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#1 of 57 Honda Accord Hybrid Owners: Meet the Members
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jun 15, 2005 (5:38 am)
Introduce yourself and get to know other Accord Hybrid owners here!
#2 of 57 Re: Honda Accord Hybrid Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Jun 15, 2005 (7:23 pm)
Hi Karen S., the Accord Hybrid Host of the Century,
I am Viet, an Accord super enthusiast and a Honda fan for over 40 years. I currently own a HAH 2005 along with other 4 Accord and 1 Civic. I plan to buy a second HAH as soon as my spoiled little son "steals" my current HAH when he enters college. I have been living in a suburb area of San Jose, Northern California for over 20 years. I love to meet other HAH owners soon.
#3 of 57 Re: Honda Accord Hybrid Owners: Meet the Members [KarenS]
Jun 17, 2005 (11:16 am)
I am cal_cal. Just bought my hybrid yesterday (silver) in Cleveland. This car is awesome. Just cant wait to put miles on it.
#4 of 57 Re: Honda Accord Hybrid Owners: Meet the Members [viet]
Jun 19, 2005 (2:24 pm)
Hi... Koi here
I am GreenIsGood from CA wine country (North Bay). This is my 2nd Honda Hybrid...first the Civic then the HAH and past Honda/Acura/Toyota owner...
My daily commute is approx 125 miles/day so the comfort and safety of the Accord vs the Civic was appealing while still getting decent gas mileage over all.
#5 of 57 Another Honda fan signs up
Jul 24, 2005 (8:55 am)
Gene Baker here.
Getting "the boss" her HAH this week, to go in the stable with my S2000 and my daughters' 1998 & 2003 civics.
Honda owe us big time!
We live in the Princeton, NJ area and got our unit from the excellent Honda dealership here.
Plan to be towing our kayaks with the HAH and just enjoying this awesome machine. The wife listens to books on tape so not sure how to handle that in the new HAH. The ex-Avalon has both a tape and CD player, and will miss that.
See you later.
#6 of 57 Re: Another Honda fan signs up [s2khah]
Jul 25, 2005 (9:36 pm)
Honda owes me a big time too because I currently own 5 Accord and am planning to buy an extra HAH soon to make six Accord in the row. The HAH is truely is a real piece of machinery. Cant wait any longer.
#7 of 57 New 05 Accord Hybrid Owner
Aug 21, 2005 (4:40 pm)
Just purchased mine from Phillipsburg Easton Honda in Phillipsburg, NJ.
I chose the Accord Hybrid over the Civic Hybrid because of the traction control feature. I drive 120 miles a day (round trip) to work and wanted decent gas mileage without sacrificing any comforts. I believe that I have found it with the Accord Hybrid.
With only 1000 miles on the vehicle, I am averaging around 30-31 mpg during my commute (approx 65-70+ mph). I hope this gets closer to the theoretical value of 37 mpg highway rating as I break-in the car.
To date, it drives well and I am happy with it.
#8 of 57 Re: New 05 Accord Hybrid Owner [bibeaud]
Aug 21, 2005 (5:43 pm)
My MPG is about same as your MPG. The new Lexus hybrid RX 400 and other American hybrid sedans/ SUVs get no better MPG than the HAH. With the HAH's 255 HP and 232 Lbs-feet torque it is very tough to get the MPG better than 40. But the HAH can do it on long highway trips.
I enjoy very much its acceleration. My current concern is if my young son drives it he may be too excited to cause accident. He very much impresses with my HAH's performance. Sometimes he "steals" it to drive very fast at 80+ MPH. I heard Honda will introduce the HAH's new design in 2008. ENJOY your new HAH my friend.
#9 of 57 Future 06 HAH Owner
Aug 22, 2005 (5:15 am)
I have an order in for the 06 Honda Accord Hybrid. If things go according to schedule I should be an official owner in November.
I waited until the 06 model because:
1) It has a moonroof
2) The rear end design appeals to me more
3) It is available in Red and my wife said that if I was going to have a mid-life crisis getting a sporty red car was much better than getting a mistress...
I will be selling my 2001 Lexus GS300. I love the car and will miss the extraordinary Lexus service, but I really want something that gets better mileage than they offer. I have owned 5 or 6 Hondas in my life and have been happy with all of them.
#10 of 57 New Hybrid Owner
Sep 01, 2005 (9:33 pm)
We were going to buy a Pilot cause I miss driving from an elevated position and we liked the Pilot's extra room, but at the last minute the wife said... let's buy a hybrid. I wasn't too into the idea but after a test drive and seeing that the HAH is not a cheap feeling or looking hybrid I warmed up to the idea. Now that I'm seeing gas prices above $3 and rising- I think she's a genius!
We got the graphite pearl and everyone loves that color. I wanted the 2005 because moonroofs always take away head room and at only 6 foot 1 I graze my head on my wife's EX civic all the time.
I really like the XM radio and can't believe I lived without it for this long. This car is soooo quiet and drives really smoothly.
1. Why don't the doors automatically lock when you take the car out of park?
2. You can't creep up slowly on a light. The auto stop is really sensitive and it engages almost immediately so you have to just pick a spot behind a car and stay there until the light turns green... no more rolling starts trying to guess the green.
3. I wish that the green autostop display wouldn't blink when the car is stopped. It should just stay lit.
We live in southern california and really enjoy the autoroll down windows with the remote on our hot august days.