Honda Accord Review from South Africa

2004 Honda Accord Type S petrol

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission petrol Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series


No Honda for me in this lifetime



General Comments:

The engine has no torque; you have to rev it to the redline all the time.

Heavy fuel consumption.

Reliable car, but horrible to drive.

Comfortable to sit in, but not a drivers car.

Poor resale value.

Not recommended, buy German; BMW, Audi or Mercedes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th August, 2009

2nd Sep 2009, 10:08

I disagree with you. In the US, Honda is always one of the top resale value manufacturers. Good reliability. I have owned 2 Hondas and I am very happy with my purchases. Honda might not be flashy/showy cars, like German manufacturers. However, German brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi and etc... are over priced and simply over rated. Plus reliability is always poor. If I have a lot of money, I will (for sure) consider buying Germans, but also consider, Lexus, Acura and Infiniti because they are very nice cars as Mercedes, etc...

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review