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Not the range-topping premium contender Honda wanted

Our Verdict

The Honda Accord has a comfortable interior, but it's a forgettable drive with a fiddly dash

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14 April 2008

This car clearly needs an extra three cylinders, another 50bhp and a couple of grand off the exhorbitant price tag. As it is, it's an expensive irrelevance. Why would anyone buy it over the more stylish, refined and premium Lexus IS250, let alone the German triumvirate that leave it for dead (metaphorically and figuratively)?

11 August 2008

I took delivery of my new 2.4 Honda Accord in June. It's been absolutley fabulous. The engine revs like crazy and the car handles like it is on rails. I had the previous model and that was excellent too. In three years and over 60,000 miles absolutely nothing ever went wrong, not even a blown light bulb. Previously I have driven BMW 330 (car fell to bits, had to have the gearbox replaced, dealers were completely incompetent), an Audi A4 2.8 quattro (constant electrical problems) and a Merc C class 280 (fell to bits, dealers were snobby).

Stop looking at the badge and go and drive one. I'm very happy to have something different on my drive, rather than some mass produced german car.

11 August 2008

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This car clearly needs an extra three cylinders...


A seven cylinder engine? Would that be inline or a vee configuration?

11 August 2008


It quite clearly must be in Boxer configuration.

Brrmm, brrmm.

Where has all Japanese design went to?

12 August 2008

...or maybe a radial configuration?

9 March 2013

Absolutely fantastic car to own. Think this article has a slightly snobbish overtone with the author suggesting to look for "more genuine premium-brand".

Agreed, for the size of the engine it could/should be tuned to give a higher bhp but I have to say that with no modifications whatsoever  I have "smoked" all manner of BMW's, Audi and VW models -- it has bags of acceleration off the line. I notice a split second lag time when my auto downchanges to overtake... hardly sluggish enough to complain about!

I did wonder if this review was actually for the car in question....

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