Maybe It's A Tumor - 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Long-Term Road Test

2008 Honda Accord Long-Term Road Test

2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6: Maybe It's A Tumor

April 21, 2008

"It’s 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, @ 10,751 miles

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