2008 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Bought the car used with two other owners before me. Had 68k miles. Test drove it twice, and did not notice a weird shuttle in 2nd and 3rd gear. After using the car to drive to work which is 38 miles away I noticed a transmission problem. Took it to dealer and they said they could not find a problem but offered a software update for the transmission. The update was $110 and DID fix the problem. I didn't think it would but its been 4 days of driving and have not done it one time. I do love the car, it's fun for someone how does not consider the accord coupe to be a performance car, it is not but gives a good feel for one.
Looks great! Rims are nice 18s. Barks first gear on a hot day lol. This V6 sounds really mean. I'm getting a little over 500 miles a full tank highway driving. Honda has been good to us will continue to buy them
One compliant is that it's noisy. My wife's four door is also noisy. We get used to it
Purchased new, now have 85k miles.
Experienced all the problems reported (brakes, road noise, cheap interior, rattles, and easily scratched paint).
The Navigation system was delivered with very out of date maps, voice recognition is poor (buy a Garmin for $200), and the suspension feels very heavy and loose over rough pavement.
Rebuilt the front end at 80k, lost two batteries due to a failing AC pressure relief valve,
and the auto AC is not designed for Phoenix weather. (fan never comes on high speed even if cabin >100 degrees).
Trunk volume diminished by hinges.
Should be designed for struts.
Should have dumped this car earlier before the resale value declined.
Fuel consumption, average 25 to 26 mpg in Phoenix city driving. 29-30 on flat highways at 75 mph.
Good power for a 3600 lb vehicle.
Automatic transmission a good improvement over my 2004 Accord.
Steering feel and response
Just because the yen is strong relative to the dollar, Honda should not have cheapened this flagship model the way they did.
Avoid this model. I came off a 2005 honda civic. Best car I have ever owned. Not a problem at 117k miles and still on original brakes.
So where to begin with this car?
I bought this over priced junk with 30k miles on it.
Traded it with 97k miles.
1. Brakes went out right away. .
2. Battery went out at 70k miles.
3. Vinyl on center and door panel
armrest bubbled, split
4. Seats feel like wood.
5. Interior rattles excessive
6. Glovebox defective on all models
7. Chrome peeled off brand new oem steering wheel emblem.
8. Bushing wore out of shifter very quickly
Car reminds me of a Chrysler. Over engineered piece of crap.
Last car I had with this many problems was a 1980 Chrysler Cordoba.
What car's interior vinyl bubbles and cracks at 50k miles and is a problem across all Accords?
This car is a disaster. I spoke with people at dealership saying same thing.
Don't trust these to last long. I traded mine off at 97k and went to Nissan. Atleast the chrome doesn't peel off my emblems and I haven't had to replace my brakes 3 times.
Don't buy these models. Don't buy these models
Thought new tires put on at 55,000 miles were noisy; ended up both rear wheel bearing assemblies were shot.
Brother-in-law recognized this at 67,500 miles and replaced.
Scarey to think how long I drove car not realizing this was problem.
Not have parts available at car parts stores as they all said these should not be worn out.
Googled and see others mention this problem. Honda need to make Accord owners aware of this major problem.
Hope they get sued again!!!
Car has 70,000 miles and on 3rd set of brakes.
Brother-in-law did for $50; 2nd set was $300 as on the road & no choice.
Honda need to make Accord owners aware of this problem.
Nissan Altima here I come...
I bought my 08' with 16k miles on it. Currently it has 48800 on it and I've replaced the brakes once
(front and rear) although I am feeling like I am close to a second set already. I am also having the rattle at cold start and losing oil like crazy. Also seems to drop at idle and has even stalled a few times which is terrifying when you are at a stop on a highway!!! Dealership where I bought it is a toyo dealership so are unfamiliar with Honda issues. Did purchase a warranty through them so hoping they can figure it out after I've managed to do all the research for them.
Look of the car is great, sporty, and handles well.
Interior is loud, I agree with the paint being cheap, and the seats being uncomfortable. Just got a door ding that took all the paint with it. All in all I do like the car but am concerned about the potential damage that can be done while the car is losing oil and with the dropped rpms at idle which can cause it to stall out. Having to add a quart every 1000 miles is not normal and I only put synthetic
in it so it isn't cheap. Definitely having buyers remorse and wishing I would have researched this car more before purchasing.
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