Honda Accord Type S
The 2003 Honda Accord Type S is the seventh generation of Honda's best selling car for 15 years. The Honda Accord Type S is not one to break Honda's winning streak as it has already garnered the award for Japan Car of the Year for 2002 to 2003 and continues to outsell other cars of other brands in the same class. Honda Accord Type S isn't a pure sport car - it is between family limousine and sport car, which makes, that various number of drivers will find in Accord Type S something for them.
The S in Honda Accord Type S stands for Sport and this car certainly lives up to its athletic name. Looks wise, the Honda Accord Type S is given its sporty appearance by a strong, deeply inclined nose accented by streamlined bumpers and slim headlights. These flow and blend well with its smoothly lined body, taut side skirts, and a solid rear end. The sporty look of the Honda Accord Type S is completed by the addition of wide five-spoke alloy wheels in gunmetal grey.
Honda Accord Type S is different from the stock Honda Accord in interior and exterior. The suspension in tougher (but still remains quite comfortable) and Type S has more aggressive bumpers and side skirts. Also front grill is a little bit different - it looks like a honeycomb. The seats are cover with alcantara in the center and with skin on the sides. Accord Type S has an interior with carbon-look decor (it is plastic but very nice in touch and looks really good), the counters on a dashboard are highlighted by red light. Everything is really well elaborate - but it is Honda, it can't be different.
Look under the hood and the Honda Accord Type S has even more to offer. This car boasts of an in-line 4-cylinder 2.4 liter engine injected with Honda's advanced i-VTEC technology. Of course the isn't any turbocharger. This engine gives the Honda Accord Type S a maximum power of 190 bhp at 6800 rpm and an even more impressive torque of 164 lbs/ft at 4500 rpm. It can go from zero to a speed of 60 mph in 7.9 seconds with speeds topping at 141 mph (it is official top speed provided by Honda but Accord Type S can go a little bit faster). It weights 1398 kg. All this power can be effortlessly controlled through the Honda Accord's easy shifting 6-speed manual gearbox which is very precise.
As it is a Honda, the Honda Accord Type S is superb when it comes to handling. This car may be a front-wheel drive, but its double-wishbone suspension balances both the front and the rear parts of the car. The multilink suspension, just as it is used in racing, gives the Honda Accord Type S excellent grip and road holding.
The Honda Accord Type S is also outfitted with dual climate control, six airbags, ABS with electronic brake distribution, and VSA traction control.
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