The 2003-2005 Accord is well designed and notably improved over the previous version. It's quieter, more nimble, and has a more comfortable ride than its predecessor. Further, its powertrain delivers both good acceleration and respectable fuel economy. Overall, it combines user-friendliness with European flair.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Acceleration on inclines from stop is poor. Handling of the vehicle for the most part is only satisfactory."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"quick response even for a 4 cly"

Anonymous, DE (2004 Honda Accord)

"The 240 hp v6 is an extremely quiet and smooth running engine that provides great excelleration and handling while getting ~25mpg city and 30 mpg highway"

RICHARD B., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"My car does not have the pickup, but considering how old the car is."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Too much torque steering when accelerating rapidly"

Anonymous, AK (2004 Honda Accord)

"The acceleration of the 4-cylinder is really very good. The handling is absolutely terrific. It feels nimble and capable, especially compared to an SUV or minivan, or our previous car (a Sebring). The handling is definitely my favorite feature of this car."

EVORELL F., FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"I have the V6 and acceleration is very good. No trouble passing or merging into traffic. Handles well. This is my road trip car and have taken several long term trips cross country and was not fatigued driving. Good driving comfort."

GAR D., SC (2004 Honda Accord)

"This vehicle with a V6 engine has excellent acceleration"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"V-6 engine is strong, steering is responsive"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord)

"acceleration, handling, comfort."

ROBERT B., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"My Accord handles great - it takes corners like it's on rails! The acceleration is decent for a four-cylinder 160 hp vehicle -- aided by very good gearing on the manual transmission. Acceleration is not outstanding, though gas mileage is quite good."

ERIC S., NJ (2004 Honda Accord)

"If available I would have preferred a turbo charged engine instead of a v6"

MARC F., QC (2004 Honda Accord)

"For a 4 cylinder vehicle it has very good acceleration. It is a very comfortable car to ride in and to drive."

JACKIE C., CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"As old as this car is, it still accelerates like a new car (or better)."

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"excellent acceleration"

DENISE V., NH (2004 Honda Accord)

"Although I drive conservatively, when I do pass on a 2 lane road, the excellent acceleration of the V-6 adds to my safety and confidence.Handling is nice."

STEVEN M., MN (2004 Honda Accord)

"it still handles well and provides a good ride after 12 years. We hope it goes another 6!"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda Accord)

"Good acceleration for 4 cilinder eng. and good handling"

STEVE L., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Great acceleration with the V6, coupled with 31mpg highway fuel economy. Handling is fine for a family sedan. Great on long trips."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"The 4 liter with a manual transmission is an excellent pairing. You can push it to get up and go but it's very frugal. However, like all Honda's, road noise is a negative."

CHRISTINA H., CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is excellent V6 240 hp, handling is superb"

B T., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Fun car to drive but front wheel drive is un predictable in rain, snow or high speed cornering."

LARRY F., AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"The 3.0 liter V-6 exhibits a slight delay when accelerating, then abruptly kicks in."

JAMES C., WV (2004 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration the same today as when new."

JOSEPH F., NJ (2004 Honda Accord)

"Handling and speed always feel balanced"

ARTHUR R., ON (2004 Honda Accord)

"I have the 2004 Accord V6 six speed manual. It was Honda's most driver oriented car at the time I bought it and it, while not a true sports car, drives very nicely. Can be tossed around and driven quite aggressively when I feel the need, but handles routine daily driving quite well. When new it easily accelerated rapidly to seriously extra legal speeds and will still do so today. Very happy with the handling and acceleration this car offers even after 12 model years."

DEREK C., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"It handles well."

JOHN M., AB (2004 Honda Accord)

"For a small engine it has very good acceleration. Handles well and equally at home on freeway or winding mountain road."

Ralph H., OR (2004 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is adequate but not great. Handling is great and it is easy to maintain a predictable radius in cornering. It is also a great around town vehicle maneuverable and small enough to park easily. Older Accords had better outward visibility which I liked better."

Don A., WA (2004 Honda Accord)

"The 6 cylinder still has impressive power and reasonable fuel economy. It drives quietly and like when it was new."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Unexpectedly powerful performance and sure handling"

Dennis S., VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"original owner, 14 years of consistent handling and acceleration, with ease and enough pep for all legal driving!"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"A little underpowered for my liking. Road traction and maneuverability are good."

Anonymous, VT (2004 Honda Accord)

"good acceleration & braking"

Jack P., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Comfortable and enjoyable to drive"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Even though this is a four-cylinder, the acceleration seems to be adequate for the vehicle size. The vehicle handling is good."

