The used Honda Accord Tourer is reminiscent of a mature cheddar sandwich covered with a sumptuous layer of premium pickle
The used Honda Accord Tourer is reminiscent of a mature cheddar sandwich covered with a sumptuous layer of premium pickle. Now, some people may suggest this association rattles round my brain because of certain worrying 'issues', but it is actually because the Accord and the aforementioned snack have something in common. Let me explain. If I was to purchase you a premium estate (if, I said - if), you may ask for a BMW 3 Series or Mercedes C-Class. Equally, if you were extremely hungry a slap-up meal is probably more appealing than two slices of bread. Perhaps we should think again. The Accord is every bit as satisfying to own as many of its prestigious competitors, in the same way that simple meals can taste so good they make your eyeballs spin. The current Accord Tourer, which was introduced in 2008, is available with three smooth engines. My favourite is the 2.4-litre 198bhp variant as this propels the Accord to 60mph in 7.6 seconds, and reaches 138mph. Not bad for a large sandwich carrier that averages 31mpg. The 2.2-litre 147bhp diesel variant is also impressive as it averages 47mpg and hits sixty in 9.3 seconds. The 2.0-litre 153bhp petrol has similar performance to the diesel and manages a respectable 38mpg. Further Accord plus points include the confidence inspiring handling, its maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, generous equipment specification, and the kind of long term reliability that makes granite look short lived. So, if you consider ease of ownership and durability more important than prestige, then the Accord is a worthy addition to your shopping list. According to Motoring.co.uk's used car database, prices for one year old examples of the used Honda Accord Tourer start at £18,000. Alternatively, a decent sandwich is far cheaper at £3.50.
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