The well-defined beltline is much lower than that of the sedan, and the highest point of the body is over the rear wheels. It is bigger and less narrowly-focused than a sports coupe, but sacrifices little in the way of performance and handling. To get there we had to drive some steep and windy roads. The Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls and the HomeLink® Remote System were our favorite. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter.
There is no similarity at all behind the windshield. That is no insult, as few cars handle like the current Prelude. It has 200 horsepower, 30 more than the old V6, and sips regular unleaded at a typically low Honda rate. But it does stimulate the driver-gratification glands. It took the roads like a piece of cake. The body parts ahead of the windshield -- the grille, front bumper fascia, and hood -- are similar to those of the sedan, but subtly different.
The 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat of the V6 Coupe automatically moves forward when the seat back release lever is raised to facilitate access to the rear seat. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. There are useful storage spaces throughout the interior, and the trunk is quite large for a coupe. It has its own distinctive style, and comforts that approach those of more expensive luxury coupes. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. For the first time in the Accord's long history, V-6 and manual transmission are not mutually exclusive concepts, and the six-speed's precise engagements and short shift throws enhance the pleasure of piloting this rig by a bunch.
When we saw the price we thought that was a little high until we saw everything that came standard on the car. Accords have earned first-place points in four of six comparison tests since 1997, and they've made our 10Best list in 17 of the 21 years we've been giving the award. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557548277380 ; listingsSearchManager. A touch of elegance is given by chrome trim around the side windows. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter.
Little did we know that shortly after we had the opportunity to test drive the top of the line model. Quicker on its feet, quicker straight ahead, quicker to provoke smiles at the helm. Although the coupe did weigh 140 pounds less than the sedan, that's still a pretty strong testimonial for the efficiencies of a standard transmission. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. We found the sunroof button to be in an awkward position and confusing to operate without looking. As much as we respect them, we can't say that about the other members of the latest Accord family.
It had all of the advantages of a coupe and none of the usual disadvantages. The 1998 Accord Coupe is, particularly in upscale V6 form, a personal coupe for the real world. Honda has maintained high standards of dependability, quality and value with the Accord line. The six-speed two-door hit 60 in 5. As far as safety, the 1998 Honda Accord has sturdy steel door beams and a front crush zone for full-frontal and offset-frontal impacts and a passenger compartment reinforced against side impacts. Its distinctive styling and sporty appearance turned a few heads as we whizzed by. The car quietly glided over bumps with little notice and took corners with little or no hesitation.
The instrument panel is the well-designed one also found in the new Accord Sedan. It's an enviable track record, and no other car comes close. The Accord Coupe has adequate room for four full size adults. Standard 4-wheel antilock disc brakes make sure it stops as well as it goes. It has plenty of room both inside and in the trunk, and is not at all thirsty for fuel.
BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. Although the 4-cylinder car is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the V6 comes only with an automatic. The key elements of this character shift-tires and transmission-aren't very mysterious, but they combine to make this particular Accord unique among its stablemates. We took a trip up to Alturas, California. V-6 versions were available only with automatics.
The smooth 4-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic programming to electronically manage gearshifts to make gear shifting smoother. We both agreed that the new look is a great improvement over the previous model. When it comes to comfort the Accord has it all. It is the same engine and transmission as found in the Accord V6 Sedan, and not a bad choice, even for spirited driving. There would have been no review at all of a V6 coupe, as there was no such car. With a great combination of luxury comfort and appearance, styling, and sporty performance the Accord will be a tough competitor in the mid-size coupe market. A drink was a little cumbersome to remove from the drivers rear cup holder unless the top compartment of the center console was open.