I’ve had one of these for a few years now and I can honestly say it’s a good, solid, reliable, reasonably good-looking, inoffensive car. Having said that, I’m not necessarily sure I’d upgrade to another Honda when there are a few good other options either available or coming up (the 2012 Mazda 6 or current Skoda Octavia RS come to mind).
I’ll put down to Honda are simply looking a little staid to be honest..
The Honda is a very nice car and I seriously considered it after a test drive. But the negatives were the very stupid and rude sales staff at the dealer – why would I trust a guy who spent about 10 minutes complaining about other staff and bagging them out!
In the end I went with the Mazda 6 which I think is a better car overall and have enjoyed driving it ever since.
I did exactly the same, really liked the euro but the 6 was more fun
Well put together quality cars but as is often said, not quite enough oomph from the engine…
Tim, the new Passat 125tdi & V6 are both available with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters as part of the optional ‘sport package’…
Heloooo Honda where is the diesel for Australia
Gee I am glad it now has trailer stability control. I can see heaps of people buying a low torque front wheel drive car like this to be towing a trailer or caravan. Not!
Proof their is a little sense(And fun?) left in Honda….
This is meant to be positive by the way…
The only Honda car worth buying atm. It is a good car indeed. Especially after 5,500 rpm when the fun starts.
does it still need 95RON fuel..
where’s the diesel?
where’s the wagon?
where’s the diesel wagon????
how many times do we have to ask Honda????????
Yes I agree! No wonder people can not wait any longer and buy VW..etc and it is very hard to get them back.
Apparently there is no market in Aus for the wagon (though they sell them in NZ….)
No market for the wagon? That’ll be news to Subaru and Mazda, who sell wagon versions of the Liberty and 6 respectively, both direct competitors for the Accord Euro.
I wonder what the real reason is?
Honda Australia, stop playing marketing games!
Thats right, what about the VW passat for eg, they sell more wagons than sedans!!, same size car, same market segment!!
Forget the diesel…bring the wagon!
I have a base auto and it,s GREAT!
Honda are you listening????? Offer a diesel auto Accord Euro and also the wagon. How much more will your sales have to fall before you fix your product range? Oh, I know let’s cut our prices some more.
The interior looks great. A V6 would be nice in this.
Euro’s twin Acura TSX (sold in North America) have V6 engine.
Honda Australia are sleeping at the wheel. Your competition offers more choice. You have great offerings overseas to match or better your competition, but you refuse to do it!
And don’t even dare to use the Aussie dollar as an excuse. Your competition can, you can.
So much for the power of dreams ey?
not to mention they reallllly need to re-train their sales staff! I’ve not come across one who’s not arrogant and ful of shi*t
Try talking to a VW staff member. Sooo much worse!
I agree,compared to VWs rudeness to me,I swore never again,and when my Jetta was prematurely written off last year,I went to their direct competitors,and bought the Euro.
Could not be happier with it,it is such an awesome car,I LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
i just test drove the Jetta 2.0 TDI. I am not new to diesels and I did like the performance of the engine and gearbox. What I didnt like is extremely dull steering and seats were quiet firm and not too comfortable.
My question is, Is the euro good enough on performance and acceleration? I know once cannot compare a turbo engine with a non turbo but how well does it stack up against the Jetta??
Spot on Pauley!
wanted to ask CA are the boots sizes qutoed in SAE or VDA?
I dont get it why people go on and on and on about the size of the boot?
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU FILLED IT TO MAXIMUM CAPACITY?
Maybe because people have young families that require prams to be transported along with the usual toys etc!
The shape of the boot is proabably more important. If the boot is of weird shape, the extra 50 litre of space will just go to waste.
Pram is the thing … I had the Euro 1 base auto for 3 years and loved it’s handling. I now drive a GTI but I still miss Euro’s handling although it lacks the punch which the VW delivers
You dont buy a Euro for power…you buy it as its screwed together so well and know it wont fall apart like your golf in 60,000klm.
i disagree about the old A pillar bluetooth, i have used heaps of bluetooth devices and the A pillar honda one is the best of all, i used to have a civic as a company car and it was unreal, i wish i had it now!!!
