Couldn't agree more with previous comment.
I would love to have a 1990-1993 Accord over my 2007 EX-L. Honda used to know how to build cars. Who do you turn to now for a reliable car? Toyota... Not! Ford... Maybe?! Chryco/GM... No way.
My former boss started asking if we could take my Ford Fusion on trips, because his 2008 Accord was so tinny-feeling and uncomfortable. It also seemed to spend an inordinate amount of time in the shop. This past weekend he solved the problem. He bought a Ford. They love it.
Being a faithful Honda individual -- I must say -- I think my Accord might have changed that. 10 months ago, I purchased my 2006 Accord EX-L V6, 6 speed with built-in navigation -- it basically has EVERYTHING! It's gorgeous - Graphite Pearl color with black leather interior. But after 10 months of ownership (thankfully - no payments!), I think I'm starting to regret trading in my 2001 Civic with 127k miles and damaged frames.
My Accord had 81,000 miles at the time of the purchase, while my old faithful Civic had ZERO problems and I drove 22-hour one way to home from college and back... and guess how many times I did that? 23 times in 4 years! I could hop in it and drive to Alaska tomorrow if I had to. I am not so sure with my Accord. The heater wasn't working and I fixed it (twice), power steering hose broke, I replaced that, 3rd gear gets stuck sometimes. The interior quality of my 98 Civic was better than my 01 Civic, but my 01 one definitely was built much better than my current Accord. Sad.
In case no one ever reads, Import quality began dropping like a brick a decade ago, led by Toyota (the "recall king"). No import is as well built or reliable as any new Ford, GM or even Chrysler today (paid ad hype to the contrary). I've had experience with Honda "reliability". Ours fell apart before 100,000 miles and was sold to a junkyard. We've never even had a repair on a domestic before 100,000 miles.
I agree wholeheartedly! The model years you listed blow the newer models away. Same can be said for the Camry. It seems like a trend across the board with auto manufacturers. Same can be said for Nissan.