We've owned several LX Accords through out the years and the 2008
model, is by far, the worst of the bunch.
First and foremost, it's the cheapest Accord that we've seen to date.
Gone are the LED-illuminated tachometer, LED brake lights, and
illumination lights on all 4-doors. Gone are the individualized engine
component protectors that were touted by salesmen in the previous
generation Accord. My 2006 Accord LX came with Michelins. The 2008 LX
comes with Dunlops.
The elegant and simple-to-use interior of the previous model has been
replaced with cluttered and confusing array of buttons. The tiny,
triangular door lock buttons are not only not user-friendly, they
could be down-right dangerous in emergency situations. Gone are the
chrome-finish door handles, replaced with cheap looking silver plastic
handles. I could go on. The bottom line: the quality of the interior
material seem vastly inferior to the previous LX models - it looks and
The truck space, while at first glance looks deeper, has been rendered
useless due to the widened wheel wells intruding from both sides. In
the older Accords, I was able to carry 10-speed bicycle in the trunk
without the wheels. I doubt I would be able to do that now.
The ride is very harsh, both on the body (yours) and on the chassis.
The response of the vehicle is dull and sluggish. Gone are the days of
Accords with fast, quick and nimble response with comfortable ride for
hours on end (like my '94). The gas mpg isn't impressive either,
compared to the older Accords and other vehicles in this segment.
In summary, to those who know the "OLD HONDA", the 2008 Accord LX will
probably appear to be a giant step backward. Compared to the several
older LX Accord models that I've owned, 2008 Accord LX was a real
disappointment to me.
And for the price, there are several American models that deliver more
bang for the buck, in my opinion.
Honda no longer appears to be interested in manufacturing quality
vehicles like it used to, and appears to be bent on cutting costs and
parts (literally) and sacrificing quality from their bread and butter,
the Accord line.
I would avoid it like a plague.