28th Jun 2006, 12:59
Most magazine publications and online review centers were and still are heavily biased against most american cars (save a few) but usually praise import cars. It's been happening for a long time.
14th Jul 2006, 22:13
Seems the accord kinda sucks doesn't it? So many bad ratings I'd be quite suspicious of the quality control now. I'd better go whore out some consumer reports magazines now...
15th Jul 2006, 13:24
And GM and Ford are doing very well right now? I think we need more trustworthy sources here...
27th Aug 2007, 11:33
Have an 04 Accord EX Sedan, Having problems with braking, when using the brakes, they brake and stop, brake and stop, and HAVE NOT worked AT ALL for me twice now. I also have the long starting problem.
2nd Oct 2007, 23:16
Sorry to hear about the problems w/the Accords! We have a "04" Accord Sedan 6cy. Wow, I drive this car and don't want to get out!Not only do we NOT hear noises, you cannot hear the cars going by outside!! I just sit back and enjoy the ride. Smooth, quiet, comfortable, and the power this v6 has is awesome. I do wish the gas mileage was better, but w/the gas prices what they r, we should all consider staying home more. I plan on having this car for the next 15 yrs.
28th Oct 2008, 20:02
Well, I'm just reading some comments on '04 Honda Accords because my son just inherited one (not from me!), and I thought that the process could be educational.
Personally, I've always HATED Hondas... and I still do. I read nothing here for me to change my mind.
'Course, I'm an old fart that prefers RWD American bombers that are cheap, available, and inexpensively serviceable. I drive a '89 Grand Marquis, which delivers 21 mpg, the A/C still works, and I've got a fair amount of steel around me to increase the odds of protection in the real world. Sure, it's not much help against a good-sized truck; but it sure will help against some drunk in a Honda or whatever.
I had one FWD. I don't want another. I bet that older Camrys are a better buy than ANY Honda.
Finally, I buy my cars from private parties - - never a dealer - - and I ALWAYS make out much better. Two years ago, I bought a very loaded and top condition, low-mileage '89 Caprice, with the F41 suspension, and everything working... for $1500.00! No Japanese FWD could possibly approach that for sheer value.
Going to new car dealers is like getting a colonoscopy in public, by a novice, to boot!
23rd Dec 2010, 20:00
OK, so my girlfriend has a 2004 Accord, automatic 2 door coupe. She spent her savings on this car and loves it. I'm not a huge fan of this car, it's not very comfortable to drive in, but it has been reliable until now.
Last weekend, the transmission stopped shifting, and she had to drive home 50k at 15 mph. It is now parked in the yard, as money is tight, and we cannot afford a new transmission, especially before the holidays. Any idea how much a transmission costs for an automatic Accord? Or should we just sell it for parts and buy another car? She is very disappointed, as the car was expensive and she maintained it well, and never drove it hard, however it did not even last 6 years! Any advice on what to do? Needless to say, we will never buy another Honda.