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Honda Accord, Engine, Interior, Paint, Sedan
#3515 of 3564 Experiences [pat]
Aug 20, 2007 (1:36 pm)
Personally, I've had nothing but an amazingly POSITIVE experience with my 2004 Accord Coupe. Absolutely nothing to mention other than a sunglass holder that was replaced under warranty several years ago when it used to open by itself.
#3516 of 3564 Re: cheap MEXICAN labor AVOID
Aug 20, 2007 (2:06 pm)
Again don't buy a car made in Mexico, it is not put to gether very well. I just bought a new Accord, on my first color choice the car was made in Mexico as stated on the window sticker, took it for a test drive and had a big time rattle in the dash board. The rattle increase in sound the rougher the road got. I told the salesman I did not want that car but he assured me he could send it back through their shop and get the rattle out. That was not a good sign to me on purchasing a 20K plus car, was afraid it would turn out to be a lemon. The second color choice car was made in Marysville OHIO. It rode like a dream and did not have any rattles or squeaks in it. For the last three weeks it has been a perfect car. Again based only on my PERSONAL experience do not buy a Mexican made car. It is full of rattles whereas the Marysville car is very tight.
Moderator I hope this is what you wanted to hear. Any comments now?
#3517 of 3564 Re: cheap MEXICAN labor AVOID [terrypm1]
Aug 20, 2007 (2:16 pm)
Personally, I would rather have an Accord made in the US, but to say all Mexican built cars are lemons, because of one rattle is pretty extreme. There are many people who say they will only buy an Accord built in Japan, but that is nonsense too, IMO. My 03 Accord was built in Ohio, and has been great. IMO, there are mistakes made during assembly, in any country.
#3518 of 3564 Re: cheap MEXICAN labor AVOID [terrypm1]
Aug 20, 2007 (2:18 pm)
You cannot drive two cars and then declare that all cars made where car A was made are bad and all cars made where car B was made are good. You are reporting anecdotal evidence that proves nothing.
Are you saying the car you bought has rattles? Let's discuss. But let's not blame it on a country for heaven's sake. You have one car. You cannot reliably judge all cars made in Mexico, nor can you reliably judge all cars made in Marysville.
#3519 of 3564 Re: Strange Noise [dondavis]
Aug 20, 2007 (2:18 pm)
The noise you hear could be the starter not disengaging like it is suppose to. Sounds like a dragging starter motor to me. Take it to a competent shop for a diagnosis.
#3520 of 3564 Re: cheap MEXICAN labor AVOID [pat]
Aug 20, 2007 (2:39 pm)
I live in the southern United States about 20 miles from where Nissan built a new manufacturing and assemble plant about 5 years ago. It was all in the papers where J D Power did customer surveys about Altimas and Titans that were made at the Canton plant vs their other assembly plants. All the Canton assembled cars were shown to have more problems than the other cars based on the surveys. There were numerous engineers from Japan dispatched to Canton to try to work on quality issues. Line speed was reduced and operations changed. Now after 5 years the cars have improved. The workers are now experienced, not fresh off the street and the cars are better.
Correct me if I am wrong but Mexico is a new assemble plant for Honda and they are having to work through the same problems that Nissan had to with their Canton plant.
Any new green worker has to acquire experience to be a better employee. Also the type of employee you hire effects your operation. Example you can not hire a career retail person and expect immediately them to thrive in a assembly line/ engineer setting. It takes time to acquire skills.
I am not going to even address the average Mexican education and job experience, you can draw your own conclusions on that. Cheers
#3521 of 3564 Re: cheap MEXICAN labor AVOID [terrypm1]
Aug 20, 2007 (7:04 pm)
You said "Correct me if I am wrong but Mexico is a new assemble plant for Honda and they are having to work through the same problems that Nissan had to with their Canton plant." Well here goes, YOU ARE WRONG. Honda has been manufacturing Accords in Mexico since 1995, mostly for their domestic market.
Blanket statements about subjects of which you are not aware should be avoided. You surely cannot judge the quality of an entire product line from a single rattle that you may have heard in a single vehicle. Nonsense.
#3522 of 3564 Re: cheap MEXICAN labor AVOID [terrypm1]
Aug 21, 2007 (5:25 am)
Your posts are bordering on being racist and that is not acceptable in our Forums. You have made your opinions abundantly clear. Let's drop this line of conversation now and move on.