Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
53-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My Accord Tourer Type-S is an absolute blast to drive, it handles large bulky items with ease. The only major problem I've had to date is when I first bought it - the 3yr manufacturer's warranty had expired and the power-tailgate motor failed. Although I had to pay for a couple of hours labour at the main dealer, this was a fraction of the cost of the new part (£600+) that Honda paid for. It is a bit thirsty round town but driven sensibly on the motorway I can get very close to the extra-urban mpg from it. To sum up, I am very pleased with my Accord Tourer.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A reliable car with a very pokey diesel, which leaves very little to hanker for in the performance department. The car is an estate, which has an excellent load area, which is, sadly, not as practical in the new version. The problems I've had are with a sticky dirvers side window and a windscreen washer nozzle getting blocked. Of more concern, though, is what appears to be a very soft paint finish, which has not stood much in the way of mild abuse, even around the passager door handles.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Accord Estate is a cracking car, which I recommend to anyone who'll listen. Its my first diesel and its the best performing car I've ever had. I've been driving since 1961 and owned over 50 cars, all at under £2000, in fact most at under £1000, then paid £5000 for this Honda. A tank full costs £53 approx. ( Dec 2009 ), and that gives me 550 miles approx. Only fault...hard acceleration in 2nd produces some pollution.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

This is the best car I have ever owned. It is very easy to drive, has an automatic gearbox, very comfortable, great handling and very smart to look at. It has leather heated front seats, leather rear seats and inside climate control. It also came with built in Sat Nav which has been invaluable. Brilliant and doesn't cost the earth to run either.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very attractive styling, silky smooth & quiet motor,slightly thirsty on very short runs but good economy on longer distances.Good safety features, great towing performance, excellent sound system, very good ride/handling . Nice quiet touring car, would certainly buy a later model of the same make when replacement needed.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fantastic car to driver, great performance & handling. The engine is as happy driving around below 5000 rpm as it is when your using the Vtec at over 5500rpm.
The interior is as good a condition as it was new, no parts falling off or noise when your driving along. Yon can't even tell its now over 10 years old

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

My car is a brand new Honda Accord Type `S` Tourer which I rate above Audi A4 Tourer and BMW 3 series Tourer. Better value for money inasmuch as most extras are included as standard on the Honda whereas they cost extra on the Audi and BMW. Performance is far superior as well.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

New clutch at 105,000 miles. new timing chain at 95,000 miles. no change of exhaust yet. new rear brake caliper at 90,000 miles. no issues until those listed. Satisfied with mpg for a 2.4l petrol. overall, honda parts more expensive than some other manufacturers.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

It has not needed any repairs apart from the air conditioner which needed attention under warranty. battery and tyre replacement as expected. I have always been happy iwith the honda service charges and normal replacement of tyres and battery.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Honda Accord Type-S... So far it's been great, rides kinda firm and precise, but is not uncomfortable in any way; build quality and reliability are first rate... it's got decent performance and handling... makes a lovely noise too... ;-)

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is one of, if not, the best car I have ever owned. It manages to combine strong performance - giving me acceleration when needed - with superb economy. I would recommend Honda and the Accord to anyone.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My car is an Accord Tourer and it has been a pleasure to own (from new). Servicing costs have not been excessive and my Honda dealer has always provided me with excellent service (Steels of Hereford)

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Mechanically sound - gadgets have gone wrong - bluetooth hft, and one speaker keeps breaking (cone) despite not being a loud music lover! Minimal - very good compared to last vehicle (mondeo).

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Over the five years of ownership, other than normal wear and tear only one major expense - driveshaft. Brakes / tyres etc are not too expensive, mpg is down to my right foot to monitor!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I'm very impressed with the appearnace, performance & reliabilty of a 14 year-old car - and it is ideally suited to my purpose (second car for commute to office & some weekend trips)

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Reliable, comfortable, good performance and handling with good fuel consumption for engine size, plenty of room in the est.
Very easy to cover long distances in one journey.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

This is the BEST car I have ever owned. It has NEVER let me down in almost six years - the only time it needs a garage is for its yearly service.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

130, ooo miles in 5 years, one servive per annum. The only thing that has failed has been the gas struts on the rear hatch

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

great mileage eater, handles really well, economical, doesn't need as many gizmos. Not worked the voice activation yet

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Regularly used is always good, just normal wear and tear items, eg brakes, exhaust etc. Annual mot usually ł400.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An excellent car with good road holding and security. feels very sturdy. Haven't spent anything on it as yet.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very good load carrier; good styling and reasonable performance. Only let down by the Honda dealer network.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is the best car I have driven having driven BMWs, Mercedes, Vauxhall and Fiat. Service is the best.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent sporty family car with good performance and economy with exceptional reliability.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent performance, good level of accessories, setas very comfortable, handling great

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

The only work that has been carried out on the car has been the regular servicing

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Apart from turbo failure nil service costs outside of wear & tear (brakes, etc.)

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very stylish, good fuel consumption, performs well, better than my last Accord.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Traditional honda! Not had it long, to soon to say - only had it 3 months.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent for a 10 year old car! Handled the adverse weather with ease.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent car. Prefer it to the 'badges' and/or status symbols

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A fantastic car, greatly underestimated by many people.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Good all round performance a very good package

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Excellent for 19 years old!!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2001-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Honda-brilliant. Very good.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Smooth and fairly quiet.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

To early to comment

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very good car

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

very good.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

good

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5