2009 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
Here is the breakdown: I've owned 6 Honda's (civic, preludes, accords). This car is more fun to drive than all those put together. I just traded in a '06 V6 Accord sedan 6 MT. Wanted something more sporty but dependable. Test drove a Lexus IS, Infiniti G37, and BMW 328i. All great in their own way. All at least 10K more than I paid for the Honda. Didn't make sense paying the extra change when the practical and fun choice was the Accord. Car has many extra features that are add-ons on the other cars. Car is black on black and it turns heads. Wasn't a big fan of the sedan design (little too big), but love the coupe. Before you buy any coupe in the 25-30K range, test drive this car!
Premium sound system(mp3), 271 HP V6, smooth 6-speed manual gearbox, driver's seat feels like a cockpit.
Honda, please change the Michelin Pilot tires. These are all-weather radials with no grip for a car that is FWD and 271 HP. Replaced on my previous Accords with Yokohoma Avid tires. Would be an excellent choice.