2006 Honda Accord EX 2dr Coupe w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I bought this car for my wife 5 years ago. Attractive, well put together, sporty, economical, reliable, and still turns head after all this time. The car is pretty good, too! It reminds me a lot of the old Prelude, but a lot bigger.
Exterior design is still much prettier than the current version, and the handling is solid. True, there's not that much power with the 4-cylinder, but we seldom get to drive those twisty mountain roads. It's fine around town and cruises comfortably at 80.
Controls are simple and well laid out.
There are a few things that could be improved:
1. There's very little head room for tall drivers.
2. Visibility is limited, and I can't see the fenders.
3. Mediocre sound system.
4. Had to replace the brakes twice in 50K miles, and they could use a size upgrade, too.
5. Lip of the trunk could be lower for easier access.
6. What, no Bluetooth, iPod Xface even on the EX-L?
7. Large footprint, medium-small cabin.
8. Why doesn't Honda put more sound insulation on these babies? My Avalon is *silent*.
9. Access to the back seat is difficult because of the roof line and seat belt placement.
10. I'd happily pay more for better leather.
11. This car would be 10 times more useful as a hatchback.
2006 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
This car has only a couple of problems; very worn brakes and tires at 52k, the leather could be made better, but every thing else is either perfect or ok.
The power is great, the headlights look awesome, and the fuel economy said 24, 34 in the handbook but now it's like 21, 30.
I'd blame the worn tires though.
I have the sunroof a spoiler and black paint.
During hot weather it's a real surprise when you go from 85F to about 104F.
The fastest I've ever gone in it was 120mph.
This car is definitely not in the BMW 3 series league. I had the V6 - 6 speed model with the sport suspension. Understeered fairly bad, rolled and wobbled badly on corers, and despite fairly good HP numbers, acceleration felt uninspired. This car had no personality, it just basically ran -- dull exhaust note, non-communicative steering.
If you just want a commuter car, this is probably fine, but don't waste your money on the V6. You want a more performance oriented car, look elsewhere.
Bought a 2006 hybrid with nav as cpo for about half
new retail price when it had 47k on the clock. Now close to 80k with zero problems, no repairs. no rattles. Consistent 40 mpg on freeway if driven below 72mph. very comfortable and powerful. hard to beat. I have owned 9 Honda/Acura cars and this one beats them all without question.
hybrid without CVT slushbox transmission. excellent quality interior.
Super car. Bought used with about 50,000 miles. Drives excellently. 3 accords in my family. All super! The v6 is so smooth! 6 speed manual takes a little getting used to . Especially after I drive my wife's auto 4 cylinder. There is some kind of flaw with 3 rd gear. Sometimes does not want to go in. Thought it was my used version. But hearing others have the same problem. When you want to get down and boogie . The thing will really move. Or will be a super smooth commuter. It is a real 4 seater even though a coupe. I have driven the latest models. I will not give this one up for one of those. Honda needs to get better with new models. Hyundai is a real threat now. My 06 is a+
QUALITY everywhere, Engine, Looks , Performance, All rounder. I also have a tow hitch and pull a JET BOAT!