2005 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4 liter from North America
This car saved my son's life
We have a 2005 Accord EX-L, and I feel the need to mention that this car has saved my son's life.
Two nights ago, my son who is 18 and a freshman in college, was returning home at 4:00 am in the morning when he fell asleep at the wheel and overran a crosswalk signal, and then hit a guardrail and stone wall. The car itself was completely demolished, and there wasn't one part of the body left undamaged. Yet the cabin remained intact, and my son came out without a scratch.
The entire front end of the car was torn off, and the driver's side front wheel left dangling by a thread where the car struck the guardrail. The front, rear and moon roof windows were all broken, and the metal on the entire length of the passenger side ripped and torn where it hit the stone wall. To see the car and the extent of damage, it's hard to believe that anyone could walk away from it.
It's been 48 hours now, and I feel I'm still in a state of shock. It's hard to believe this has happened, and while sitting at my computer reflecting on the accident, I did a little research, and found that the 2005 Accord has a Five Star rating in frontal crashes. This means there is less than 10% chance of serious injury to either the driver or passenger in a frontal collision at 35 mph. (http://www.carsdirect.com/2005/honda/accord/safety)
Since then, I've felt very thankful for buying our Honda, and in Honda engineering in general.
I believe I shall forever recommend Honda, and will buy more of them in the future.
A grateful father.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd December, 2010