Car: Jag XF 3.0
Join Date: 10th April 2006
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The key is finding the car you like!
For me, I don't really get on with the suspension on the standard (EX) 06-08 Accords. Nice ride, but too soft. The sports suspension has a nice ride, and is firm. The Civic is firm, but with a poor ride. The 09 Accords are different, the standard ride is just firm enough with a nice ride, and the ATS is the firmest, with the ride suffering a tiny bit.
My Civic went back to the dealer countless times over it's 40,000 miles. The Accord hasn't had a thing wrong in 36,000.
The Civic has a bigger boot. The Accord is quieter and handles better. The Civic has a poor radio, but (IMO) a better dash than the 06-08 Accord. 06-08 Accords have poorer satnav (touch screen) whereas 09 Accords and Civics have the knob. The 09 Accord interior and overall quality trumps the lot.
You can go on and on! Personally, it's the Accord every time for me.