When it comes to car superiority, most would tell you that Honda makes the best cars. This matter has been up for dispute, with most citing that Toyota also makes better cars than it. But we aren’t here to get into another battle of Honda vs. Toyota; rather, we are here to tell you about the most problematic Honda cars you can buy.
Every car has its own issues and problems, which means that any car you buy would have to be taken to the mechanic multiple times in its lifetime. That is why regular maintenance is needed, but did you know that even if a car is well maintained, there can still be more problematic issues that are out of your will or more or less the manufacturers’?
These Honda cars are what we will call a “manufacturer’s default.” We know the everyday cars on Nigerian roads have gone through a lot; we mean, driving through our roads can make any car seem like it’s been through a lot, especially in regard to how much it has been used before, and this may double its problem.
Honda cars are known for their renowned reliability, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t produce cars that are inherently problematic and expensive to maintain. For one, Honda cars are well known to have “brain box” issues, but when it comes to these cars, the problem is never-ending, which is another reason you should avoid them. We have written many blogs on the worst Honda models you can buy in Nigeria, and if you want more information about what cars you should avoid, you should definitely check them out.
The 2001 Honda Civic and 2003 Honda Accord are the most problematic cars produced by Honda yet. These two cats are over two decades old, and in time Honda has tried to correct its mistakes. In general, we advise against buying such old cars because of these problems, but due to the high price influx of cars, many cannot do without buying such old cars. So, they need to be informed of the problematic factors that affect the potential new car they want to buy.
What issues does the Honda Accord have in 2003?
The most frequent issues with the 2003 Honda Accord involve the transmission. If you ask any 2003 Honda Accord owner what the prevalent issue is, they will specifically complain about the Honda model’s transmission failing at an average mileage of 98,000 kilometres. What this means is that if you check your car’s odometer and it gets to that mileage, it would be something to worry about. In addition, the most popular treatment costs an average of N50,000 for a replacement. We have to say, therefore, that it is quite expensive, especially for a vintage car, so why spend such a large amount?
Also, a lot of 2003 Honda Accord owners have expressed frustration with the inside accessories, which we all know aren’t that great in the first place. For instance, Honda issued a recall and service notice after receiving complaints about a malfunctioning stereo backlight. Another common issue with the car was its high fuel consumption, which we know anyone who used it over a decade-old Hinda car is quite familiar with; these cars are known to “swallow” oil without any remorse.
What problems does the Honda Civic from 2001 have?
Owners of the 2001 Honda Civic have reported numerous problems, the majority of which are related to transmission. For instance, gearbox failure has been a source of complaints from owners. In particular, the Honda model’s transmission could permanently fail, and that would mean another expensive replacement.
Several drivers also report faulty transmission operations, such as slipping and jerking, in addition to transmission failure. At this point, just keep transmission replacement money handy if you are going to drive this car around.
As compared to other troublesome vehicles, how did the two Honda models fare?
These two cars, if taken into consideration, aren’t as problematic as most cars you would see in the market, especially taking into factor their age, apart from the fact that their interiors aren’t that well thought out and have transmission issues and frequent pul consumption problems. As we can say, these cars fare better than most as these issues aren’t really that expensive compared to what you would pay these days.
Should you stay away from the Honda Civic and Accord models for years?
These two Accord and Civic model years are quite problematic, but the makes are among the most trusted in the industry. Nonetheless, prospective owners could be better suited with a different model year, such as the 2000 Honda Civic, given the numerous driver complaints.