anonymous, SC (2003 Honda Accord)

"It has been very, very reliable, Not a single problem the entire time."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Extremely reliable and comfortable car. Almost 130,000 miles with no maintenance issues. Have only had to replace starter and alternator at around 100,000 miles. Still very smooth and responsive drive train."

M J., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"It’s a 2003 and is still performing very well"

Gary B., IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"This car seems like it could run forever. Some parts have had to be replaced, but you can't reasonable expect every part to last 170,000 + miles."

Erin C., PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"I thought that I was getting a near the top of the line vehicle, but the car sounds and feels tin-ey, especially when closing the doors. I am also not happy that the paint is peeling of and oxidizing, but from what I have seen, many, many Hondas have deteriorating paint jobs."

Norman F., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The gas mileage blows most other vehicles away, and the four-cylinder engine is still peppy enough to keep up."

Anonymous, IL (2003 Honda Accord)

"The Accord is reliable and esthetically pleasing."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very satisfied with the reliability of this vehicle."

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"This car just goes and goes and goes and goes and is very rarely in the shop."

Bryan E., TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"It's reliability is superb. Its maintenance costs are tires, oil, the occasional battery and fuel. We had some body work done this year to clean up bits of rust around the doors. It continues to be a joy to drive and to ride in."

Anonymous, ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"most reliable car ever owned. have not spent more than $1500 in repairs the entire time I have owned it."

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"The car has held up well."

Anonymous, NJ (2003 Honda Accord)

"For the price, it was the best value going, right side up on the maximum I could take as a loan within one year. It has been extremely low maintenance and has had excellent gas mileage. It is comfortable to drive. the road noise level is a bit higher than I like, but that has been the only negative. One of the best car values I have ever purchased."

Michael W., TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"120,000 miles and still going strong. Still looks great."

Donn R., AZ (2003 Honda Accord)

"In 2003 it was a high price but after 14 years it runs great and is an outstanding value"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord)

"this is the 5th car I have bought new in my life (I am 71). They have all been Hondas. The car is solid, reliable, well laid out, and the gas mileage is great. My only complaint is that, after 245000 miles and 14 years, it is quite noisy inside when I drive on the highway. I will definately get another Honda."

Susan R., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"14 years and 131,000 miles later, it still runs just fine, and I have spent very little money on repairs."

Anonymous, TX (2003 Honda Accord)

"Excellent car, excellent price, excellent milage. Didn't know the mpg or how many miles on the car"

Anonymous, OH (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very reliable, comfortable car."

Anonymous, NV (2003 Honda Accord)

"Transmission failed at 145000 miles"

R H., NC (2003 Honda Accord)

"I bought the vehicle new in 2003 and have driven it over 413,000 miles. It has the original engine. Had to put in a new transmission in 2012, but had 350,000 miles at that point. Vehicle only needed regular oil changes, timing belt water pump changes, new brakes and tires."

Anonymous, CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Our Accord is 14 years old & has 260,000 miles. It drives and runs like brand new. We love it!"

Joann F., NY (2003 Honda Accord)

"Infrequent repairs and low cost of repairs when they are needed."

Chuck H., OH (2003 Honda Accord)

"Still reliable after all the years - no trouble except wear & tear and early death of radio system."

Anonymous, MB (2003 Honda Accord)

"It's pleasant to drive and a pleasant space to occupy. It drives well, with acceptable acceleration and handling for a number n sports car. After all this time it continues to feel solid and as if it can go on for years. The only stupid thing is the constricting car frame between the (roomy) trunk and fold down rear seats. That frame minimizes the extended space provided by the fold down seats. The car is still excellent value for the money."

D H., PA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Very reliable vehicle. Have had all recall items addressed. Good gas mileage (29 mpg). Actually got 39 mpg with cruise control @ 60 mph over 400 miles on an interstate. Handles very well-acceleration; steering; braking). Maintenance costs reasonable."

Edward L., MA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The Accord is moderately priced and provides many features that I appreciate. It is safe, has low emissions, handles well, and is fun to drive. When the car became 12 years old, however, we started experiencing trouble with it: power steering pump, AC compressor, starter, door, etc. The engine runs great, but the transmission is beginning to show some weakness. We have always maintained the car more than required in the owner's manual. I was hoping to get 200,000 miles out of it, but we ar..."

Gregory B., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"At the time we bought it was priced considerably less then Hylander."

Anonymous, WA (2003 Honda Accord)

"This auto has been a pleasure to drive and to own. Very few repairs needed, handles very well and basiclyy quite comfortable."

Louis L., NC (2003 Honda Accord)

"Zero oil leaks. Transmission rebuilt at 200,000 miles. Great acceleration. Excellent air conditioner/heating."

Gil S., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Excellent reliability and longevity"

Lisa M., VA (2003 Honda Accord)

"Terrible reliability. Over $5000 of non maintance repairs including a major transmission failure."

Darrell N., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"I just thought that it would be a more solid car."

Norman F., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

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"Leather seats have cracked"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Honda Accord)

"After nearly fourteen years it still looks sharp."

KATHY H., SC (2003 Honda Accord)

"Great economy."

KIMBERLY W., TN (2003 Honda Accord)

"good for a 2003 Honda"

Anonymous, MA (2003 Honda Accord)

"beautiful styling and great driving experience all around."

BERNIE F., ON (2003 Honda Accord)

"About 30 months ago I had to have the exterior repainted. Honda's original paint faded to a point that it was horrible. I have talked to others who had the same experience. That has been the only major problem with this car in the 13 years we have owned it."

Anonymous, MD (2003 Honda Accord)

"It's style is still up to date, compared to the new models it still looks great."

Anonymous, QC (2003 Honda Accord)

"The car is 13 years old and the style has held up even though current trends are to folds & creases vs. curves"

JAMES W., AL (2003 Honda Accord)

"Sleek, clean lines."

GILBERT S., CA (2003 Honda Accord)

"The black paint on that year Honda Accord is TERRIBLE. Words do not describe how bad it looks. Almost every (I would say 4 out 5 cars black accord) have the same terrible oxidation level on the paint. It is horrible. I am surprised there wasn't a recall. That is the one complaint I have with the car. It is looks so bad that my 10 year old son doesn't want me to take him to his new middle school. I am not sure if I would buy another Honda for that reason alone - despite it running fine and with"

Anonymous, TN (2003 Honda Accord)
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