One would think that buying a Honda Accord in great condition would be a good experience, but I'm fairly disappointed. I purchased this Accord Coupe from a family friend, since I knew its history. It had low miles and had never been in an accident, and I plan on keeping it until it dies. There have been some annoyances, however.
The driver's seat becomes very uncomfortable after long stretches of driving (150+ miles).
The driver's seatbelt also gets caught on the handle on the side of the seat (to flip the seat up, for backseat access) all the time.
If the car isn't run for a few days, it is very sluggish to start and needs to warm up before being driven. In a nearly-new Honda??
I expected a car with a 200-hp engine and 16" wheels to be a sporty performer, but it's not. Cornering is dangerous at higher speeds...there's lots of body roll.
Acceleration is decent, but the transmission often searches for the proper gear during hard downshifts.
If this car had better factory tires and was available with a manual transmission, it would be much better. Why Honda makes such a "sporty" car only available with an automatic is beyond me.
I've driven lots of cars, and I'm upset that I decided on the Honda. My friend's 1996 Celica (with a 105-hp engine and 14" wheels) is MUCH more fun to drive... very sad.
If you're considering this car, I advise you to also look at the new Acura RSX, Nissan Sentra SE/SE-R, or Celica GT-S. You might be happier.