Now I've had the pleasure (!) of owning my Accord for one week. Well, I have to say, my initial doubts have been more or less deleted now...
OK, it's a GREAT car!
Details: Tourer 2.4 Executive (no sat-nav), automatic. No LKAS, ADAC or CMB or any other acronyms - just a plain one.
Anyway, there are of course ups and downs, compared to the Civic...
Smooth ride. Ooo so smooth. So nice. Can't get enough of it. Not that Civic was bad, but Accord is better!!!
Automatic gear. Man, did I miss that... I really love the smooth changes of gears, both up and down.
Power! Oh yes, the power. 201 BHP instead of 83 makes a huge difference. I still enjoy getting my body pressed to the seats...
Seats! So much better. The leather is a bit cold in the morning, but I really enjoy the lumbar support! Lovely lovely lovely.
I miss the dashboard! Well, some parts of it anyway. I miss seeing the rev- and economy leds, I really got used to those. And the speedometer on top of the wheel... oh, and the data in the middle - showing both the total mileage and the trip mileage. In the Accord you have to choose what you want to see.
No "magic seats". Well, what can I say... they were really useful, but perhaps not necessary considering this is a bigger car.
Other observations then, neither ups nor downs...
- The steering of this car is a lot better than the one I tried our earlier (I remember people were really confused that I didn't like it). This car has a very crisp and direct steering and behaves well (the other car felt like the battleship Missouri...).
- The HFT doesn't work altogheter with my phone, which is strange. I have been trying to make a phone call but was irritated it didn't work and "crashed" the system. I found a site to check the phone on (Honda Handsfree
) and sure enough, the modern phone I have (a Nokia E66) is not compatible with the HFT. The only thing not working is the calling from the HFT. All other things work, which is bugging me. Why is that? Is there any upgrade to the HFT coming???
- The connections with the sound system via aux and usb etc, is working perfectly - but the compartment is too far back for me to be able to work with it properly. Since I have short legs, my seat is pulled up to the front quite a lot.
Summa summarum: I really love this car! In spite of the small (very small) interface things. Let's hope the next Accord will be at least as good as this one ... and as good-looking.