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Honda has outdone themselves! by Carl on 11/30/2009. Trim: 2010 Honda Accord EX-L Coupe AT, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: My previous car was the 2003 Accord EX V6 sedan and i was a little nervous about switching to the 4 cyl engine. However, i was blown away when i test drove it by how smooth, crisp and peppy the 4 cyl engine was. Sure, 190 hp doesn't sound like much, but drive it and you will not be disappointed. The transmission is also smooth and crisp. Moreover, the car handles like a dream, and the suspension has a german feel to it (not for toyota camry lovers). The ride is firm and minimizes body roll and the car feels so rigid, that you feel confident when taking sharp turns. The steering is precise and quick. And last but not least, i love the interior design
Cons: The only reason i gave it a 9 for quality is because of what i've read online about the rear brake pads fading too quickly. I have yet to experience this problem, but apparantly a lot of people have. Aside from that, there really isn't anything to complain about. I could be really picky and mention the black leather seats: they seem a little grayish to me. My 03 Accord had dark black leather seats and i kind of miss that. Also, the turn signal and windshield wiper controls are not illuminated when the lights are turned on, making it difficult to see them at night. But, like i said, this is me being picky and trying to find something.
Overall review: The car is amazing and i find myself looking for excuses to drive it. One more thing i wanted to mention is the gas consumption, which is pretty impressive for a 4 cyl that gets 190 hp. So far i am averaging about 23-25 mpg with mostly city driving, and i've been pushing this car really hard. Also, regarding the rear brake pads, i spoke to someone who told me to switch the rotors and pads to non honda parts and the problem will be solved. Apparently, honda uses this cheap metal for their rotors and pads which causes them to wear quickly. Like i stated above, i have yet to experience this problem, but just wanted to share a "solution" with the people who are. I'm also thinking about getting the sport suspension kit that Honda offers for this car (not at all needed, but i like my ride real stiff and firm). I would definitely recommend this car to someone looking for a good looking spirited car but does not want to spend over 30K for it. Not for Camry lovers who enjoy the soft mushy ride!
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