2006 Honda Accord EX-L 3.0 from North America
From Civic to Accord...
One morning on my way to work, a large white cloud of smoke came from under the hood; the smoke had burnt odor. The power steering hose broke and fluid was leaking onto the hot engine. Fixed that for $350.
Occasional issue with 3rd gear, so I researched and found common problems with 3rd gear on Accord V6's, Civic Si's, Acura TSXs, and TLs. Haven't gotten that taken care of, since I've learned how to work with it.
The door handle, where I hold to close the door from the inside, and the plastic power window cover, will separate over time if I am not careful with how I close the door.
My cruise control works randomly. I figured I had to jerk with the clutch or brake in order for it to work, but it'll quit working once I run over a rough bump.
I have a built-in navigation, and I do not like how I have to change the A/C setting using the navigation screen.
Other than the issues above, it's an amazing car.
FAST! 244 horsepower - imagine going from a Civic with 115 horsepower to 244! Zooooooooom!
LOVE the seat... the seats are definitely much more comfortable than the Civic. I was able to drive 20 hours to visit my family without complaining about how uncomfortable the trip was!
The trunk is about as large as my 2001 Civic.
I think my 1998 Civic was built better than my '01 Civic, but both Civics apparently were built better than my current Accord.
I miss the Civic's MPG, but the Accord isn't so bad considering the power I am getting.
I love how I can roll down the windows with the unlock button on the remote -- it helps on hot days, especially with BLACK leather upholstery!
Being a Washington, DC resident and parking on the streets - it can suck if the parking spots are all taken, or are too small for me to squeeze in.
But overall, I love my Accord!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th September, 2012