I test drove a Camry and a Sonata before deciding on the Accord 4cyl LX - P. The Sonata was not very good with the details. The seat cover was coming out in between the seats. The engine was alright. The Camry was quiet, but that was it. The interior was boring and felt like a 5 year old design. The transmission shift point was hesitant as well. The Accord felt lively, sportier and I felt fit and finish was the best. I'm averaging about 28 mpg so far on 7 fill ups. I like its looks and room as well.
Looks, Handling, Room are all great.
Slightly quieter ride on the free way would be nice but it's pretty good already. I wish bluetooth phone was standard feature.
Seems to be more roomier than a cambry, but not as sharp looking. Rides with comfort and motor will pick up if you need it. I purchased this vehicle with a lot of research comparing. We got 32 mpg on the highway the next day after we purchase it. It has enough room for me, my wife and my 18 year old son to go on a short trip. I am 6 foot, 225 lbs and I rode in the back seat some and had enough room. I hope I can get a few more mpg after the car breaks in some. The only for sure complaint I have is the seats seems to hurt my back after I drove for a period of time, this may be because I am use to my silverado truck with leather bucket seats. A big person may want to think of this when shopping.
Gas mileage even before the car is broken in good (32 mpg highway) then mixed city and highway (200 miles highway) and (200 miles in town and city) 26.7 mpg! Smooth ride and a family of 4 can go places.car looks pretty sharp inside I think even for being the bottom style
Not sure about the seats comfort , I may be just getting old. Wished it had a direction compass device and temp.outside reading outside. But really overall; so far so good--glad I got it
I owned this car for only a week, but I am pleasantly surprised by its performance and build quality. The 190 HP engine is more than enough power that I needed. I have compared all sedans in this category feature to feature and believe me: none of the others can match Honda Accord's price point for the same features. It gives a sporty driving feel and offers a very comfortable Highway ride. Some people complained about noise. But the fact is typical Honda has more overall noise than say a Toyota. But it is quite tolerable. In fact if you turn on your radio, you don't even feel it. I have done comparisons with similarly equipped hybrids, but I still can't justify the cost at even $5 a gallon
2008 Honda Accord EX-L 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Purchased this vehicle after careful review of the Camry, Altima and Malibu. Uncomfortable in Camry, Had a Nissan before, rough ride. Test drove Honda and enjoyed the firm yet very comfortable ride. Fuel economy is great. Drove from Lafayette, LA to Orlando. Averaged 33.5 mi/gal. Same on trip to Houston. Overall averaging about 25-27 MPG. Handles very well, sure footed. If you like to drive and want great economy pass the other cars mentioned, this is the one you'll enjoy.
Handling, style, navigation system is great! Excellent fuel economy.
The new Accord coupe, with the V6 and manual transmission reminds me of the departed Acura CL Type-S. The Accord is a great value for the money. It's very comfortable, has pretty much every luxury feature you might want, and is still fun to drive. I will warn you though, that if you drive it like it should be driven, gas mileage isn't the best. I've been averaging around 20 mpg with a city/highway ratio of 70/30. The suspension is definitely firm, but in no way harsh. The V6 is buttery smooth all the way to redline, and it has plenty of pull.
V6 and 6 speed manual combination, surprisingly good handling, luxury interior.
The audio system plays MP3s and WMAs, but doesn't read the ID tag information. However, it does show the folder and file names, so it's not a total loss. The navigation system has a "direct route" option, and an "easy route" option, but not a "fastest route" option.
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