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#9 of 56 2008 Accord EX-L V6 test drive
Sep 15, 2007 (7:13 am)
Just test drove one. Just as some background I currently drive a 2003 BMW 530i - one of the best BMWs ever built IMO - but I have also owned 3 Accords and a 91 and 95 Acura Legend.
The new Accord is impressive - from driving position - seats - interior - features - to ride and handling. After driving BMWs for the last 8 years I have gotten used to how a BMW can balance a luxury feel with outstanding handling - they can effortlessly take repeated harsh bumps and dispense with them in comfort while giving the driver a great deal of confidence even at high speeds (and not just in a straight line).
I was amazed to see how the Accord comes the closest to this BMW feel of all the cars I have ever driven - especially at its price level. The harshest bumps get absorbed gracefully. Torque steer is pretty much non-existent. Tranny and engine are silky smooth. It definitely brought a smile to my face.
I did test drive an RL when they came out and found that at the low-end there was just not enough torque for me. Also, I think the Accords new suspension bits do a better job of providing road feel (similar to a BMW).
So go out and test drive one and share your thoughts. I am a confirmed car-aholic and may have to buy one of these
#10 of 56 Re: 2008 Accord Sedan: Everyman's Acura RL? [turner433]
Sep 16, 2007 (8:26 am)
The only thing I have noticed is it looks like a Saturn LS300...which was one ugly car.
#11 of 56 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L V6 test drive [manybmws]
Sep 16, 2007 (9:01 am)
I have had 3 BMWs since 1993-two 325i's and currently a 2005 545i which will come off lease next July.
I will drive a 2008 EX-L V6 Accord based on what you posted.
#12 of 56 Re: 2008 Accord Sedan: Everyman's Acura RL? [rkelon]
Sep 17, 2007 (1:37 pm)
You wrote "The only thing I have noticed is it looks like a Saturn LS300...which was one ugly car."
I see, from your recent posts, that you buy Fords and Chevrolets. Why are you being a troll here?
#13 of 56 Re: 2008 Accord Sedan: Everyman's Acura RL? [rkelon]
Sep 20, 2007 (10:43 am)
he's being a troll because guys like him only wish ford came out with designs like these.
he thinks driving a mustang stick makes ugly people look good. Perhaps the reason he drives one?
#14 of 56 Ahem...
Sep 20, 2007 (11:01 am)
We really aren't here to discuss other members. Let's move on, please.
#15 of 56 Re: Ahem... [pat]
Sep 20, 2007 (11:24 am)
sorry pat couldn't resist.
ok, i'll behave.
#16 of 56 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L V6 test drive [manybmws]
Sep 20, 2007 (12:09 pm)
I will test drive one based on your post as well. I have to give up my X3 next month and am not looking forward to it. Looking for something less expensive for the time being and really struggling with the choice.
Thanks for sharing
#17 of 56 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L V6 test drive [hpowders]
Sep 21, 2007 (6:47 am)
Let us know what you think.
#18 of 56 Re: 2008 Accord EX-L V6 test drive [manybmws]
Sep 21, 2007 (7:21 pm)