2004 Honda Accord LX 4 cylinder in line from North America


It's a solid car, but less reliable than I had hoped for


The electrical system has had its problems. The auxiliary plug burnt out twice and also burned out a wire I had for a Garmin. I've been unable to use that plug for most of the life of the car. Honda could not fix it so I gave up.

The electrical wiper motor burned out in 2007 while I was driving on I-95. Last summer I had the starter motor replaced (the replacement also failed within 4 months, but that may or may not have been the fault of the installer).

Since my car has been garaged ever since I brought it home brand new, I rarely ever left it outside. A few weeks ago I left it out for a couple of days at a friend's house, and the battery was so weak it almost didn't start. The battery was replaced about two years ago.

I have faithfully serviced this car, and I've had no other problems.

General Comments:

In general I think the car handles extremely well. It has plenty of pick up for a four cylinder.

The seats and floor mats have worn well (cloth seats).

The sound system is OK, but a premium sound system would be better.

The A/C & heater has been even through out.

My six foot one son can sit comfortably in the rear.

There's plenty of trunk space and dash controls are easy to work with. Too bad I can't lock the center arm rest compartment.

This is really an economical version of the Accord, so don't expect much in the way of amenities.

I could buy another Honda, but I'll probably move on and buy another manufacturer's car, perhaps an Altima or the more luxurious Sonata.

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

Review Date: 4th February, 2010

2004 Honda Accord Sport 2.0 I-VTEC from Croatia


Very good and reliable!



General Comments:

This Accord Sport (or Acura TSX in USA) is very good and reliable. In two years I have passed 100.000km, without any single problem or difficulty!

This car was never started twice, always at the first attempt, never any check indicators come on!

Fuel consumption is very good, I can say it's the best for that kind of a car. Always 8 liter/100km, sometime even less, about 7,2litres/100km.

This car runs 24/7. Maintenance is very cheap, 'cause I buy spare parts by myself and service this car for free at my friend's garage. Just change the oil, oil filter, air conditioning filter, and front and rear brake pads, that is all. I don't change the air filter 'cause I have Injen CAI.

At my last service, I put in DENSO IRIDIUM with Platinum spark plugs, so I expect to run till 250.000 km with these spark plugs. Nothing else!

It's very comfortable on a long run, I just put on my cruise control and monitor the road and that is all.

I have never had a single problem with this car, no rattles, no nothing, just start the engine and run as long as you like! After six or even ten hours of driving, with only stops to get the gas, I'm not tired.

I will always buy Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2010

2004 Honda Accord Tourer Sport 2.2 iCDTi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


A very comfortable and cheap car


Nothing major has gone wrong with the car. The only problem I have had is the automatic boot lid sometimes refuses to open by itself when really cold, or if it does open, it shuts itself straight away.

General Comments:

The car is very cheap to run. I am getting between 40 and 50 mpg on long runs, but around town it can be a bit thirsty.

The boot is huge perfect for a family of four.

It is very comfortable on long journeys, and very quiet; a lot more so than a Vectra or the new Mondeo.

It's not the best at handling, but is good enough to keep up with most cars, and the engine really shifts it when you are in the mood.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2010