Pros: Good, solid car that has a pleasing look and decent gas mileage.
Cons: Boring looking, lacks mp3 jack, could use some updating.
I purchased my Honda Accord LX Sedan in May, 2007, when my old car was destroyed in an accident. I had no choice but to purchase a car quickly and I was impressed with how easy and quick the purchase turned out to be.
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The Accord is a good-sized car. Substantially larger than the Civic and also substantially larger than the car I owned previously, an Acura RSX. It was impossible for me to compare the Accord and the RSX, the only thing they really have in common is that they come from Honda (for those who don't know Acura is the luxury Honda brand.) I knew at this point in my life I wanted a car that is more practical than the RSX, decent size, decent gas mileage etc etc.
The Accord is a decent looking car. It is kind of boring but it isn't unattractive. I will say if you are looking for a car that stands out, a car that people ask you about, the Accord isn't it. But if you are looking for a functional, professional looking car that won't embarrass you as you drive down the road, the Accord is just perfect. Colour choices aren't huge. I only had two to choose from on the lot, silver and a sort of powder blue. I chose the blue and people comment on the colour a lot. Interior colour choices aren't huge either, but I am happy with the grey that came with my car. I know black is an option as well. Overall it is a good looking car, but it is, as my father said upon seeing it, very conservative looking.
The Accord is the largest new car I have owned, plenty of space in both the front and the back. The trunk is huge and storage space is made larger by the fact that you can lower the back seats. I have absolutely no problem carrying groceries or anything else in this car. If you have a family or a need to shuttle four people around, the Accord is a good car for that. I think it would probably be fine for 3 young kids in the back, size wise. </p>
Features and Safety:
I purchased the LX and it had everything that I needed except for a good radio with mp3 jack. I am sorely confused as to why the Accord doesn't have an mp3 jack when so many new cars do, but in my case that wasn't a deal breaker. I was focused more on the safety features, of which it has plenty, though it does lack stabilization. It comes standard with all of the airbags you could want along with ABS brakes. It also has the usual security system that you get on mid-range cars these days. Safety is pretty much my number one concern and the Accord is just fine in that arena.
Drives well, has good get up and go for a 4 cylinder engine. Gas mileage is acceptable at around 28/34. We have short on ramps here and I have no trouble getting onto the highway as quickly as I could please. After an RSX I find it to have a very smooth and comfortable drive. It would be good for road trips, if you are into that. It corners pretty well, again hard to compare to my old car, but I don't feel it slipping if I take a turn hard. I'm satisfied with what it has to offer.
I've owned my car a month now. I haven't had any mechanical problems, so I can't comment on having work done, but then again, I rarely had mechanical problems with my Acura and I don't expect to have many with the Accord. I do recommend the Accord as a good, solid car for day-to-day use. I don't suggest it for someone who is looking for excitement in their car, however. I wish Honda would update the Accord a little bit to make it more interesting looking and to give it a better stereo system. But I have little doubt that I will be happy with it for the next 3 years. I don't think you can go wrong with a Honda and I definitely don't think you can go wrong with an Accord.