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.
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.
2015 Honda AccordB A - Chicago, IL06/08/2016
Overall I like the car. The inside is roomy and comfortable. There is plenty of legroom and even with a car seat installed in the middle back seat, we can still seat 2 adults behind. The ride is smooth but you can definitely hear the road on the highway. I am not impressed by the acceleration and that is something that will rank high on my priority list next time I'm in the market to buy a car.
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