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.
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