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Test Drive: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6, six-speed manual
Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada. Second opinion, by Chris Chase. Completely redesigned forthe new Accord V6 coupe is longer, wider and roomier than the previous coupe and includes a new 3. The sporty V6 Coupe also comes with inch low profile radials and a stiffer suspension for improved handling, standard four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and Brake Assist, traction and vehicle stability control, front fog lights, chrome dual exhaust tips, and body-coloured trunk spoiler.
The V6 Coupe is also available with an optional five-speed automatic transmission for no extra cost matched to a 3. This improves fuel economy by more than ten per cent, according to government Energuide figures.
But V6 coupe buyers are more likely to be interested in performance, style and reliability than fuel economy. Economy-minded buyers will likely opt for the base Amnual Coupe with a hp 2. The styling of the new Accord Coupe is similar to the new Accord sedan, but the Coupe has a more rakish profile, trunk lip spoiler, larger taillights, and a taller trunklid.
The Coupe is also a few inches shorter than the sedan with a adcord wheelbase. With its low roof and long doors, the Accord Coupe is more difficult to get in and out of than the four-door Accord sedan, particularly if you have the misfortune of being assigned to the rear seat. I found myself looking for isolated parking spots without cars on either side.
Visibility is good to the front and sides but the rear view is obstructed by a high trunklid and thick C pillars. The front passenger seat does slide forwards when the seatback is lowered to hoonda entry to the rear seat easier, but the rear manjal are deep and confining and hard to get out of.
However, there is a surprising amount of legroom and headroom and unlike in some coupes, the rear seat will accommodate three passengers. However, as with the Accord sedan, the centre instrument panel is very busy, and the controls are not mannual arranged.
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For example the heater controls are split up on either side of the audio controls and the CD player is located below the radio controls. The large eight-inch centre display screen shows a variety of functions including the navigation map, menu for entering a destination in English or French which can also be done by voice activationradio station presets, Radio Seek and Tune; climate control, trip maanual, calendar, calculator, and key to Zagat hotel ratings; and Setup functions such as ocupe brightness and contrast.
A separate, narrow black and white digital display below the screen shows driver and passenger temperature settings, radio station, media choice, and time.
The steering wheel has illuminated buttons for audio, cruise, telephone, voice activation. Storage is fairly generous: The rear seatback folds down for access to the trunk via a release lever in the trunk, but the seat is not a split folding seatback, thereby reducing its versatility. Standard front, side and curtain airbags provide full occupant protection in a crash: Equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, the Accord Coupe has a slightly different version of the 3.
Its official horsepower and torque figures are the same, though — horsepower at rpm, and lb-ft. The manual transmission does bring this car alive, though.
The driver can manipulate engine revs and shift times to suit their driving style, making the six-speed Coupe a much more involving and exciting Accord to drive. Manuzl V6 is a smooth, willing powerplant that redlines over 6, r. Energuide Fuel consumption is rated at Somewhat surprisingly, this powerful V6 uses Regular Unleaded gasoline. The close-ratio six-speed manual shifter moves easily and quickly from gear to gear, but I found the clutch manaul effort heavier than average which can get tiresome in heavy, city traffic.
It definitely handles and rides better than the previous Coupe and is much more nimble than its exterior dimensions would suggest. The steering is a variable assist rack-and-pinion setup with a new variable mechanical system to provide manula precise on-centre feel and greater responsiveness at larger steering angles. I found steering effort light at slow speeds and firmer and more precise at high speeds, but still coupd bit dull. Braking performance is very good: Long doors and difficult access to the back seats are its major flaws.
Click image to enlarge The V6 Coupe is also available with an optional five-speed automatic transmission for no extra cost matched to a 3. Click image to enlarge Interior impressions. Compare this vehicle to a competitor Find another vehicle. Top Articles Comparison Test: Top-rated Winter Tires Northern Exposure: Top Vehicles First Drive: Toyota Sienna, Test Drive: Click image to enlarge.