2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6: Maybe It's A Tumor
April 21, 2008
"Itís NOT a TOO-mah!"
Well, alright. But how else to explain the protruding headlights on the current-gen Accord? Does anyone think this was a good stylistic move? I grimace every time I see an Accord from this angle.
What is going on here?
Otherwise, I really like this car. Steering feel and accuracy are spot-on, body motions are nicely controlled, and the mandatory slushbox is smooth and responsive. This is a family sedan for people who like to drive, even if the V6's lack of low-end torque and uninspiring fuel economy make a compelling argument for sticking with either of the available fours. Too bad Honda still insists on letting an intrusive amount of road noise filter into the cabin -- Honda aficionados will tell you this is part of 'driver involvement,' but to me it just seems unrefined. The ride's pretty flinty over pockmarked pavement as well; I don't mind so much, but the average family sedan buyer might.
Josh Sadlier, Associate Editor, Edmunds.com @ 10,751 miles