Product Type: Honda cars
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yet another reliable honda
Honda Accord 2.0 SE
Member Name: chrisben10
Honda Accord 2.0 SE
Advantages: reliability, build quality and performance
Disadvantages: poor fuel consumption
hi there. the first thing that grabbed my attention was the styling. generally, accords and civics alike have been very samey and well a bit boring. this is sharp and carries a little more style with it and looks more of an executive saloon rather than the average family car.
as always with a honda, the build quility and reliability are nothing other than excellent and therefore are still pricey in comparison to even the maza 6 and mondeo/vectras. i have the 2.0 with half leather trim and it is a very classy interior though everything seems to stick to the fabric and is a nightmare to keep clean.
my model has the 17inch alloys which look absolutely stunning however the ride comfort and handling would benefit from the 16inch alloys as it becomes uncomfortable on back roads and you can feel every bump in the road. other than this it is still a very nimble car with moderate to stiff suspension with very little roll which makes it handle a hell of a lot better than a vectra as it has softer suspension.
comfortable in daily use and both drivers seat and steering wheel have both height and reach settings. half leather trim looks nice but doesnt do it any favours during motorway driving. on a trip to manchester the main thing that kept me going was the cruise control as this is a luxury for me.
very quick though again as with my civic, it doesnt tend to pick up until 4000rpm and can feel a tad pokey when trying to pull away. top end speed is fantastic and gets there with ease when putting your foot down but should have smaller wheels as it can be very noisy and bumpy with the 17inch tyres. the downside to this performance is its fuel consumption. honda claim an average of 38mpg but in this i can barely average 30!!!
overall, pricy but worth it if you want a reliable car. buy a diesel over a petrol (hard to come across and are even more pricey) other than that i think its a tough car to beat in its category. though the BMW 5 series is better equipped and a diesel is easier to come by
Summary: overall, pricy but worth it if you want a reliable car.