Information shown for entry-level Sedan.
City 21/Hwy 31/Comb 25 MPG
|Max Seating: 5|
|Engine: 4-Cyl, VTEC, 2.4 Liter||Transmission: Automatic|
|Country of Origin: Japan||Country of Assembly: United States|
By Jslate on Sunday, August 17, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "gas mileage, durable engine, front wheel drive"
Cons: "cheap interior, slow acceleration, weak engine"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I've had my 2005 Honda Accord for 3.5 years. I went from 67,000 miles to 102,000 miles. Overall, it's not a bad car, it holds its worth over time, and the engine will not break! In the past 3.5 years, I have only replaced the starter one time. Oil changes have been the only thing as far as maintenance I had to do. I did replace the spark plugs and wires for a much smoother engine feel. The tires were factory, so I replaced them before last winter. This thing gets knocked around in the wind so badly. It starts to shake at around 80 MPH, and the road becomes one with the driver since you can feel pretty much every single thing you run over. It is economy all the way! I would like to explain why I rated it lower in some areas than others, however. This is not fun to drive at all. I had zero exhilaration from the day I purchased to today. I would compare the speed of the engine to a lawn mower on redbull, but the efficiency is outstanding. This car is 9 years old, and I average 45 MPG on trips of 2 hours or more. Cruise control at 70 pretty much the entire way, and you mpg just continues to rise. The interior is cheap. It looks cheap, feels cheap, and plastic pieces break off when you least expect it. When researching a bit about Honda philosophy, they believe that good enough is good enough. So, i suppose the interior is good enough, but it's certainly not an eye magnet. The multi disc CD-player is almost always malfunctioning. It does not come with an auxilliary port standard, so I had to install an aftermarket aux port. The multi disc cd player is also tied in directly to the A/C and Heat controls, so if you want to replace it with an aftermarket cd player with much more capability, you will be spending about $120 just on the bracket alone. There are cheaper brackets that allow you to install the cd player in the storage area below your existing radio, but that leaves the original stereo dead and lifeless above the new one. My previous car was a 1999 Aurora Gold label. It was probably my favorite car for the bells and whistles and the big, powerful V8. I cannot compare the two cars, I just wanted to show you why my review was probably lower than the others. I came from a powerhouse flagship model with every bell and whistle, so there is much to be desired for me in the Accord. I will recommend this car to anyone I meet with a disclaimer. If you want economy +++, this car will satisfy your every need. If you are looking for economy with a mix of acceleration, speed, and overall enjoyment, keep looking!"
4 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By BroRo on Tuesday, August 05, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Very reliable, 36 mpg on the highway, 6 cd changer"
Cons: "Seat is uncomfortable after a few hours of driving"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Bought certified car with 19k miles. Dealer changed battery at 50k for free. This year '06, began the no belt to timing chain engine. This car drives like a sports car. A little stiff, hugs the road and very smooth at ANY speed. Highway passing a breeze. Steering wheel controls are great for cruise control and radio. Seats are hard, but wear well. I love this car! Plan is to drive it to 500,000 K."
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Daytona on Monday, August 04, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "SAFE=RELIABLE=FUN....oh and CUTE ! :)"
Cons: "NONE !"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love this car, it has been the most reliable, safe, and yet funnest car I have owned to date. I have owned it now for a little over 2 years (bought it off a dealership lot as "certified pre-owned") and I don't want to let it go, but at this time I am not in any financial way to fix it. Plus I walk most places now so it wouldn't make sense... There is a brand new motor(engine) in it with less than 55, 000 miles.(crate shipped from Japan)I have all the documentation and info for that along with everything else that has been done to it.There has been no work that has been required (except regular service) all the way around. there are low profile racing rims and tires with a lug/wheel lock that is included. However most recently I took it in for a front end steering wheel wobble the shop (Honda) has diagnosed it as "needing to replace both front axles".(diagnosis, referral, & estimate included) *To me this car is and has been well worth it to fix, however I just don't have the money or the space*"
4 people out of 7 found this review helpful
By Jose on Sunday, August 03, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "very clean"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Avery clean Accord with some hook up rims, music,from lips and back tail.LEDday ligts and remote start systemwith Python Alarm System."
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful
By Vintage72Pam on Saturday, August 02, 2014
I owned and sold this car
Reason: Was time for a new car
Pros: "Lots of power, nice interior design"
Cons: "Bumpy and noisy ride (coupe), lower reliability"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"I owned a 2003 Honda Accord EX coupe with a V6 engine for 10 years and traded it in for another car brand at 126,700 miles. It was one year old and a used pre-certified vehicle with 27,000 miles when I bought it. I had a lot of nice bells and whistles in it--leather seats, sunroof, power everything. Most of the time it was a dependable car, but I did have a few minor annoyances through the years that had to be repaired. The driver's side power window stopped working at one point--it was covered by my extended warranty and then Honda issued a recall. A part in the A/C broke and the car was blowing hot air as well as a horrible smell...that was repaired under warranty. The backlight for the radio/temperature display burned out on me three times. The first two times it was replaced under warranty but when it went the third time my warranty had expired and it would have cost me at least $500 for the part to replace it. There were also some recalls with the ignition and the automatic transmission that were taken care of. But the biggest annoyance was that the 6-CD changer/player stopped ejecting my disks, and I would get an error message. Swiping a credit card into the slot and restarting the car/radio would resolve the issue, until I tried ejecting them again. When I researched it I found that it was a common problem with this year Honda Accord and their CD player. The dealer told me they would have to remove the entire console including the temperature controls and I would be without the whole unit for approximately 8 weeks! I said no thanks as I've heard they sometimes ship the unit to Japan and your CDs arrive in an envelope from the country. Also, despite the regular oil changes and maintenance I always had done on the car, by the dealer I purchased it with, the engine died on me a couple of months before I traded it in--thank goodness right in my driveway--after taking it on a 40 mile roundtrip. I put the brake on to open up the garage door and when I put on the accelerator it sputtered and quit. It wouldn't start the next day and AAA looked at it and advised having it towed to the dealer. AAA checked the battery and ran a test on the alternator and both were totally fine. Two days later it DID start again and I took it to the gas station and filled it with premium gas; not sure if this helped "clean" it but it didn't give me any more problems after that. However, I was very nervous about driving it after that and that it would die on me in traffic. Also, I had the coupe and while it's a sporty looking car with nice lines, the ride was terrible after a while...you feel every bump. Very loud car on the highway in regards to road noise. You also sit low. Backseat headroom is tight because of the sloping roofline. I'm 5'8" and my head touched the top of the windshield and almost the roof. The trunk was huge, especially with the rear folding seats. Very comfortable seats, even on long drives, and I loved the sound of the stereo system. The car did well in the winter after I switched the tires to ones that had better ratings in regards to grip in the snow and wet weather. Gas mileage was so-so, especially by today's standards. With the V6 I was lucky to get 24 mpg with mixed highway/backroad driving. I do love Hondas and I know they have a lot of fans, but I ended up trading this car for a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE and have zero regrets. It is a much more comfortable car for me to drive personally, with more room, yet just as zippy."
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful
By Alexander on Thursday, July 31, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "It's just a great car to drive and it's reliable."
Cons: "Rearview mirrors must be clean for visablity."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I took care of this car and the car took care of me. Any/all scheduled maintenance on the car was done through the dealership where I bought my car. Their service department is the best I ever had to deal with. Never once did I feel I was being taken advantage of when my car needed work done. The only complaint I have with this car is it got stuck in 10 inches of heavy wet snow. Even with traction control. But most days it does handle well in the snow."