Well, by statistics, the Accord lateral G's are very high, like .85 I think I saw. So, with even better tires, I would accept the steering numbness and still save a few grand. Esp. with the lower cost of service and the stellar reliability.
I love the attitude of this. My gripe is when I go to the National Parks, I can't believe how many DSLRs I see draped around the necks of youngsters who don't even know how to adjust their exposure with them. I know, because they ask me for help to take group selfies with their friends. For this, they need a thousand dollar camera?