I traded this car 2 years ago for 09 GT auto. Have missed it, and am now driving an Accord V6 coupe 6 manual. The 05 now has 125k (I traded at 96k). I owned it for 4 years, traded it 2 years ago. It's black/tan. It was never modded to my knowledge. The engine used to have a brief rattle when I started it cold (not like main bearings, lighter than that), which never got worse and never happened when it was warm. I had to drive it (I was thinking of a winter ride) and did so yesterday. I forgot to notice if the car was already warm, but I heard no rattle when I started it. The dealer did a heckuva detail. It's cleaner inside than when I owned it. It runs well, but does not feel as fast as I remember it; maybe it is just the time passed in addition to the smooth quickness of the Accord. The clutch is stiff and seems to have a short span of engagement from start to finish, but does not slip. The seat heat works, as do the door handles. It is tight and surprisingly rattle-free. Someone installed generic tires. It appears to have the original exhaust, well rusted. It is safety inspected to 10/2016. The carfax is online and shows the 2 thefts early in it's life that I was aware of before. There was a collision on there (and one not on there), but I am in the insurance business and was able to verify it was all "hang-on" parts. Anyway, I'm not going to buy it back-but like an old girlfriend, it was fun to take it for a ride and then leave. The dealer has some service records-the timing belt was replaced. I'm letting you know in case someone finds it interesting. The dealer has no price on the website, but told me he had it on Craigslist for $7995. This dealer advertises southern cars. (they have a FL location) This is a west PA car. P.S.- Irwin is just east of Pittsburgh.
On a follow-up call they quoted a price of $6400. I suspect there is a problem for some prospective buyers getting financing on a 10 year old car.
Last edited by dave g; 10-03-2015 at 01:02 PM..
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