Gary G., ND (2004 Honda Accord)

"handles and accelerates well"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I have the V-6 and it has all the power i have ev. I am comfortable. I always feel i am in controler needed"

William W., SC (2004 Honda Accord)

"The extra power of the V6 makes it easy to merge onto highways."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Good acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"For a regular sedan car, it behaves with sporting qualities. This is the 6 cylinder model and, for freeway driving, has superb acceleration. On narrow roads it corners extremely well. I have owned the car for 10 years and 138,000 mile and it looks and behaves like a new car."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Handles very well , quick pick up"

Frank O., MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"The V6 provide quiet and excellent acceleration and fuel economy. Averages 23-25 city and over 30 mpg on long highway trips."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is OK. Handling is very good. I changed tires to lower profile and that helped with the handling."

Tami M., CT (2004 Honda Accord)

"Strong acceleration from a four cylinder and handles tight."

Ryan B., MI (2004 Honda Accord)

"Unfortunately I had the bad transmission problem the 2003 had the car just stopped while driving. At the time i didn’t have 100,000 miles. After being repaired so far so good! I actually love the car but will not buy another Honda. They lost a customer for life."

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Excellent acceleration, comfortable ride, good gas mileage."

Latrelle S., TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"I have a VTec engine and it accelerates beautifully when climbing hills and passing cars on the freeways."

Carole B., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"With the V6 the acceleration is very good and gets surprisingly good gas mileage. Handling is also good when in the mountains"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Accelleration and handling"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"It does everything I need it to do. The car keeps up with the traffic around the car. I don't have any problems with the car."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"It handles well and has more than adequate acceleration"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"It accelerates and handles very nicely"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"smooth acceleration and good handling"

William S., NY (2004 Honda Accord)

"Just in the last few months I've started to experience a decline in the performance of this now-14-year-old car. The acceleration is a tiny bit sluggish now, compared to before, and the RPMs don't recede as naturally as they used to -- for example, on the highway, if I take my foot off of the accelerator, the speed of the car will decrease, but the engine will maintain the same level of RPMs. I suspect there's a part that needs to be replaced, but upon my last visit to the Honda dealership's service facility, they claimed there was nothing wrong. I'm thinking of having the car serviced at a third-party mechanic for the first time in its history. Also, the car is a bit louder now. Again, I suspect there's a problem, this time with the exhaust system (my best guess), but the dealership claimed nothing was wrong with that system either. (So maybe this is a problem with my dealership more than anything.)"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Honda Accord)

"Excellent"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very good handling and braking. Low gas consumption. Very comfortable. Excellent visibility."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"It has great get up and go in all situations, which can be a safety issue, and it has always handled nimbly, which again can be a safety issue."

June E., CT (2004 Honda Accord)

"Excellent acceleration and handling."

Dan M., AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"Tight car. Doors are heavy. Excellent handling! You feel very safe in this car because the frame is made very well and it responds to you when needed in emergencies. Made very well. Please bring back this awesome car. The new ones Do Not compare to feeling this Quality! 2004 is an awesome year. Please go back and make them like this again!"

Susan R., CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"This is a V6 with great acceleration"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"build quality good acceleration handles great !!"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Accord)

"the acceleration is superb, but I do have the 6 cylinder engine. Handling is good too."

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda Accord)

"Has been trouble free for 168000 miles. Been a great commuting car."

Bruce S., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Handling and reliable"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Honda Accord)

"Trouble free transportation"

Anonymous, NB (2004 Honda Accord)

"Handling and acceleration is great."

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Accelerates superbly. Handling is very good, feels solid and secure at all times."

Michael G., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"V6 is still very peppy, even with 200k+ miles."

Todd J., TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"acceleration and handling are great (I have a v6 coupe)"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"above average acceleration, accurate steering, turn-in is very good"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is very smooth and fast. Handles really well under all driving conditions."

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I told you about that in my answer to the last question."

Don S., MO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Brakes almost always grab a bit when applied upon first starting out. Still offers a nice ride, manual shift works well, has a responsive engine and does not leak or burn oil."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"For a 4 cylinder it has a lot of pep, even with the AC running. It is smaller than today's Accords so parking is a breeze."

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Accord)

"I love the way it handles. The acceleration is unexpectedly good without any hesitation. It handles very well at high & low speeds, on city streets or on the freeway. Turns and avoidance manuvers are also exceptional."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"4 cylinder engine performs nice. Smooth ride. Handling in panic situation is very bad."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"Acceleration is good"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Accord)

"This car (a v6) has all the power I want plus some. It is a pleasure to drive, and after a full day on the highway I get out without being stiff or having aches or pains."

Don S., MO (2004 Honda Accord)

"The car drives very smoothly despite its age."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord)

"Comfortable and great driving, great acceleration."

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord)

"This car has tons of power for a 4 cylinder and handles great. It feels lightweight and nimble. My favorite would have to be the steering feedback. It's not overly boosted, but instead really communicates the road and is so much fun to drive. It's an engaging car that I have enjoyed for the last 13 years."

