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By GM
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2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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So I gave up on life and bought an Accord. This car will bring on your mid-life crisis within a year of purchase. No mechanical problems to date, just fiddly things like most of the buttons which used to light up no longer do, squeaky seat, questionable paint quality. Do not buy one with Navigation - you will really regret it, especially at trade in time. Fairly quick in a straight line, great highway MPG. Handling is borderline dangerous - attempt anything outside of granny driving and you will be sorry - a real issue in an emergency situation. All in all, a nice but boring car that handles like a van.


Best Features

Interior design, highway MPG, reliability.


Worst Features

Restore build quality to previous Honda levels. Don't sell out like Toyota and cut corners.


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Performance AND economy: It's about time
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By ezhift5
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2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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The test drive showed the strong performance inherent to the 240 HP V-6 coupled to the 6M. A trip thru the desert (LA to Phoenix) showed the surprising fuel efficiency. After 3.5 years 60k miles (on the OEM Michelins yet), the reliability has been only challenged a few times. Two pass. window regulators replaced under factory warranty. Ditto for a CEL dealing with a coolant sensor. I like the 6M but feel that "in-out" vague friction point clutch should try for more BMW-type feel. Other than that... best car I've ever owned.


Best Features

Fuel efficiency + real hard acceleration potential just a tick away.


Worst Features

Noise intrusion remains somewhat front and center. New tires with great rack noise ratings await later this month. I'm hoping.


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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By CR
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2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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6-speed transmission sometimes "popped" out of third gear the moment it was engaged or was just difficult to engage. Problem began on day of purchase. First two dealers unable to duplicate problem, so American Honda customer service unhelpful. Third dealer service department was eventually able to duplicate and pursue the problem. Shifter cables and then transmission replaced under warranty. Unexpected noises from rear end corrected with replacement of suspension linkage, exhaust componenets and strut. Total of eight warranty service visits and sixty days in the shop before 5,000 miles were on the odo. Honda service departments vary in quality. Find one that gives fixes, not excuses.


Best Features

Body style. Stereo. Smooth powerful engine. Handling. Climate control system. Roomy trunk for a coupe. 21 mpg around town and 29 mpg highway. Carbon- fiber style interior trim. Storage space.


Worst Features

Prominent console interferes with elbow movement during shifting. Larger outside mirrors with auto tilt-down in reverse to compensate for reduced rearward view from coupe body style. Make sunroof optional for increased headroom. Where the heck do/did I put my cell phone?


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Far from excellent
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By rrratch
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2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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What a let down for Honda's top model! The engine performance is excellent and fuel economy very good for a V6 but the rest of the package is less than outstanding. The leather interior is not very comfortable, seats slippery not soft, like the vinyl in dad's old Chrysler. Interior heats up quickly in the sun the AC can't cool it down fast enough. Windows squeak and rattle in the tracks and the dash & console are full of annoying squeaks (made worse in the cold). Thank God for the stereo to drown it all out but forget about talking to anyone. ABS chatters over the smallest bumps and road noise is prominent, even with the factory undercoat. Too many blind spots from big pillars.


Best Features

Performance, acceleration, stereo.


Worst Features

Better braking, softer leather; how about a high quality fabric? better visibility, better interior fit & finish.


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Sweet 6MT!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Tim
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2005 Honda Accord Coupe EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I purchased this car in June of '05 and have had nothing but good experiences with it. The 6MT is a real pleasure to drive. The shifting is quick and precise (could be better with a shorter shifter). The V6 is quiet but has a nice growl when the rpms climb above 4k. 1st and 2nd Gears are my favorite - pulls with great intensity. Overall, the interior is nice to look at, the ride is smooth, and it gets fantastic gas mileage.


Best Features

The V6 mated to the 6MT, perforated leather seats and steering wheel, nice looking 17" rims, the San Marino Red color, and smooth body-lines on the exterior.


Worst Features

Lower stance, tighter suspension, wider tires - better handling suspension.


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