Well I own 2 Hondas: a 94 civic & a 99 acura cl which is basically an accord coupé and a 04 M3 SMG.
the civic is faster than the M3 but it's heavily modified for road racing or fun track days it's Rotrex, but even if the Hondas are reliable & cheap to maintain. There is no way a stock accord can compare with a stock E46 M3 in any way shape or form. The engineering on the m3 chassis alone is superrior. Honda does makes amazing engines but they have not manufactured a K-series engine with six pistons yet. When they do then you could say power & torque wise they will out perform the s54 but that day won't come.
So tell your friend no.
An m3 is more vehicle than an accord parked, cruising & specially in the turns.
Last edited by kiwami; 01-21-2013 at 05:09 PM.