Feeling of confidence and stability on the highway. This car tracks true...no need to be constantly correcting.
This car will move when asked to. The engine seems bigger than it really is - and that growl from the tailpipe - glorious.
If I understand this question correctly - steering control. Tight and precise feeling at high speed and the ease of turning the wheel at slow speeeds such as in a parking lot.
No feeling of a blind spot, I can reliably see all around without turning my head too much. I was able to easily find a relaxed, comfortable driving position, critical for long distance driving.
Historical experience. The parts that matter most to drivability will last - in my experience an Accords drivetrain will remain functional while the body rusts away.