Was looking at a Euro recently but the rear seat room was what killed it for me.
Looked at one last year and didn’t get it for the same reason. We ended up with a Territory – just a little different – although I just wish the Euro had a tad more rear seat room. It really is a fantastic car – by far Honda’s best.
I love these cars, just great all round!, especially in the manual models! really doesnt need or want for anything else in a car!, even more so now with the extra std features. Yes the only dissapointment for me and the only reason I dont own one is NO WAGON version!, stuff the diesel it would not fit the character of this car, the 2.4 i-vtec engine is brilliant imo. and good on fuel anyway!, Please Please Honda bring us a wagon.
As said many times before,this is Hondas best car globally,and it is arguably the best mid sized sedan in the world,having won Car of the year titles in the USA a few times,Australia,Japan,and South Africa,as well as best reliability in the UK and Germany,5 star safety in Europe,and best resale in Canada.
However,Australia could have done so much more with it,by offering…
1.The very good looking wagon.
2.Offering a diesel option to the very good 2.4 petrol models.
3.Offering the V6,as Acura do in America,Canada,and Mexico…and dropping the boring,old mans regular Accord.
I still love the way this car looks,its very comfortable,well equiped,even in base model,drives so well as it is smooth,nippy,quiet,and reasonably economical.
So well built.
I put my money where my mouth was,and bought one.
Did a lot of research,looked at everything else in this class,and for once,am VERY impressed with my purchase.
Only done 17 000 kilometers,but no problems at all.
This is my 7th new car,and BEST by far,I would buy another given the opportunity.
Very good car but “best mid sized sedan in the world” I do not think so. Maybe they sell well in USA but not in Europe. In Germany sold 354 in Apr, Lexus IS sold only 37, Toyota Avensis (sedan) 596, A4 4871, BMW 3 5977, Mercedes C 6527 and Passat 8855. To be the best you must beat the Germans at home.
I have a 2010 accord euro and I absolutely love it… a lot of the comments above are stating the VW as a better car, it was my first choice when originally looking and after taking them both for a drive, I definately found the Honda to be the better car, more inclusions and better finish overall – much more comfortable for long trips. Love my Euro!
VW is certainly NOT better,my 2010 Euro replaced a 2007 Jetta.
The Jetta in base model has more toys than Euro base model,but the Euro is a more substantial car.
Jetta has a bigger boot,and more rear legroom,which tells us what a good design the Jetta actually is,being the sedan version of the Golf.
BUT,for much the same money,the Euro goes better,is nicer to drive,is more comfy,and IMHO looks better.
More refined,quiter,and much better built.
Dealers have also been far superior.
I am waiting to see how the all new 2012 Jetta compares.
I have the previous generation and love it. Really like this new shape (and update). However it’s still running the same engine/gearbox (with very minor improvements) on a heavier body and the boot is smaller.
I need a new car with more rear passenger room and a bigger boot… Would’ve definitely considered a wagon version of this so too bad. It’s off to Subaru/Volvo I go.
Don’t forget that the Mazda6 also has a wagon option and more rear seat/boot space than the Euro and even more boot space than the Subaru in sedan form. It even has more space with rear seats either up or down in the Wagon than the Subaru. Then there is the added benefit of a full sized spare, unlike the Subaru! If you want even more space again in a wagon, there is always the Mondeo!
hi Tim, does the Euro run on 95RON fuel or normal 91RON fuel. As far as I know Mazda6 runs on 91RON fuel..
Yes, the Euro needs 95RON (premium unleaded). You’re right about the Mazda6, 91RON (standard unleaded) is fine for its engine.
Test drove the new 2012 Euro Accord Luxury today and was impressed. It’s not a livewire gearbox for around town but certainly held it’s own in traffic and it’s very smooth. I’ll have to try and drive a manual sometime to see if there’s much of a difference, but otherwise it was a very easy car to drive, suspension felt firmish but comfortable and it stuck to the road very well. Also have to commend Honda for how quiet the car is.
