Used Car of the Day: 2016 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today we bring you a clean 2016 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L.

It appears to be well-maintained and in like-new condition, with the only issues I see is that the windshield was replaced recently (thanks to a rock on the highway) and that the tires already have 20K miles on them.

Oh, and it's a CVT -- these cars are so much fun when you can row your own. Oh well.

Other than that, there's not a lot of background needed here. This car appears either bone stock or close to it, and it doesn't seem to need major work. It's clearly a daily driver. The 157,000 miles might give some folks pause.

Then again, it is a Honda.

Click here to see it for yourself. The asking price here is $12,500.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on May 06, 2024

    157k is not insignificant, even for a Honda. A lot would depend on the maintenance records and the environment the car was operated in. Up to date maintenance and updated wear items like brakes, shocks, belts, etc. done recently? Where did those 157k miles accumulate? West Texas on open, smooth roads that are relatively easy on the chassis or Michigan, with bomb crater potholes, snow and salt that take their toll on the underpinnings. That Honda 4 will run forever with decent maintenance but the underneath bits deteriorate on a Honda just like they do on a Chevy.

  • Offbeat Oddity Offbeat Oddity on May 07, 2024

    The price is definitely too high, but this generation of Accord has still been very reliable- not far off from the Camry. I believe the CVTs in these have held up very well, so while not ideal, it wouldn't deter me- the mileage is just way too high.

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