2008 Honda Accord EX-L 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Seriously, reading some of these petty reviews makes me realize that NO CAR would make these picky people happy. Here's a REAL REVIEW. This car is everything you would want in an everyday, modest car. The car is comfortable and QUIET. Even in Chicago, Pothole-laden roads..bumps are feather light and I could fall asleep driving. The Hands free is great. Had to buy a new phone since my old one wasn't compatible. No big deal The car is huge and very comfortable. My lower back was sore after a 5 hours drive to STL. Body wasn't used to seats like if you bought a new mattress. I get 27 mpg - 31mpg. Take the time to break the car in correctly. be gentle.
The Nav, XM, Trip Computer are all features that I use most. The Headlights are as bright as lights on a C130, unbelievable. The wood grain trimmed interior in Ivory is very impressive. The Trunk space is like a Mobster's Cadillac. (and there is a release button on the inside, just in case)
I have noticed the quick dimming of my headlights when my AC kicks on in the evenings. Again, not a showstopper. Going from a V6 to a 4Cyl, you will notice less torque in acceleration..duh, that is a given. Overall, there are NO complaints about this vehicle. Makes commuting fun again.
This is my first Accord. I chose it over the Civic. I prefer a car with 4 wheel disc brakes and after dressing up the Civic the price was very close to the Accord LX. I am 6'4" in height and I fit better in the Accord. The car drives well. Highway I am getting 35 mpg. City mileage is at 25 mpg. The paint is good quality. I always hand wax a new car the day I get it to look for flaws or scratches and found the finish to be fine. It drives very well and has a solid feel on the road at freeway speeds. I wanted an inexpensive car with good mileage, and strong resale. This car meets my expectations.
4 cylinder engine provides enough power to do the job. Smooth shifting transmission. Leg room and head room is great. Quite and solid. For a 20K car it is excellent value.
Headrests need to tilt. Engine surges 200-300 rpm. I am riding the brakes and turning the steering wheel to park the car in a tight space. It seems the computer is too quick to compensate engine rpm when the power steering puts a load on the engine while idling. Bad Disc error on all of my MP3 CDs.
Excellent car! Have put on 6000 miles, so far, very good. Smooth, not as loud as some indicated. 4 cyl 190 HP engine, best in class. Very good mileage, getting about 28 mpg combined highway, and I have a heavy foot. Drives more like a BMW, but a fraction of the cost. Loaded with just about everything you think of. Past Honda Accord driver, no doubt, this is the best they produced. Very tight, runs great, very comfortable to drive. Compared to many sedans in this market, and all are very good cars. The accord comes out on top.
Many! Perhaps the performance of the engine. Runs like a 6 cyl, but gets great gas mileage for a big car.
Just to nitpick, should've put in seat memory. But this is all I can think of.
Bought my Accord back in May of 2008. So far I get 28-29 MPG in mixed driving. The interior quality is OK, my 1999 Accord EX had a better comfort level on the seats. The dashboard is very well lit, but the stereo system is horrible, it seems to have too much bass when set at zero. Road noise is also bad, my Accord does not have a noise damper on the hood like my old Accord had. Whenever the car is cold, the brakes always make noise, after it has warmed up, it goes away. For some reason, when I use the windshield defroster, I hear the Air conditioner motor on (Don't think that's normal at all). As with other threads I've read, yes, the Accord should come with a semi auto and projector lights.
Well proportioned big buttons on the dash, smooth 5-speed auto, roomy and a high ceiling. Style looks like that of an Acura TL.
Better sound system. Should have a semi- auto. Road noise should improve. Should have trunk compartments standard. Power seats should be standard now. Rear seat should be a split 60/40.
I just purchased my EX 4 days ago and all I can say is it is a gorgeous car. I did my homework and test drove many cars including the Nissan Altima 2.5S and Toyota Camry SE and LE. First off the paint finish on the silver Accord was by far the best. The interior design was much nicer. The Altima had the best transmission and extras like intelligent key but the dashboard was ugly and the paint seemed thin and had bigger blind spots. The Camry was a close second but I really liked the Accord's look better I got the Accord for $600 under invoice with the help of edmunds.com. The Accord has a distinct tightness when driving and a solid resale value. A+++++
6 CD player, paint finish, driving tightness, good sized trunk, moonroof, 17" wheels, interior and exterior.
Need to develop a transmission similar to the CVT from Nissan Altima and the intelligent key.