It is EXTREMELY refined,quiet ,sommoth,and beautifully put together.
i have hade mine for a month now and,can not foult it great car!
I’ve had a Honda Euro (previous generation) for 5 yrs, it’s very reliable and strongly built car, but in performance terms, honestly, the engine lacks of power down low rev range and makes the car feel heavy rolling from stop, I don’t like this! Test driven the new mazda6, and the engine feels stronger and more vivid in low rev range, it feels the 6 is much qiucker than the Euro from start line!! Although beyond 5000rpm, Euro will take the lead, but who drives the car with such a heavy foot in everydays driving? Overall, I will go for the new 6 simply because it feels more stronger and lighter to drive, and sorry Euro, though you do look better and have better interior….
That’s how VTEC engines work – you need to rev in order for it to go!
I do understand what you mean however.
Wish they had the option of a V6 in the Euro. It would eliminate the need for the Accord, but would make Accord Euro the best car out (if it hasn’t already!)
These cars are the best put together vehicles on the market today, bar none. Look at even a 10 year old Accord Euro and I guarantee you it will still be completely flawless inside and out (ie. no plastic worn down, seals braking or loose etc) – provided it’s been looked after okay. They are put together with such care and attention to detail it’s amazing. I highly recommend them.
One of my reasons for choosing a new Euro last year was that the earliest Euros,from 2003,now over 8 years old,still look so good compared to anything else on the roads of the same age…they just dont date,and over the years,its aged better than its arch rival,the Mazda 6.
Great styling imo. Interior far better than a camry also. Now that they are similar in price this deserves a larger slice of the camry market.
Have you noticed how the all new Camry has copied the Euros headlights ???
I just bought the MY12 luxury Nav and absolutely love it!!!!! Its the sexiest car on the road in any angle….
I agree i love mine to!
Michael – we test drove that model yesterday and love it but they want $47K for it – incredibly expensive? Did you get a good discount then?
Gidday from NZ,
Just to clear a couple of things up on the availability of the Euro Accord… Yes we do get the Wagon in NZ, it is called the Tourer, but sadly it doesn’t come in the Diesel option which is available in the UK and Europe.
In 2004 the Honda 2.2 TDI Diesel was made available in Europe, and it smashed the record for economy (93mpg on a test track and Av of 63mpg) and took 8 Diesel speed records at the same time. It is an all Alloy Engine with Nikasil Bores and a CFRP Plug in the Block to contain the high pressures of Compression Ignition, and it makes 340Nm of Torque from 2200rpm all the way to 5000rpm (which is more Torque than Honda’s own 3 litre V6), and to top it all off, it is lighter than Honda’s petrol powered engines.
I asked simlar questions of Honda NZ at the time, as to why they didn’t offer the Diesel version here, and they told me they had no intention of bringing it here, as there was no market for the Diesel in NZ! While I like the car, I especially want access to the engine because I want one of these for my Aeroplane!
There is a conspiracy going on here… Diesels are cleaner and less harmful to the environment due to their better economy, and less toxic waste by-products. You can make three times as much Diesel and light Oils than Petrol from the same barrel of Crude, and there is no need for refinement, so if we all used diesel cars from now on, there would be 3 x the Fuel available from the same World Hydrocarbon Resources. And therefore it should also be 1/3 the cost !!
Soapbox over… GIVE US THE CAR !!
Just brought the 2012 Accord Euro LuxNavi…upgrade from 2010 Accord Lux.
OMG!!! Where have I been??
This car is full of bells, whistles, stuff the sales guy didnt know…
We had the POS ‘tour’ of the car at pickup… fantastic.
My Honda dealer cannot be faulted there. However I said that at POS with my 2010 Honda…
Had a major break issue. Some EBD system thing… =$$$ ++angry <24 month Honda owner = GRRRR
Happy so far. Very very handsome car. Refined interior, more sleek and narrower than the Accord (2010).
Still under 100km, will see how we go on the Hwy in a week or so…
A great company that’s lost a little of it’s mojo lately. Bottom line – time to get rid of the power at hi revs – no torque down low engines. The public have finally twigged that it’s all about torque down low.
