I bought the car because I was impressed by the quiet ride when I was given a lift in a similar one by a friend. I liked that I could listen to the music in comfort. Before that I had listed about 10 different cars as possibles, but that ride convinced me that the Accord would be the one. Having bought the car, I think I made the right choice. The ride is very comfortable, and the in car entertainment is quite good.
Before this I had owned a 1977 Mercedes, 1980 Chevy, 1985 Volkswagen Passat and a 2003 Proton. The Accord outscores every one of my previous cars in every department.
I usually drive to work with the mp3 plugged in and I thoroughly enjoy my drive. The car lets me concentrate on the music, or audiobook, whichever I may be listening to, and I don't have to concentrate on the car.
However if I have to outline any feature of the car that has caught my attention, it has to be the reliability. Not only has nothing gone wrong with the car, it gives me the feeling that nothing ever will. After two years and 30000km everything works as new. The only thing I had to change was the battery and the windshield wipers. The wipers got worn out because here in Dubai I use them on dry glass to wipe away the dust so they wear out. To be honest I am waiting to see what the first thing that breaks down is going to be. I know the engine will last. I rented a Honda van a year ago and the engine had 500000 miles on it, but it purred like it had just came out of the factory.
If my next car is not a Honda it will be because the wife doesn't like it. Why I don't know, but she never misses an opportunity to tell remind me about it.