I've owned this car for a year now and it's burns 5-6 quarts of oil every oil change which is every 3,000 miles for me. I think that's a lot of oil for every oil change. I've called a several Honda dealerships about my concern but since I'm out of the warranty extension by 400 miles and by 3 months I'm not elegible for the repair with the piston the rings. Now I'm stuck so with a great car that burns a lot of oil and will end up paying more money to fix or replace the engine then what the car is worth. I definitely don't recommend the 4 cylinder 2008 Honda Accord unless your willing to carry at least 2 quarts of oil in your vehicle like I do. Until I'm decided on what to do with this vehicle that's my review
Have been reading these reviews and I have same issue with dimming headlights. One dealer suggested it may be the power management system in these cars reducing alternator load to save fuel. Acts like engine cooling fan cycling, but also occurs at speed, below 20 deg. F with A/C off. Car has occasional no-start problem, like not getting fuel. Dealer checked and "unable to duplicate". Leased this car to get away from problems with an older car. Now issues are arising with the new one and no solutions. Very frustrating! Most disturbing is the large number of folks citing bad customer service. What happened Honda?!
Good fuel economy, easy to drive, nice looking, comfortable with power driver's seat
Introduce rumored turbo diesel for more power/better fuel economy. 4-cylinder gas engine is a slug. Stop ignoring customer complaints.
After owning a Honda Accord EX (totaled), Volkswagen Passat wagon (engine water damage), and Mazda c-x7 (trade-in) I had to go back to the Honda the gas mileage can't be beat. Love the smooth 5-speed manual and adore the quiet ride. I can also fit three car seats in the back which was the reason I was able to go back the the Honda family.
Manual transmission, driver's seat adjustment, easy to read buttons on dash.
Not enough color choices for the LX-P. Wanted a darker interior.
Bought my Honda in November 2007. This is my second Honda Accord and so far I have not been disappointed. My previous Honda Accord was a 1996 and it is still going strong. I hope to have the same success out of the 2008 model. I was looking for a new sedan that would have plenty of leg room for my two sons and so far I have been pleased. I compared it to the Nissan Altima which came in a close second but the Accord had better safety features and the insurance is cheaper. I have been disappointed with fuel economy. 75% of my driving is state highways and I only get about 26-27 miles/gal. which is less than my previous 12 yr. old Accord.
I have really enjoyed the comfort, power, alloy wheels, handling, and extra leg room for my boys.
Wider back seat to accomodate three booster seats, interior that is more resistent to dirt (I have the med gray and have to vacuum my car weekly), interior plastic scratches and scuffs easily, better gas mileage to compare to previous Honda Accords, and push button ignition
I love my new Accord. It is fun to drive and roomy. At 6'3" I can sit comfortably in the drivers seat and have an unobstructed view out the windows. Unfortuantely, I am a bit disappointed with the MPG. I use the highway extensively. Between town and the Highway I only get about 1-2 MPG over my former 2000 6cyl Accord. The best gas mileage I have achieved for this 4 cyl. has been 30 MPG on 250 miles of continuous flat terain highway traveling no higher than 68 Miles per hour mostly on cruise. Around town I am averaging about 17 MPG. For a 4 cyl. vehicle, I expected better especially since I drive conservatively. Bottom line - This is a great car but dont expect it to spoil OPECs bottom line