2005 Honda Accord Consumer Review: Fun to drive but poor NVH

2005 Honda Accord - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Fun to drive but poor NVH
By gilbert3 on


2005 Honda Accord EX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Got this car for 4 years now with 96,000 KM in the odometer. During warranty period, need to send back to the service center to change the cock-up alarm system and steering system. Annoyed with loud engine noise, wind noise and tyre noise. Also the suspension system is rather too firm for my liking. Road undulations, tyre and outside noise creep into the cabin. The overall NVH left much to be desired. Engine noise is so annoying that I have to add fuel additive to reduce noise. It helps, believe me. No qualm on the handling aspect. The fun factor somewhat offset the poor NVH and refinement, I guess.

Best Features

Smooth auto transmission. Sporty handling. Responsive steering. Adequate pick up but could be better. Large interior space.

Worst Features

Honda, please address the nagging NVH issues if you want to compete with the more refined Camry. Being sporty doesn't mean having to sacrifice COMFORT.
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