I have a 2000 Honda Accord SE. I have noticed that when I stepped on gas pedal after coming to a complete stop, or just starting a drive, the tachometer needle would increase while the speedometer needle stays at 0 mark. After the RPM has reached over 2, the speedometer needle will then slowly increase. Has anyone here experienced this? Does anyone know what may be happening here? This car just had its transmission rebuilt 2 yrs ago @ 125000+ miles, and its catalytic converter replace 1 yr ago. Current mileage is 146000+. Am I facing another big problem?
Is the speedometer reading low? Do people regularly ride your bumper and honk at you? If so, then the speedometer needle shaft could be rusty or sticking. If the car actually doesn't move until the tach hits 2K, then I'd suspect your torque converter (or clutch, if it's a manual, but you'd probably notice that slipping at other speeds too).