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2008 Honda Accord Coupe

2dr V6 Man EX-L

Starting at | Starting at 17 MPG City - 25 MPG Highway

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  • $28,310 original MSRP
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Benefits of Driving a 2008 Honda Accord Coupe

The 2008 Honda Accord's engines stand out in the midsize sedan class as being among the most economical yet powerful, and its roomy new interior also ranks as one of the most distinctive. Prices have been raised, and the value-priced VP edition is no longer available with the '08, but standard equipment has been increased as well, and electronic stability control, which is commonly optional in this class, is installed across the line.

What's new for 2008?

The Honda Accord line, which includes one of the best-selling midsize sedans in the U.S. as well as a coupe body style, has been completely redesigned for 2008. It's slightly larger all around, yielding a more spacious interior. Honda has also upgraded the Accord's standard safety features. As before, the Accord offers a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines.

Model Strengths

  • Roomier interior
  • new appearance
  • powerful and economical engines
  • safety.

Model Review

Honda's Accord gets a completely new, more sophisticated and detail-oriented look for 2008, along with a complete mechanical redesign. It's slightly larger overall, including almost three inches more length than the 2007 model, but more notably it's slightly wider, making the interior 1.5 inches wider as well. This wider stance allows the front seats to be set farther apart with a more expansive center console.

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Flash Drive: 2008 Honda Accord EX V6 Coupe

Source: MSN Autos

Honda has worked to distinguish the Accord Coupe from the sedan. A great looking design with an aggressive wedge shape and flat rear glass, the Accord Coupe is powered by a sweet 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 268 horsepower. Combined with the 6-speed manual in our test car, this should be one sporty coupe, but it doesn't quite come together. The clutch is very light but hard to engage smoothly, the steering is also light but numb with no feedback to the driver, and with all that V6 power even Honda can't eliminate the torque steer. The interior is beautifully done with leather-trimmed seats, perfect ergonomics, Honda's navigation system and Bluetooth hands-free phone integration. How good would this car be if it were rear-wheel drive? - Mike Meredith

This new Accord does everything well. Honda has a reputation for delivering automobiles with bulletproof reliability, sensible styling and efficient engines at a great value, and this Accord does not disappoint. The leather seats are supportive and the driver has great access to all controls. The new navigation system, using a control knob similar to the BMW iDrive, requires a small learning curve to use efficiently. The back seat offers decent legroom, but limited headroom due to the slanted roofline. On the road the Accord puts down strong power from the V6 using a smooth 6-speed manual, but develops slight torque steer and body roll when pushed aggressively. While there are other cars that might excite a driver more, overall the Accord is a great automobile for someone who wants reliability mixed with performance. - Joe Chulick

What a difference colors make. The interior and plastic dashboard in the Honda Accord Coupe look much better in black than they do in the lighter colors available. The coupe is much prettier than the sedan on the outside, and has an absolutely brilliant, silky smooth V6 engine. That V6 engine is quiet and unobtrusive around town but has an invigorating growl when pushed to higher revs. To match that smooth engine, Honda engineers have made the feel of all the major controls too light. For anyone who enjoys driving, the over-light steering, brick-like clutch and totally effortless shifter (which manages to be too far away from the steering wheel) are a huge disappointment. Sadly, the Honda Accord Coupe simply isn't any fun to drive. - Paul Hagger

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

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Honda Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

Honda Certified Used Car Limited Warranty extends the non-powertrain coverage by 1 year/12,000 miles from the date of purchase or expiration of new car warranty date. In addition, Honda Certified Used Car Limited Warranty extends the powertrain coverage to 7 years/100,000 miles.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 6 year or 80,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 150
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance No
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles

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