Evorell F., FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"It still accelerates and handles well after 13 years."

Barry T., MI (2004 Honda Accord)

"Great acceleration and very good handling at high speeds."

Robert G., PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"It has a poor turning radius. It does not handle well on curves or mountain roads."

Fred W., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"It's precise response to both steering and power even in mountainous terrain has always been a huge advantage."

Johann C., CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Just like I want and expect"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Honda Accord)

"It has been a great car. Lots of fun to drive. Quick acceleration, great handling, and the 6 speed manual is great."

Jonathan D., MI (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very smooth"

Aikara S., NJ (2004 Honda Accord)

"This car was always nice to drive. Even today when I got to try a new car a find the 2004 Honda accord is still in the game"

Sylvain B., QC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Just excellent. Very smooth, quiet, powerful engine. Wish I had this engine in my TSX. Handling is firm, responsive, nimble almost. Very good in cross winds."

Harriet M., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Love the acceleration."

Bob G., CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"The handling and stability of our 2004 Honda is excellent. It's "glued to the road" handling and stability is one of the major factors that converted my wife and me into I to lifetime Honda customers. Acceleration of our 4 cylinder model provides adequate acceleration for highway driving within 70 or 80 mph speed limits."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"Feels connected to the road, comfortable seats"

Arthur R., ON (2004 Honda Accord)

"Manual transmission,baby!"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Honda Accord)

"This manual transmission car shifts great, handles well and is fun to drive"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"It seems like the 4 cylinder struggles to accelerate a little bit for a vehicle of this size."

Gary G., ND (2004 Honda Accord)

"For a 4 cylinder engine this car has a lot of spunk. It also corners and maneuvers easily."

Michael O., WA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Is a V6 and has excellent acceleration."

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"This car is a pleasure to drive. Plenty of acceleration and easy to control. However, it is not good on ice and snow."

Anonymous, NM (2004 Honda Accord)

"Just such a great dependable car with so many miles. We will keep both theses cars until they die !"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"handles very well; at idle, engine vibrates too much"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"THE TDI system is bogus and the deception in marketing is quite disturbing!"

Leonard J., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"SEATING IS VERY ADJUSTABLE FOR COMFORT. RIDE IS VERY GOOD AND VERY LITTLE NOISE."

ERNEST M., PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Climate Control is very good. Ride of the vehicle is very good. Road noise is very loud."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"There is a good bit of road noise but I don't notice it most of the time. Other people comment on it. I find the driver's seat comfortable and climate controls good. Climate control could be a little better for the back seat. Overall ride is smooth and comfortable."

LINDSEY E., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Ride is good, but engine and road noise are a bit loud."

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord)

"The driver's seat has broken 2 times (replaced once) - it can no longer be tilted back."

JUDITH W., MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"It is all good! No complaints other than the exterior clear coat fading and peeling."

JOHN M., AB (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable. Noise is very good."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"Generally a quiet stable, comfortable vehicle. I note that my wife who is 5' 2", has difficulty viewing the windshield and uses a cushion to get a higher position. This is a 2004 model and comfort level has held up well"

JOHANN C., CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Only problem is that seat belt cuts my neck."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"Ride has been one of it's weak point's and if you are looking for a great ride at least the one I own is not the best but aside from that we have had outstanding performance and dependability for 12.5 years and I would not be afraid to buy any Honda at this point"

PETER H., IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"The 2004 EX-L Accord's black leather seats held up very well in both comfort and looks over the past 12 years. With proper care, they look almost new."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"For the last 2 years, heat goes only to the passenger side, none to driver side. A/C is normal. All ducting is clear, all the diverter doors work properly in response to dash controls. No one can suggest an explanation, and it costs $1000 just to take the dash apart to get to the heat exchanger, where it seems the problem must lie, whatever it is. I just listen to my teeth chatter in the winter."

SAM S., OR (2004 Honda Accord)

"The driver's seat is badly deteriorated, and the AC has had problems with distribution of the cool air. It has been to the Honda dealer some 3-4 time without resolution. We are presently looking for a new or slightly used driver's seat."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"seating is very low and can be a bit bumpy on rougher roads"

JERRY S., VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Seat leather is crackled and has been damaged by the seat recline lever on the passenger seat. When a person is seated in the seat a fold in the leather occurs by the lever interferring with its operation."

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda Accord)

"Too much road noise. Seats not comfortable."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"The Accord is just a great car in all ways. I have a V6 so it has plenty of zip. Ride, seats or great and noise level is okay."

