Based on Honda Accord 2.4 EX
The Accord family sedan received an extensive redesign a couple years ago that included all-new styling inside and out, a spacious rear seat for the sedan, more standard safety features and more powerful engines, including an optional V-6 with advanced fuel-saving technology. Competitors include ... Read Full Report
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There's little wonder that, as of this writing, the Accord is second only to the Ford F-Series in U.S. sales. The current generation arrived in late 2007, and it continues to offer enough qualities to land it high on any family-car shopper's list. Alas, not all is perfect. Honda has dropped the ball in a few areas, and it's particularly evident when you compare our test car, a mi... Read full review for the 2010 Honda Accord
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I have been a truck guy for a LONG time. I had a Chevy Silverado before getting my Accord, and had the transmission on it go out with only 40,000 miles on it. I decided that, even though the tranny wa... Read Full Review
Service & Repair
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.