2007 Honda Accord VP 2.4L 4 cylinder from North America
Amazing for the price
Wheel cover cracked. So far, nothing else has gone wrong.
So far, no problems. I bought this Value Package edition for a great price in 2007 (it had A/C, PW/PL, and CD player with 2 front speakers). I saved $2000 over the SE edition and found that the VP: had no rear speakers, had less sound insulation, had narrower tires, and had no rear sway bar. update 6/2010 - there has been much more body roll than when new. Looking to add rear stabilizer.
I added rear speakers and now the sound is great. Even without the wider tires and sway bar, it handles well, but I do not drive like a maniac. The road noise sometimes can be a little too much.
Gas economy is great. 33 mpg highway and 22-23 city. My next car will be another Honda.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2010
2nd Jun 2010, 12:08
If you don't mind a little work, you can cheaply add the sound insulation yourself. It just involves removing the seats and all the floor covering, but that really is not as hard as it might seem. I've done it on a car I owned and it was worth the trouble.
As for the tires and sway bar, leave them as is. Your tires ride better, and as you said, the handling is plenty good enough. Enjoy your car.