The Accord's handling is nothing short of brilliant, especially for a front-wheel-drive car. Racing through winding back roads or opening the Accord up on a long stretch of empty highway,...
... the coupe will be completely in its element. Only when passing at high speeds or charging up a steep grade does the 166-horsepower four-cylinder fall short.
If you can swing the extra cash, the 3.0-liter V6 really is the way to go. Rated at 244 horsepower, the V6 moves the Accord with such authority you'll think you've entered into BMW territory. V6 models come standard with a close-ratio six-speed manual that feels terrific, with quick precise throws and no trace of rubbery or notchy linkage.