2005 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 8 of 11

2005 Honda Accord EX-V6 3.0L V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance30000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Great value with plenty of creature comforts

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Excellent power, especially considering the good gas mileage. Pulls well at all speeds.

Very well equipped car when fully loaded. It is basically under and entry-lux, but it has some features standard that are optional on much more expensive cars, such as the 6-disc in-dash CD changer.

Very spacious interior and large trunk. For an idea how big the trunk is, I couldn't fit a 20" TV in its box into the trunk, but it was just by a centimetre.

The interior is nicer looking and better put together than most cars in general, let alone its main competitors.

The car could be slightly quieter (engine, road noise from bumps) and the suspension could be slightly better, but these are minor points.

Traction control, ABS brakes, wide-set stance and fairly large tires make this car quite capable in Canadian winters.

The sun roof is confusingly small and the button is oddly located and not auto-open.

Gauge cluster and climate control (dual climate) are very bright (adjustable for night driving) and easy to read. A real pleasure to look at.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2006

9th Aug 2006, 22:09

Odd to many, but just right for a Honda driver of many years, I love my sunroof switch right next to my left hand and would not want it to be anywhere else. The last thing I need is for my kids to open and close it while driving. My kids already like to shift the car into D3 or into neutral. I love where my switch is!!!

2005 Honda Accord LX / SE 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance9600 miles
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Unfortunately, Honda is no longer "a Honda"!!!

Faults:

Very,very poor build quality...

Left exhaust 5/8" lower than right...

Left rear bumper cap 1/2" lower than right...

Left side wheel-well arch is 1/2" lower than the right side wheel-well arch (found out this is a common Acura/Honda phenomenon!!!)...

Trunk lid shifted left...

Left side of trunk lid 1/4" higher than right...

3 blemished under clearcoat (Nighthawk Blk paint)...

Poor body panel gap consistency (according to Honda N.A. they're within their tolerances)...

Rattle rt. side dash (2 attempted fixes by dealer)...

Rattle from rt.c-pillar (" " " ")...

General Comments:

Love the looks/profile of the car...

Great highway cruiser (except for the rattles)...

Averaging 24.3 mpg (mixed city/hwy)...

Best thing about this car is the 3.0 V6...

Handling/braking only average...

Have had it for almost 1 year, looking to switch into an '06 VW GTI with DSG (VW panel fitment is incredible)...

Have owned 10 Honda vehicles... the last 3-5 years I've seen a drastic drop in product Q/A.

Will cease my brand loyalty until Honda gets back to where they were 5 years ago.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st April, 2006

21st Apr 2006, 16:36

Seems like you're very upset about gaps in panels measuring 1.2399732 nanometers. Are you kidding?

21st Apr 2006, 16:39

PS--So you're upset about invisible panel gaps, but you're willing to get into a VW? You have heard about their recent reliability problems, right? Kinda puts those panel gap thingees into perspective, huh?

23rd Apr 2006, 02:07

You missed my 2 points:

1. Hondas are still great cars, they're just nowhere near the quality they used to be 3-5 years ago.

2. As far as the body panel fitment tolerances, I realize that I may be a bit more critical than 95% of the population.I remind myself that it's only a Honda, but that's what always made them such a great car... for the price of admission, you were always getting more than you paid for!!! That no longer applies even though it's still a great "deal" for most buyers. I guess panel inconsistencies are overlooked by most (sort of like pictures that are hung crooked).

2005 Honda Accord EX 4cil. VTec from Mexico

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4cil. VTec Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance7500 kilometres
Previous carFord Ka

Summary:

Trendy, reliable and very inexpensive to maintain

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I had never owned a Honda before. Until I won an accord in a draw! That is how I got into Hondas.

The interiors and exteriors are very well built. The inside is very very roomy, it has a nice design. Leather is of high quality and white exterior paint shines a lot under the sun.

Sadly I will sell it because, financially speaking, I am absorbing the depreciation of owning such a new car.

Value will go down to 60% to 50% in the first two years of any new car. Is now already 30% down from invoice value.

I am thirty one years young, and if I were in different circumstances, I would definitely keep this car.

The accord is very pleasant to drive, is a gasoline saver, passengers seat comfortably, and it has a very spacious trunk.

A month ago, I took her to the 5k service, and paid $52USD for everything.

For the most complete insurance policy available in Mexico paid only $600USD/year. This talks about the incredibly low maintenance costs for owning an accord.

As I said, had not I have other financial obligations I would definitely keep the car for years and years.

I will buy one in a year or so. But will look for one three to four years old to minimize depreciation costs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2006

6th Apr 2007, 18:09

The way I read it, the owner has other financial obligations and wants to sell the car at the best possible price, so the depreciation is important.

26th Apr 2007, 10:42

"Who in there right mind gets rid of a FREE CAR whats your issue I have a 05 Accord I would keep it."

That's possibly the dumbest thing I've read in a while. The incentive to sell something expensive you essentially received for free is always high. Think about it.

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