Pros: Navigation System, Power, Reliability,
Cons: Gas mileage and no trunk net??? There was one in my '03 Accord V6 Coupe.
I bought one of the first ever Accord Coupe V6 NAV in '03 from my dealer. I had a friend that had a Mercedes S600 and the Honda NAV system was light years ahead, and still is in my opinion.
I wanted 4 doors sort of and I was at the dealer for an oil change and the salesman asked me if I wanted a new one. I said sure..but you wont give me what I want for my 03 nor will you take what Ill pay for an 07. He asked....What are the #'s? I told him, he drove my car, and 15" later the Manager at Huggins Honda in Hurst TX said "If you are serious, we got a deal".
You can get a GREAT deal on Accords right now, especially since they are competing with the new Camry. My girlfriend has a new Camry Hibrid. The NAV system is awful and you have to be parked to use it. DONT BUY A CAMRY..The 4 yr old Accord is still a better car and its less expensive. The interior on the Accord is a better quality too, IMHO.
I almost got a 4cyl Accord, they are plenty powerful and significantly better gas mileage (24/34 for 4 cyl and 20/29 for the V6) but the V6 is really fun to floor it when necessary. The V6 Accord is a sports car that rides pretty nice, its no Cadillac Deville but I get compliments on the ride and quietness.
I got a white V6 Sedan NAV with tan leather and I think it is the best looking car I have ever owned. It has been trouble free, not a hint of trouble. The transmission in my 03 failed but it was fixed under a recall.
Unless your alter ego is Jeff Gordon, get the 4 cyl. The V6 really gets pretty bad mileage for a Honda, but it is a rocket ship.
GET THE NAV - Once you have it, you wont know how you lived without it. Trust me on this. You punch the button on the wheel, say "go home" and it guides you visually and verbally. Hondas NAV system runs off 1 DVD for the entire country. Many others have different discs for locations and its a pain to swap them. Hondas NAV system is the best in the world. Hondas GPS Nav system somehow works in parking garages!!!...dont ask me how. The XM Radio doesnt.
Get the XM Radio keep it active. Again, I didnt think I wanted it until I had it, now I love it and cant live without it.
The Honda fabric interiors are great but the leather looks soo good and is easy to clean. The tan seats stay cool in Summer.
I got the extended warranty on my '03 and never used it in 105K miles. It was a brand new model with the GPS so I figured that I might need it. I didnt even consider it on my 07.
A little story about Honda Service and Customer Support. The 03 V6 Accords had a recall on the transmission and they were replaced free. Honda Cars of McKinney TX replaced mine and gave me a brand new Pilot to drive.
My sister has a Civic that had just went out of warranty when the transmission failed. (The only 2 Hondas I have ever heard of with probs)It was a few thousand miles out of the extended warranty.
Honda Cars of McKinney replaced it for free anyway.! Honda just guaranteed that our family will drive Hondas forever. Not only are they just plain great cars, they take care of you too. Im sure Huggins Honda will treat me the same way if needed.
Honda - next year, make the headlights go off automatically if you leave them on when parked like GM and Toyota. All my dork friends leave the lights on if they borrow my car.
There is not a better car for the money than the Honda Accord. Hondas slogan should be "You cant beat an Accord"
I will drive an Accord till the day I die.