MotorWeek Buyers rejoice! The automatic transmission has a safety lock.
by now everyone knows the Japanese carmakers are building cars in this country but you may not have known is that Honda is building a car in America that's very different from cars at bills elsewhere and that car is so good that Honda exported back to Japan for sale there the car is the Honda Accord Coupe and it's a very special Honda Indy
the first thing you notice about this Honda is it's beautiful body work the Accord Coupe looks so harmonious it you wonder if it wasn't originally designed to be a two-door and that's with the Prelude before it Honda designers have found the perfect balance between sporty looks and good taste this is not a car for boy or girl Racers it's for ladies and gentlemen funny thing about the coop it's built only in Marysville Ohio to Japanese buyers have to settle for exported left-hand-drive American versions while it looks all new on the outside of his own accord which is not a bad thing for any car to be it sits on the same 102.4 inch wheelbase is the Accord four door and hatchback and like it's two siblings The Coop comes in DX and LX I trim Prices range from $11,500 to $15,000 the DX great car comes with a 90 horsepower carbureted version of this 2 liter 4-cylinder this LXI engine is fuel injected and makes 120 horsepower boat engines have 3 valves for each cylinder and a single overhead cam and addition to its top-grade LXI trim Accord Coupe had the optional 4-speed automatic transmission good as the numbers and we were impressed if not disappointed by the car's acceleration 18.4 seconds to the end of the quarter mile speed 75 miles per hour
please leave the engine on the other hand was smooth and willing to please so is handling in fact it's in some ways to willing the variable assist power steering is extremely light to the point of isolating you from what the car is doing it never was fortunately just power steering is extremely light to the point of isolating you from what the car is doing it never was enough and Inspire confidence and low speed Maneuvers fortunately it gets heavier as speeds increase and decrease available they are on some of the Accord Coupes competitors are needed 121 feet on average to stop from 60 miles per hour that's an impressive figure but we were less impressed with the car and then it's right front wheel.
Accord Coupes inside the Accord interior offers little cause for claustrophobia we do have a complaint about the color combination here and the two shades of beige on our test car's interior didn't work together but we do like the way the load that offers a great view of the road of all the Japanese manufacturers Honda always strikes us as the most practical interior designers the gauge cluster includes an Easy-to-Read check on motor and speedometer and retails for fuel and temperature there are also the expected trouble and transmission indicator the door mounted passive seat belt can be on buckled and used normally that makes it easier to operate them and you will see the adjustments but we expected more seat adjustments with the high-dollar LXI trim level support is good but some of our staff members complained about the hardness of the seat cushions adjustable steering column is standard on all Accord Coupes. Accord Coupes we do a check to the cutouts and plugs here in the dash but we like the way often use controls are located everything in the Accord Coupe is right where it should be the same goes for the ventilation and heating all buttons and levers are well-marked and lighted making the Accord one of those cars that you can operate without much worry entationentation the standard LXI radio is a good sounding 4 speaker stereo cassette
automatic transmission buyers may be happy to know that Honda has equipped the shifter with a safety lock you cannot shift from Park to drive without having your foot on the brake there is an override switch for Towing for keeping passengers in the air flow the back windows open and there is plenty of room in the rear seat more than we expected any cool bedroom won't be a problem for most average-sized adult either we are also for outboard passengers for when luggage is the priority the rear seat can be folded down for security there's a rear seat back lock the side however is not split so you can't mix and match combinations of passengers and cargo or not complaining just noticing the trunk seat back down or not it's flat and roomy as groups go and the deck lid drops to Bumper height for easy left overas for over-the-road concerns the Accord Coupe produces a low 66 decibels of interior noise at 55 miles per hour but we noticed some tire noise that sounded louder than a meter indicated as for over-the-road concerns the Accord Coupe produces a low 66 decibels of interior noise at 55 miles per hour if we noticed some tire noise that sounded louder than our meter indicated
why quality is good for a car of this size and weight but we were more impressed with the group straight-line stability at high speeds it's EPA rating is 23 City 29 Highway experienced a terrific 30 in typical driving the Honda Accord Coupe hit us just right with its harmonious styling roomy interior practical control layout and as with nearly all Honda we drive it's Nimble and stable field but we were disappointed with the couch feeling automatic transmission we also think it's power steering should be made to communicate more field at low speeds for comparison Mazda MX-6 GT cost about $1,000 more than the Accord LXI it offers much higher turbo performance but it lacks the Accords handling refinement Ford Probe LX offers acceleration