Purchased new in 2004. It's a good all around car at a good price when new, but it doesn't really excel at anything. V6 is sort of fast, but the transmission is weak (just replaced at 75k) and handling is only average (stock suspension and tire size). Considering the lack of handling, it still rides very rough over cracked pavement has some rattles inside and out. Leather seats are fairly low grade. Carpets and roof liner had some minor defects when new, couldn't be fixed. Stereo is only average at best and was recalled and replaced. I've had a few other minor repairs and the break pads wear quickly. If buying used, look for one with the transmission and stereo already replaced.
Seems fairly well built; it's solid in a sort of chintzy way. V6 is very quiet and pretty fast. Large door bins for the kids. Kid's car seats work well in the back.
Stronger transmission (applies to many newer Hondas and Acuras). A smoother ride with an optional set-up focused on handling. Move the door lock knob to the side of the door, so one can put their arm up top in comfort with the windows down. Selectable 4th gear
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.