CarComplaints.com Notes: 1997 is the last model year in the 5th generation of Accord. Which means it's also the last model year before problems like widespread transmission failure, subframe rust and peeling paint took over.

Does the 1997 have problems? Sure it does. Any car this old will. Some owners say their engine started to cut out around 147,000 miles. That's still not bad, and getting to 200,000+ miles isn't out of the question.

Does anyone believe a newer Accord will reach 200,000 miles?

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideRollover
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

1997 Honda Accord 4-door sedan

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
A Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
P Left Leg Injury
A Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
A Structure
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Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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