buying a 98-02 Accord coupe soon. Opinions welcome

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  1. four-bangin'

    four-bangin' New Member

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    hey peeps. I've heard good and bad thing but mostly good. Anything I should be aware of or watch out for? Opinions? Thanks! :hs:
     
  2. Maffy29

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    I have a 2001 4dr, but should still apply here. There is an extended warranty (7yr/100k miles) on the automatic transmission on the 4 cyl. For the most part, its been a great car. Wanted to get a 2dr, but there weren't any on the lot that were in my price range when I was ready to buy. Nonetheless, still a great car. I'm sure you'll be happy with your choice.
     
  3. Johnny*MacBlayze

    Johnny*MacBlayze wassup? shut up!

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    watch out for tranny dying especially in v6 (extended warranty applies here too) but its a very small % of the cars, and they are notorious for warped rotors so you'll probably want to get some aftermarket ones
     
  4. Toodles

    Toodles You are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the w OT Supporter

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    I would totally pimp a white '98-02 accord coupe EX with 5-speed manual. My friend had one in high school and it's a great cruiser, gets decent gas mileage, and looks good. Plus, the rare factor is always a cool thing. :cool:
     
  5. four-bangin'

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    cool thanks. I'm actually getting a 5-speed coupe 4 cylinders only, but preferably an EX, although an LX 'll do. I'm still paying thru my college and couple dollars on gas would really help. Thanks!
     
  6. i've got a black 2k coupe ex, 5spd, leather, oem body kit, and i love it, excellent car
     
  7. SilverStang01

    SilverStang01 A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upo

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    ex 98 tranny dead at 31k, I'm now at around 60 and the torque converter is acting up :(
     
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    go with the V6 auto. fuck the 5speed 4banger shit. car is too heavy for it.
     
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    my bros 98 v6 tranny went out when he had ~30K on it...warranty covered it.
     
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    02 se with 22k miles all good so far.
     
  11. Red97GST

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    yeah i have a coupl friends with V6's that needed new trannies... so make sure the previous owener wasnt a riceboy or leadfoot who likes to play around downshifting the auto...
    try to get an extended warranty on the tranny if you can. they are pretty pricey to replace. The 5speed 4cyl will be cheaper to buy and maintain, and decently fun to drive. if you plan on moddin just get the V6 cuz the 4 isnt torquey enough, but be careful with the tranny particularlly if you mod the V6. theyre prety solid cars otherwise. put some wider wheels on it and lower it a bit and its pretty fun to drive
     
  12. 127.0.0.1

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    my brother has a 2000 5speed sedan LX. its a nice little car. 500+ highway miles, smooth acceleration, pretty good ride, and a decent stereo for a $19,000 car.
     
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    My gf has a V6 '98 coupe w/ leather(EX), its auto but nice and smooth. I make her drive me around in it on the weekend, while I park the S13 :bigthumb:
    So far no problems with the tranny and have 94K miles on it
     

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