Be good to see Honda reinvent it’s HRV. That was a car whose time has come.
Great value base now $29.990 drive away
1.Toyota have lost the plot with the styling of the new 2012 Camry. Some Holden epic overtones & we know how well that car sold.
2. Comfort,Feel,Quality, Style, Manual is sporty
3.Just a great touring car for country roads.
4.Priced under our poor Australian offerings that one area of power is all they can claim.
5. Change the badge an most people would think its from Germany.
I have a 2006 Manual Euro in Arctic Blue and it has just hit 100,000km.
Engine: It lacks torque at the low end. The first gear is deliberately short (60km max), so that helps, but it means to get off the line fast you really need to rev and hear the engine.
On the road its great. I love maxing it out in 2nd or 3rd gear when overtaking, or taking it for a drive through the Grafton forests. When the valves open there is a noticeable kick. Impeccable road grip, even with assistance turned off (more fun that way).
Interior: Great. The only problem i have had is a known one – the front doors start to buzz when certain frequencies from the big sound system are played. This could be Spank Rock or ABC radio. The fix is to drop the windows 1/4 inch below their maximum height. The support service is in denial about this problem even though it is documented.
Look: Still looks like the best 2006 era car on the road. Period.
Would I buy another?: No. the current version doesn’t look as good, and it’s power to weight has gone down. I think Honda needs to up the ante with this car and bring in the UK version, or add some low down torque with a turbo or a bigger engine.
You do realise how cheap Audi’s, Mercedes and BMW’s are in Europe, don’t you?
With similar pricing to the Accord Euro, everyone would pick those three prestige vehicles.
Why? Because of the badge.
For the price, what the car is and what it contains, the Honda Accord Euro is an excellent car.
Hide the badge, then we can have a fair comparison.
I love honda made car, the best car for me. Actually I had three hondas, prelude, euro and last euro 2012. the service staffs of honda are the best. They are very honest and listen to your complain about the car and they are going to rectify the problem.
Just got mine, ordered after looking at all the alternatives. The lux navi with reversing camera sold the wife when also you get the elec memory seats, sunroof and all sorts of fluffies as she calls them. For me the 148kw with paddle shift auto is welcome. Have to admit, having driven it for 2 weeks, I stick it in Drive and it does its own shifts superbly – shifts down on inclines, at a modest request for acceleration and at slow speed. Very smooth and precise. Couldn’t be happier with the space, comfort and features. Sorry Mitsi, I love the Honda.
I,am picking mine up next week can’t wait!
I’ve got my MY13 LuxNavi and totally love it. Just one thing though I can’t find any RDS settings in Navigation model… which is weird. I can see that Luxury has got it.
I need Honda Accord 2007 Model Urgently.
I agree with most people, Honda have been asleep at the wheel for the last couple of years, we definitely need a wagon version, but a diesel version, I’m not convinced. A V6 option would be nice too. A note to the people who push/praise the European alternatives, have you ever considered the maintenance/servicing costs? As a mechanic, I STRONGLY suggest you do before you buy one! They certainly have great features, but in our climate I have seen many failures due to the fact that the do not have 40+ temperatures in Europe & do not make their cars suitable for these temperatures/below average roads.
I have a 2010 Euro & love it, suffice to say more choice in engine/body configuration is needed. Also, for what its worth, in my experience, late model diesels are fraught with danger. Too many KW expected for a small engine. I have seen TOO MANY expensive engine repairs from late model diesel engines FROM MANY manufacturers. Whether its the water here in Adelaide I don’t know, but, as a mechanic, I wouldn’t buy a late model diesel!
Honda accord is one of the best model by honda car manufacturer. I own honda accord and really enjoy very well to drive it. Its all features are so fantastic as well as interior is so amazing.
So much happy to have it . Really it is a great car that give me more luxuries touch to my life . It’s ride always give me enjoy. Its style , design and interior is amazing.
I have the 2004 model and it is the most glorious car i’ve driven for under $70,000. In fact the only car that felt more comfy and luxurious i’ve driven was a 7 series BMW. (My Euro is the top of the line Luxury one)