1. Must-know facts around Honda Accord End of Discussion
The Honda Accord has been a mid-size sedan since the 1970s and can be found on Nigerian roads. This is as a result of how affordable, fuel efficient and durable it is. As a result, Nigerians who are ardent fans of the model came up with names to fit the style of certain models. One of the most talked about Honda Accord versions is the 2003 - 2005 Honda Accord End of Discussion.
The name was coined as a result of the never-ending arguments about what brand is between Honda and Toyota. It was narrowed to what model between the Accord and Camry or the Civic and Corolla. But critics believe that the Honda Accord End of Discussion ended the comparison when it launched between 2003 - 2005.
Did the Honda Accord between 2003-2005 truly end the discussion?
There are also several facts about this seventh generation Accord that you should know as follow:
Honda Accord EOD was launched in 2 separate models: one for its home market in Japan and the other for European specs under the name of Acura TSX.
This Accord comes with a standard 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine that has an average of 21 mpg in the city rating, and 31 mpg on the highway.
End of Discussion has the next version named Discussion continues, also coined by Naija car lovers.
2. Trim levels & exterior of Honda Accord End of Discussion
The Honda Accord End of Discussion comes in 3 trim levels - the DX, LX, and EX. The EX is supposedly the best of all the trim levels and comes with an engine that puts out more horsepower and torque than the others. There are also more features in the EX that isn't a standard in the LX and DX. Asides the DX which is mainly a sedan, you can get the others in two-door coupe and four-door sedan variants.
The Honda Accord End of Discussion comes with a wheelbase of about 107 inches which makes the vehicle appear bigger from the outside. The outlook of the model is sporty with EX being sportier. The mid size sedan looks full size except for the coupe variants which still maintains a somewhat mid size or compact look.
The familiar design of Honda Accord 2003-2005
3. Honda Accord End of Discussion Interior & Safety
The 2003 - 2005 Honda Accord interiorhas enough leg room, headroom and hip room at the front and the rear. The Japanese automaker seems to have listened to car owners and critics who wanted a more spacious Honda Accord - while making this one.
You can take a close look at Honda Accord EOD interior!
The dashboard looks quite aesthetics pleasing to the eyes and the adjustable front seats are comfy. The precise and responsive steering wheel makes driving easy and smooth. The car also has great stereo and smooth transmission. There's an XM satellite radio, leather seats, rear seat entertainment system and hands free phone holder.
Even this is just a used car, the leather rear seats look neat and comfy
Regarding safety features on the Honda Accord End of Discussion, the car comes with anti-lock brakes and side curtain airbags in front and back. There's also the frontal airbags for the driver in front. The Honda Accord End of Discussion has also passed crash tests internationally and is reliable. There is a navigation system for easy movement and you can easily have rear cameras installed and synced with your dashboard display.
4. Honda Accord End of Discussion Engine performance & Fuel economy
You have an option of getting the 3 liter J30 i-Vtec V6 engine that puts out 244 horsepower or the 2.4 liter 4 cylinder K24 engine with a 166 HP output. The former uses a timing belt that needs to be replaced because after sometime it wears out, makes noise and has to be replaced. The latter uses a timing chain that is silent. All the trim levels have 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission options. The EX has a 6-speed manual transmission option too.
Using the 2004 Honda Accord End of Discussion as major case study, the model is really fuel efficient.
It runs up to 26 miles per gallon in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. This means you drive over 800 kilometers with about 63 liters of fuel. The manual transmission variants are usually faster than the automatic due to their varying horsepowers though.
2005 Honda Accord LX Startup, Engine, Full Tour & Overview
5. Honda Accord End of Discussion prices in Nigeria
Tokunbo Honda Accord End of Discussion price in Nigeria
The table below shows the foreign used End of Discussion price converted to Nigerian naira. Please note that this price may vary due to cars' actual condition, car mileage, clearing cost, currency exchange rates and some other related factors.
To avoid misunderstanding, you had better clarify all points and negotiate all fees with the seller before sealing the deal!
Foreign used Honda accord End of Discussion prices in Nigeria
Price in Nigeria
Tokunbo Honda Accord End of Discussion DX
₦1,800,000 - ₦3,000,000
Tokunbo Honda Accord End of Discussion EX
₦2,200,000 - ₦4,000,000
Tokunbo Honda Accord End of Discussion LX
₦2,500,000 - ₦4,000,000
Nigerian used Honda Accord End of Discussion price in Nigeria
If the Tokunbo price is still costly though, you can check for Naija used Honda Accord EOD price below. The condition of these cars are generally not as good as foreign used but the price tag is much more affordable.
Similar to Tokunbo units, prices of locally used cars depend greatly on car condition and practical factors. Following prices are for reference only!
Nigerian used Honda accord End of discussion prices in Nigeria
7. Tips for buying & maintaining Honda Accord End of Discussion
To purchase a Honda Accord EOD, you can be on the lookout for auctions by dealerships, the Nigerian customs and online deals. Once you have a list of 2003 - 2005Honda Accord End of Discussion to check out, go work a reliable mechanic.
Check the engine lights which could get faulty over time. Examine other electrical components and the audio displays. Engage the transmission for the automatic cars to ensure its smooth and test the rear sensors when reversing. If they are all in good condition, then you can do a general check before purchasing.
A Honda Accord EOD requires around N120,000 for annual maintenance
Moving on to maintenance cost of Honda Accord End of Discussion, the average amount of money one has to pay per year for his EOD is around 120,000 naira. That's for both maintenance services and repairs if necessary.
Below are the list of maintenance tasks or replacement that owners of Accord EOD commonly encounter:
Exterior Car Door Handle Replacement
Windshield Wiper Motor Replacement
Differential/Gear Oil Replacement
Car Door Lock Actuator Replacement
Control Arm Assembly Replacement
Timing Belt Replacement
Ball Joint Replacement (Front)
Ignition Coil Replacement
Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement
Turn Signal Switch Replacement
Brake Caliper Replacement
Fuel Pressure Regulator Replacement
Fuel Pump Replacement
Window Motor Regulator Replacement
Cabin Air Filter Replacement
Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement
Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement
Wheel Bearings Replacement
Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement
Car Battery Terminal Ends Replacement
Shock Absorber Replacement
Brake Shoe Replacement (Rear)
Car Door Mirror Replacement
The Honda Accord End of Discussion is safe, has a well designed interior with enough space, it's easy to maintain, has a responsive steering and the engine is obviously fuel efficient. However the cons cannot be overlooked. The painting easily scrapes off, the automatic transmission gets faulty quicker than the Honda Accord Evil Spirit, and the noise from the road is loud even when you're riding in the vehicle.
There are other vehicles that go head to head with the Honda accord end of discussion. They include the Acura TL, Mazda 6, BMW 3 series, Toyota Camry and I Subaru Impreza made the same period.
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