2011 Honda Accord Coupe
There are 4 user reviews for the EX-L V-6 5-Spd AT trim shown below
- looks, ride, interior layout, reliability
- rear vision is limited
Purchased As Used
This is a wonderful riding and handling car. It took a bit of getting used to after coming from a Mini Cooper S as far as manuverability was concerned. It also does not look like the average Honda Accord which I like; much more sporty. I bought this car with only 2k miles on it and it was only 2 months old, so it is practically new. The leather interior and the feel of the gauges and switches on this car feel much more luxurious than it's actual cost. As with other Honda products, I am looking forward to a high resale value when it comes time to buy another car. That makes this car even more of a bragain....read morehide
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Purchased As New
outstanding car fun 2 drive great on gas v6 has great pick up had car four 7 month
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- Power & handling above average, refined looks, supportive seats
- Harder getting in than previous Accords, expensive tires
Purchased As New
We've enjoyed each generation of Accord V6 coupes. It?s great to finally have amenities such as defrost mirrors and a subwoofer. Surprised to see people bashing the car for price. You certainly can?t beat it by $10K. Here?s a clue?don?t offer sticker price! It?s appalling someone would pay 30k for a 4-cylinder? WHAT?!?! I was happy getting a car this loaded under $26k new (EX-L V6 w/every option except Nav). There?s much advice to car buying online and a little reading pays back big time. We looked at Mustang and Camaro and they are pretty cool but when you get used to this quality and refinement it?s an easy choice. Also I wasn?t confident the Mustang would go years and years without trouble like the Accords. Our '04 has gone 122k, runs like new, and only a timing belt, spark plugs, tires, brakes, window regulator, and fluids have been changed. (coolant, oil, trans, steering, brake fluids)
I do hate knee-knocking the dash when I get in. It juts out further than normal and I?m not tall. As for the paint I installed my own 3M clear bra before taking it on the highway. I usually get snow tires, but for these 18?s it would cost $1000 so we just relied more on the ESC and ABS. No winter problems but I would be torn if we still lived in the Dakotas. On the other hand the 18s increase the handling over our '04 coupe with 16s. Make no mistake, this thing rides like a sporty coupe but Honda did their homework. The 18? tires are low profile but holes don?t feel any rougher than before. Not sure how the official numbers look, but the acceleration is slightly better than previous V6 Accords, and steering/handling/braking are truly head and shoulders above previous generations. Be sure to pay for the V6. The brakes and handling are better, power is night vs day, and fuel economy is still pretty close.
We are spirited drivers and this car consistently returns 19mpg city/27 highway going 80-85. Our only trips have been on desolate interstate, but based on previous experience it should exceed 30mpg on 65 mph 2-lane. Like all Accords, be sure to use the cheapest gas with the lowest octane at the pump for best results. If you use high-octane on these cars (without high compression engines) you are not only throwing money away at the pump but it does not burn correctly and reduces your economy, wasting even more $. Read up if you?re skeptical?.low octane doesn?t mean ?cheap? or inferior gas....it means it burns quicker.
The back seat middle headrest is stupid **however** it took 5 seconds to remove it and put it in the trunk in case I ever need. Also I know how to use a gage and I hate tire-pressure monitors but everything has them these days. The light seems to come on whenever it's below zero even though the tires are all equal. I heard nitrogen will help but haven't pursued that yet.
The worst drawback I can think of is excessive road noise. We?ve had several Accord coupes and sedans--and all suffered the same highway noise. I immediately took this car home, removed the wheels, and undercoated the new metal with several cans of rubberized spray on every surface I thought would transmit road noise. I was still disappointed! Good thing it has an even better stereo than our other Accords! By the way, this is a good way to undercoat your car for about $25 instead of paying the stealership hundreds. If you want a quiet cabin step up to the Acura, but be ready to pay.
The best part is that with the downturn in the economy this car cost close to what both our '04 and ?99 EX V6 coupes were new . Overall the small drawbacks still allow this car be well worth the value....read morehide
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- nice looking economical start and go vehicle
- A bit of road noice
Purchased As New
77 yr. old having a blast driving this car! It has the power and tracking of a true sports car.Love the way it looks also!
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