THOMAS P., FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very nice ride, low noise level, heat and cooling very effective and dual controls nice for passenger."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"Still a quitter ride then many newer cars"

MARGARET P., CT (2004 Honda Accord)

"road noise is higher than I'd like"

Anonymous, OK (2004 Honda Accord)

"Honda is a Driver's car. It's handling is good while providing comfort. Road noise is a problem, however, I understand the 2016 is improved in that area"

B T., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"I have the seat raised to the highest level, but still need a pillow to see over the steering wheel. I am 5 ft. 1 in tall. Also the back seat anchors for seat belts are installed backwards and almost impossible to get to click. The console compartment is difficult to open and close. I do like the general handling of the car on the road."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"fairly noisy, very responsive"

J S., UT (2004 Honda Accord)

"climate control is good"

JASON A., FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"It's an LX so it's somewhat spartan. The seats are on the firm side, and it's got some very noticeable highway noise."

EVORELL F., FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"Seats are wicked comfortable. I have back problems and I am most comfortable in the car."

JEAN G., MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Rides very hard, like a truck. But is fun to drive - great handling."

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"In 2004 it was easy to get into, but due to handicap I need a cushion to drive/see out."

BETTY L., OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"Feel somewhat small.. compact, low to ground.... but it is more sporty....wife likes it though."

KEITH M., MO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Car is a little on the noisy side. Ride is a bit stiff but that's good for handling. I'm 6' - 3.5" and the seats could be better for my legs but other than that it's a fairly comfortable car."

JOHN K., TN (2004 Honda Accord)

"Great seats, low noise, good stereo"

STEVE L., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Nice smooth ride AC is weak"

MARK H., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I'm 6'4" tall and I find this car very comfortable. The seat comfort and adjustability are great. The automatic climate control is very effective and unobtrusive. The ride and handling are very good."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very well made car, have really not had any major problems"

JOHN C., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Seats are hard & we use seat cushion to provide more comfort. We have experienced several major repairs with this vehicle unlike other Hondas we have owned. A/C compressor failed requiring new drier, condenser, etc. Also have had to replace master brake cylinder. Brake rotors had to be turned when we got the car, which was brand new. They were wrapped. This required new rotors later, which was not covered by warranty. Battery had to be replaced within 4 years, not covered by dealer. we h"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Too much road noise. We even change to the Pirelli tires recommended by Consumer Reports for quietness and still it has much louder road noise than our F250 diesel."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"Leather starting to have cracks. Apply conditioner."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"seats are comfortable, overall ride is comfortable but road noise is a bit high"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Power seat is the best, very comfortable"

Kris G., NV (2004 Honda Accord)

"Apart from visibility limits, the ride and response is very comfortable. The fact that both front seats can be electrically adjusted and heated is a fine amenity."

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Comfort and quiet ride is still outstanding on my 2004 Honda Accord."

Gary C., FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"This vehicle has leather seats, which are heated, And are very comfortable. The ride in this vehicle is very nice."

Gary G., ND (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable ride and seats on long trips"

William I., WI (2004 Honda Accord)

"Great seats"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Great for cross country driving, rides well, seats have all kinds of adjustments for comfort"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Accord)

"The ride is super comfortable as the seats contour well to my body."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"The noise level is a bit louder than average and the ride is somewhat stiff...but I bought it because it was well rated and “sporty‿."

Douglas V., IA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I am retired and don't drive much but I still love my Accord. My wife is not comfortable getting in and out so we drive her CR-V when we travel togethe. The gas milage is not great by todays standards but I have had no problems. As an old car it is cheap to insure, the taxes are low and i don't have any repair bills other than changing the oil. r"

William W., SC (2004 Honda Accord)

"this car is going on 15 years old runs and drives like it did brand new !!"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Accord)

"It is comfortable. Although noisier than a Mercedes, it is good. However, had to replace rubber gaskets. The ride is comfortable too."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Too difficult to clear windshield of fog. When only 1 window is opened, our ears are not comfortable"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable car to drive."

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"The seat back (drivers) will cause a lot of pain on my right side about kidney height of my back. A little while after I raise the seat using the manual pump, the seat will move down. The noise level has always been high, with age it has significantly increased. The ride is stiff/rough."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"A little low to the ground. Difficult to get out of the seats when exiting the vehicle. Not much headroom."

Anonymous, VT (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable seats and adjustable for a variety of drivers and passengers. Smooth ride but good handling, some road noise."

Ralph H., OR (2004 Honda Accord)

"The sound of a Honda is quiet and sure. The seats are comfortable and you can see all around you well."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very roomy. Easy to adjust drivers seat. V6 is very peppy."

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Front seats are comfortable for most driver needs, a bit wind noise past outside mirrors at highway speed. Ride quality improves when you are carrying more weight in this vehicle."

Arthur R., ON (2004 Honda Accord)

"Supportive seats. Experience road noise."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"could use new shocks, I think."

Carolyn D., NJ (2004 Honda Accord)

"Seats are not that comfortable: Too low. Also need more capsule space around driver's right leg / passenger's left leg; curvature of the molding underneath the dashboard is too confining. Should have gotten power passenger seat. Seats low and the older we get, would like to be higher. Would also like option of heating the lumbar portion of the seat, either instead of or in additon to heating the seat bottom."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord)

"as I age I feel more like I am sitting in a bucket and would like to see out of my seat better in the next car I buy."

