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Pros: The body style overall really gives you a luxary car look with sporty driving and handling.
Cons: The availability of the vehicle but when something is hot you can't expect to get it at a low price.
Advice: When you compare what you get in a Honda versus Toyota and Nissan they would have to add option to get what Honda makes standard. Check out previous year models and see who maintains more value and has less problems.This is the best Accord to date. I have owned every body style since 1995 (95,98,03,06 Civic and now the proud owner of the first 2008 Honda Accord EX-L sold at the dealership. I also own a 1992 and a 1997 Accord which both of my daughters drive. The wheelbase increased 2 inches giving it a better ride.
Pros: Overall comfort of the interior
Cons: Dealer wanted a $3000 markup from MSRP.
Advice: Wait for prices to drop.I test drove the 2008 Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry prior to the Accord, and the Accord beat them both hands down. The appearance, comfort, and ergonomics remind me of a BMW 3 series, though the performance is comparable to other vehicles in the class. I like the 190 hp 4-cyl option which takes quite a bit off the price, gets decent gas mileage, but is better than the 170 in the Altima or 158 in the Camry. I will buy once the prices come down a bit.
Cons: The dashboard/console is a sea of cheap plastic and confusing buttons.
Advice: Test drive the Camry before you buyHave a 2003 EX-L Accord and was looking forward for the new model. I test drove the 2008 EX-L V6 Sedan and was quite disapointed. The car is larger inside, engine feel less powerful than advertised 268HP, engine and road noise permeate the cabin, not so great handling, outgoing car had better console and ergonomics. If you are looking for a large and not so sporty car experience go for the 2008 sedan.