1. Overview of the Honda Accord Evil Spirit - Why the name
The Honda Accord from top most Japanese automaker has been in existence since 1976. When the vehicle was launched, little did anyone expect the model to still churn out great cars. This is probably because most people at the time were used to the more compact Civic. Overtime, the Accord has become one of the best selling models by Honda.
One of the best generations is the 8th generation - which we will talk about here. The 2008 - 2012 Honda Accord is popularly known as the Honda Accord Evil Spiritin Nigeria because of how it looks when tinted and it seemingly creeps behind you unnoticed. The Honda Accord Evil Spirit comes with a 4 cylinder engine and an average of 21 miles per gallon in the city and 31 on the highway.
The Honda Accord 2008 -2012 can creep behind you unnoticed - hence the name!
2. Trim levels & exterior of Honda Accord Evil Spirit
The Honda Accord Evil spirit comes in 3 trims - EX, EX-L and LX. They all have options of manual and automatic transmission. The EX-L is the most expensive and comes with more features than the rest.
The 2008 - 2012 Honda Accord models all look sporty and spacious from the outside. The versions made in 2011 and 2012 appear sleeker than the previous versions - with the EX-L having the more glamorous look. You have the option of going for a sedan or a coupe in all the trim levels. There's also the daytime running lights in front which comes as a standard too.
The versions made in 2011 and 2012 appear sleeker than the previous versions
The seats in the Honda Accord Evil Spirit is pretty comfortable especially for those embarking on long trips. There's plenty of shoulder, head, hip and leg room for both driver and passengers. The stereo allows you play a CD or DVD, with a USB port and one for your aux cord. Though the USB port can be found only in the 2011 and 2012 versions. The adjustable power seats and side curtain airbags are also available. The cockpit appears arranged in the versions and you don't find buttons scattered all over.
The Honda Accord Evil Spirit has a nice interior
Honda vehicles are among the safestand the Honda Accord Evil Spirit is not excluded. It did well in crash tests carried out by the NHTSA. The vehicle also comes with bespoke safety systems as a standard. There's the daytime running lights that make it easy for other cars ro see you coming. There's some curtain airbags and frontal airbags for when accidents occur, and the anti-lock brakes too.
The base engine of the Honda Accord Evil Spirit is a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder DOHC engine. It beats the Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Mazda 6, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry in horsepower. For example, the Honda Accord Evil Spirit of 2011 comes with a 4 cylinder engine that puts out 190 HP. The same engine in the Ford fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Mazda 6, and Toyota Camry made in the same havw outputs of 175 HP, 169 HP, 170 HP and 169 HP respectively. This means that you'll definitely have the Accord running way faster than the others in its class. However, you also have the option of getting a 3.5 liter V6 SOHC engine - which is definitely faster.
Sedan Comparison: 2009 Mazda6, 2009 Honda Accord, 2008 Toyota Camry
The 2009 and 2010 Honda Accord have miles per gallon rating of 21 mpg in the city and 30 and 31 mpg on the highway respectively. The 2011 and 2012 versions come with a 33 and 34 mpg on the highway rating, respectively, but 31 mpg in the city. So if you notice, the ratings in the Evil Spirit model is pretty much similar in all versions. However, the manual transmission variants of these cars are faster with maybe one or two extra points on the mpg rating.
The pros are definitely more than the cons the Honda Accord Evil Spirit is a comfortable ride with enough space for passengers and cargo. The engine is smooth and it's a fuel economy vehicle. Howver, there's noise from plastics in the car and you hear them sometimes when driving. If you want a USB port for charging phone or playing music, you can't find it in the 2009 and 2010 versions.
How to buy a good used Honda Accord Evil Spirit
Visit accredited Honda dealers across the country and enquire on purchase. You can also look through the Naijauto site for more referrals. Once you find one that tickles your fancy, contact the seller and go with someone who has an eye for Honda cars to have a look. Look out for faulty brake calipers and actuators. If you hear so much noise from the engine, have it checked before making a purchase.
If you hear so much noise from the engine, have it checked before making a purchase
How to maintain Honda Accord Evil Spirit
Ensure you carry out routine maintenance of the Honda Accord Evil Spirit- regardless of the year. The vehicle is built to endure on the rough Nigerian roads and adapt easily. But it's important to always top of fluids and service the car regularly. You're likely to come across problems with the brake calipers. They seize sometimes but doesn't be scared of brake failure while driving. It simply means there's a leak, and it can be fixed. Faulty actuators can also cause noise from the engine. It can as well be fixed.
6. Prices of Honda Accord Evil Spirit in Nigeria & Where to buy
Below are the market prices of Honda Accord Evil Spirit in Nigeria, as shared by Naijauto.
Brand new Honda Accord Evil Spirit prices in Nigeria
Price in naira
Brand new Honda accord Evil Spirit L
Brand new Honda accord Evil Spirit EX
Brand new Honda accord Evil Spirit EX-L
Tokunbo Honda Accord Evil Spirit prices in Nigeria
Price in naira
Tokunbo Honda Accord Evil Spirit 2008
₦2,000,000 - ₦4,000,000
Tokunbo Honda Accord Evil Spirit 2009
₦2,500,000 - ₦5,000,000
Tokunbo Honda Accord Evil Spirit 2010
₦3,500,000 - ₦5,000,000
Tokunbo Honda Accord Evil Spirit 2011
₦3,500,000 - ₦5,500,000
Tokunbo Honda Accord Evil Spirit 2012
₦3,500,000 - ₦5,500,000
Nigerian used Honda Accord Evil Spirit prices in Nigeria
Price in naira
Nigerian used Honda Accord Evil Spirit L
₦1,800,000 - ₦3,500,000
Nigerian used Honda Accord Evil Spirit EX
₦1,800,000 - ₦3,800,000
Nigerian used Honda Accord Evil Spirit EX-L
₦2,200,000 - ₦4,200,000
Nigerian used Honda Accord Evil Spirit 2011
₦2,200,000 - ₦4,500,000
Nigerian used Honda Accord Evil Spirit 2012
₦2,400,000 - ₦4,800,000
Where you can find Honda Accord Evil Spirit for sale in Nigeria
There are many places you can find Honda Accord Evil Spirit for sale in Nigeria. If you like online shopping, take a look at our listings of Honda Accord Evil Spirit for sale in Nigeria. You'll sure find the best prices, while being able to compare thousands of listing in a wink.
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Otherwise, if you like to travel, you can take a trip to Cotonou, Benin and hunt for a tokunbo Accord Evil Spirit there. If you are lucky, you can find a pristine one at cheaper prices. Consult our Price list for tokunbo cars in Cotonou for an idea of how much you should buy an Evil Sprit.
7. Alternatives to Honda Accord Evil Spirit & Conclusion
There are quite a number of good cars that were launched at the same time that can be good alternatives for the 2008 - 2012 Honda Accord model. They include the Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, Acura TL, BMW 3 series and the Mazda 6 - all made within the same period. However, the Honda Accord Evil Spiritis faster and has more torque than every single one of them.
Kennedy Ilediagu is an experienced wordsmith and a creative automotive writer for Naijauto.com. His forte ranges from vehicle maintenance and latest industry updates, to car review articles. He is also a brand management and content creation expert who has worked with Daily Posts (United Kingdom), ESUT Egg Day magazine, and many others for years. Digital copies written by him inform, educate and engage readers globally. When Kennedy is not writing, he is busy taking care of animals, traveling or watching football.