2004 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 12 of 13

2004 Honda Accord Euro Luxury 2.4 petrol RON 95 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 petrol RON 95 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance8000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Scenic

Summary:

Best Engine in its class

Faults:

Sunroof noise when closed

Corrosion at Tow Bar (bad installation by dealer)

General Comments:

The performance is outstanding for a 4cyl vehicle, as well as fuel consumption. I am getting around 10.5 km/l in the city using RON98.

Excellent handling for a Japanese car, it drives like a Premium European Brand (BMW, Alfa, Audi)

Missing is the illuminated audio control at the steering wheel, mobile phone connectivity with the Audio System, the position of the sun rool control switch is awful, 16"" wheel...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2004

2004 Honda Accord iCDTi 2.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 147

Summary:

Great engine, pity about the noisy cabin!

Faults:

Consumed a lot of engine oil; didn't register on the dipstick after 5000 miles. Dealer topped up, will monitor!

Rattles in the interior; left-hand side between the dashboard and the windscreen. Dealer eased the rattling (but not fully)

Rubber window and door seals are noisy. Dealer sprayed silicon lubricant on seals which has reduced noise levels but this will need to be done regularly!

Note: This car is assembled in Japan, I didn't expect these type of basic faults!

General Comments:

Road noise (tyre roar) is appalling!

Tyres: Michelin Pilot Primacy.

Multifunction steering wheel buttons are not back lit (very annoying at night)

Great handling, yet comfortable, good for long distance cruising!

New diesel engine is excellent, good economy, great performance (loads of torque @2000 rpm)

50+ mpg is achievable on long journeys.

Well equipped (executive spec)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th August, 2004

30th Aug 2004, 03:20

The window rattles are endemic to this car. I have driven three Tourers now (first one rejected and replaced due to problems too numerous to mention, second was a loan, while the third one the replacement) - all of them rattle. The window rattles are now subject to a Technical Service Bulletin (check with your dealer). This involves replacing the window seals. It DOES NOT work. My replacement vehicle now rattles after just 2,000 miles, though I am told it was built with the new seals. There are also reports from Japan that they don't work. Looks like there's no fix for the problem, well not one that Honda will want to spend a lot of money on.

2004 Honda Accord Tourer CTDI 2.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo 147

Summary:

I look forward to long journeys

Faults:

No faults so far.

After 4500 miles the engine had used some oil. It had dropped from the top line on the dipstick to the bottom line. Dealer topped the oil level up and told me the amount of oil used would drop as mileage increased. By 8500 miles the oil level had dropped again. Dealer topped it up, it would appear to be getting better.

General Comments:

Diesel engine economy OK. Worst 41mpg. Best 50mpg.

Comfort is great.

Performance is statisfactory. Overtaking is easy, cruise at 100mph doing 3000rpm.

Loading carrying fantastic. Handling OK when empty and when full.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2004

21st Oct 2005, 04:41

I have got a problem with my Euro where the glove box light can be seen (gap in the glove box lid) in the back seat when travelling at night. Do you guys have the same problem?

15th Feb 2009, 10:25

I have the same problem with the glove box light can be seen at night... that it always stays on :/ I don't know why.. I think it's cuz the bad Q.. that the glove box does not close well... mine is a 2005.

2004 Honda Accord EX 2.0 Liter from Bangladesh

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles

Summary:

It seems like a nice car, need couple of more years to determine if it really gives Honda quality

Faults:

Car came with a casettee stereo, even though it can use a CD changer, the dealer steered me away from choosing that option. Their rationale was a CD changer is not within Honda's warranty.

Every two weeks I have to take my car to the dealer to drain excess oil, supposedly this is a problem with the fuel quality in Bangladesh, I cannot verify that claim.

Honda has done a very poor job in selecting a dealer for Bangladesh, this exclusive dealer is not customer friendly, run by unprofessional people and on every step I could feel that I am not getting the true facts. There seems to be a complete incoherence between the sales and other departments.

General Comments:

Car has a beautiful look, I was considering Suzuki Liana, but chose Honda City because I had wonderful experience with Honda Accord in the USA. Because of the customer service by the Honda dealer in Texas and the car's quality I picked Honda City in Bangladesh. However I am not sure if I have made the right decision, the dealer gave a very poor service and there is not much information available on Honda City.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th July, 2004

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 48 reviews