2006 Honda Accord Consumer Reviews

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2006 Honda Accord
4.6
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Best car I've ever owned by a long shot.

by from Detroit, MI on February 7, 2011

I have owned many different cars through the years. This Accord is the first foreign car I have ever purchased. I must say the Accord SE is the best car I've ever owned! I bought it new in 2006 and no...
I have owned many different cars through the years. This Accord is the first foreign car I have ever purchased. I must say the Accord SE is the best car I've ever owned! I bought it new in 2006 and now have just crossed 90,000 miles. I have only replaced the tires once at 70,000, battery at 80,000 and rear brake pads at around 60,000. The car drives, sounds, rides like a car with less than 30,000 miles! Everything still works! I remember buying other cars new and by 45,000 miles they were "tired" and on most I had already needed to fix things that should not have broken with so few miles. I would then get the "car bug" and start looking for a new car because I could not rely on the car. I just came to expect it over the years until I bought this car, my first Honda Accord. I have been so impressed with the quality and reliability of this car that I purchased an Odyssey as well and have had the same results. This car has made me a Honda man and I will not buy another brand until I see them match reliability results like these. Even then I may not leave Honda unless another company makes a car with abilities I need that a Honda cannot provide (ie. large pickup). American car companies will not likely match this reliability for a long time if ever. I will not likely buy another American car but I don't feel bad about it. This Accord and it's parts are made in America by American workers. Thats more than you can say for a Ford Focus (Mexico) or Chevrolet Silverado (Canada). Yes I am supporting a foreign company... one that builds the best product.
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I Love The Car!!!!

by from Vallejo, CA on November 28, 2009

Best car I've ever owned!I purchased the car Jan 2007 brand new(last 2006 on lot). I recently got into a car accident 2 days ago and this car saved my life. We hit the center divider at 70 mph after a...
Best car I've ever owned!I purchased the car Jan 2007 brand new(last 2006 on lot). I recently got into a car accident 2 days ago and this car saved my life. We hit the center divider at 70 mph after a drunk driver sped into our lane and the side curtain airbags busted open. None of the windows were broken and all of us had no injuries or even scratches! Today,we only have some bruises and some pain from hitting the door panels.My car did not flip over and it kept all of us protected. However, my car was considered totaled because the airbags went off and I am driving a rental car which cannot compare to my 2006 White Honda Accord SE. Prior to the accident, my car has been reliable,attractive, comfortable, smooth, and gas efficient. I travel over 80 miles per day for school and work. During the past 2 years I've owned the car, I only had to maintain the oils, fluid, tires and brakes. When I get my settlement from my insurance, I plan on getting the same exact model except that I want to get an EX-L because I want leather this time. I RECOMMEND THIS CAR TO EVERYONE because not only was it reliable and attractive, but it saved my life and two others.
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Very dependable and confortable car

by from Los Angeles, CA on February 18, 2010

I bought it used at 26K and since then drove 24K in one year. I have said it's a great commuter car as I drive 100 miles per day and with cruise control set at 68mph, I'm getting 36mpg during winter w...
I bought it used at 26K and since then drove 24K in one year. I have said it's a great commuter car as I drive 100 miles per day and with cruise control set at 68mph, I'm getting 36mpg during winter without AC and 31~32mpg during summer with AC on. It is very quite on freeway and very manuevable in the city. Good performance for a 4 cylinder engine, my friends who sat on the car thought it is a V6 becuase it is so quiet and powerful. With my previous Honda experience, I have no doubt this car will last at least 200K. Excellent bargain, I would not consider Civic anymore for the used price I paid for this Accord mainly due to confort, road noise, and gas mileage. Highly recommended for daily commuters!
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I will never own anything other than a Honda again

by from Columbus, Ohio on July 9, 2009

I recently purchased my 2006 Honda Accord SE with 38,000 miles right out of college. I am far from having buyers remorse, I LOVE my car. I drive very conservatively so I get around 34-35 mpg!!! It is ...
I recently purchased my 2006 Honda Accord SE with 38,000 miles right out of college. I am far from having buyers remorse, I LOVE my car. I drive very conservatively so I get around 34-35 mpg!!! It is a very quiet and smooth ride. Every reason I purchased a Honda is coming to reality... Reliable, good MPG, Sleek and simple yet economical design.
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Sleeper car

by from South Central PA on February 18, 2014

I have a 2006 Accord coupe, 6 cylinder, 6 speed manual. I've had 10 cars since I began driving, and this is by far my favorite. It is smooth as a sewing machine, very quick; you never have any concern...
I have a 2006 Accord coupe, 6 cylinder, 6 speed manual. I've had 10 cars since I began driving, and this is by far my favorite. It is smooth as a sewing machine, very quick; you never have any concerns about its capability when merging into traffic, and decent handling. I d0 mostly highway driving, and it's wonderful for long drives despite my bad back. It has over 100K miles on it; and I've put maybe 1200$ into the "big" tuneup and brake repair. I average about 30 MPG all the time. My last car was a Miata, granted, in handled better, but the acceleration and overall comfort the Honda is a much better vehicle. But I'll own another Miata some day. The only deficient areas are driving in the snow, and the handling could be better. The clutch is one of the more difficult I've driven, and all but one of my cars has been a manual.
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Honda strikes again