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"I can ajust them well for my size"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"A little noisy (tire noise). Seats are adequate; not as good as the Odyssey."

Tami M., CT (2004 Honda Accord)

"No driver seat memory. Plus seat needs to go higher for us short people."

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"Road noise"

Bruce S., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"still a comfortable ride even after all these years."

Todd J., TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"Great heated leather seats great for trips"

Dennis S., VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"road noise"

Anonymous, OK (2004 Honda Accord)

"Nice solid and comfortable seating"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"Great handling , seats comfortable, quality of materials for interior are very good"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Honda Accord)

"This Accord has always had a road noise because of the tires.I thought it was the original tires on the vehicle but it is the same no matter the tires I have used."

Edwin K., TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"We have taken the car on many long road trips and the seats are very comfortable. We have leather seats and they have held up very well...no rips or holes."

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda Accord)

"Comfort is fine. The road noise is not pleasant"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"rough ride at lower speeds but the trade off is worth it for better handling when driving aggressively. Noisy also but not a huge deal when not on the highway."

John K., TN (2004 Honda Accord)

"Road noise is my only objection to this vehicle"

Shaun F., OK (2004 Honda Accord)

"Great support for all seats. Leather has held up very well. Nice are rests, good position for left foot to rest."

Michael G., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"This car is awesome. I bought it in 2004 and have had very few repairs. It is very reliable and still drives great."

David R., NJ (2004 Honda Accord)

"Seats and ride are real good. Noise level could be better."

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda Accord)

"Outside high way noise is poor especially on unimproved freeway surfacing"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Not comfortable on long trips!"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"As the car ages it has become much more noisy. Wind noise and road noise.. When it was new the cabin was very quite."

Anonymous, AB (2004 Honda Accord)

"the car is much too noisy--so noisy that it is hard to hear the radio"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Our 2004 Honda Accord is the first Honda car that we purchased. It's comfort, low interior noise, comfortable seats and smooth ride are one of the major features that turned my wife and me into loyal Honda customers."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"Excellent ride, comfortable seats, comfortable size vehicle."

Dan H., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"I find that the drivers seat, on the sides, is constrictive and becomes uncomfortable on long drives. Also, this Honda has excessive tire noise. I've tried several different brands and types of tires, some better than others, but it is still noisier than I like. there is little wind or engine noise. No rattle to speak of."

Harriet M., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"A bit "clunky" but quite stable."

Bob G., CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"no place for driver leg comfort can be aproblem on long drives."

Henry R., NY (2004 Honda Accord)

"It rides and feels good while driving."

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Leather seats are too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer - plus they tear and crack even with proper treatments during their lifetime. Seat heaters take too long to heat up in the winter. Passenger power seat does not go up and down, limiting the viewing for shorter passengers."

Milton L., MO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Nice reliable car but, like most front wheel cars, the handling sucks."

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"Soft seates"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"excessive road and wind noise"

Roy K., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Overall it's ok"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Honda Accord)

"after 200000 miles it is still very comfortable"

Charles A., OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"Smooth ride; front seats very comfortable/adjustable."

Todd J., TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"The seats are comfortable for the first 4-5 hours but very firm after that time period."

Denise J., IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"The seats are well bolstered, and the cloth seats have a nice velour to them that keeps you firmly grounded. They are very supportive for long car rides. True to reputation, the Honda can be a bit noisy on the highway."

Evorell F., FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"We have had this car for 13 years and while getting old, still is a comfortable ride. Probably the best car I have ever owned."

Allen C., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"the seating headroom is not enough for a tall person"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Honda is noisy on the road--such a good vehicle--why can't Honda people fix this noise problem?"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda Accord)

"It has been and still is a great car, in many ways better than my 2016 Accord"

Anonymous, NB (2004 Honda Accord)

"Ride is good and seats OK, but road noise is bothersome"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"While the Accord rides well and has comfortable seats, the noise detracts from the driving experience."

Barry T., MI (2004 Honda Accord)

"Just feels quiet comfortable and luxurious"

Carol V., KS (2004 Honda Accord)

"Although my Accord is thirteen plus years old, it is still quite comfortable either in town or on the highway. it "glides" down the road on the interstate. Road noise is only an occasional factor on some concrete surfaces at speed"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Honda Accord)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I don/t drive it a lot but its been very dependable. It performs at or above expectations in most areas but the ride is a little bouncy on Chicago's bad streets."

JOSEPH M., IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"I have been driving this car for 12 years and NOTHING has broken or failed."

MAUREEN S., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"good value"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Nothing breaks. Proper maintenance will enable it to run a long time."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord)

"I haven't had any major problems with this car, and I now have 214,000 miles on it. I feel like this has been a great value for the money I spent and has been really reliable."

