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...
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 was replaced under warranty, I was going to get something a bit more economical for my trips to work, and hopefully a bit more reliable to boot. I did a lot of research, and not one review had anything substantially negative to say about the Accord. Not so much with most of its competitors.
So, I went to a local dealer and test drove a new 2010 Accord. They had 2011's, but I've always known that if a dealer had a previous year on the lot, you can get a really good deal. Boy did I! I don't know what vehicle some of the other reviewers have, because mine is quiet (well, at least compared to the full sized truck I had), even up to 75 MPH. The seats are as comfortable or more so than my Silverado's were, and I am getting phenomenal gas mileage. The first time I filled the gas tank up, I put in 16.2 gallons, and had been able to get 370 miles out of it! Just about 23 MPG, and I do 90% city driving, with an uphill drive on the way home!
Suffice to say, the EX-L model is exactly what I was hoping for. Fuel efficient, comfortable, great sound system, a moon roof, fun performance, good pickup, and it looks pretty sharp as well! Out of all of the other options I had looked at, this was the car that I really felt was the best car for the money, and then some! If you are in the market for this size/type car, you would be doing yourself a favor to check the EX-L out first!