My Accord has a better Ride and handling then my 2005 EXI PROSMATEC, I think that is enough to say, I also have a Mercedes C180.
My 1988 CA4 EX Accord has done 90,000Km on Petrol, Honda South Maintained.
The only concerns about Accords are the previous owners have treated them really roughly, I feel sad and anger about them.
Look for an Accord with sound engine, suspensions, body rust, power steering, brakes, A/C compressor, radiator cooling.
Engine, suspensions and A/C are the important thing to look for, all other things can be worked for low cost.
Either you can go for a rough one 1988 EX with power everything and S/R and spend some money, or buy one in a good condition for 300-350K.
I know a lot about Accords, I am ready to help if you need.