Sunday, May 9, 2010

And You Thought It Was His Car?

In the month or so since Easter, I've had several opportunities to drive hubby's new car, so I thought I'd post some of my impressions and observations.  First off, I didn't beg or finagle it away from him, he just prefers the extra 5 mpg from his 15-year old Saturn, and it does make a difference on his 40 mile (each way) commute to work.  I kid him that he let's me drive it so I'll wash it for him.

Now for the technical stuff.  Although the Accord is less than 6 inches shorter and only 250 pounds lighter, it drives like a much smaller, lighter car than the Cutlass Supreme I'd been driving for the last 12 years.  It has great visibility, and maneuverability, and is rather peppy.  I say that last part because it's the first four-cylinder car I've driven except for test drives. 
    Some of my favorite things:
    • Comfy leather seats
    • Sunroof
    • Nice two-section console
    • The color
      Some things I miss:
      • No thermometer for inside or outside temperature.
      • The doors do not lock automatically when you put it in gear.
      • The doors do not open without physically unlocking them.
      Overall, I do like it, and in spite of the few differences, the driving experience is still quite similar to my recently deceased Oldsmobile.  The downside is that there isn't anything distinctive about its appearance - I mean, there's got to be a zillion gold Accords out there. 


        1. are you trying to tease

          Accord is really a nice car :)

        2. Thanks for visiting.

          And yes, it is a nice car, and I do enjoy driving it. I can see that it might have appeared otherwise, it's just harder to spot and recognize across the parking lot.


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