HAH After a Year
By Bill Ades on
2005 Honda Accord EX PZEV 2dr Coupe w/Leather and Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I love this car! It provides performance without guilt. Great mileage is available and the car tells you how you're doing so that you can adjust your driving style for max. mileage. At the same time, real power and acceleration is available any time you need it. It is comfortable and responsive. I have owned it for almost a year and have encountered no manufacturing problems and have enjoyed every minute I've spent driving it. I drive 20 miles each way to work every day, half town miles and half interstate miles and average 30 mpg on those trips. Overall average is consistently 26 to 27 mpg -- 25 per cent better than my '95 Accord Wagon (170,000 miles and still going!).
Economy and performance. Handling is great and power is better!
Auto Stop is great but adding "Auto Creep" would surely save mileage. That is, when stopped in a long line of traffic, the electric motor should provide power instead of starting the gas engine when the brake is released. That is: use the electric motor in stop and go traffic.