LINDSEY E., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Has all of the options that Lexus Mercedes and others charge a lot more for"

PHIL C., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Low repairs costs, reliable car with no concerns. Best deal for price paid. I am a long term car buyer, I keep them for many years. Still looks new"

SAMUEL G., MD (2004 Honda Accord)

"This car has been true to what others say about it - it is a very good basic car."

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"This is a great car for the money."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Still looks great and runs great!"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"almost 300,000km and still performing well"

Anonymous, AB (2004 Honda Accord)

"Lasts forever"

DAVID S., AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"Excellent family size car. Decent gas mileage. Good performance in city and highway with good handling."

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord)

"I have had this car a long time and never had any problems. I take care of my cars."

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Got a great value for the money. We could have afforded more but chose this car."

GARY S., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"160000 miles without need for repairs. Drives as well as new."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"The accord is an excellent, functional family car that will serve owners well for a long time. It's not sporty or fancy but it's VERY functional and reliable."

CHRISTINA H., CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"The car is truly a good and enjoyable car. The AC is not working properly right now."

ROBERT B., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I have had no issues with this car; the only costs have been for routine maintenance (oil and filter changes) and expected wear such as tires and brake linings. It is extremely reliable, reasonably comfortable, and serves my needs well."

RUTH G., OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"Handles well in any weather. Good performance and has aged well."

Anonymous, MI (2004 Honda Accord)

"owned for 12 years 216K miles with little expense and has always performed well"

MARK H., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Honda has a long reliable history"

Anonymous, DE (2004 Honda Accord)

"Virtually no repair costs in 12 years other than routine maintenance"

R R., AB (2004 Honda Accord)

"Good"

CALEB A., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Amazing Value when buying used. However I pride myself in getting good deals from private sellers. Bought the car with 69k on it for 9k when it sells for 28kk brand new."

GARVIN C., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I have 350,000 miles on my Accord. Followed all recommended maintenance and have never had a serious problem with the car. The greatest automobile I have owned."

JOHN L., VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I bought my 2004 Honda Accord at the end of the 2004 model year. I wanted a manual transmission, and the dealership was eager to sell the car to me so they sold it to me for $100 over dealer invoice. The car is a great one."

ERIC S., NJ (2004 Honda Accord)

"My Accord is extremely reliable - with regular maintenance and service I have been able to avoid any major parts failure or replacements for over 10 years."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I bought the 2004 Accord when it was 2 years old. It has proven extremely reliable over 10 years. That is my definition of value for my money."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"Reliable getting me from A to B. Had some long road trips and never had to worry about getting broke down. Three days ago I was hit very hard by a vehicle larger than mine running a red light at high speed. I was hit on the driver's side, car was smashed and totaled and I walked away unhurt except for being very sore. Must be a very well engineered and crash tested cabin. So thankful for that."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"I originally wanted the LX Honda Accord but side airbags weren't available at that time except on the top of the line Accord with leather, sunroof, etc. So, I bought more car than I wanted originally but later enjoyed the extra luxury which was not overpriced. The Accord cost a bit more than some competitors but I thought (and still believe) the Accord is a better car."

RICHARD S., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I bought this car for my teenage son. It is very reliable, and I love that it comes with a high safety rating!"

TANYA B., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"156,000+ miles and still on first clutch. Handles very well. Excellent acceleration. Very comfortable. Only problem has been recall on airbags."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very dependable car and has nice creature comforts."

LARRY F., AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"Excellent Car"

LARRY E., MD (2004 Honda Accord)

"I have had very few repair bills. I do a spring and winter maintenance and have had no major repairs."

Anonymous, ON (2004 Honda Accord)

"Probably the best car we've ever owned. At tens years old, it is just as reliable as when it was new."

BOB N., CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"The car has required no major repairs and continues to be a highly reliable machine. It has been an excellent investment."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Honda Accord)

"My 2004 Honda ran into the 90,000 mile range with only the required maintenance. It has been very reliable in all types of weather."

June E., CT (2004 Honda Accord)

"Comfortable, safe, easy to drive, good acceleration"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Great value based on the entire car package we received for what we paid versus other vehicles available and their pricing."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I'm still driving it!!! My first Honda was 17 years old and it had 262k miles on it. The dealer treats we well for repairs, which are not frequent. I paid for the 2004 Accord in 3 years and have been reaping benefits ever since."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"Good performance and reliability. Car is still in good shape after almost 170K miles and 14 years."

Dan M., AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"It is 14 years old and we have only had one major repair and it was to replace the audio system, the Accord is well made."

