Honda Accord Hybrid Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer After 10 generations of experience, engineering innovation and refinement, the Honda Accord has reached another pinnacle. New from the ground up for 2018 the Accord has a more rigid and lighter unibody platform; it’s lower and wider; and for first time it has a turbocharged engine plus an available 10-speed…

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2018 Honda Accord Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Last December, our granddaughter graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California and was getting ready to move to Virginia for graduate school. She was planning to drive cross country in her one-year old Honda Accord with her cat. We didn’t like the idea of her making the trip…

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2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring Sedan Test Drive

“2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring Sedan” 10th Generation Accord offers several consumer choices For more than 41 years, the Honda Accord celebrates being America’s Best-Selling Car as it enters the 2018 model year offering an impressive and practically unbelievable host of choices for consumers. Among the choices, there are three engines: a new 1.5-liter Direct…

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As we see our local fuel prices bounce all over the place we have become more appreciative of cars that get good fuel economy. With EPA Fuel Economy Estimates of 49 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 48 mpg combined, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid certainly qualifies as having one…

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Napa, Calif. – Few cars have had more impact on the U.S. auto market than the Honda Accord. It was initially imported from Japan starting in 1976, but in 1982 Honda built a plant in Marysville, Ohio and has since built more than 10.5 million Accords in the U.S. This year Honda…

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring Test Drive

“2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring” A Classy midsize Hybrid Sedan marks Accord’s 40th Anniversary The first Honda Accord was a CVCC that appeared in 1976. The 2014-2015 Honda Accord Hybrid led the charge as a mid-size hybrid sedan, setting the benchmark in refinement, advanced technology and class leading fuel economy. For the 2017 model year,…

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2016 Honda Accord Test Drives

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer If, as the saying goes, “practice makes perfect” the 2016 Honda Accord is darn close to perfect after nearly 40 years and nine generations of production. Add to that Honda’s obsession with innovation and simplicity and you have one of the best mid-size cars built. Through the generations the Accord…

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2016 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan Test Drive

“2016 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan” A further advancement of 9th Generation Accord The highly popular Honda Accord has been around for nearly four decades and it was the first Honda model and the first vehicle from a Japanese auto manufacturer to be built on U.S. soil. The Honda Accord has been in continuous production at…

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2015 Honda Accord Hybrid Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We try to make a trip to Montana at least twice a year to visit Bill’s mother and over the years we’ve discovered it’s nearly as fast and it’s a whole lot more fun to drive than fly. On previous trips we’d driven several different types of cars, but we…

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