Which used Honda Accord saloon should I buy?
The majority of Accords are diesel-powered, mainly because they were bought as fleet and lease cars. The fabulously smooth and flexible 2.2 i-DTEC is the pick of the range. It comes in either 148bhp or 177bhp variants, with the first suitable for most.
If you're intent on a petrol Accord, then the 154bhp 2.0-litre is refined and fairly frugal, while the 198bhp 2.4-litre has lots of pace, but high fuel costs. From launch, the only automatic gearbox option was available on the petrol models, but a five-speed auto 'box was introduced on the less-powerful diesel model in 2009.
The entry-level ES model comes with climate control, alloy wheels, electric windows and cruise control. The EX trim gets leather upholstery, sat-nav and Bluetooth. GT adds a sporty bodykit to both the ES and EX models, while Nav models add sat-nav. There's also the sporty Type S - fitted with the more powerful diesel engine - which gets goodies such as leather-trimmed and heated electric seats.