Edwin K., TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"My 2004 Accord V6 is a great car. The only repair issue I've had during 14 years and 92,000 miles was the replacement of the right front parking light. It gets 30mpg highway and 17mpg in town. It gives me 18 months on a polish job and still looks like a new car. I don't believe I've ever floored the accelerator. Putting it down half way results in a nice little snarl and all the acceleration I ever need."

Don S., MO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Hopefully a more comfortable & less noisy ride."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Great value for the money. Problem free except for a transmission problem that surfaced about 3 wks. after my warranty expired. The dealership said that that external problem should never have happened and they repaired it free of charge and gave me a loaner. GREAT customer service."

Anonymous, OR (2004 Honda Accord)

"I love my car. It is dependable, has a KEY, and is comfortable. I have been looking at new cars, but can't find anything comparable."

Doris R., NJ (2004 Honda Accord)

"been a reliable car for 15 years"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord)

"Good price and good performance for a 14 year old car"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Excellant buy"

Lawrence K., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Outstanding value - still running well after 14 years and 170,000 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"Vehicle was good until had problem with a/c and nav system No one could find the problem for 2 to 3 yrs If you used a/c nav wouldn’t work. And vise/ versa After 3 yrs Honda said new nav system would cost 2500. To solve both problems Using car now w/ ac Looking for new vehicle but won’t be a honda"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Honda Accord)

"We have had this car for almost 15 years with no major mechanical problems. The car provides adequate gas mileage and sufficient power, even as a 4 cylinder model."

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda Accord)

"This vehicle still performs and rides almost like it was new. I have had no major repairs other than recommended maintenance work."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very comfortable and love the acceleration and handling of the vechile."

Anonymous, MN (2004 Honda Accord)

"Overall a great performing car. Solid and reliable transportation."

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"This car is almost 15 years old and still handles and runs like a dream. 285,000 miles, no oil leaks and takes no oil."

Lloyd H., MN (2004 Honda Accord)

"It is a 2003 Honda Accord, not a 2004."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very reliable vehicle."

Latrelle S., TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"A quality well-designed vehicle. Good performance, reasonable comfort, economy, and reliability."

Anonymous, KS (2004 Honda Accord)

"Extremely reliable car. Owned for 14 years and even with expensive repairs (air conditioning, clutch, etc.) still costs less to maintain than my previous cars (Nissan Sentra, Nissan Maxima)"

June P., IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"when I bought my Honda, I got good value for the vehicle features."

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda Accord)

"Had car for 14 yrs, with no major problems"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"My car is quite old now. And it has no major issues and never has. While I paid a lot of money it’s still sound and a good car to me. I don’t plan on getting rid of it anytime soon."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"14 yrs ,good ride. Limited service needs, only constant problem was the air conditioning."

Kris G., NV (2004 Honda Accord)

"Bought at a fair price, excellent gas consumption, no unexpected repairs. Should last at least another 7 to 8 years."

Anonymous, OH (2004 Honda Accord)

"It's a great car! Still have original brakes at 1000,000 miles."

Anonymous, MI (2004 Honda Accord)

"All around great car"

Alan C., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"My 2004 Accord is my 3rd Honda Accord. It's a 4 cylinder EXL with a stick shift. With 260+ thousand miles, I have never replaced 1. The Clutch 2. The Muffler or exhaust pipes, 3. The water pump, etc. I have run it on Mobil 1 since day 1 and it still runs like a charm I've never had such great success with any other brand of automobile. Yes, my second Honda went over 300,000 miles, and I expect this one to do so as well. Keep water, oil and gas in them and they just keep on running."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"In the almost 14 yrs I have no issues. I do maintain my car per schedule. Still very dependable and still looks good on the road"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Honda Accord)

"It is definitely built better than the newer models. A heavier car. The doors close tight and you can feel the better quality of material by how much heavier and stable this car is to the 2009. I feel safer in this car f I ever have a crash!"

Susan R., CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"The maintenance costs have been minimal."

Anonymous, NB (2004 Honda Accord)

"original owner, it's still going strong after 14 years, with routine or understandable maintenance."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Most important, I appreciate the very few repairs for this very old car. The car is still smooth to drive. I never put oil in the engine, this is done at the car dealer during the regular Honda maintenance program, or when I ask for winter/summer tires swap. I must admit the radio just died, I will probably not have it repaired."

Anonymous, QC (2004 Honda Accord)

"I am totally pleased that I bought this Honda. It is a 2004 Accord Coupe and looks very stylish. They gave me free tires for life when I bought the car, not knowing I was going to keep this car for the rest of my life!"

Sherry R., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"For a Honda and their standard it was a bit of a lemon. Compared to an American made car it is still superior. Had way too many problems compared to my 1991 Accord. Disappointing since major areas like rack and pinion, transmission, and suspension failures were complete and total. Really very expensive and unworthy of a Honda."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Honda Accord)

"My car is now 14 years old It has been dealer maintained. The best thing for me is that it just goes, every time.."

