I wanted to get a nice sedan with a standard shift. The Accord EX-L 5- speed fit the bill. I enjoy driving the car each and every day (even to work). The 4 cylinder engine is just right for quick acceleration and highway cruising. I get 25 MPG in mixed driving and 31 MPG on the highway. The ownership experience has been excellent. Dealer service is done with a smile.
The smooth 5-speed manual keeps me connected with the car. XM radio is great for adults and teenage sons. They like the AUX plug for their i-Pod. My son's size 15 feet fit in the back seat with lots of room. Ergonomics are perfect for me (6') and my wife (5'2")
Radio/HVAC has too many buttons - dials would be nice.