The Accord coupe is a car that is moderately stylish, and, thanks to its six-speed manual, has a modicum of sportiness. In addition, because it's a Honda, it will give you the peace of mind that comes with a reputation for reliability and good resale value. Having said that, I'm still not sold on this coupe version of what is among the most mainstream of family cars. Driving the Accord coupe doesn't feel that much different from driving the sedan, so why give up two doors that provide easy rear seat access and a couple cubic feet of cargo space? Of course, you also lose about 150 pounds from the V-6 sedan, which is never a bad thing. And, if you want a V-6 and a manual transmission, the coupe is the only Accord that fits the bill, making it a logical choice for those who prize a sportier profile and a three-pedal transmission over the practicalities of a family sedan.
Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor