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from Local Honda Dealer
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It's a fine looking car.
wind noise, clunking noises from door, poor fuel economy, feels like it's working very hard during acceleration, the grade logic transmission downshifts roughly going downhill, not many features
I purchased this vehicle new from a local dealer. We took a short test drive of a couple miles and the car seemed satisfactory. The evening I picked up the vehicle, we drove off down the highway and I was shocked at the amount of wind noise from the driver's side door. I mentioned this to the survey taker that called following my purchase. I also mentioned this to the salesman when he called. Anyhow, after driving the vehicle several hundred miles on one trip, I'd had enough and wanted the vehicle looked at. I also noticed that the driver's door was slightly misaligned with the rear door. The dealer looked at the vehicle and adjusted the door to align it. The vehicle went back to the dealer two more times and the problem never was corrected. Having lost the "new car feeling" within 1,900 miles and six weeks, I asked the dealer to buy back the vehicle, which they did, and I bought a Camry instead. The Accord never got more than 29 mpg -- and that was on one 60mph 200-mile trip; the rest of the time it averaged about 25 mpg. In addition to the wind noise, after the second attempt to fix the problem, I noticed what I call a clunking of the door when going over speed bumps, pot holes or other road imperfections. Overall, I am extremely disappointed with this vehicle and Honda in general.
Similar Products Used:
2012 Toyota Camry which already has over 600 miles on it and feels tight as a drum, quiet and very responsive in handling and acceleration.