Hello to all, I couldn't find a decent low-mileage Accord in Spain so I came to England to get one. Took it for a 1250 mile test drive to our home in Spain and it never missed a beat ! Love it. However, I have problem which occurred yesterday. For no reason that we can understand, whilst parked/locked in the drive, the car alarm started up. There were no flashing lights (I believe). The day before, I washed the car to remove the crap it collected en route from England to Spain. Otherwise, I did nothing. It was locked with the key remote button. Although the key fob allowed me to open the drivers door - it did not stop the alarm. I tried starting the car but it felt as the though the battery was almost flat and barely turned the starter at all. So I disconnected the negative battery terminal - which stopped the main alarm sound - but there was still a low level alarm coming from the boot. No amount of button pressing would stop it. I reconnected the battery and the alarm stopped. Of course the car would not start due to a virtually flat battery. I jump started it from our old Saab and drove it for 20 minutes. That was sufficient to charge the battery enough to switch off and restart normally. I removed both battery terminals and put the battery on charge. It is now fully charged. Can anyone suggest a possible explanation for this strange behaviour ? Any contributions will be most welcome. Thanks to all who read my post.