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On the road with the Honda Accord

Honda Phils lent me one of their Honda Accord to test out and told me I can take it out of town, we headed out to see how fast it can go on the highway and quickly drove it up north.

honda accord

They also told me I can go and stay at the Holiday Inn at Clark so we headed there as soon as we can. Nothing beats the clean even roads of NLEX for a test drive.

honda accord

The Honda Accord is the car company’s top of the line executive sedan and the one we used was the 3.5 liter V6 i-VTEC variant. Prior to this, the biggest engine I’ve driven was a 2.0 so the 3.5 is really huge leap (it’s like driving a sedan with twin engines on the hood).



The car is listed at around Php2,050,000 and this makes it the most expensive item I’ve ever tested and reviewed so far. At the same time, there’s this nagging feeling I’d always need to be very careful with driving this car.

honda accord

While we tried our best to hit 200kmph even for a few seconds, we could not go past 180kmph due to the traffic at NLEX on a Friday night (the speedometer indicates 260kmph as the top speed). The Accord also has this EconoMode where it automatically switches between 6-cylinders to 3-cylinders when cruising thereby saving on fuel.

honda accord

I’ll have to drive it around some more but so far, having driven the Accord 3.5 V6 in the last 24 hours already changed my perception of the car. I’m no car expert but, so far, I’m impressed. More on this next week when I get to play with all the built-in dashboard control technology.

P.S. If you’re a Honda owner of fan, you can follow them on Twitter at @hondaphil

Disclosure: Honda Phils covered our hotel and meals plus filling the gas up to the brim.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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23 Responses

  1. Jade Bryan says:

    omg. How could I get one? hahah. Is V6 i-VTEC 6 or 8 cylinder? 3.5L is awesome parang nagdridrive ka lng ng pick-up which is more lighter.

  2. crisn says:

    wow. At first I was feeling funny about an unlikely item being reviewed on this site, but yes upon clicking, is indeed a car review by yugatech. Congrats! Getting luckier every time.

  3. Vic says:

    Lucky man Abe! :-)

  4. so you broke the speed limit….. and admitted it….

  5. wow.. 3.5L. it must automatically detour on gas stations whenever the car sees one. :)

  6. Ryan says:

    @John, the 3.5 Accord has Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology. It uses less petrol by switching off some engine cylinders while on low revs and is overall more gas thrifty versus other V6 engines. But when you got 2M to shell for the car, I’m sure you won’t mind the gas mileage.

  7. arnold says:

    Astig pare. With a power like that, I could easily break into 200mph…even with traffic! lol!

  8. drew says:

    the rival of camry. hehehe

  9. Vince says:

    Nice experience Abe!!! Wish many bloggers can experience the same.:)

  10. Jay says:

    sir yuga can you make a review of 2010 Hyundai Sonata? i heard it’s selling like pancakes in other countries.

  11. kumagpome says:

    wow! i hope to see more car review from your blog.

  12. Wow!

    From tech to cars. Keep it up, yuga!

  13. jojo30 says:

    Sweet!! :)

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  15. KuyaBeny says:

    It’s more of a luxury car rather than a utility car for me, personally speaking

  16. Jes says:

    Sana naman test drive mo din yung City 1.3, yuga…

  17. yizhan says:

    Does it have a Satellite-Linked Navigation System, just like in the Accord Coupe and Accord Crosstour?

  18. Teknisyan says:

    one of the nicest car around. high mileage and comfort.:)

    hope to read more about your car experience! :)

  19. jd.Obedoza says:

    swerte naman ni master!

  20. ikilobo says:

    the queen of the road..
    very nice:)

  21. I am not sure about that…

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