I bought a 1993 Honda Accord EX coupe in 1997. The car was was a lease return, had 39,000 miles on it, and despite being somewhat dirty when I bought it, was in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. It was what Honda calls brownwood metallic (a bronze-tinted rose colour) with burgundy interio. The coupe was my first car in four years, and was one of the rarer 5-speed models. My choice was based on a quick test-drive, as well as Honda's excellent reputation for quality and reliability. I thought my EX was alot of fun to drive - it had great pick-up, and would spin the front tires fairly easily if I revved high and engaged the clutch more abruptly from stops.
The highest mileage I ever got was 32 mpg, which I considered excellent - that was with the A/C off, and I drove 469 miles on one tank of gas (FYI, Accord gas tanks are 14.5 US gallons).
I would consider seat comfort, reliability, driveability and economy to have been the high points of my EX coupe. The five-speed transmission and the higher-performance 2.2 litre 16 valve four cylinder engine were a great combination, and altered the personality of the Accord, which is somewhat boring to drive with automatic transmission. Not so great was the quality of some of the interior fittings. The knobs for the temperature control and fan broke off several times, and were replaced each time, but kept breaking. The Honda dealership said this was a common problem in that particular series of Accord, but I can't understand why the knobs couldn't have been manufactured to hold up better than they did. Also, the plastic surrounding the driver's side interior doorhandle broke, making opening the door extremely difficult. This also was replaced at low cost. Overall, I would say my EX coupe had nice interior fittings, and a high quality feel to them. Older Accords have problems with rust around the fuel filler door and back edges of the rear wheel wells; however, since I was very meticulous about maintaining the interior and exterior of my car, I never saw a speck of rust anywhere.
I sold my Accord last October, after purchasing a new Toyota RAV4. I still miss it sometimes; while I love the versatility and space of the RAV, the Accord was much more fun to drive. Of course, the RAV and the Accord are two entirely different vehicles. If I could have kept both, I probably would have.