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Honda Accord vs. Mazda Mazda3 Reliability Comparisons

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2013 Honda Accord 143 Accords, 7.5 months of data per Accord, average 8000 miles

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22
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Mazda Mazda3 38 Mazda3s, 6.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 5300 miles0
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Accord 37 Accords, 10.2 months of data per Accord, average 16600 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Mazda Mazda3 69 Mazda3s, 10.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 16100 miles10
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   16 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.1 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 15000 miles

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2011 Honda Accord 37 Accords, 9.5 months of data per Accord, average 34800 miles21
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Mazda Mazda3 41 Mazda3s, 9.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 25300 miles16
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Accord 56 Accords, 9.0 months of data per Accord, average 43000 miles19
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Mazda Mazda3 104 Mazda3s, 10.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 45900 miles

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22
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   22 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.0 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 39300 miles

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2009 Honda Accord 53 Accords, 9.1 months of data per Accord, average 53500 miles7
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   22 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.3 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 48800 miles

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2009 Mazda Mazda3 40 Mazda3s, 9.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 62000 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
39
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Accord 96 Accords, 9.2 months of data per Accord, average 68800 miles27
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   18 MazdaSpeed3s, 8.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 67100 miles

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2008 Mazda Mazda3 55 Mazda3s, 9.9 months of data per Mazda3, average 64600 miles44
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Accord 102 Accords, 10.2 months of data per Accord, average 78200 miles29
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   17 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.1 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 58600 miles

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2007 Mazda Mazda3 60 Mazda3s, 9.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 76100 miles58
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Accord 79 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 94600 miles18
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Mazda Mazda3 45 Mazda3s, 9.8 months of data per Mazda3, average 88500 miles68
50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Accord 66 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 106900 miles31
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Mazda Mazda3 36 Mazda3s, 9.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 89600 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted. Common problem with motor mounts. These failed earlier with the 2004, so they no longer affect the stat for that year.
89
70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda Accord 77 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 119500 miles50
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Mazda Mazda3 29 Mazda3s, 8.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 112300 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.
58
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda Accord 54 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 136000 miles

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65
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Honda Accord 40 Accords, 8.6 months of data per Accord, average 134500 miles52
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2001 Honda Accord 27 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 148400 miles66
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2000 Honda Accord 42 Accords, 8.9 months of data per Accord, average 149300 miles61
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1999 Honda Accord 28 Accords, 8.6 months of data per Accord, average 149900 miles60
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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1998 Honda Accord 29 Accords, 6.0 months of data per Accord, average 174600 miles48
0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Honda Accord

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What Our Members Are Saying about Honda Accord Reliability and Durability

Reliability and Durability of the Honda Accord: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
Our past Hondas have been the most reliable cars we've owned. I would expect the Accord Coupe to be much more reliable long-term than the Volkswagen.
2011 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Now approaching 140,000 miles and other than 2 sets of tires, only cost has been maintenance as called for by Miantenance Minder. I drove an 2008 Accord to 150,000 and passed on to a family member with similar experience (although brakes had been replaced).
2010 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
I drove each of my Accords for more than 14 years with no major repairs.
2010 2dr Coupe 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Reputation....Still new I have no personal experience
2010 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Wife had an Accord from 2000 and very little ever went wrong with it until it dropped the transmission July 2009. No brainer to get another one to serve as the every-day family car.
2010 4dr Sedan 177-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
After owning and repairing many European cars, it is comforting to know that the Accord is much more likely than not to have extraordinary reliability and durability. It is a calming feeling.
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
It is my 6th Honda. % previous ones gave no reason to suspect anything down the road.
2009 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Consumer Reports and many owner reviews confirm the Accord is a reliable car, maintaining its pluses even after high mileage.
2009 4dr Sedan 190-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Historical experience. The parts that matter most to drivability will last - in my experience an Accords drivetrain will remain functional while the body rusts away.
2009 4dr Sedan 271-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Our two previous Hondas gave us exemplary trouble-free driving. In eleven months and 19,000 miles so has this one.
Reliability and Durability of the Honda Accord: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
window and trunk rattles
2006 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
Another issue I had was around 60,000 miles, I had to replace the power steering pump. I heard this whine sound from under my hood and next thing I know, I am coughing up another $500 to replace the pump. I had all the fluids changed when recommended and this still happened.<br />
Between the motor mount and power steering pump, I have spent $1300 more on this accord than I did on my 99 Camry.
2006 4dr Sedan 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
My issue with the accord is at 38,000 miles I was told I had a broken motor mount. I am not sure why or how a broken motor mount would occur in under 3 years of ownership. I found that annoying because the car was maintained and not beaten on and this happens. Nothing better than coughing up $700.00 just before your child is born.
2006 2dr Coupe 244-horsepower 3.0L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
This car has been at the dealer almost once every couple of months, it feels like the car is just falling apart in my hands. Just the other day the power window controls fell out of the door. The transmission sometimes refuses to go into gear from Park
2003 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic FWD
cold start valve or cylinder slap after 53K miles
2002 2dr Coupe 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
I bought the car so I could drive it, change the oil, and keep driving it. But from faulty fog lights, worn radio controls, two transmissions, two alternators, and numerous rattles, I have not reached my goal of maintenance-free driving and quality.

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