The Honda Accord certainly isn't a sporty coupe, but the nature of a coupe body makes a lot of people expect all coupes to be sportier than their sedan brethren. Throw in the notion of a manual transmission and expectations skew even more towards sporty. If you manage to keep your expectations in line with reality, the Accord Coupe is a solid choice.
Honda's smart, inoffensive looks; virtually bulletproof reliability record; and strong resale values are the real reasons to buy an Accord of any variety. Driving the Accord is a bit nicer than most other mid-size competitors, but it's still the typical comfort-oriented approach that dominates this segment. The navigation interface and display screen could use an update (the Hyundai Sonata offers a better looking navigation unit) and that's about the only area of the car that needs improvement.
The Accord remains one of the safest bets in the mid-size category. Less boring than a Toyota, nicer than an Altima, and the Honda brand still has more prestige than Ford or Hyundai. And people buying mid-size cars pretty much always want a safe bet.
Phil Floraday, Senior Web Producer