Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about 2009 Honda Accord?
The interior styling.
Technology (except no USB interface).
Cons: How would you improve 2009 Honda Accord?
Several different rattles.
Wind noise is too loud at highway speeds.
2009 Honda Accord Review:
I've had my car to the dealer a few times for rattles. Some were fixed, some were not.
The wind noise at highway speeds isn't loud enough to make conversation difficult, but it is too loud for a car that costs this much.
I do like the ergonomics for most of the controls. EXCEPT, the auxiliary port is inside the center console, under a removable tray, and behind a spring loaded cover. You cannot plug in your MP3 player to this port safely while driving as you can't clearly see what you're doing, and you need two hands due to the spring loaded cover; poor location.
The technology items (Bluetooth, navigation, voice recognition) all work well, with no major glitches. No Homelink available except in the V6 package, which is pretty ridiculous.
The car rides decent, but can be a little harsh over some bumps. The rattles are sometimes terrible. At one point when going over certain bumps, I could hear rattles coming from no less than six different locations. This has been an issue identified by some owners on a couple of Honda forums.
The stereo sounds decent. Automatic climate control works well; just set it and forget it.
Overall this is a nice car, but has some problems. I haven't had to replace the brake pads yet, but I only have 7000 miles on the car. Having to replace the brake pads at around 15-20,000 miles seems to be a recurring problem with owners.
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