2008 Honda Accord Coupe, Part Three

Illustration for article titled 2008 Honda Accord Coupe, Part Three
Jalopnik ReviewsAll of our test drives in one convenient place.

Why you should buy this car:
You've always bought Accords and the 2008 Honda Accord Coupe will merely be the latest. You don't know much about cars but you do know that you don't want to buy American. You fit the above criteria, but despite the physical onset of middle age you think you're too young for a four door. In reality, you're just too single. You're on the fast track to middle management and you want people to know it.

Why you shouldn't buy this car:
You know that driving fast isn't just about power. You want to buy American and that whole "Made in Ohio" versus "Assembled In Ohio" thing confuses you. You want a simple, well-engineered, economical, practical car. You work in any design-related field.

Suitability Parameters:
Speed Merchants: No
Fashion Victims: No
Treehuggers: No
Mack Daddies: Yes
Tuner Crowd: Yes
Hairdressers: Yes
Penny Pinchers: No
Euro Snobs: No
Working Stiffs: No
Technogeeks: No
Poseurs: Yes
Soccer Moms: No
Nascar Dads: No
Golfing Grandparents: No

Also Consider:
• Volkswagen GTI
• Subaru WRX
• Mitsubishi Lancer
• Getting a life
• Hyundai Coupe
• Nissan Maxima Coupe


• Manufacturer: Honda
• Model tested: Accord 2DR EX-L V6 NV
• Model year: 2008
• Base Price: $21,860 (2DR LX-S 4-cylinder)
• Price as Tested: $31,145
• Engine type: 3.5-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC V6
• Horsepower: 268 @ 6,200 RPM
• Torque: 248@ 5,000 RPM
• Red line: 6,800 RPM
• Transmission: six-speed manual
• Curb Weight: 3,446 lbs
• LxWxH: 190.0" x 72.8" x 56.4"
• Wheelbase: 107.9"
• Tires: 235/45 R18
• Drive type: FWD
• 0 - 60 mph: 5.7 seconds
• 1/4-mile: 14.0 seconds
• Top speed: N/A
• EPA Fuel economy city/highway: 17/25 MPG
• NHTSA crash test rating: n/a

Also see:

All of our reviews are always available by clicking the Jalopnik Reviews tag in the masthead.

Share This Story

Get our `newsletter`


Jeff Glucker

Man... this is why I need an Aston Martin. So people will think I am on the fast-track to Monte Carlo and a 5-hour "Model Bangtime" session...