Used Honda Accord
by Steve Unwin
How to find a deal on a used Honda Accord
Getting a deal on a used Honda Accord is not hard to do. Over the years Honda has made millions of cars and they are all excellent. One of the best though is the Accord. Even though a new car is a great way to go, generally speaking you can find the best deal on a used Honda Accord.
The best years to look for are late models, between 1999 and 2003. That way you can benefit from the quick reduction in price but still have the value of a car that’s nearly new but still used. Honda Accord comes with a couple different engine types and options and you can’t go wrong with choosing any of them but you should be aware of the differences and how they affect the price of the car. For a used Honda Accord in that range of years you can expect to pay an average of about $15,000 depending on year, options, and mileage of course.
The Accord comes with either a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine or the 3.0L V6. Both are good engines with excellent fuel economy, but of course the V6 packs a bit more punch and you will see increased acceleration along with reduced fuel economy. A used Honda Accord made between 1999 and 2003 will have between 20-60K miles on it and should still be in excellent running condition.
Honda, as well as other auto manufacturers produces their cars with different trim packages. For the used Honda Accord in the year range you should be looking in, there is the DX, LX, and EX packages in the Sedan model, and the LX and EX pacakges available in the coupe model. Coupe vs Sedan choice is a matter of preference for you to figure out. Options and accessories are greatest for the EX models and are less so for the LX and DX models.
As indicated before, the average price for a used Honda Accord in this range of years is about $15K but the Coupes run about $15.8K and the Sedans are $15.1K. When considering the type of transmission you can expect to get the car for about $2000 less for a manual transmission than for an automatic. A car with a V6 engine averages about $16.2K vs $14.9K for a 4 cylinder. As you can see the price is very dependent on the options you choose, so you must decide which options are important to you.