by from Astoria, NY on January 9, 2007

Purchased a 'new' '06 EX Accord leftover in November. First time we repeated manufacturers. After 5 trouble free years with the '01 CRV, we decided to go more 'adult' after being unimpressed with the ...
Purchased a 'new' '06 EX Accord leftover in November. First time we repeated manufacturers. After 5 trouble free years with the '01 CRV, we decided to go more 'adult' after being unimpressed with the new CRV styling. The Accord is a dream to drive with little or no fatigue after lengthy highway sessions- have to force myself to pull into a rest area. Handling is excellent without being too harsh- a plus here in NYC with our various road obstacles. Plenty of ooomph when needed and still exceeds the mileage estimates on the sticker. Interior appointment give a more upscale look and fit and finish are top notch- as usual for Honda. One or two demerits, though. The 'throttle-by-wire' system could have a bit more 'feel' to it. I find myself creeping up over 80mph on the highway without realizing it. Yes, cruise control can fix that, but here in NYC you can't always use that feature in our traffic. A split rear fold down seat would be more practical than the whole width folding seat currently installed. Oh, and what happened to the keyhole for the trunk? This has me going nuts. IF the battery in the fob goes out, you still have to open the door, release the trunk, and then put your stuff in. A bit awkward if your hands are semi-full. Minor stuff, sure, but one of those annoying things car makers do to save what, $2? Overall- I think we made an excellent choice and will probably "Go for 3" the next time around.
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Great Car, Only One Wish

by from Somersworth, NH on August 26, 2008

My 2006 EX Sedan Auto 4 cylinder is a fantastic car. It has everything you need in a car -- great seats, a simple to use yet almost luxurious interior, awesome reliability, solid resale value, and ver...
My 2006 EX Sedan Auto 4 cylinder is a fantastic car. It has everything you need in a car -- great seats, a simple to use yet almost luxurious interior, awesome reliability, solid resale value, and very good driving manners. In addition, with a light foot my wife and I routinely get 30+ mpg in mixed driving. My one wish is that Honda had not been stingy and only put skid control on the V-6 (according to consumer reports, skid control reduces risk of death by roughly 1/3 if I remember correctly). It seems almost absurd that a new Hyundai Elantra has skid control but my three year old top of the line Accord does not!
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Like all Japanese cars, very reliable, well design

by from Houston, TX on August 6, 2008

Love the car, first Honda ever bought, had toyotas before but like accord better than camry in 2006. Bought new. No problems, systems work like supposed to, still smells like new car 2 years later. 45...
Love the car, first Honda ever bought, had toyotas before but like accord better than camry in 2006. Bought new. No problems, systems work like supposed to, still smells like new car 2 years later. 45k miles and still original tires with miles to go. Only change oil when told to. Getting 31 mpg. Buy it.
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The Most Puzzling Part of My Life...

by from Ocean Springs, MS on November 17, 2012

Was purchasing a Honda Accord after driving a BMW 740iL for years. The styling of the Honda Accord is so-so. It looks like it was a prototype to every other midsize sedan on the market for the 2006 ye...
Was purchasing a Honda Accord after driving a BMW 740iL for years. The styling of the Honda Accord is so-so. It looks like it was a prototype to every other midsize sedan on the market for the 2006 year. With the V6, it accelerates well and feels like a powerful car, but it just doesn't live up to the pricetag to have bought it new ($30,280 with nav, like mine). Driving a white midsize sedan definitely takes you off the radar, but it doesn't help your feelings of power and style. It has been a pretty reliable car after buying it with 42,XXX miles on it, and now having passed 127,2XX miles after almost 5 years. Most of my driving has been on highways since I purchased my Accord, with about 17 city/25 hwy on regular gas with the 5 spd automatic. The electrical and technological systems have held up nicely, with only replacements of the battery and a damaged cable under the seat. Repairs are easy to perform and parts are readily available, which was the main motivation for moving from a large luxury car such as the 7 series BMW to the Honda, and insurance rates and my tag are much more manageable too. One thing to note with Honda and its navigation system equipped cars is the graphics for the on-screen map displayed. It is not as descriptive and detailed as newer, more connected systems, but the voice command function with the nav equipped Accord works much more intuitively than the Sync system I tried with the newer and more expensive Taurus and Fusion.
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great car

by from enfield ct on January 20, 2013

The navi is better than my gps. Love the heated seats and the 6 disc cd player. Can't wait til summer to open the sunroof. Trunk has lots of space. Leather seats are a lot better for keeping clean.
The navi is better than my gps. Love the heated seats and the 6 disc cd player. Can't wait til summer to open the sunroof. Trunk has lots of space. Leather seats are a lot better for keeping clean.
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