Elegant styling is a feature of the latest edition of the Honda Accord

The all-new Honda Accord is an impressive piece of automotive engineering that’s aimed at those who realise it provides close to the same quality as the big German marques, but without their high price tags. Image is important to many car buyers, but the new Accord is worth serious consideration even if you can afford something more expensive. With the four-cylinder version of the Accord starting at just $31,490 you get a lot of car for a minimal outlay. The topline V6 Accord L is loaded with many upmarket features… Read more


Styling of the latest Honda Accord aims at sophistication - and hits the mark

The ninth generation Honda Accord has been introduced to Australia’s motoring media at a special event in Auckland, New Zealand. Our Kiwi neighbours received the car a month ahead of Australia and Honda was keen to let us test the new car on some of the world’s best driving roads. NZ and Oz Accords have identical specifications, Honda Accord’s high grade models have levels of equipment that rival that of the much more expensive Honda Legend, and there’s a big push on refinement and sophistication. Hence the new Accord has… Read more

HONDA ACCORD 2003 – 2012

2008 Honda Accord

Honda cars have long held a reputation as being a step above other Japanese marques in quality and prestige. Nowhere does this show more than in the medium-large Accord sedans. These days the Honda Accord sells in Australia in two different market segments. One, called Accord Euro, has a real emphasis on sporty handling and has gained a good reputation amongst those who enjoy driving. It gives, precise communicative steering and plenty of road grip. Handling was improved further when an upgraded Euro model arrived in Australia in June 2008…. Read more


Aerodynamic shape of the body is a feature of all Honda Civic models, the aero package is now complemented by a very economical turbo-diesel engine

The modern automobile story of better fuel economy with sparkling performance just keeps being told. Now Honda adds a new chapter to the tale with the Civic Hatch DTi-S diesel. Born of Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology philosophy ‘to balance environmental efficiency with the dynamic performance expected of a Honda’, the made-in-Britain, 1.6-litre engine produces 88 kW of power and up to 300 Nm of torque. The latter is 126 Nm more than the equivalent 1.8 litre non-turbo petrol engine. Mated only with a six-speed manual transmission – ruefully, there is… Read more