Anonymous, AB (2004 Honda Accord)

"Like most Hondas, this mid-level EX-L was a attractive blend of features at a reasonable cost. Still looks good and drive well."

Anonymous, KS (2004 Honda Accord)

"The best, most reliable car I've ever owned. Aside from Alpine-provided navigation failing after~10 years and drive axles being replaced around 140K miles, don't recall any non-routine maintenance aside from recalls and seatbelt retractor (which was covered for life)."

Anonymous, MD (2004 Honda Accord)

"value"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Just such a dependable car ??! Runs fabulous"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"Paid a fair price for it, but the value is in the longevity of the vehicle. No major mechanical issues in all those years."

Allen C., GA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Has really held its value over the years."

Anonymous, MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Excellent handling, acceleration and ride. V6 performs flawlessly and gets 30-31mpg freeway and 24-25mpg city."

Anonymous, NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Most reliable car I've owned thus far. I am at 250,000 miles, and it drives like I bought it 14 years ago. Pretty incredible!"

Anonymous, NM (2004 Honda Accord)

"The 2004 Accord EX-L has a six cylinder with great pick up, and excellent responsive handling. I've had very few complaints over the years, other than the climate control. The whole air conditioning system has been replaced at my cost. And now due to an inside switch failing, it must be manually switched by a mechanic from heating to cooling and back each season."

Charles S., NY (2004 Honda Accord)

"Over the 13 years I have owner this car, I have needed to replace battery, tires, started and brakes. Otherwise it operated as well now as the day I bought it new. Good value when compared with Ford, GM and Chrysler products I have owned in the past."

Anonymous, NB (2004 Honda Accord)

"This has been a great little car, fun to drive, handles well, and has been very reliable through the years. Maintenance costs are very reasonable. The one issue I had with the car was related to the transmission. It developed a casing leak, which I learned was not uncommon for this car. The dealership where I have my cars serviced does not repair transmissions but offered to put in a new one. I found a highly recommended transmission repair shop who actually repaired it for me at about half..."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Car has held up well for more than 13 years without requiring much in the way of repairs other than frequent battery replacements and two air conditioning jobs."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"It has been relatively trouble-free and comfortable with good driving characteristics."

Lawrence K., NY (2004 Honda Accord)

"The Accord was a cost effective family sedan."

Ray R., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very minimal problems in 100000 miles for a relatively inexpensive car!"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"Good car"

Anonymous, ND (2004 Honda Accord)

"Had to replace transmission at 98k. I feel like it is a direct result in the way it accelerates. There is a hesitation and then a jump to accelerate. Automated window hardware and switch is suspect as well."

Anonymous, WI (2004 Honda Accord)

"It has lasted a long time. It gets good fuel economy"

Fred W., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Good, reliable, and overall comfortable transportation at a reasonable price."

Milton L., MO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Excellent value. Only a couple of minor repairs over the life of the vehicle and it still operates and tides like a new car."

Dan H., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very reliable. Never had any maintenance issues."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"bought new in june 2004. Although it doesn't have a great deal of miles on it it did serve as our mail vehicle for several years. NOTHING,NOTHING has broken. We did have to buy tires,batteries, brakes. THAT'S it. Routine maittainenece. GREAT VEHICLE for $$$ spent"

Anonymous, NH (2004 Honda Accord)

"Car has run very dependably with no major breakdowns."

Daniel L., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"People still comment that is looks like a new car!"

ROSS M., MA (2004 Honda Accord)

"I love my Honda!"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Honda Accord)

"Classic style. Car is 12 years old but still looks stylish"

DALE E., FL (2004 Honda Accord)

"I still get compliments on my car, even at its advanced age. The styling is not time-sensitive!"

Anonymous, KS (2004 Honda Accord)

"The 2004 Accord styling still looks good. The quality of the metal used should be noted since there is no surface rust evident on this 12 year old car."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Seating too low for 5' tall woman. Have to manually crank it up, then seat is too high for other drivers in the family. The headlamps/plastic outer housing have fogged badly. This is a major problem for this and all cars. Plastic should not be used ever for headlamp covers."

BARB K., TX (2004 Honda Accord)

"The design for the rear windows is poor and makes it difficult to see (judge) when driving in reverse or looking for side traffic"

PATRICIA H., CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Very roomy and handles well."

Anonymous, CO (2004 Honda Accord)

"Futuristic when purchased, now standard."

DAVID S., AZ (2004 Honda Accord)

"It looks good and sporty, but not ostentatious. It was not a particularly expensive car, but the looks don't make the car seem like its trying too hard to be something its not, nor is does it look 'cheap'."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Honda Accord)

"Vehicle looks great"

JOHN C., NC (2004 Honda Accord)

"After almost 12 years the car still looks in style. Very nice design."

GERIANNE A., LA (2004 Honda Accord)

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