Used Honda Accord
by Ryan Hannon
The Reliability of a Used Honda Accord
"Accord works so well delivering on all its promises: a comfortable ride, precise controls, great assembly quality, and efficient drive train." (CAR AND DRIVER, July 1998, Comparison vs. Mercury Cougar)
The Used Honda Accord:
Is a used Honda Accord a worthwhile investment? The satisfaction of thousands of owners for more than twenty years and an impressive list of features give the Accord quite a track record. If you’re searching for a dependable, safe, economic car, the used Honda Accord delivers in a way that most sedans in its class can’t for the same price. Hopefully this article will clue you in on some of the many aspects that a used Honda Accord has to offer, and convince you of the Accord’s worth.
Safety First :
When buying any car, new or used, most people are concerned with the level of safety that the car will provide. In the case of a used Honda Accord, one can feel safer than in most mid-sized sedans from 1991 to the present. Crash test ratings have been consistently four and five star ratings in almost every category. Of course, the fact that 1998-2005 models have standard driver and passenger air bags give the Accord a higher appeal in terms of safety. Most models also have side air bags, ABS (anti-lock brake system), and a traction control system, each giving the Accord heightened safety. Overall, the Accord offers more safety options than most sedans in its class and can give the occupants a subconscious sense of security that relieves some of those stresses associated with the everyday commute.
As with most Hondas, the Accord sustains high rankings in mechanical reliability after 1990, usually receiving five stars, not to mention numerous other awards. The 2001 Accord Sedan received a higher overall rating than any other sedan in its class from J.D. Power and Associates. The used Honda Accord has been ranked among the highest quality sedans for safety and mechanical dependability year after year by both consumers and dealerships alike. The Accord models after 1998 also produce an average 25-30 miles per gallon of gasoline, even after three to four years of use. If you’re looking for a mid-sized sedan that delivers longevity in engine performance and gas mileage, then you need not look any further than the used Honda Accord.
Aside from the certain level of comfort provided by the knowledge in safety features, there is also the comfortable interior standard in most models after ‘99 including power windows, power locks, cruise control, air conditioning, and am/fm stereo with CD. Although the Accord may look mid-sized on the outside, once you get in there is a surprising amount of room for movement and comfort not usually associated with a middle-sized sedan. Another unique feature is heated mirrors that give enhanced visibility in wet weather. The Accords interior comes through for a very reasonably priced car. Overall, a used Honda Accord is not only a good investment in the long run mechanically and economically, but it also provides quality in safety and comfort as well.
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