I'm writing this review because Edmunds.com was such a valuable source of research when I was car shopping, and I wanted to return the favor. We recently bought a used 2003 Honda Accord EX v6 with 72,000 miles. Immediately I was struck with the aggressive acceleration of the Accord - this car is fast! I had driven Hondas in the past and always loved how tight they feel, both on road handling and interior components. Everything feels well considered and integrated. I bought this car primarily for my wife for her daily use. I drive it on long road trips (just logged 1,000 miles on the last one), and feel it is perfectly suited for our needs, reliable, safe (for when we have kids) and fun!
Powerful engine, tight handling, very roomy (I'm 6'3" and there's plenty of space, both in the driver's seat and back seats), good storage, super reliable and safe (curtain airbags), and we love the seat heaters on cold days!
It would be nice to have a built-in auxiliary jack for the stereo, but this model pre-dated the iPod. The stereo is also a bit pedestrian, but it's fine for most people's use.