2007 Honda Accord EX-L 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I purchased a pre-owned 2007 Honda Accord EX-L i4-5MT,with Navigation.
Design: I'm very impressed by the design, both outside and inside.
From cubby holes/drink holders/buttons/lights, everything is pretty well laid out.
The seats are reasonably comfortable, not fantastic but reasonable enough for long trips.
Performance: 1st gear / 2nd gear are so - so, but once 3rd gear is in place, this car pulls nicely and sounds lively.
Sound: it's quite loud pulling from 1st/2nd gear, but I suppose that is typical in this generation of cars with 4 cylinder engines.
Once 3rd and especially 4th are used, it has very quiet road manners within the city.
On the highway, it's quiet in 5th gear.
Exhaust note: @ 3,000 + rpm makes it quite exhilarating to try out spirited driving once in awhile.
Layout: buttons are intuitive and well laid out.
The interior really is quite classy looking with the black leather.
Navigation system: not overly complex.
I've got the hang of it now.
I've noticed a couple glitches, such as a random reset of the trip computer.
I'll investigate this under my extended warranty.
5MT: this transmission shifts smoothly
Sound: 1st & 2nd gear cabin noise really are quite loud, even when you're just keeping up with traffic in the city.
It'll take getting used to.
Not a huge annoyance for me, but it's notable for those offended by the drone of 4 cylinders at low speeds.
My understanding is that Honda has greatly improved this within 2013 models.
Auto-lights: strange that Honda didn't include this simple feature, considering it's the EX-L with Navigation.
Minor, but noteworthy for those used to the running lights switching to full when it gets dark.
Reverse gear: sounds like a toy car backing up.
Whether all manual tranny's are like this I'm not sure.