This car does not blow hot air when the temp is below 0 deg F.
If you live in cold climates and don't want to over dress for a long commute to work, then make sure to test drive this car in the winter on a subzero day before buying. I actually took this car back to the dealer to have the heat checked in my first winter. The dealer said it was working normal. I've since asked other Honda owners about this and they agree that the heat is poor. My old Galant with 230,000 miles heats up much quicker and hotter!
I am sadly trading this car in because of this as I'm tired of driving in an icebox.
For a car with such a vaunted reputation, I am greatly disappointed with this vehicle.
-Heated seats (the only source of good heat in really cold weather)
-Offer Bluetooth/Handfree option to packages other than the premium package
-Upgrade Rear View mirror as the auto tint does not darken the morning sun adequately and will blind you
-Upgrade the car's cabin heating system as it does not warm up on really cold winter days (at or below zero F)
After driving my 2005 Nissan Altima for 135K I decided it was time for a new car. I tested the new Altima, Camry, and fusion. All great cars but was able to save some $$$ buying a loaded left-over.
The car drives great and Iím averaging about 30 miles a gallon on the highway.
The leather seats are comfortable and the stereo is great with SAT..
For the record, I disagree with the review that the 'interior is of poor quality". Honda uses textured hard plastics for the dash but it looks nice and does not appear cheap. I find it easy to clean and maintain its highly scratch resistant. So unless you plan on resting on the dash I think it should be fine for most people...
Color: Black and tan
Big sun roof
Don't make the same mistake I did and read the long term reliability consumer reports. The car is GREAT for the first few months (2-3k) and then problems start... I can only speak for my dealer (Sam Swope Honda World) which treated me like I was crazy for reporting a shimmy wheel issue and they weren't able to resolve the problem; but if you read the Edmunds online forums you'll see many similar issues with Accords. I wish I'd read all these before deciding to purchase this car.
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