2006 Honda Accord LX Special Edition 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
I bought this car for the safety, reliability, resale value, and fuel economy. After living with it for 6 months, I really dislike this car. The ride is noisy, bumpy and harsh all the time, the windows and dash are full or rattles, and the driver's seat is a miserable place to spend any time. Cloth upholstery is at the bottom of the class. The standard stereo has a cd changer but the sound is not good. The headlights put out a lot less light than I was expecting. Honda has a great reputation, but that appears to be all you are paying for on this car.
VTEC engine has good power and fuel economy for a 4 cylinder. LED tail lights look awesome, LED's should be the new standard in this class.
Please give the seat more thigh support and a standard power adjuster. Why is there all this road noise? Honda, pay attention to quality control when you assemble these things. And add some sound insulation! Offer a stereo with better sound quality.
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.
2006 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
This car was built in good quality. However, this vehicle's design is absurd because Honda tried to reduce manufacturing cost. Despite the poor materials used, people love this just because of its reputation...
solid build quality with relatively cheap material.
HIGH price vs. what you REALLY get. Weird design. Could use a little better material for its interior.
Car was damaged when I purchased it from the dealer. It started showing signs of rust on the passenger door just behind the hinges. Dealer said he was aware of the problem when I purchased the certified used car, The car was only 2 months old when I bought the car. I contacted Honda and they stated that it was not their problem.
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