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Old 02-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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I had a CEL code for exhaust cam sensor thingy and dropped my car off at the dealer. They gave me a 2010 (36K miles) Honda Accord coupe to drive for two days while they fixed my car.

Not to offend Honda lovers, but this car sucked! Noisy, no power, steered like a truck, stereo was so so. No rearward vision. I could go on.

I was so glad to get my car back. It was fixed with no other issues.

Honda? No thanks.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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I'm surprised you disliked it that much. I knew Accords were noisy inside, but I'm surprised you hated the power and steering. They have like 190 hp and would probably make the 4-cylinder Malibu feel pretty sluggish. Maybe the electric steering feel put you off compared to the Malibu V6's more natural feeling hydraulic set up.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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My step daughter has an 09 Accord and it is actually a pretty nice car. It has the V6 and leather and is very roomy but yea I prefer our 13 Malibu over it too.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:50 AM   #4
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It's just my opinion. The Accord needs sound insulation big time and a little more oomph. The interior is OK. But there is just too much road noise.
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Exactly why we traded our 2011 in, ours had AWFUL road noise, to the point where I could not hear our kids in the back seat. I was a very miserable car to drive on long trips!
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:35 PM   #6
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As an ex-Accord owner (7th gen sedan), it is true, Honda's are known for their lack of road noise insulation. But they have a terrific suspension setup. Much better than our noisy Epsilon setup.

I also was disappointed with the 8th gen base (LX) Accord's stereo. Horrible.

But, the Honda 2.4L is a gem of an engine that puts out adequate power. No, it's not going to win any quarter mile drags, but it will scoot faster than our GM 2.4Ls.

I miss my 7th gen, it was one of the best (besides my Aura) cars I've owned, and that includes Nissan, Toyota, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, etc.
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Exactly why we traded our 2011 in, ours had AWFUL road noise, to the point where I could not hear our kids in the back seat. It was a very miserable car to drive on long trips!
You say that as if it were a bad thing. Sounds like a selling point to me.
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It's just my opinion. The Accord needs sound insulation big time and a little more oomph. The interior is OK. But there is just too much road noise.
That's a reality that the Accord need insulation for road noise. My friend had one and it was the major complain!
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