2008 Honda Accord Sedan | First Drive | Edmunds.com

We admit that after a day of driving the redesigned 2008 Honda Accord, our reporter's notebook was completely blank. It's not that there's nothing to say about how the 2008 Accord drives. It's that the Accord drives as brilliantly as it always has. In the rising tide of class sophistication, the Accord has maintained its position among competitors. It's smoother than the sometimes coarse Nissan Altima. And it's more alert in its responses than the cushy, isolated Toyota Camry.

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