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Great ride, handling, and features.
Pros: 27.6 mpg
Cons: Sunroof controls, cd player does,t list album titlesA beautiful car, a great value at and a good purchase price.
Pros: Engine and transmission combination
Cons: does not have electric passenger seats and some added features the other cars have in the same model
Advice: If you love the way a Honda drives, you will not find it in any other vehicle, though Huyandi tries to come closeI have a four door 4 cylinder 2006. Best Honda accord I have owned. This is my third. Past last 1998 to my son. Went for broke with the leather ex. Quietest and fastest four cylinder. Last one was a v6. Like this better. Smoother engine, quiet as the six and almost as fast. Stays quiet at even high speeds and climbing hills. Responsive and takes turns and you can feel the turns as you do it, responsive to my manuevering. Seats most comfortable considering it is not a massive car. Expensive compared to Huyandai. I would love the Pilot but way out of our league. May trade in our 2002 Villager for a 2007 santa fee. Hated the Toyota Highlander. Looking for a SUV instead of a Van. Do not like to sit highup. We had a old Izzu, which fell apart. Looking for midsize suv crossover without seats for a baseball team with half decent milage with also a smooth car ride. Impossible to find. Only one we drove was the Highlander which tried to take the car out of our control, going over a small bump entering the highway. It jerked back and forward. I guess that is the newer 4 wheel drive with traction control. I do not want the car trying to anticipate if front tires leave the road for 2 seconds going over speed bumps.
Advice: you get the biggest bang and reliablity for your buckGreat car, handles wonderfully, rides very smooth. Will always be purchasing a honda in the future, the last one had was an 89 so I got my use out of that one.
Cons: no power lumbar
Advice: buy itI love the car the only bad things are no passanger power seat. And no power lumbar support The engine is very powerful. Very fun car
Pros: Styling in & out.
Cons: suspension a bit hard on bumps
Advice: Good combo between handling/ride, but tight suspension could be annoying for those who live in areas with poor roads.Though the Sonata & Camry offered more standard eqpt./value for the buck, I chose the Accord for its overall styling, performance & color choices. The 4 cyl. is peppy & smooth with very good gas mileage, & the leather interior is of high quality & very comfortable--the exterior paint job is flawless. There are a few omissions: 1)No fogs or auto dim. mirror as std. eqpt. 2)No option offered on EX 4 cyl. for VSA/TC. 3)No auto door locks when car is in gear. 4)Idle is a bit rough when air is on. 5)Gear shift should have D(drive) at bottom, not middle, cuz it too easily goes into 3rd gear. 6) Trunk needs storage bins or cargo tray above spare. (The majority of these items are offered on the Camry XLE & Sonata Limited, which are very good cars. The interior/exterior colors/styling are the reasons I chose the Accord over the Camry/Sonata.)
Pros: most everything
Cons: needs lumbar support and the annoying beep when you don't have your seatbelt hooked
Advice: keeping this car more than 5 yrs is worth paying the money if you're on a budgetmost perfect car to date. looks good, performs great, even for a 4 cylinder, and gas mileage is superb. this car could use a lumbar support for long trips. i'm not sure about other cars and their 2.4 liter engine, but honda has found that perfect balance between performance and economy. 2 months ago we went 500 miles and averaged 32 mpg going 85-90 mph with 3 of us and luggage filled the trunk. last week i went 2000 miles averaged 70-75 and got 34.3 during one stretch and twice got 37 mpg. it's a keeper!
Pros: I brought it back
Advice: Do not buy this car!This car completely and totally sucks. I owned it less than 1 month and everything started creaking and cracking 2 weeks after I bought it. I immediately brought it back and went across the street to pickup the brand new Hyundai Azera. It's like night and day. The Azera cost me 3,500$ less than the Accord and it's a million times better, with a much better warranty!! Anyone who buys an Accord without looking at the Azera should have their heads examined.