2009 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Car is really nice, but beginning about 3,000 miles brakes started squeaking. I understand that it's happening on many new models and Honda has yet to find a solution for it. No safety concern, but annoying sound when driving, especially with windows down.
After researching I was in love with the Accord Coupe design. I bought one. Belize Blue. It's cute and practical (I can drive a week on one tank of gas). This is a car for someone who doesn't want to buy premium gas or pay high insurance rates while still looking stylish and "with it".
When you put the key in the ignition, it starts and takes you where you need to go. You don't look too bad behind the driver's seat.
For $25,000, the driver deserves outside temperature as a standard feature.
I had higher expectations from this new 09 Accord however, I find it to be inferior to my 04 V6 Accord in both comfort and road noise. Road noise can be solved with different tires such as the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity tires that I have on my 04. They are extremely quiet! However front seat comfort is another story. There is too little cushioning and the side bolsters are too extreme! The driver's seat is a bit better because of the 8- way power adjustment which allows the seat cushion itself to be raised or lowered and angled flat if need be. The passenger seat with just a 4-way adjustment does not allow this. Honda needs to immediately fix this problem with an 8-way power passenger seat.
Navigation system, brakes and build quality.
Change from Michelin tires to Bridgestone Turanza Serenity tires. Offer immediately an 8-way power seat for the front passenger and give the seats much better cushioning!