Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Legions of Buyers Place Trust in Accord

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Legions of Buyers Place Trust in Accord

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Byline: By Malcolm Tumbridge

Here's a high quality family car with a good range of engines which is a pleasure to drive. Honda has always fitted brilliant engines to its cars and the Accord is no exception.

The petrol engines are very sporty, the two-litre is adequate but the 2.4-litre delivers very brisk performance, especially because the manual gearboxes are so slick and easy to use.

Probably the pick of the range though is the 2.2-litre I-CTDi diesel which manages to be refined, frugal and quicker in acceleration terms than the two-litre petrol.

As with all, Hondas, reliability is excellent so there are just nine common faults in the UsedCarExpert.com guide to look out for. Here are three of the more significant ones:

Checklist

Check 1: Suspension

As you drive the car over rough surfaces or bumps (eg. speed bumps) listen for a knocking noise coming from the front suspension. Common on high-mileage cars. It often means an anti-roll bar link needs replacing. …

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