Excellent practical and reliable car that is also great fun to drive a relatively inexpensive to own
This is by far the best and most practical car of the 15 I have owned since 1968. The build quality is superb from the switch gear to the paintwork. You know it will not breakdown (neither did my 2 previous Honda Accords... only ever in the garage for routine servicing) It handles exceptionally well for a vehicle of this type and although not a full blown off-roader (Honda are very clear about that) it does tackle some very difficult conditions well. I work in forestry and frequently take it up some pretty demanding forest roads and it copes well. The cabin could be a bit brighter and more inviting (I believe that this has been partly addressed in the 2005 model) but this does not detract from an excellent car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th May, 2005