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Overall a good car
HONDA ACCORD 2.2 i-DTEC EX 4dr (Review date: 29th July '12)
I had the Accord for 18 months covering 35k miles. In that it went back to the dealer once as the plastic trim on the side of the windscreen came loose. This was repaired without quibble under warranty.
Mechanically the car was fault free and cruised effortlessly on motorway trips - I used to regularly drive 200 miles from London to Exeter and felt relaxed after the journey.
Being the EX model the car was packed with goodies, such as Sat Nav with reversing camera (on a nice big screen), leather seats, heated and electric front seats (with memory), GPS climate control.....the list goes on! And being a Honda it all worked as it should! German cars like the A4 or 3 series could never come close in terms of equipment, unless you want to spend £40k+!
As with all things there are a few bad points. The car is heavy and as such is a bit of a chore driving around town, the diesel engine is noisy and is noticeable at low speeds and there isn't much feel to the steering, which means B road driving is terrible. However, the main bad point, which would deter me from buying Honda again is the atrocious Honda dealers, who have no concept of what customer service is. During service visits I'd be waiting up to 15 minutes for someone to come to the service desk and when I was seen I felt I was being a nuisance. I previously had a VW Passat and their customer service was far more superior.
On the whole the cars good and the good reliability means that dealer trips are not too often (just as well). Definately beats the Germans in terms of kit and makes a solid family saloon.
2.2 i-DTEC ES GT NAV
HONDA ACCORD 2.2 i-DTEC ES GT 4dr (Review date: 17th March '12)
I had the previous version of the Accord and liked it so when it came time to change, I opted for the Honda again. Rear legroom isn't the best and it always feels tight getting my 3yr old into the obligatory isofix car seat. The kids complain that they can't see much out of the back - it does have quite a high waistline compared to some. In 25,000 miles the only thing that's gone wrong is one of the front door speakers blew. Dealer replaced under warranty no problem. Its been recalled a few times for updates in the 2.5 yrs i've had it and its never failed me mechanically or left me stranded. It does seem to eat front tyres though. I'm on my 4th set, yip 4th set after only 25k miles. It also need rear brake pads and AND discs at its second service at 20k miles!!! Real world averages 37 mpg in mixed driving and will hit high 40's on the M/way. Had 3 Honda's on the trot so probably will opt to go German this time.
HONDA ACCORD 2.2 i-DTEC TYPE-S 4dr (Review date: 24th February '12)
This car looks relatively understated unless you look hard. Fairly large, though well within it's class boundaries.
Interior wise it has full leather trim and nicely tinted windows and a distinctly luxurious feel, the steering wheel is again leather (even the handbrake skirt is leather) and this, along with the nice trim level and aluminium drilled pedals give it a well finished feel. There are so many gadgets and screens on offer it is initially bewildering, but they are all useful and easy to navigate once you get used to them. The on-board gps/audio/reverse camera screen is nice and large, the center console rammed with split air con and audio controls. The high spec includes cruise control (adaptive), self tinting rear mirror, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, wheel mounted audio controls and telephone controls too.Both front seats are electrically heated and also adjusted. The drivers side has two settings you can save, handy if you and your partner are different heights.
Externally the car is sleek looking though also quite powerful looking too. The front grill and light clusters look suitably menacing and the back is large and high, completing the sport saloon look. Large alloy wheels help it stay nailed to the road, this thing seems to grip harder the more that you give it, the 2.2 liter diesel engine is quite as anything off the mark and has bags of torque right through its six forward gears. Boot space is ample and there are fold down seats to increase it further again.
All in all its a lovely car, smooth and luxurious with a bit of an animal lurking underneath. In its class i can think of no other car i would chose.
Stress free travel
HONDA ACCORD 2.0 i-VTEC EX 4dr Auto (Review date: 23rd November '11)
Had my Honda Accord for a while now. We all know that great feeling of getting into your new car but that fades quite quickly and the car becomes just a workhorse.
Well not with this car, I still love getting in, the expensive sounding clunk of the door, the sheer size of the car feeling solid and safe and the joy of all the gadgets and switchgear that feel just right.
