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Honda Accord, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
Jun 10, 2008 (9:50 am)
A reporter would like to talk to consumers who are in the market for (or have recently purchased) a Honda as a result of high gas prices. Please respond to jwahledmunds.com with your daytime contact information, as well as your current vehicle and the Honda you have purchased or are considering no later than Tuesday, June 10th.
#79 of 85 Good deal?
Jul 16, 2008 (11:44 am)
I'm looking at purchasing a 2005 HAH with 65k mi. w/o nav. Car is in excellent condition. Beautiful leather and wood trim. The current owner purchased it Honda Certified Used 9 months ago and put 35k on it. Its high mileage, but I'm pretty confident a majority of it is highway, and he's got a 100k mi warranty bumper to bumper from Honda. Asking $17k. Is this a good deal?
I drive between 250 and 300 miles per week, about 60%highway/40%city
Prius is too expensive and the ones I can find under $20k aren't nearly as equipped with as many bells and whistles as this HAH. MPG isn't even close to being the same, I know, but I know it will be better than an Acura or Volvo or VW.
I'd go with a used new gen HCH but leather isn't an option and I won't buy a car with cloth again.
Thanks for any advice advice!
#80 of 85 Re: Good deal? [slbnsn]
Jul 17, 2008 (5:03 pm)
I can't say its a bad or good deal since I really don't know the condition of the car 1st hand. I will tell you that I paid $24K in Nov for a 2006 w/ just over 7K. Other than the mpg for a hybrid ( average 25mpg-50/50 hwy/city but have gotten up to 37 mpg straight hwy on cruise control 70 mph) I am very really happy with the car based on the overall handling and comfort. I carpool with a co worker who drives a Prius that averages 41 mpg and wouldn't trade my HAH for her Prius's lack of comfort (seat are really awkward) and overall quality. I know several others who drive the standard Accord and swear by them. I only purchased the HAH at the time due to the deal considering I was getting the sunroof and leather seats (must have on my list). Otherwise I would have been happy with the standard 4 cylinder. Hope that helps.
#81 of 85 Re: Good deal? [slbnsn]
Jul 17, 2008 (5:24 pm)
"I'm looking at purchasing a 2005 HAH with 65k mi. w/o nav. Car is in excellent condition. Beautiful leather and wood trim. The current owner purchased it Honda Certified Used 9 months ago and put 35k on it. I"
Why is the previous owner getting rid of it after only 9 months?
#82 of 85 Re: Good deal? [stevedebi]
Jul 18, 2008 (10:06 am)
can't afford the payment on it.
#83 of 85 Re: Good deal? [slbnsn]
Jul 18, 2008 (3:41 pm)
"can't afford the payment on it. "
Arrange to take it to the local Honda dealer and have them check it out, preferrably to the same dealer who serviced the vehicle.
#84 of 85 Re: Good deal? [stevedebi]
Jul 19, 2008 (10:20 am)
As an owner of a 2005 HAH I've liked it. I have noticed the used prices creep up about 10% with the gas prices which is a nice bonus.