Wheel Worries. - 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Long-Term Road Test

2008 Honda Accord Long-Term Road Test

2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6: Wheel Worries.

May 01, 2008

Pictured is the right-front wheel of our long-term Honda Accord. Please note the wheel curbing near the top of the photo. While I'm not sure who did it, it's pretty clear how it happened. It's equally clear that it's going to happen again and again and again.

Why? No, not because we're careless drivers, but because of the wheel design. Check the second picture. Not only are these wheels really ugly, but the middle of the spoke bows out from the tire. Traditionally the tire is the first thing that would contact a curb -- some tires even have handy hard rubber guards at the widest spot to absorb such uh-ohs -- not here, it's wheel-first, baby!

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 11,510 miles.

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