- Reliability Ratings: The 2004 Accord has been rated "Above Average" in reliability by Consumer Reports.
- Common Issues: Some users have reported minor issues with in-car electronics, such as needing to replace the radio.
- Maintenance: Regular maintenance, like oil changes, and attention to usual wear and tear items is key. Some owners have noted valve lash adjustments but nothing major.
- Model Variants: Both manual and automatic transmissions are solid, but there's a preference for manual transmissions in terms of longevity and lower maintenance costs.
- Performance: Owners report that the car handles well in various conditions, including snow.
- Longevity: Many users have reported high mileage without significant issues. Regular maintenance is key here.
- Alternatives: If you're looking for alternatives, Toyota models and some Ford models, like the Focus, are also known for their reliability. However, do note that Focus transmissions have been problematic for some.
- Personal Experiences: Many owners have shared their positive experiences with high mileage and minimal repairs beyond regular maintenance.
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