2005 Honda Accord Coupe User Reviews
LX SE 5-Spd MT shown
- $6,000 - $8,734
- No trim specified for this review
- Plenty of airbags, rims, spoiler, great interior, smooth ride, FUN!
- Disc brakes, cheap interior as in plastics (not like the ex or sedans)
So far, this is the only review for this trim. I just bought mine during the Honda clearance and I still feel like I got ripped off. There were only 4 left in California at the time.
Moving on, this car is beautiful. Seriously, it looks freaking sweet. Its nothing compared to the EX V6MT but its something in its own class. The LX SE(Special Edition) comes with 16" alloy rims and a rear spolier that probably does nothing except for looks.
This car isn't fast. When I went to the dealer they didn't even have the 5spd manual transmission so I drove the automatic LX-SE. IT WAS SO SLOW...... no power at all. So you can tell with a 5spd manual you can rev a gear higher than it would normally switch in an automatic. I added about 400 miles on the car now, and I find this car to be very under powered. If it had 180hp and 170lb or torque, I would be grateful. Either I'm not gunning it enough in the lower gears, or I'm just babying my car and shifting too early, it feels very under powered. It rattles sometimes when you shift too early, like all stick cars, dont worry.
Ride comfort: not so great on freeways. Its a Honda, what do you expect? I've been driving a BMW 3.25i for the past year and the handling and the ride comfort is tottally different. On local, its great, feels like I'm driving a 50k car. But on freeways, oh man. Its like a bumpy roller coaster. If I had the money, I would definitely add in custom springs and shocks. Freeway rides are comparable with the Scion tC, which my girlfriend compares the LX-SE to.
Interior: I believe the Accord is the best in its class and others too. Compared to the Sentra, RSX, Camry, Corolla, Civic, and many more, the Accord interior looks the best. The amazingly brightly lit gauges make everything easy to read plus you just can't take your eyes off of it. The center console is lit orange, very suitable for a coupe. Storage compartments are plenty and under the radio console there is a large compartment for just anything (usually thats where the 6cd changer goes). The seats are very comfortable, semi bucket, I think its a little less than semi. Cons: cheap interior plastics. In the EX models they use a metal trim for the center console compartment and other parts too. It is a shame that they went shy on the LX models.
I read a review that said "29K and no hidden lights?" and the trim was a LX 5spd AT. I was very disappointed by this review that I would lower all Accord reviews. For your information, 29k would get you a V-6 6spd MT. Not a 19k LX 5spd AT. Honestly, you get what you pay for. For a 29k Accord you get leather, probably a Navi, 6cd changer, dual climate control, V6
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