i had a 97. i hated this car. nothing was wrong with it it drove nice one of the fastest cars i've had (my history is not good) certainly the nicest and looking back, my 2nd favorite behind a 1989 camry. now, let me tell you WHY i hated this car so much. when me and my ex split we traded. i gave her a 2000 echo (45mpg) in perfect condition for a 97 accord that was rather, ****ty. ***** was supposed to give me almost $1000 of course i never saw it. thus the hatred was created. she had 3 different size tires on 15's and 14's. a spectre CAI and an exhaust leak that made her sound beast as ****. she;d been through creeks, across dams, to connecticutt and through new york city. i shot her, let friends shoot her beat the living **** out of her. and she kept going. jumped a 3ft long by 6ft deep ditch i never sawbroke the drain plug off the radiator drove her home, jb-weld and kept trucking what finally did her in. i jumped a hill BACKWARD into a pond and never touched the ground! broke the ice too. i was aiming for the damn but,... not really surprised i missed. opened the door and ice water came up to my nuts and NO FARTHER. thank you i hope you've enjoyed i just bout a 2001 that i plan on doing the opposite too.