2004 Honda Accord EX V-6 4dr Sedan w/Leather and Navigation (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Very nice car for the money.
Good basic vehicle of sound quality and
good design. The navigation system is
lots of fun, however, don't throw away
your road atlas--the system is a good
traveling aid but not a crutch--double
check their routing suggestions. The
satalite radion system is also excellent.
Need daytime running headlights.
Passenger seat needs height adjustment
feature. Automatic door locks would be
a helpful addition.
As a long time Toyota Camry owner, it
was difficult to switch brands. I'm
not disappointed! I purchased a 2004
EX-V6 with a rear wing spoiler for
$700 under invoice. The engine is
quiet, powerful, and easy on gas. 25
mpg in mixed driving. Very impressive!
I got the same gas mileage on my '96
Camry, 4 cylinder, and only half the
horsepower (120 hp vs. 240hp). Smooth
shifting transmission, intelligent
control layout, precise handling, and
quiet cabin. Standard safety features:
ABS brakes, dual front air bags, side
curtain air bags, and security system.
A comparably equipped Camry would have
cost me thousands more.
Auto brightening dashboard controls,
XM radio, safety features, V6 power,
dual climate control, interior layout,
lots of leg room in the rear seat
Seat comfort too firm, visibility so-
so, sunroof control location, trunk
too small, no 60/40 split back seats
Although I'm overall pretty happy, I
wish I'd test drove this car up a
couple of hills before I bought it.
Living in a hilly area it just seems to
make a big fuss getting up them. It
also REALLY kills fuel economy, however
gentle I am. Previously owned a Golf
GTI 1.8T, so perhaps I just got used to
about the same power moving less weight.
On the freeway it's quiet and
effortless and that's great for long
Interior very comfortable and well
finished. Good A/C, not much noticeable
performance drop when it's on. Huge
The only minor complaint I have at 1100
miles is when I have the sun visor
down, the spring holding the flap over
the mirror isn't strong enough, so it
rattles over the bumps. A tiny thing.
2004 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
This car is great. The 160 hp engine
is really fun to drive. If you step on
the gas this baby goes! No need for
the V-6. The XM satelite radio is a
great addittion to an already sound
car. The heated seats are great and
act as great compliments to the
comfortable leather. The 6-disc in
dash cd player makes a long road trip
not seem so bad. I have been a Honda
owner for the past 8 years and don't
see myself switching anytime soon.
Recommend purchase. Hard to beat all
the extras you get for this car for the
price. Also looked at an Acura TSX,
not enough difference in the overall
car to allow me to justify spending the
XM Satellite radio, heated leather
seats, good sounding stereo system,
fast and fun to drive engine, sporty
looks, reliability and dependability of