2004 Honda Accord Consumer Review: Bad Paint/Clearcoat
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Bad Paint/Clearcoat
By donthebiker on

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2004 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A)

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I have owned this car since new. And the paint/clear coat has deteriorated down to bare metal along much of the top surfaces of the car and is showing signs of surface rust. I have taken this issue to Honda's Regional Manager and they are refusing to even pay for part of the repair, let alone all of it. So now I have to decide if I want to spend $4500 (the cost of a new engine, or 10 timing belts) on a car that's worth over $10,500 (with good paint) or not. This is my 6th Honda and may very well be my last, as I am not buying from a Manufacturer that skimps on their paint and clear coat. This problem has been expressed by 100's and possibly 1000's of Honda owners around the world.

Best Features

Fun to drive, nice body style. Gas mileage OK.

Worst Features

Improve paint/clearcoat quality. Brakes too sensitive (dealership says it's normal for this model). Leather durability not so great.
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