2010 Honda Accord LX 2.4 from North America
Surprisingly very good!
This car fulfills almost everything I wanted from a car; roomy interior, smooth enough, crisp handling, and I was a bit skeptical about the power of the base 2.4 liter, 177 h.p. engine... Found it to be more than adequate.
I know some will say that it was not made for that purpose or not safe enough, but it is my second summer with this car hauling my little boat weighing 2100 lbs with trailer.. Around 2400, with full gas tank and some other stuff inside the boat... And this Accord PULLS my boat out of water on steep descents, goes on the highways at 110 KM/H, goes up hills following road circulations, and if I need to pass going up long hills, yes I downshift in third and it goes and passes the car in front!! And the engine temp. gauge seem to never move, it stays always in the middle! And it BRAKES very well whenever I Want.. And this car is rated for only 1500 LBS when hauling.. But believe me, 2500 LBS, maybe higher, is no problem...
Still on its original brake hardware at over 85,000 KM.. Maybe I was lucky when I read of other posters having problems with the brakes... While braking I also downshift, helps a lot! And my pedal clutch is still very good... Very very satisfied.. Saving a lot of gas comparing with the Chevy V-8 that I have used to haul, and on very hot days was overheating!!... First Honda, and happily surprised!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th September, 2011
4th Sep 2011, 18:56
I can't wait to see all of the arguments against imports when something fails on this one. "I would never buy a Honda Accord because clearly it couldn't handle a load almost twice as much as it was designed to carry. My (insert random new domestic midsize sedan name here) easily pulls my 10,000 lb. boat and I haven't had any issues in over 350K miles." Yeah, right.
4th Sep 2011, 21:53
Your temperature stays in the middle, as its movements are "damped" - e.g. your engine coolant temperature can fluctuate between 182 degrees and 204 degrees (or more, as can be verified by a scan tool, which reports the temperature that the engine control module sees from the coolant temperature sensor) without perceptible movement of the needle. This "damping" reduces customer complaints. By the time the needle starts moving, you are usually well on your way to trouble. You may also want to consider how hot your transmission is running when you tow - transmissions are the other half of the equation when towing.
6th Sep 2011, 19:04
85,000 KM on a 2010 already? Do you drive when you sleep too? :o)
8th Sep 2011, 18:37
No, I don't drive when I sleep... My work is at 140 km from my home, and every weekend we do some boating, biking, skiing, visiting friends or family, kids play hockey, karate, etc etc.. So near 5000km a month is easy as my wife also uses the Honda... It's not me that never sleeps... It's the Honda!..And still NO problems yet!.. First car that we rarely think it would break before planning for a "ride"... We all know it will! We're waiting!.. But for now we have no signs!