2005 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 2 of 11

2005 Honda Accord Euro Luxury 2.4 i-VTEC from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.4 i-VTEC Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Absolutely brilliant drive if you're a nana or boy racer

Faults:

Nothing, this car rides and feels like a brand new car. It's far quieter than most new cars.

General Comments:

This car accelerates quickly and the ride is superb.

Leather seats are still in almost new condition; no cracks.

The air con does not smell, and has dual zone climate control, so my girlfriend is kept hot while I am cool. Heated seats in the front allow for extra temperature control.

The engine purrs, and is equally comfortable cruising at low speeds or driving hard at high speeds. And believe me, I do both.

Sunroof is perfect; the visor stops all heat from coming through on hot days.

Headlights are incredible.

When braking hard, the brakes lock up under extreme pressure before releasing, which sounds bad, but I suspect this is what it's supposed to be doing.

Mine is in metallic gun metal grey; looks very slick. Prefer the design of this to the newer 2008 model, which has a better interior, but loses some class on the exterior.

Electric seats in the Luxury are very easy to adjust the position to suit you; you can lower and raise the seat to allow for the height of the driver.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd January, 2013

2005 Honda Accord LX 2 dr coupe 3.0L from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.0L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

Awesome!

Faults:

Absolutely flawless!

I had to replace the battery this year, as it was 6 years old.

I returned to Honda two years ago as I had great luck with my old Honda Civic (which I ran till year 17, then I sold it to my nephew). It has not disappointed me to date!

No rust or other problems.

General Comments:

Love it! She is a pearl black 2 door, and has a 6 speed standard with V6 power, and is fully loaded with leather seats. A comfortable car on long trips, and has a trunk with amazing space.

Cornering is fantastic for a car of this size, as is the premium sound system.. But it is not as fun to drive as my Miata.

However, the coupe is a great family car without the embarrassment a normal "grocery getter" family car will give you! And it has a 5 star crash rating too! I caught a group of school boys admiring it at the BK the other day!

The only downside is that is hard to see out of and park when you are shorter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2012

2005 Honda Accord Executive Tourer 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.7 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Overpriced junk

General Comments:

I bought this Accord, thinking it is a Honda, it will be good. What a mistake; I was very disappointed, it buzzed and rattled, and drank petrol like it was going out of fashion. Very uncomfortable, and the panel fit was awful. As for reliability, I don't know as I only kept it a month.

Never, never will I buy another Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th July, 2011

11th Feb 2013, 12:08

I think the vast majority of people that have owned one will disagree with everything you say, and would have had a totally different experience to you.

2005 Honda Accord Basic 2.4 from Pakistan

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Baleno

Summary:

The best deal one can have

Faults:

Noise from engine is more than what you expect from a good quality car.

Spares parts are very expensive.

General Comments:

The car is quick to accelerate, control is very very good, and is reliable on long routes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2011

2005 Honda Accord EX-L Hybrid 3.0 liter Integrated Motor Assist V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.0 liter Integrated Motor Assist V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

As comfortable as a BMW, as efficient as a Honda

Faults:

At 32,000, the engine began sputtering and stalled while backing out of a driveway. Replaced a sensor, and haven't had the problem again.

At 45,000, replaced front pads and added slotted and cross drilled rotors. Haven't done a brake job since then.

At 47,000, the ABS light came on, dealer fixed the issue under warranty.

At 97,000, I replaced the fuse for my navigation system, and had the dealer reset it free of charge.

At 115,000, was pulled over for a blown headlight, upgraded to an HID conversion kit, and I HIGHLY suggest getting them for your Accord!

General Comments:

I absolutely LOVE my Accord Hybrid. Honestly, the only issues I have had with it are fairly standard. The sensor issue scared me a bit, I hadn't had the car very long, and it began acting up at low speeds. Tested my local Honda dealership, and found that not only were they honest and fast, they actually took care of the issue the first time!

Other than scheduled maintenance and my HID headlight conversion, I have put no money into this car. What makes me one happy Accord owner is that I drive about 22,000 miles per year, and I have never seen my average MPG go below 36!

The leather in this car is smooth and soft like it belongs in a BMW (as a previous owner of a BMW, I can tell you that at times if the H symbol wasn't so huge on the steering wheel, I WOULD feel like I was in a Beemer!). The heated seats package is nice for the Minnesota winters I am driving through, although I wish they offered a cooled seats feature for the summer.

The brake pedal felt a little spongy at first, and took some getting used to, but after changing the brakes on the vehicle to the aftermarket ones, I haven't had to do the frequent brake jobs that plague other Honda owners, and the brake pedal responds predictably and quickly. Although the ABS system in this car is a little too touchy, and there are times where I wish I could disengage this feature completely.

The navigation system in this car is quite possibly the easiest system I have ever used! It has never let me down, and even steers me around detours as if it knows what it's doing! I do keep up with the Honda updates on it though, as I had a GPS in my old car, and when I didn't update it, it had a tendency to get me lost...

One thing I absolutely HATED about this car were the terrible tires that came on it. The stock Micheline tires are absolute crap, and I don't care how they market them with that pudgy balloon man. I put a set of Pirelli tires on my car, and since then (other than my Blizzaks for winter) I hear NO tire noise intruding into the cabin at all. It's like I'm driving on a pillow, not a road.

The controls and interior are well thought out, although I must say it's almost predictable to the point of being boring. I like the fact that everything is "where it should be" for utter convenience, but as a younger driver, I also would have liked a little more modern edge to a car this technically advanced.

The suspension is very soft, which makes for a very nice ride for the most part, but it can be rather numbing on longer drives. I'm not actually saying that I want to feel every bump in the road, but a little more tautness in the suspension would give it better road holding, grip, and a little more edge. And I know it's a Hybrid, but seriously, it has 255 horse power, I sometimes like to feel it :-)

The sound system in this car leaves a little to be desired. While most other mid-size vehicles of the mid 2000's were putting in stock Bose, Pioneer, and Infinity sound systems, Honda uses the standard and for the most part BORING Honda Sound. I upgraded all of the speakers to Pioneer after the first week of owning the car; there was a tinny quality, and the low and high end bass was awful! It had great midrange punch, but so did my old Hyundai haha. With the new speakers and a sub that I had professionally installed into the trunk, the system sounds AMAZING! I'm not one of those cars that you can hear for blocks both coming and going, but I do really enjoy listening to the full range of my music.

I am so pleased with my decision to buy this car! It has never really let me down, the dealer service has been phenomenal, and for very little money, I had upgraded all of the issues that I did have with it, and made this baby into a car that I will more than likely keep until the wheels fall off! I didn't buy this car because I'm eco-friendly, I bought this car because it looks stylish, gets great fuel economy, and it's got a lot of WOW-factor in a great price range for a mid-size Hybrid vehicle!

I recommend this car to anyone, and if they ever reintroduce a Honda Accord Hybrid in the future, I will be on the waiting list to get one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2011

23rd Jan 2011, 12:54

Agree 100% with this review!

I love my Accord Hybrid, and my wife loves her Civic Hybrid. I did have an issue with the ABS control module in mine, but it was replaced under warranty with very little hassle.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 35 reviews