I bought the 2012 Honda Accord with 16,000 miles on it. I declined the extended warranted figuring that with the low milage on the "world's most dependable car," I wouldn't need it. Boy was I wrong! I took the car in for routine oil change at 21,000 miles and mentioned that it sounded like the belts were squealing. I turns out that there was a leak in the power steering column and I needed to replace the entire rack and pinion steering machinery to the tune of $1,400! Talk about sticker shock
Best daily driver coupe
2012 Honda AccordSteven Tee - Las Vegas, NV07/10/2015
Great car. Awesome reliability and build workmanship. Very high quality feel. Integrity of the vehicle inside and out is top notch. Great styling. Wonderful v6 engine. A little behind in technology. Still has keyed ignition and only up to 5 speed on automatic. The variable cylinder management system can get quirky with quick changes in power output demands also. Overall this car is a fluid daily driver with style and confidence in performance. It's more like a companion than just a car!
Nice manual V6 coupe at a reasonable price
2012 Honda AccordMichael Smith - Wilmington, NC08/10/2015
If you want an affordable manual (6 speed) transmission with a peppy V-6 engine in a two-door coupe, this may be the car for you. The EX-L line is generally pretty well built (though the 2012 has a bit more plastic than my previous 2004 EX-L V6 coupe) and the gas mileage is 3 mpg less (on long trips). But, it uses unleaded fuel, gets 30 mpg, handles well (though the larger wheels with the nitrogen fill make it a bit bouncy on choppy concrete roads such as I-95). The 2012 has a smaller rear window view (need the side mirrors) and the trunk is slightly smaller (and no cargo net). The fold down rear seat is much better than the 2004. The controls of the radio/media system are a bit backwards, but you can figure them out easily.
2012 Honda Accord Overview
The Honda Accord is one of the most well-rounded midsize family sedans. It receives high marks in a number of different factors, including comfort, performance, reliability, and affordability. The 2012 model builds upon the 2008 redesign by refining EX and EX-L trims with new packages to bolster its already feature-rich cabin. The 2013 version of the Honda Accord comes completely redesigned with a new generation, making the 2012 model year the final version of the eighth generation Honda Accord.
Features & Specs
The 2012 Honda Accord seats up to five people and is available in a few levels of trims that appeal to different drivers. After the 2011 update, rearview camera is now standard with available navigation for the sedan. The sedan comes in LX, LX-P, EX, and EX-L trim levels while the coupe comes in LX-S, EX, and EX-L trims. Each trim comes with different packages of features that focus on driver and passenger experiences. New features for this model year are specific to the EX and EX-L sedan trims. Both EX packages include rear seat ventilation ducts and a trunk lid liner. EX-L trim levels all come equipped with Bluetooth connectivity.
Otherwise, feature-level changes are minor compared to previous year models. Standard across all trims include a suite of convenience-focused features commonly found in most vehicles, including front and rear cupholders, remote trunk release, audio and cruise controls on the steering wheel. In-car entertainment includes an auxiliary audio input, AM/FM stereo, six total speakers, and sensitive volume control.
Design & Performance
The 2012 Honda Accord is a midsize sedan that proves its status as a family-friendly, fuel efficient vehicle with a variety of trims and feature packages for entertainment and performance. Across the board, the Honda Accord maintains its traditional mix of handling and comfort. With excellent steering capabilities in the city or on the highway, the Honda Accord drives smoothly with strong acceleration and efficient fuel economy. The Accord is built to blend great value with an engaging performance to ensure drivers can stay with their Accords into many future model years.
Powertrain & Engine
The 2012 Honda Accord offers a 2.4L four-cylinder engine available with either a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic. A larger version of the same engine is available in the EX trim with an optional upgrade to a 3.0L V6 engine. The Honda Accord's impressive fuel economy makes this vehicle great for commuting and other daily uses.
Body Style & Interior Comfort
An update in 2011 changed the Accord sedan and coupe in the middle of the generation. Now, the car boasts an extremely comfortable, spacious and feature-rich interior and improved exterior styling. The 2012 Honda Accord maintains the model's sterling reputation for enjoyable ownership.
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