Fun little sedan
Recently saw a ad in the local paper (Antelope Valley Press)... for a 2004 Honda Accord LX V6 model... for 11,888.00 (before tax and fees)... went in to test drive it... the model was a dark gray color with optional wheels and fog lamps... special rubber/hard plastic mat in the trunk.... 6 CD changer.. floor mats and other basic LX equipment... The salesmen took a picture of my license and we were off for a test drive... The pros and cons to the test drive were as follows:
Smooth V6 engine
Nice solid feel to the vehicle
Good fit and finish
Nice material in car
Terrible hard ride (not sure if it was the upgraded 16 inch tires and wheels)
Every tar patch was felt.. on freeway or road
A lot of wind noise around the outside mirrors and windows
Rattles coming from a area below the radio and climate control area
V6 doesn't respond unless you press it to the floor.
In conclusion, if you can deal with the hard ride and the wind noise... then this is a fun little car... it is well put together and you can't hear the engine at idle... but since I already have a 1999 Accord LX model with a 4 cyl... I see no benefit to move up to this newer model with a V6... the V6 is slow to respond unless you have a heavy foot... and the wind and hard suspension are far worse than my 99 with 207,000 miles on it... will try to follow up with a review (test drive) of a 4 cyl model with 15 inch tires on a 2003 and up model...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th November, 2009