What do you think mine will be like? I have a New Accord 2.4 petrol (ADAS- all the toys) on order. Will be with me hopefully 6th jan 2012
It will be fine mate - mustn't worry.
Car magazines have a tendency to scribble nonsense that helps sell their publications. All petrol Accords I have researched, seem to be as bomb proof as Iran's mountain-dug nuclear facilities so you wont have any issues
Funnily enough, saw a facelift Accord yesterday and it really didnt look at all different from mine. Of course the grille is the biggest difference and with ADAS you cant change this either to a sportier one, but that aside, I parked next to it and as I walked back to the car, there was not a lot of difference at all externally.
And even if there was - the Accord is far better value and better equipped pound for pound in contrast to other competing manufacturers.