Continued from page 1
Despite its coupe status, front-seat passengers have comfortable leg, body and head room. Back seat passengers (two fit comfortably) have easy access. Side rear-view vision is slightly impeded by headrests and side pillars. The driver's seat, while comfortable for a six-foot, 185-pound driver, is void of superior seat cushioning of high-end vehicles.
Standard interior features are plentiful: leather-trimmed seats, AM/FM, six-disc CD with six speakers, XM satellite radio, heated front seats, power window and door locks, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, cruise control, exterior temperature gauge, sunglass holder and well- positioned armrests and storage compartments.
Finding fault with Accord is difficult, but cargo room could be better, and average city mileage numbers aren't special. Yet, Honda Accord has built its reputation through years for good reasons. It does everything well, and offers reliability and great resale value.
Whether a buyer opts for base LX four-door, four-cylinder sedan, EX V6 four-door sedan or EX, V6 coupe, sportiest model of all, it's hard to improve upon Accord or find any vehicle with more to offer for price.
2005 HONDA ACCORD COUPE
Safety features – Dual-stage driver and front passenger dual-stage front, side and side curtain airbags. Antilock brakes.
Fuel Mileage (estimates) – 20 mpg (city), 30 mpg (highway).
Warranty – Bumper to bumper, 3 years/36,000 miles; Power train, 3 years/36,000 miles; Corrosion, 5 years/unlimited mileage Base price – $28,880.
To read more car reviews or to subscribe to his free electronic newsletters, visit James Raia's web site: http://www.ByJamesRaia.com