2008 Honda Accord Reviews - Page 2 of 9

2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4 I4 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.4 I4 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carDodge Stealth

Summary:

Best danged car I ever owned

Faults:

Rear brakes needed replacing, but there was a factory recall due to the calipers being not right coming from the assembly line.

General Comments:

This was by far the most reliable car I have ever owned. This thing was driven like it was stolen by both me and my ex-wife, and it never missed a beat.

Comfortable to drive for long distances. Fun to throw around corners as well.

And the fuel economy was amazing; I could drive from West Monroe, LA to Atlanta, GA on one tank, and still have a little gas left over for a quick run to a local pizza joint.

I hated having to give this car up. But it became impractical the moment I started a family.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2012

2008 Honda Accord Coupe 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance46000 miles
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

It's OK

Faults:

So far, dealer fixed rattles in the dash and center console, but there's a persistent rattle from the back shelf or trunk area.

Replaced rear pads at 19,000 miles and 43,000. Crazy part is that I commute 80 miles/day on back roads, so most of the time I'm cruising. No stop and go driving. Front brakes are almost untouched. Figured the rear brakes should have lasted almost forever. Honda parts guys says the rear brakes on the 2008 were engineered by a junkie.

The moulding around the windshield was mottled on delivery. Dealer said they'd need to pull the windshield to replace it, and that was not what I wanted for a new car because of risking leaks.

Engine vibrates with the A/C on when the car is idling in gear. Idles smooth when the A/C is off.

23 mpg in rural driving. Best is 26 mpg on long trips. This is about the same as our CRV. I expected better.

General Comments:

The car always starts, drives smoothly and handles well, pickup is good for a 4 cylinder, and I like the styling except for the back end. Anyone who says the Coupe is ugly, better show me something better in the low $20Ks. A/C cools fine on hot days, and ergonomics are OK for me.

However, next car is definitely not a Honda.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th November, 2010

18th Nov 2010, 19:49

"Anyone who says the Coupe is ugly better show me something better in the low $20Ks."

Okay, the 2011 Mustang. $22K for 305 hp. You'd be spending about $30K to get the Accord coupe with 271 hp.

I, however, think the Accord coupe is a beautiful car too. The rear end of the Accord sedan has improved with the larger tail lights.

18th Nov 2010, 19:52

"23 mpg in rural driving. Best is 26 mpg on long trips. This is about the same as out CRV. I expected better."

Huh, I was consistently getting just below 28 mpg with mixed driving on my '08 Accord. I also drove at 75+ on the highways. Full highway trips are easily into the 30's. Not sure why you'd be getting so much less mileage than I did.

21st Nov 2010, 18:51

I drive a 2010 Accord Coupe, silver over black with V6 and the manual six speed. Gas mileage is in the 24 to 25 mpg range with a high in the 26's as long as I keep the RPM's under 3,500. With the fun to drive six speed and 271 hp on tap, the temptation is always there.

I considered the new V6 Mustang, but by the time options were added on to match an EX-L V6, the Ford was as much or more than an Accord. Plus with so many Mustangs that look about the same, I chose a much rarer car.

A Honda salesman told me only about 3,200 V6 manual Coupes were made in 2010 out of Coupe production run of around 35,000 vehicles. Yet to find a source to verify his numbers.

I would buy another Honda/Acura. Wife drives a 2003 TL Type S that also delivers gas mileage in the 25-26-27 range. Maybe the 4 cylinder has to work harder than a V6 (says my mechanic), and therefore gas mileage on the highway is not that great.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 21 reviews