2006 Honda Accord Coupe
There are 15 user reviews for the EX V-6 5-Spd AT w/ XM Radio trim shown below
- Raw power, contemporary appearance, ergonomics, reliability, front seat comfort, luxury features.
- Limited rear seating, blind spots.
Purchased As Used
Purchased this EX-L V6 5AT Midnight Black Coupe w/Black Leather interior with less than 33,000 miles on it in Sept., 2010 - and love it more than any of my past Accords ('86 4AT Hatchback, '92 LX 4AT sedan, '94 LX 4AT sedan, and '98 EX-L V6 4AT sedan), each of which has had in excess of 200,000 trouble-free miles accumulated on them. Honda just keeps getting better (just when you think this isn't possible!) with each new 'generation'. This one is my second 3.0 liter VTEC V6 - and by far, the best performer (244 hp instead of 200 hp) of any - floor it, and you get that pleasant VTEC 'low roar' as you're rocketed to 60 mph in just under 6.0 seconds! The ride, while being stiffer than others, certainly rewards one with a 'sport' feel - I added wheels from an '09 EX-L V6 Coupe ('Premium' 18-inchers) and Michelin PS2 235/40 18ZR 'low-profile sport' tires; everywhere I take this vehicle, it gets compliments on how 'aggressive' it looks.and again, thanks to its VTEC 3.0 liter V6, it puts its 'money' where its 'mouth' is performance-wise. Corners like its on rails, has very agressive traction and almost no body roll or torque steer present. Reminds me of the 'muscle' cars of the late '60's - it leaves most in the dust. It abounds with top-notch luxury features - you're not left wanting for anything. XM radio optional service is top-notch on long trips in unfamiliar areas - the music you enjoy isn't interrupted. No vehicle at any price can compare with Honda's ergonomics - everything is in exactly the right spot; the switchgear has that solid feel Hondas are known for, as does the body/panel build - no wind noise, 'squeaks', or rattles at any speed. The silence of the engine at speed is like silk - smooth and elegant; the transmission's performance duplicates that - barely noticable shift points and extremely quiet throughout its range, selecting the right gearing for the right situation. Fuel economy has been good - slightly better than my '98 V6 - overall just over 25 mpg, low of 19 mpg in-town, as high as 32 mpg on straightaways w/cruise control set at 75 mph. Only real 'issue' is rear-seat entry - best if you're double-jointed - typical of all coupes, however - but the style of this one (certainly less 'bread-and-butter' in appearance than its 'sister', the Sedan) is a real 'stand-out' - has the look and feel of certain German-titled vehicles costing thousands more - and none better than this one! Reliability and durability are non-issues when the nameplate says 'Honda', with over 35 years to its credit under the 'Accord' brand. As for its resale, I've often said that one doesn't 'buy' a Honda Accord - instead, one 'invests' in one - for the record, no other nameplate retains more of its initial purchase price than an Accord does (the 'downside' being that in comparison, Accords can be expensive used cars from that standpoint). According to a recent independent study, based on content, no nameplate sold in this Country is more of an 'American' vehicle than is a Honda Accord - proof positive that American autoworkers can produce a world-class high-quality automobile when given the incentive and the opportunity with the training to do so. As you can tell, I look forward to many more years of trouble-free pleasurable driving with this Accord underneath me. As has been my experience in the past with this brand, I'd unconditionally recommend this vehicle to all who seek value, dependability, reliability, style, luxury, and economy as a combination - things you'll not see as a total in any other package.
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