While previous generations of the Coupe were considered two-door versions of the sedan, the Coupe was the first to be given an exclusive front fascia, rear tail lights which resemble those found on the NSX , wheels, and many other body panels, and was now marketed as a somewhat separate model, the "Accord Coupe", to set it away from the more family-oriented sedan version. It also allowed the Coupe, which was exported to other markets, to fit in more easily with the local Accord versions. It was developed by Honda engineer Laura Minor into production form until January , being then developed into prototypes for testing. G development began in January during final development of the CD , with design work starting later that year.
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The Accord LX gets horsepower with the same engine. Overall, the K24 is a very good engine; the only complaint that is mentioned is the excessive oil consumption. The 3. Honda Accord 2. The V6 has a timing belt that needs to be replaced at recommended intervals. To keep your engine in good shape, check the oil level regularly. There is no light on the dash that will alert you about the oil level being low.
Running the engine low on oil will cause many problems. Checking the oil level is easy. Read our maintenance checklist with illustrations.
For the Accord, Honda recommends using premium-grade 5W engine oil; while the Accord takes 0W synthetic oil. The oil capacity oil change including filter is listed at 4. Pros: Safety ratings, reliability, driving experience, holds value well, roomy interior, good visibility, comfortable seats, available as a coupe, solid 4-cylinder engine, powerful V6. Cons: Interior plastic could be better, USB is only available in and models, oil consumption issues.
Overall: Despite problems mentioned above, the Honda Accord is one of the best family sedans on the used car market. Among competitors, the Camry with its soft and smooth ride is another great option.
Nissan Altima is a bit smaller, but handles very well. Mazda 6 is also not a bad choice overall. When buying a used Honda Accord, the first important thing is to check the service records: was the engine oil changed regularly? Has the timing belt in the V6 engine been replaced?
Has the transmission fluid been changed? Was the car serviced at a dealer? When checking inside, try if all door locks work; a few people mentioned problems with door locks.
During the test drive, watch out for noises. Test driving on the highway may help, as many issues and noises are only noticeable at higher speeds. Check the engine oil level. If the level is low, it might be an indication that it consumes oil. Read how to check the oil level. Similar cars:.
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