2004 Honda Accord EX V-6 3.0L 24-Valve SOHC VTEC from North America
The 2004 Honda Accord EX V-6 is a well-tamed beast.
My wife and I purchased this car in Denver and drove it to Chicago via scenic I-90. The car is as bland going through Northern Colorada, Wyoming, and South Dakota as any other, but when Milwaukee and Northern Chicagoland traffice kicked in--wheee!
Well, like the example in the general comments: "This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails." The tires are a bit narrow for this kind of driving, but with the Traction Control System (TCS), it can still handle a quick corner at 40 MPH.
With exception of the glove box, which flips open easily when triggered, the console, the head rests, moon roof sliding ceiling, and the back seat fold-down functions are tight, finger-popping, nail-bending ordeals.
The best feature has to be the "set it and forget it" automatic climate control. Number two would be the placement of the radio and cruise control function on the steering wheel. And number three would be the all-around styling inside and out. I have the white exterior with tan interior trim. Out on the western prairie, this car got many looks juxtaposed with against Silverados and F150s. Back in civilization, it's just another Honda on the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th July, 2004
23rd Jan 2005, 12:00
Did you guys drove that long distance right after you purchased the car? I hope you realize that the initial 1,000 miles is the motor break-in period. Long, constant speed driving should be avoided, and you should absolutely not take the car over 65mph. Motor break-in is critical to a trouble free, high mileage vehicle later in life.