2010 Honda Accord EX L Coupe 3.5L V6
Reliable sporty commuter
This car is my city car, it seldom goes on the highway and only for day trips. The car has had regular servicing according to the owner's manual, I do my own oil changes since the car has come off warranty. Nothing has broken or been replaced on the car in 5 years.
The car has a well documented problem with 3rd gear popouts on the 6 speed manual transmissions for 8th generation. This has happened twice to me, though every few months a shift gets missed when the gearshift will not go into 3rd on first try.
You cannot ask for better reliability than zero fixes.
The engine is powerful and pulls well from low RPM, listed at 270 HP. Since new, the car has averaged 7.3 l/100km (regular gas) for city driving which I consider outstanding.
TPMS cannot be cancelled, with a second set of winter rims, I live without the traction control since a reset of the sensors has to be done by a dealer for $90 on each changeover. Road noise is high, regardless of tires used.
The Coupe suspension is harsh even without the factory high performance kit.
Navigation maps are out of date from day 1, but I have not replaced.
Stereo is upgraded but average for fidelity.
With the folding rear seats, the trunk is plenty big enough for groceries and suitcases. Rear seats would not be usable for long trips, front seats and center console are leather and show limited wear.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th July, 2016