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5th honda and ready for my 6th
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By 2manyhondas
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2005 Honda Accord EX V-6 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I got the V6 this time and am amazed that a 3.0 L performs this well. It's a little sluggish in the handling dept but I was not expecting an S2000. I thought the brakes were extremely touchy until I changed them to a different compound. In fact, the only real complaint I have is that this car is very difficult to drive smoothly. Touch the accelerator too hard and it launches, whipping heads back. Breathe on the brake pedal and heads are lurching forward. And the steering has little feel to it, its too easy. I get 29 - 31 mpg on the hwy and about 25 in the city which, from reading other reviews, is pretty good. I have never had a lick of problem with this car and am very satisfied.


Best Features

XM Sterio, all the electronic doodads that accompany the nav system like voice activation, acceleration, overall quality


Worst Features

Smoother brakes, better feel in the steering


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Never a Honda Again
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By Rod
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2005 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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It must not rain in Japan. Honda routes the air intake toward the bottom of the engine, resulting in sucking in water when driving through a not-that-deep accumulation of water in a road. Cost, $4,000 for a replacement engine. The driver's side window motor failed after four years. Cost, $600. The two oxygen sensors failed after five years. Cost, $500. Now there is a problem with the keyless entry/alarm, which won't lock and arm. All this on a car bought new and currently having 18,000 miles on it and 8,000 miles on the engine. Also, we only get maybe 16 or 17 mpg in town. Should have listened to my wife and bought another Toyota!


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Worst Features

Build a car with a smarter air intake location (I was told by the insurance adjuster that this was a common insurance filing with Hondas and Acuras).


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Performace Car Update
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Lin Red
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2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 5A)


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Reviewed in Dec 06 and now providing an update. The car has definitely lived up to Honda quality and reliability. I use Michelin Pilot PS2 tires on 17" wheels during the summer and the ride quality and handling is tremendous for an Accord. I haven't had any problems, but the dealer did recommend I replace the rear brake pads at 30k miles. As many have noted the gas mileage is not as high as expected but it is still excellent for a 6-cylinder car. I get 23-24 mpg in city and 34-37 in the highway. Setting the cruise control at 65 mph gives the best mpg. I paid a low price for a new car 4 years ago and it was well worth the money.


Best Features

Quality and reliability.


Worst Features

Honda needs to make high mileage Accord hybrid in the future to compete with Toyota, Ford and Hyundai


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Great car very bad gas mileage
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By ningamomx3
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2005 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan w/Leather (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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So far it's been a great car. Plenty of room. No major problems. Just recently the tires starting making a roaring sound. But over all a very nice riding car. Went to SC in it right after we purchased. Very nice ride. Not loving the gas mileage. Ever since I have had the car, I get 24 mpg. I think it being a Honda it should get way better then that.


Best Features

Dual control a/c. Heated seats I really love that. Plus the 6 cd changer.


Worst Features

Gas mileage for sure. Other then that I can't think of anything else.


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Just a headache
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By brgls
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2005 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)


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This was my first import car, and I was not impressed at all. The reliability for the car is great, but small annoying things always go wrong. The driver seat started squeaking and making noises at 38000 miles and no dealership would help me unless I would buy a new $1200 seat. The interior makes bad noises over all the bumps and the I4 engine seems underpowered and noisy. The radio has static everywhere and the speakers are already blown out and I never turned the radio up past half way. The dealership also said this was normal. If you get a Honda, at least don't service one at a Honda dealership.


Best Features

Steering wheel controls


Worst Features

Better driver seat design, better radio reception, better speakers, bigger engine, better quality of interior so it could hold up to more than 4 years of use, and better customer service at dealers


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