Fast Love - 2008 Honda Accord Long-Term Road Test

2008 Honda Accord Long-Term Road Test

2008 Honda Accord: Fast Love

March 10, 2008

Honda Accord - photo by Warren Clarke

There was one moment this weekend that was emblematic of what I like best about our Honda Accord.

I was waiting to make a right turn that would take me east on Olympic Boulevard. Coming at me from the west of said boulevard was a phalanx of cars, bearing down with the speed and urgency of fighter jets. I had a choice to make.

Should I wait a few minutes for the deluge of cars to pass? Or did I have enough juice on tap to make the turn and gain speed quickly enough so as not to disrupt the flow of traffic?

Well, when the car is our Accord V6, replete with 268 horsepower and 248 foot-pounds of torque, juice, I had learned, is never a problem. So I mashed the gas pedal and went for it, and the Accord rose to the challenge. An ordinary family sedan wouldn't inspire that kind of confidence, but with cars like the Accord, the 270-hp Altima V6 and the 268-hp Camry V6, the family sedan segment simply isn't that ordinary anymore.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor

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