After much thought, we decided in favor of the 2005 accord ex with cloth. Although the residual value on the Pilot was better, with gas prices on the rise, we chose another accord. Mazda and Pontiac were considered, just briefly before trading in the 2002 special edition. It was the best decision, we realized significant improvements in the vehicle since 2002. I was impressed with all the upgrades, from the increased horsepower to the solid ride. The interior was well appointed and the cabin space slightly larger. Instrumentation was well organized and easy to use. Only one minor regret,the moonroof didn't work. The dealer was aware of a fuse problem, otherwise, very satisfied.
Rims, Graphite pearl color, dash, design, brushed metal look of console cover, lighted vanity mirror, materials, quietness compared to 2002, power, brightness of dash lighting, indirect light over console, steering wheel controls, lumbar support, telescoping steering wheel, exterior looks.
No real improvements necessary, I think honda could introduce a few more colors to choose from. The car looks more expensive then it is. I've only driven it one week and have no complaints at this time.