by hondas_rule on Apr 14, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
For the money the Accord EX-L 4 cyl is one of if not the best used car out there.
Good on gas.
Comfortable nice driving cars.
Parts are cheap and easy to get.
Cars are easy to work on.
Bought mine with 38k miles.
I do all the maintenance myself.
The only thing I have had to fix with this car is the serpintine belt on the engine started to squeak at 100k so I replaced it. You can classify that as regular maintenance BTW.
Car has 132k miles now and I need to adjust the valves since they starting ticking more than usual from a cold start. It's an easy job requiring no parts, just labor.
05, 06 & 07 Accord EX-L 4 cyls have to be the best used car period!
by hondas_rule on Jun 16, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I shopped around and drove a hard bargain.
Bought my '05 Accord between Christmas and New Years of '08 which I've read is a slow time for dealers and a good time to buy.
Got a nice clean EX 4 cyl with 38,000 miles on it for $12,800.
Was easily the most car I could find for a 100 mile radius for under my $15,000 limit.
I now have 120k miles on it.
Only maintenance besides brake pads, rotors, fluids and filters is replacing a squeaking serpintine belt and a burnt out brake light. Easlily the best car I have ever owned.
A dog with 4 people and luggage but does fine with 1-2 adults.
This is my second Accord.
I drive the old one to work and with 262k miles still a good driving decent car!
by stepay on Mar 12, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
...get this car!
Bought this car used in 2008 when it had 39,000 miles.
Now has 78,000 and going strong.
Have purchased new tires and then just oil and gas since.
The Accord is just a great solid, safe, reliable car.
If that excites you, then you're golden!
It's not the most exciting car to look at, and it's not all that fun to drive, but you turn the key and it starts and you get to where you want to be...that makes for a great car in my opinion.
It has decent power too which is nice.
There's no reason we can't drive this car to 200,000 miles or more.
Honda takes a bold leap for 2005 with the introduction of the Hybrid Accord. Rather than add a hybrid motor to its four-cylinder, Honda bolts its third-generation IMA system to the Accord's already-potent V6. In one fell swoop the Accord hybrid has become the class leader in fuel economy (30 city, 38 highway) and power (255 horsepower). Other changes for the 2005 Honda Accord this year include new wheel cover designs for the LX and EX trims, a new coin pocket design, illuminated steering wheel controls and improved rear styling in sedans with redesigned taillamps. In addition, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags are now available on all trim levels all the way down to the base DX model.