The old VW Passat was past it’s best and much as I resent every penny spent on a car the wife insists that the kids can’t walk 400miles to visit gran while we take a bike … Soo car shopping it was and I bought this …
Honda Accord 2.4 typeS , fully loaded and got near 200bhp on tap so should be reasonably perky, nuff room for kids and luggage . Need to go and collect it on Monday . Strangely it’s cheaper to insure than the VW … which I do not understand as it’s engine is bigger and has 50 more BHP ?
It will be removed from hondas hands and placed in the hands of me for servicing . 80k miles in 3 years !!! Oh no no no no I put petrol in the passat twice this last year , once in Febuary and then again in October . That low miles should also save on tyres
The accords are gorgeous. I used to work at Wandsworth Honda as a driver (way back, its been closed years) and I loved the toys there. Cars it was a toss-up between the S2000 and the Accord. The type R was a bit to flighty at the front end, but went like stink.
Bikewise, I loved all of them for different things. The VFR (first generation VTEC) was nice enough, taller than I was used to. The Blackbird was big and quick, but surprisingly good at filtering - very quick trip from Wandsworth up to a dealership Honda had in Harrow to pick up documents that I’d forgotten when I picked up an Accord. But the one I most enjoyed was the 600RR. Again a first generation one, box fresh, round the Wandsworth gyratory banked over properly taking corners at Ahem mph, and it felt massively steady. And then I realised what I was doing and thought ‘****, that’s good’.
Still what do you expect when you hand the keys to lots of brand new toys to a 22 year old.