2005 Honda Accord Consumer Review: Performance AND economy: It's

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Performance AND economy: It's about time
By ezhift5 on


2005 Honda Accord EX V-6 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


The test drive showed the strong performance inherent to the 240 HP V-6 coupled to the 6M. A trip thru the desert (LA to Phoenix) showed the surprising fuel efficiency. After 3.5 years 60k miles (on the OEM Michelins yet), the reliability has been only challenged a few times. Two pass. window regulators replaced under factory warranty. Ditto for a CEL dealing with a coolant sensor. I like the 6M but feel that "in-out" vague friction point clutch should try for more BMW-type feel. Other than that... best car I've ever owned.

Best Features

Fuel efficiency + real hard acceleration potential just a tick away.

Worst Features

Noise intrusion remains somewhat front and center. New tires with great rack noise ratings await later this month. I'm hoping.
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By ezshift5
on 07/19/14 16:55 PM (PDT)

an update as of 7/19/2014: now at 140k, the 2005 Accord 6M coupe is still on the factory original plugs, pads, rotors and clutch. MPG remains 25-26 in 65% highway use. 4 repairs to date: 2 window regulators plus a CEL for coolant sensor glitch were covered by the 3/36,000 factory warranty. A VTEC oil pressure switch leak R&R cost me about $150 of my Naval Reserve pay. No complaints. None. ez

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By ezshift5
on 09/05/11 09:06 AM (PDT)

..written more than two years ago........ An update would factor in the labor-intensive 105,000 service ($1113 - and that does not include Iridium spark plug replacement)........... Bottom line is that fuel efficiency remains high - in fact - remember the original spark plugs remain in place - the numbers are even better following retiming to factory specs following timing belt replacement. New Primacy MXV tires have replaced - at 68,500 miles - the OEM Michelin HX MXM4 rubber. Noise intrusion had lessened. Still the best car I've ever owned. A bargain at $23.4.

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