This is my third Accord and they seem to get better with each new model.It's hard to find manual transmission Accords these days, but I located an LX-P and jumped on it. The 5 speed is the best on the planet. Overall there are no surprises and everything works with precision.
Manual tranny, interior layout and quality.
Put better tires on the car from the factory. Standard Dunlops will probably be toast in 40000 miles.