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2000 Accord

2000 Accord

Honda Accord is arguably the best mid-size sedan available. It does everything well. The interior is roomy and comfortable, the suspension... Read More
Honda Accord is arguably the best mid-size sedan available. It does everything well. The interior is roomy and comfortable, the suspension is responsive and well damped, the brakes are excellent, and both of its VTEC engines-a 3.0-liter V6 and a 2.3-liter four-cylinder-are incredibly smooth. It is a remarkably easy car to drive and every aspect of it is user friendly. Minimize
Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars
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By:   ssssmashing
Sep 2, 2008
2000 Accord

6th Generation Accords are a great buy

Author's Rating: Rating: 5/5 stars

Pros: 

Great commuter or college car. Great value.

Cons: 6 cylinders had flakey transmissions.

The Bottom Line: 
If you can find one that has been maintained then snatch it up!!!!

Author's Review
I have owned two 6th generation Honda Accords; one was a 2000 SE and I currently own a 1999 EX. These cars are workhorses that are low maintainence and seem to want to run forever. They helped to reinforce Honda's reputation as a trouble free brand.

The Good
The cars can be picked up these days for a good price. If you keep up on routine maintainence they seem to just go and go. The 4 cylinder is peppy enough for a daily commuter and the 6 cylinder, while perhaps not as sexy as some newer models has got guts to spare. The car is well designed and is spacious. I routinely get 28 to 31 MPG on my 4 cylinder. Good trunk space.

I got 160k on my first Honda with nothing more than regular maintainence - before it was totalled by an uninsured motorist. They should get 200k without too much trouble.

Very comfortable seats and well designed cockpit put controls and guages in ideal reach.

The Bad
The 6 cylinders are notorious for having transmission issues. The 6cylinders in this generation used a GM transmission and they are very prone to problems.

Things to know when shopping for a used 1998 to 2000 Accord
One piece of maintainence that is an absolute must is the timing belt must be changed. The first change should occur by 105k miles. The other thing to look out for is the A-pillar, between the back door and the rear wheels is prone to rust. Check this area for oxidation because once it is rusted there is little that can be done to prevent it rusting out completely. Parts are fairly readily available for these cars and they are not too bad to work on. As the car ages I am starting to notice a little more road noise but still pretty quiet and comfortable.

Trim Packages
LX trim - This is the basic model. It came with steel wheels with hubcaps and the radio had a tape player. The interior featured clothe seats.

EX trim - This is the loaded model. It came with alloy rims. Leather seats. Sun roof. CD player with optional 6 disc changer (in trunk). 4 wheel disc brakes.

SE trim - This was in the 2000 only. It came with special SE alloy rims. Cloth seats. Some had a sunroof but I think this was an option. It came standard with a 6 disc CD changer (in trunk).
 


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