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.
I have owned VW Passats in the past, and considered them to be great mid size cars. When I decided to buy a new car, and started looking for a Passat. Since we own a Honda CRV, I thought I would check out Accords as well. What I found was, they are just as nice as the Passat's, more dependable, and look just as good inside and out. In addition, the cost of ownership is much less.
Every once in a while, a car manufacturer "nails it" with one of their vehicles. The Accord is certainly an example of that. Great performance and economy (a rare combination), along with comfort and a great look (inside and out).
The Honda Accord is simply a great choice.
I love this car.
This is the first Honda that I have ever owned. It was a used car, but none the less, the timing was right, the price was right, so I test drove it, and bought it. I do a lot of driving with my job, so I needed a good dependable car. I love how it just hums as I drive it. I am pretty sure I will probably stick with Honda vehicles from here on out!
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