I purchased my 2011 Honda Accord EXL V6 on 10/9/10 from AutoWest Honda. I got a great deal, as I negotiated $26,250 + fees (=$750 destination, $482 DMV fees, $55 doc and 9.25% sales tax). This came to under $30k out-the- door. Car has very good torque (254lb) and 271 horsepower which makes it nice and punchy to get on freeways and for overtaking rubberneckers! I also own a 2005 Honda Odyssey and the 3.5l engine is similar but torqued differently. The road noise is not as bad as the editorial review, you will notice some wind noise and you will not hear the engine.
Coming from a 2000 Honda Civic, this is a big step up. My Accord is a polished metal metallic (dark gray) LX-P and looks decently sharp for a mid-size sedan. I like most things about the Accord, but am a little disappointed that the interior isn't that much more comfortable than my Civic. I'm a relatively tall guy (6'2") and really wish the steering wheel telescoped out farther. I have to move the seat up much closer than I'd like to be able to comfortably reach the steering wheel, so a lot of the extra room gained by moving up from the Civic is not really usable to me. The lumbar support is too aggressive and not adjustable on the LX-P model.
I am a loyal Honda customer, having owned driven Honda for the last eleven years, and currently being a 2 Honda household. I traded in my 2000 Accord last fall for a 2010 Accord. Other than the sluggish performance of the base 4 cyl engine, I have been generally pleased with the car until today. I recently noticed that my air conditioner was not cooling the vehicle. When I took it into the dealer, they said that a rock had popped through the grill and punctured a small hole in the condensor. This type of environmental damage is not covered under warranty, and I owe $769 to replace the condensor on my brand new car. American Honda was no help either. I have read of similar complaints b
This is my 3rd Honda. When you buy a Honda, you expect a solid car/good value...nothing complicated. My 2011 Honda Accord 4dr has the same problem that started with in 2008 with the current generation...body creak due to a failed rear passenger weld joint. Plus, this car makes all sorts of weird sounds/creaks/groans. Google and find out for yourself – many complainers. Solution? Rip out interior panel and spray toxic lubricant on the interior area of the car. Or bend the metal parts that are rubbing. There is a TSB on point so Honda knows about this problem but is still making cars with the problem.
With this four-cylinder automatic Accord, there's virtually nothing I could do to make an impact on acceleration. All runs essentially the same with traction on/off, with brake torque or manual shifting up the PRNDL. Could detect the VTEC changeover at about 5,000 rpm.
Whoa! Remarkable lack of bite from the tires. Brakes are obviously in full-ABS cycle, but the Accord doesn't feel like it's slowing in a corresponding fashion. What's worse, the front pads were smoking HEAVILY after four stops and required 10 feet more to stop.
Skid pad: Yikes, these tires scream in protest well before the car is anywhere near grip limit. Steering feels appropriately weighted and is reasonably informative. With stability control on, the throttle is pulled back to an almost ridiculously low speed. Slalom: This car's rear gets very loose with the stability control off -- entertaining at the closed-course track, but not recommended for the real world. Steering is light and precise, suspension wind-up improves transitions, but ultimately tire grip (or lack thereof) is the limiting factor. With stability on, the car makes appropriate corrections, then lets go again. Well-tuned stability control.