Driving it is fine.
But the Honda Accord model is a car with inherited bad issues since its release in 2012. (9th generation)
The first main problem was the audio.
Brand new Honda Accords 4 and 6 cylinders, sedan and coupe, were all exposed to malfunction of the audio device. Luckily many cars had their radios working OK, but complaints like crazy came out thru months. Mine had the trouble and was fixed by itself, please don't ask how because I don't know.
The other failure which is still observed up to 2016 models is the leak between the CVT box and the motor. Lots of Honda Accord owners took their cars right after weeks and months of using the vehicles, because there was a leak showing the gasket wet between the CVT and the motor.
Honda technicians "cleaned up" the stain, and asked the owners to come back if the leak shows up again.
One owner still asking what kind of "cleaner" Honda technicians have used, because stop the leaks for years, but the stain will eventually come back right at the time when the warranty is expiring.
This problem with the Honda gaskets between the motor and CVT is a major repair, that will cost you hundreds of dollars and the car in the shop for a week, unless Honda is smart and instead of replacing the gasket, charges you for such replacement but only use their famous "cleaner" and you won't see any leak up to more years later.
Another problem is the steering wheel torque sensor, which fails in many 2013 and 2014 Honda Accords.
Honda corporation decided to "extend" the warranty for this part up to 5 years and provide a "fix" which is manipulating the car's computer in case the sensor stops working. With this computer manipulation, the steering wheel will be able to be turned in case the torque sensor fails.
Instead of recalling the affected cars and fix the problem replacing the defected part, Honda decided to provide a temporary "patch".
The gasket to the oil cover tank, also leaks right after 60,000 miles when the warranty has expired.
Another common problem is with the sensor for the timing chain. When the car starts make a rough sound, and Honda technicians swear with their lives that such horrible noise won't affect at all the motor parts, the valves, nothing.
There is another recent recall for the model Accord very recently.
I don't know why some people consider the Honda Accord as the best seller car, when this brand and model is not what the Honda Accord used to be in the 90's.
Today, this brand and model has monopolized the repairs, by making hard to find pages for "do it yourself" car owners in the Honda web site.
Honda's intentions is making their dealers as the only ones repairing and doing maintenance to their vehicles.
As a comparison, the Hyundai Sonata has more features, less complaints at the long run, free online repair service manual, cheaper price, and drives and feels the same and better than a Honda.
Of course, the appearance of the Honda is somewhat more attractive than the Hyundai, but about performance, warranty and better and more features, Hyundai is a much better option.
After all, one can customize the car if the look is not what is the best feature in the Hyundai.
To me, after owning and driving some new cars thru the years, the Honda Accord has been an average car with lots of disappointments.
I have had a better experience when in the 80s I bought a Chrysler Reliant, surely that car gave me better driving performance, more comfort, better looking -for a car of that time- more fun, definitively I missed that car.
Before a owned a Ford Pinto, what a crap of a great car! It ended suffering with this car running hard over 45 miles per hour, but what a beautiful sound of the motor... in those times Ford cars were cars...
When you buy cars, you know what you expect of the vehicle by comments made by other owners.
In the case of Honda, before you follow the comments of new owners, check the comments of owners who bought their cars two or three years ago.
I know that this message is way out of the intent of this topic, but for me, after my experience with the Honda Accord, this is a car I never want to drive again.
After the news release of the torque sensor failure and fix with a computer system patch by Honda corporation, my car insurance premium went up.
Tell me about it.