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|Honda Room (1998-2002) by Umennajiego(m): 12:25am On Mar 03, 2017|
More, more, more. Honda's flagship got bigger and better for 1998. The new body style was something of a return to the sleeker, slim pillar and lean flank style Honda used prior to the somewhat chubby '94 to '97 generation. A 7-cubic-foot increase in interior room moved the Accord sedan up to midsize status from its former compact standing.
More power was on tap, too. The 2.3-liter inline four in LX and EX models employed Honda's VTEC system to make 150 horsepower. The DX didn't have the high-tech variable valve timing system and was rated at 135 ponies. A new 3.0-liter V6 produced 200 hp (30 more than the V6 that was available in 1997) and could be had in LX and EX models.
The station wagon was dropped, leaving sedans in DX, LX and EX trim levels and coupes in LX and EX guise.
The few changes that occurred in 1999 included folding sideview mirrors on the LX and EX and new seat fabrics.
Both safety and tune-up intervals were increased for 2000
A new grille insert, with two horizontal bars (compared to one in previous versions) and new taillights, with the turn signals now at the bottom edge marked the 2001 sedans. Safety was enhanced via the adoption of dual-stage front airbags and the availability of side airbags for all models. The '01 Accords were also friendlier toward the environment, as all models met California's Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards. Some models were even rated cleaner, earning Ultra LEV (ULEV) and even Super Ultra LEV (SULEV) ratings.
More features were added this year, as EX models got a standard in-dash, six-disc CD changer and all V6 models were fitted with traction control. Midway through the year, a Value Package debuted for the DX that added an automatic transmission, air conditioning, a CD player, floor mats, simulated wood interior accents and special exterior trim. The SE took this year off.
The 2002 Accord marked the fifth year of this generation cycle, making it a bit of a hanger-on as a full redesign every four years was Honda's typical policy. In an effort to extend this Accord's shelf life another year, Honda brought the SE trim level back, now also available in coupe format. Features setting the SE apart from LX models included an upgraded audio system, a driver-seat power height adjustment, interior wood grain trim, antilock brakes, remote keyless entry and 15-inch alloy wheels.
.Reasons for the thread is to give owners of this cars a better knowledge about what they drive.
.To also promote the spirit of DIY (do it yourself) and/or provide technical know how when such cars develop technical problems
.To make available a dependable database for Googlers on simple solutions to their accord/civic/Acura/Integra problems
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