After a week of ownership my initial impression is good. I had a 1993 BMW 525it. The Honda does not ride or drive nearly as well. The hybrid system does have some bumps and jolts with all the stuff going on in the drivetrain. As of now I am pleased with my purchase, I'll update the review in a year or so if things change.
GREAT stereo. Nice Navigation system. Wonderful climate control. Love the looks.. Fuel mileage better than expected. 26 city 36hwy.
I have always hated lumbar support. Get rid of it. Figure out how to get BMW ride and handling.
2007 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5A)
Here is what is I see as some major flaws with this car. Turning Radius. Making tight turns or getting into a parking space is frustrating. Delay in shifting gears; what the heck is this about? I have to wait 2 full seconds before the car is engaged in gear. Quickly performing a 3 point turn is not possible. Front end floats during quick accelerations; at times when I want to accelerate quickly and there are bumps in the road, the front end is floating far too much! Gas mileage; my wifes RAV gets the same mileage as this sedan, not good. Overall; this is a pseudo sports sedan that is overpriced. Closer to a value car with nice dressings. Good, but not great!
Nice stereo XM Satellite A/C and ventilation is good Sunroof Comfortable seats Good looks Good highway cruising performance
Improve the turning radius; simply unacceptable as it is. Steering column is too tight, feels like a sports car until you drive it like one and then it feels like a low-mid end sedan. Suspension too tight for a car that does not offer sports performance. Gas mileage, needs improvement!
2007 Honda Accord Special Edition 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Having been a devoted Toyota owner for 30 years I decided in 2007 to make the move to Honda. At 5000 miles I noticed that the rear lug nuts were rusting, odd since the SE alloy rims shouldn't do that. Honda replaced them at no charge. At 16,500 when car went in for oil change and state inspection I was notified that the rear brake calipers were rusted thus causing the rear brake pads to wear which now needed to be replaced! I was told it was because I don't drive the car enough. I drive everyday to work in stop and go traffic. After no reply from the dealer or Honda of America I am trading in the rust mobile for another Toyota.
I traded in my 07 camry for this car, after I could not get used to the camry driving, accelerator dies when you slow. I am very sad honda withdrew this car from the market, car magazines stupidly compare this V 6 to the 4 cylinder hybrids. This is a very powerful car , with amazing gas consumption 36 Mpg HWY. To save money you need better gas consumption in the HWY. This where you put most of the miles. I have put 65,000 mile. 0 problems., feels like brand new. All cars are hybrids. As all cars uses a battery to start. This is not a performance car, this is an Accord with the best performance. I think Honda should bring this car back with 4 and 6 cylinder option.
No toyota illusion of better gas consumption in the city. No body can put a lot of miles in the city, so it is useless. Mpg, trip computer, v6 power when needed, no sacrifice of performance for better gas consumption. Amazing reliability, not like BMW trash my 540 I died at 85,000 by little water
4 cylinder option. Improve steering feel in the hybrid like regular car, make driver control override passenger control for automatic windows, similar to BMW. Increase power of electric engine, that might improve gas consumption
2007 Honda Accord Special Edition 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Ok I have had my car for 3 weeks and very impressed with the fuel economy. I have filled my car twice since I got my car getting 425 miles to a tank with combined driving. Avg. 30.1 mpg. It feels nice to get over 290 mile per tank like i did on my 2001 millennia. Motor is very peppy, stick is still very slick.
fuel economy, seats, and of course A/C.
Like i said in my last review, stronger radio, ipod controls needed to be standard, and of course H.I.D.