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The Honda Accord can be had in a variety of configurations, from a four cylinder with a five-speed manual to a six cylinder with a six-speed manual, ranging from just less than $20,000 and up to $30,000.
The most interesting external styling cue on the Accord is the headlight casings, nicely melded into the front fenders.
While practical as a four-seat sedan, the profile of the Accord is boring, which can be a good thing.
The V-6 Accord calls attention to itself with a red badge on the trunk.
At the EX trim level, the Accord gets leather seats. The interior materials and construction have a quality feel.
A pod in the dashboard displays useful information, such as the time, climate control setting, and the radio station.
Honda includes the Zagat ratings in its navigation system, making it possible to search for restaurants by quality.
The navigation system offers multiple routes to your destination.
We found route guidance to be excellent in the Accord.
The big LCD makes it easy to select and preset XM satellite radio stations.
The CD changer unfortunately doesn't read MP3s or WMAs.
Although you can change the audio settings on the LCD, the speakers don't offer much range.
We noticed serious understeer on the Accord when we pushed it through hard cornering.
The six-speed manual transmission works exceptionally well, with close ratios that allow only a minimal drop in rpms when upshifting.
The V-6 in the Accord puts out 244 horsepower, more than enough to get this car moving.