2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L V6

Summary:

Fast semi luxury coupe and reliable

Faults:

Passenger visor has come a bit loose.

Weird clunk noise front passenger wheel when pulling up to a stop and in parking lots. Loose strut bolt/nut? It only does it in the summer???

Console light illumination does not work behind the on/off A/C buttons. Fuse?

Passenger seat heater LED turns on and off when in use.

Nothing major really has gone wrong with the car. Just the minor things I've failed to fix.

This isn't something that's gone wrong, it's just part of Hondas, but road noise is a bit loud.

One thing that really irritates me is when I use my iPhone to listen to music, if I turn it up to loud, the stereo redirects the music from up front to the back. I can't for the life of me figure out if this is normal or faulty. So I don't listen to loud music. Good I guess...

General Comments:

The car when driven normal, it performs normally, albeit with one powerful engine. This thing flies for a front wheel drive sedan based car. The automatic tranny performs perfectly. I wouldn't recommend trying to drive it like a sports car, it isn't made for that sort of thing. Straight line driving is where this car works best.

I wish it had perforated leather seats. Here in the Central Valley in California, the hot summers make the black leather unbearable. I like the looks and it stays mostly off the radar. I usually get 22/29 MPG city and highway.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2014

2010 Honda Accord LX Base four cylinder

Summary:

I purchase this car because I believe it is one of the most dependable on the market today!

Faults:

Nothing yet!

General Comments:

This car was a lease vehicle. I know the person who leased it. It was driven very little, as one can surmise from the mileage. Got it for a great price. I also purchased the extended warranty, which is good for 120K miles or the year 2018, whichever comes first.

The only minor complaints I have are the seats are a little firm for my taste, and on occasion there is a popping noise coming from the trunk area, which seems to happen after I've closed it and am traveling down the road and hitting bumps. I think it may be related to the spring tensioners used to assist in raising the trunk when opening.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2013

2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4

Summary:

It's an Accord!

Faults:

So far the car has been flawless from a reliability standpoint.

General Comments:

Our Accord is a great handling/driving car! The 190HP 2.4 in the EX has a little more grunt than the base 4 cylinder, but it still returns 27 MPG in mixed city/highway driving.

The only issues I have with the car are the excessive road noise (come on Honda - a little sound deadening please?) and the lumpy front seats. They aren't necessarily uncomfortable, but they feel a bit on the hard and lumpy side. Long trips will make you want to get out and walk it off for sure. For normal daily driving, they aren't too bad.

Overall, we are quite pleased.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2011

2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4

Summary:

Surprisingly very good!

Faults:

Still flawless.

General Comments:

This car fulfills almost everything I wanted from a car; roomy interior, smooth enough, crisp handling, and I was a bit skeptical about the power of the base 2.4 liter, 177 h.p. engine... Found it to be more than adequate.

I know some will say that it was not made for that purpose or not safe enough, but it is my second summer with this car hauling my little boat weighing 2100 lbs with trailer.. Around 2400, with full gas tank and some other stuff inside the boat... And this Accord PULLS my boat out of water on steep descents, goes on the highways at 110 KM/H, goes up hills following road circulations, and if I need to pass going up long hills, yes I downshift in third and it goes and passes the car in front!! And the engine temp. gauge seem to never move, it stays always in the middle! And it BRAKES very well whenever I Want.. And this car is rated for only 1500 LBS when hauling.. But believe me, 2500 LBS, maybe higher, is no problem...

Still on its original brake hardware at over 85,000 KM.. Maybe I was lucky when I read of other posters having problems with the brakes... While braking I also downshift, helps a lot! And my pedal clutch is still very good... Very very satisfied.. Saving a lot of gas comparing with the Chevy V-8 that I have used to haul, and on very hot days was overheating!!... First Honda, and happily surprised!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2011

4th Sep 2011, 18:56

I can't wait to see all of the arguments against imports when something fails on this one. "I would never buy a Honda Accord because clearly it couldn't handle a load almost twice as much as it was designed to carry. My (insert random new domestic midsize sedan name here) easily pulls my 10,000 lb. boat and I haven't had any issues in over 350K miles." Yeah, right.

4th Sep 2011, 21:53

Your temperature stays in the middle, as its movements are "damped" - e.g. your engine coolant temperature can fluctuate between 182 degrees and 204 degrees (or more, as can be verified by a scan tool, which reports the temperature that the engine control module sees from the coolant temperature sensor) without perceptible movement of the needle. This "damping" reduces customer complaints. By the time the needle starts moving, you are usually well on your way to trouble. You may also want to consider how hot your transmission is running when you tow - transmissions are the other half of the equation when towing.

6th Sep 2011, 19:04

85,000 KM on a 2010 already? Do you drive when you sleep too? :o)

8th Sep 2011, 18:37

No, I don't drive when I sleep... My work is at 140 km from my home, and every weekend we do some boating, biking, skiing, visiting friends or family, kids play hockey, karate, etc etc.. So near 5000km a month is easy as my wife also uses the Honda... It's not me that never sleeps... It's the Honda!..And still NO problems yet!.. First car that we rarely think it would break before planning for a "ride"... We all know it will! We're waiting!.. But for now we have no signs!