2008 Honda Accord Long-Term Road Test

2008 Honda Accord: Navigating to San Diego Part 1

November 20, 2007

Honda Accord at the Hotel Del Coronado

We've added a 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 to our fleet and I was lucky enough to take it down to San Diego to see my beloved Indianapolis Colts lose a close one to Adam Vinatieri and their own special teams. Or rather, if you're my girlfriend, spend a romantic weekend at the enchanting Hotel Del Coronado.

The new Accord is quite an accomplishment. It maintains a feeling of nimbleness, while also motoring down Interstate 5 with big-car authority and having room for five people.

I've said before that our long-term Altima was my favorite amongst our many fleet members, but I think the Accord has just barely nipped its crown. It may not be quite as fun to drive, but it's certainly no slouch, and it's hard not to love a car that's so tremendously well-rounded. Plus, it costs less than the Nissan and I think it looks better, too.

From the Del Coronado to Qualcomm Stadium and elsewhere, the Accord was a perfect road trip companion -- I think it's going to be a good year. Stay tuned for Part 2 when I feature the Accord's tremendous nav system in detail (with video!).

Read the Accord Introduction on Edmunds.com

James Riswick, Associate Editor @ 3,792 miles

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