Purchased late in 2005, this car has over 65,000 miles on the original Michelin tires. The engine and transmission have no issues and the only repairs have been two passenger side window regulator units defective. There was an instance of a code showing a faulty temperature sensor. All fixed under the factory warranty.
CU rates this as a Best Bet used car. Me too!!!
I've had the top of the line accord for close to a year now. V6 automatic, nav system, leather heated seats, etc. Everything is very well made in this car even the faux wood trim. The car rides very smoothly and has all of the comforts you can ask for around $30K brand new vehicle.
This car has been compared just recently to the other sedans in its class and won first place in the car & driver magazine (jan. issue) and many other places. It has a great resale value and all of the other honda traits.
So now the CONS, i find it a bit loud inside the car once you are going on a highway, i think the road noise comes too much inside the car. Also the steering wheel controls is missing key functions: for example you can only control the audio function and that is also limited. So if you wanted to switch from audio to navigation view you have to use the central control buttons.
Also the voice activation is hard to use, maybe its just my accent, but my wife is american and even her activiation commands doesn't work all the time.
Since the navigation is DVD based its not always garanteed to have the info you need, especially for stores and other places. But thats given with this DVD based system. I think a live external nav system would be much cheaper and accurate.
All and all we are happy with the car and would recommend anyone who is in the market to purchase it. I just hope honda addresses the cons I mentioned above.
2006 Honda AccordPeggy - Fort Washington, MD07/15/2014
The car looks new, the ride is smooth, it moves out fast and performs well on the road.
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