2008 Honda Accord Coupe vs. 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe
Then Honda crashed Nissan's party with the 2008 Honda Accord Sedan and Coupe. The 2008 Honda Accord Coupe brought us an epiphany. As we said sarcastically when we first drove it, "An Accord coupe can do your income taxes. If you need a root canal, Accord coupe is your car...but humpin' and pumpin' is not an Accord coupe's strong suit." And yet we realized that this isn't the Accord coupe we remember — it's fun. The Accord coupe proves that Honda knows how to put some life into a car built from a sedate sedan.
First Drive: 2008 Honda Accord Sedan by Edmunds Inside Line
We admit that after a day of driving the redesigned 2008 Honda Accord, our reporter's notebook was completely blank.
It's not that there's nothing to say about how the 2008 Accord drives. It's that the Accord drives as brilliantly as it always has. In the rising tide of class sophistication, the Accord has maintained its position among competitors. It's smoother than the sometimes coarse Nissan Altima. And it's more alert in its responses than the cushy, isolated Toyota Camry.
2009 Mazda 6 vs. 2008 Honda Accord vs. 2008 Nissan Altima
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Our recent test of the 2009 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring showed us that Mazda can still offer sporting dynamics in its all-new family sedan, even while providing more room, more features and more power. We were concerned that the sporting spirit of the last-generation, fun-but-snug Mazda 6 might have been lost in the search for commercial success, but we came away believing this new car still has that zoom-zoom thing.
Like Mazda, we believe a family sedan can be lively as well as practical. So to gauge the way in which the 2009 Mazda 6 fits into the new world of family sedans, we figured a comparison is in order. A 2009 Mazda 6 s Grand Touring would be our starting point.
Then we enlisted the 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE with its continuously variable automatic transmission. It's the car that most people consider to be the sportiest in this category, matched with a transmission that shatters all expectations about CVTs. (We know this car is available with a manual transmission, but we also know the CVT is a better choice. Trust us.)
The all-new 2008 Honda Accord is the standard of the category, the winner of our last comparison test of family sedans. A 2008 Honda Accord EX-L Navi matched up nicely. Hailed for its value, refinement and excellent quality, the well-mannered Accord would challenge the Mazda's practical abilities.
And so we began our family sedan comparison test, and we're wondering how far the Mazda 6's fun-o-meter has swung away from "I could use a Red Bull" toward "My adrenal gland is sore and I need to grow up."
Nissan Beats Porsche? 2009 Nissan GT-R (U.S.-Spec)
For a few seconds, you give in to the spectacle of driving a 2009 Nissan GT-R. This car attracts its own entourage and then takes you along for the ride. It's not just the Skyline mystique, either. It's the fact that even in production sheet metal, the R35 GT-R looks like a one-off concept stolen from a Southern California design studio. It has as many hard contours as a Porsche 911 has soft curves. You have the key fob, and still you ogle it.
Soon, though, you point the GT-R down an on-ramp and plant the throttle. The effortless brutality with which the 2009 Nissan GT-R gathers speed is what you'll describe to your friends — once everyone's tired of talking about the styling, that is.
What you won't tell them is that you suspect your supercar might be a sociopath. It doesn't flow around corners like your E46 BMW M3 did, nor does it transmit feedback through the steering wheel for the sheer pleasure of it.
Instead, the 2009 Nissan GT-R bends asphalt to its will. When it talks to you about tire grip, you get the feeling it's only bothering because you're part of its great plan to break free of the Earth's orbit. Should it ever achieve this, you imagine that its conversation will cease and it will simply expel you into the airless void. Until then, though, you have the conn.
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2012 Honda Accord Coupe Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/honda/accord/2012/ The 2012 Honda Accord Coupe may be the most exciting car to drive from the current Honda stable. The coupe body style is subtle and sporty with tons of cool accents like the black grill treatment, swept headlights, and hot wheels. The 2012 Honda Accord Coupe comes with your choice of 2 different engines. There is the fuel efficient 4-cylinder that nets 23 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway, or the sporty V-6 engine which gets 19 MPG in the city and 29 MPG ion the highway. The V-6 engine also produces over 270 horsepower.
The 2012 Honda Accord Coupe is very fun to drive. The engine is surprisingly responsive and powerful. There is just something about the Honda i-VTECH system that makes you smile. And the Accord Coupe V-6 puts out over 250 lb-ft. of torque which really helps the car get off the line in a hurry. To top it all off you can get the 2012 Honda Accord Coupe with a 6-speed manual transmission.
The interior of the Accord Coupe is a nice place to be. The leather seats are comfortable, all of the buttons are within easy reach, the gauges are easy to read, and the Nav system is excellent. The Accord Coupe is a great deal for those looking at buying a nice, reliable, sporty midsized coupe. Base price is $22,980 for the 4-cylinder engine and the maxed out version with the V-6 and all the extra amenities and options costs $31,930.
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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 0 to Top Speed
My 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5S
from zero to top speed
230 KM/H ( 145 MPH ).
* please note don't take this as 0-60 MPH or 0-100 KM/H test as I wasn't fully pushing until I reached 50 KM/H (31 MPH).
Supercharged Honda Accord VS BMW M3 @ the California Speedway Fontana
Supercharged Honda Accord V6 ran email@example.com with a 60 foot of 2.1
I brought the tire pressure down to 20psi to get off the line quicker which also likely killed my trap speed. I use to trap 111mph before at the same track with 24-26psi.
also the hot & windy weather played a role that day with a gust of wind ranging from 30-50mph.
I left the AC running for awhile before my run mainly because of 2 things...
1st, the weather was hot that day and 2nd, i have a line from the AC duct that goes to my intake box to cool the Supercharger up. Bright idea eh?
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Episode #45 - 2008 Honda Accord Coupe Concept
Part 1 of our NAIAS special! Take a detailed look at the 2008 Honda Accord Coupe Concept that was recently unveiled in Detroit. More at www.collegehillshonda.com and www.diyhonda.com.