No, it's no boy racer's car but if you want a car for comfort and stress free travel then look no further.
I had a Jag before and loved it, I really do like Jags but more out of curiosity than anything decided to try the Honda. My Jag rattled and squeeked, very annoying, but the Accord doesn't. It is much quieter and although the styling of the Jags maybe better, the value for money and the superb build quality of the Accord is amazing.
Decided on the petrol engine rather than the diesel. Last 2 cars were diesels and frankly I was bored with engines that don't rev like an engine should. I am getting excellent fuel consumption figures and the joy of an engine that is so quiet and free revving.
Never liked German cars had a BMW once and hated it, Audis are boxes on wheels and all of them overpriced and under equipped. Not so the Honda and think they may well have a customer for life.
HONDA ACCORD 2.2 i-DTEC EX 4dr Auto (Review date: 30th October '11)
This is my fourth Accord, each a different model. This is without a doubt an excellent car. Refined, comfortable, practical, and relatively cheap to run. I get -36 miles per gallon and bought the 80k service agreement, with the car. The only negatives are; space in the rear. Knee room is limited (I am 6' however), and weight. The car is heavy! (but that adds to its comfort) I love the performance, being fast enough the vast majority of the time.
Honda Accord - A great saloon
HONDA ACCORD 2.4 i-VTEC EX 4dr Auto (Review date: 22nd June '11)
Excellent suspension, very smooth ride with a seamless automatic gear box and a very comfy interior. And the engine is a beauty!! Nothing like leaving flashy saloons dead at the lights! It's not the best looking saloon out there but it's fantastic value for money, loads of space, plenty of power, loads of good stuff as standard and has all that Honda realibility. You won't regret buying this car and neither will your family.
Dear Mr Honda
HONDA ACCORD 2.2 i-DTEC ES GT 4dr Auto (Review date: 19th May '11)
In 40 years driving I think your car is absolutely the best I have ever driven in the way that it meets my needs for a smooth, quiet spacious, comfortable and well-equipped motorway cruiser, for less than the equivalent BMW or Audi. It's nice on the country roads too.
I'm going to be a bit picky though. Before I buy another one, I wonder if you could manage to fit the driver's seat with one of those knob-thingys that adjusts the back-rest in very small increments - the ratchet you have fitted means I struggle to get the perfect position even after adjusting seat height and steering wheel reach and rake.........
.....and, could you manage to fit a head restraint that is also adjustable as mine pushes my head forward and gives me neck-ache (so I've taken it out and turned it to face backwards).
... and whilst you're at it, could you provide a menu-driven interface through the console for the mobile hands-free as I just can't remember all the voice-driven commands - after all there is already a pretty good menu system for the satnav.
Oh and while were on it, can you ask the ever-so-nice nice lady in my satnav to provide an audible warning when she re-routes me around a traffic jam, because it can be a surprise to be told to exit the motorway 50 miles before I expected.
I know improving on near-perfection must be quite hard, but that's all I could think of, surely it's not too much to ask, I mean they're all simple inexpensive changes to make, aren't they??
Comfortable, Sensible, Original
HONDA ACCORD 2.2 i-DTEC EX GT 4dr (Review date: 5th April '11)
The car does about 70 miles a day and having had a couple of other cars whilst it was being borrowed by friends (mondeo, astra, passat) I am always pleased to get it back - it just feels better made and more comfortable.
I have got 45mpg over the last 15000 miles but do drive sensibly . (I don't speed)
I like the fact that there are not hundreds on the road, like the slightly aggresive look and the toys (including reversing camera)
I will have another, definately.
my favourite car honda accord.Dr.Tahir Baig
HONDA ACCORD 2.0 i-VTEC ES 4dr Auto (Review date: 11th January '11)
Dear friends,I am grateful to autotrader for giving me a chance to write about my car.I would like to describe it in one sentence i.e it is a best car I have driven till today as I am driving now more then 10 years.Why? because it is best family car with low insurance and tax,very good fuel average,never gave me trouble on roadside.It is my compaignian of this time of recesion.Regards