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#19764 of 32192 Re: Trade my 2005 Accord LX-V6 for a 2006 Civic EX sedan or 06 Accord LX V6? [hotch41]
Mar 16, 2008 (8:24 pm)
I dont think i would do accord to accord swap. VSA is good if you live in the area with alot of snow,but you can just drive more carefully and you will be fine with it. or just get winter tire with the extra money you have to dish out to get a newer accord. Accord to civic .. maybe. I really dont think mpg saving will justify what you lose buying another car tho. You will be losing money no matter how much you save on gas (which isnt that much epsecially for intown driving, couple mpg at most, more likely 2mpg, honda v6 is very good on gas). If you do switch over to civic or newer accord, dealer is making money on you; most likely in $1500-$2000 range otherwise they wont do that trade. Plus they will make more money when they sell your car. So why would you want to do that. Stick with your current accord at least till warranty runs out and get new gen accord ex with 4cyl (190hp compared to 160 in older gen) or 2009 civic (it will get some exterior and some other upgrades next yr). You will be much happier with newer models and next year there will be more deals on accord and all the kinks would be all fixed. Trades you metioned just arent enough of upgrade or downgrade to justify losing $2000.
#19766 of 32192 Re: Accord Price Chicago Area [m6user]
Mar 17, 2008 (9:11 am)
Started shopping for an LX-P this past week. Talked to the internet sales person in Rock County WI, we're at $20,370 including the $635 and no dealer add ons. I'm taking our 98 Accord LX in this week for trade valuation so I'll see how things change then. Also, got $20,644 from one Milwaukee dealer and waiting for the price from the dealer that sold us our 98. They are usually very competitive and I'll probably be seeing them this week. May move up to the EX with the 3.9% for 60 months. Our local dealer priced at $21,760 and I told them they had to move alot to get me back. I'll see what I hear from them this week. Same thing when we got the 98, they did't want to deal so another dealer got the sale and they get the service.
Rock County could be 90 minutes depending on where you are in the City. Good luck would be interested to hear what you're getting for prices.
#19767 of 32192 Re: Trade my 2005 Accord LX-V6 for a 2006 Civic EX sedan or 06 Accord LX V6? [hotch41]
Mar 17, 2008 (11:01 am)
I would not do it for that much difference.
ESC or VSA is almost not needed in a FWD drive car. Why not? Almost every FWD car will understeer when driven at the limit. What is the "cure" for understeer? Simply lift off the gas - that reduces your speed (less speed = more grip) and transfers the weight of the car forward (more weight over the front wheels = more grip). Even if you lift completely off the gas the car is not likely to come around on you (oversteer).
In a top heavy vehicle (e.g. SUV) it can be a nice aid to prevent roll over. It RWD vehicles it is a must have as it takes much more skill to recover from oversteer that you normally find in a RWD car at the limit. In addition, if you start over steering in a RWD and do the FWD "simply lift off the gas" thing the odds are very good the car will snap spin when the weight transfers forward and unloads the already slipping rear tires. In a RWD car you have to counter steer ("turn into the skid") while feathering the throttle. In some cases you may have to give the car MORE gas to transfer the weight to the rear and power out of the skid. Not something that most drivers ever practice nor even know how to do.
If you want to trade cars for other reasons - better gas mileage, more room, other features AND get VSA in the bargain that would be one thing - but to trade to just get it on a FWD would not be worth it (to me). If you live where you get snow, spend the money on a spare set of steel rims and some nice snow / ice tires (I am using Michelin x-ice on my snow day car and they are super) and you can handle the slick roads much better than running all season tires in a VSA equipped car. If you don't live where you get any snow, then next tire change ditch the all season tires for some summer tread wet / dry tires and increase your grip in the rain and in the dry. All season tires do nothing well - a lot worse than snow tires in the snow and a good bit worse than summer tires in the rain and dry. Much better to spend your money on good tires than the VSA. You might also invest in a little performance driver training or even make some SOLO II runs with your local SCCA group. Get some practice driving your car at the limits.
#19768 of 32192 2008 Accord EXL- V6 Sedan in N.E. Pa
Mar 17, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Just put a deposit on a 2008 EXL- V6 sedan in Northeast Pa. for about $26,200 + tax and tags. Came out to just under $28,000 out the door. That included a set of mudflaps... I'm thinking that's just about average selling price for that model, am I correct? Invoice price is supposedly $26,051...
#19769 of 32192 4 Cylinder Vs. 6 Cylinder????What did YOU get?
Mar 17, 2008 (12:42 pm)
So I test drove the EX-L with both the 4 and 6 cylinder recently. Trying to decide if it is worth the upgrade and just go with the 6, or if the 4 will be enough.
What did you choose? 4 or 6?
I am considering the EX-L and am trying to decide between the 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, and if I want to get the Nav. I have 2 external on dash nav's, but I sure do like it built in.
Thoughts? are the V-6 or Nav worth the $2K+ price tag in your opinion. I sure do want them both
#19770 of 32192 Re: 4 Cylinder Vs. 6 Cylinder????What did YOU get? [decisions2]
Mar 17, 2008 (1:01 pm)
personally i'd rather have the ex-L 4 cylinder with a built in navigation than a 6 cylinder without navigation... there's plenty of get up and go with the 4 cylinder, plus you get better gas mileage.... so if i had to choose between one or the other, i'd go with the built in navigation...
#19771 of 32192 Re: 4 Cylinder Vs. 6 Cylinder????What did YOU get? [decisions2]
Mar 17, 2008 (1:02 pm)
As a suggestion, if you drive a 4 cylinder and you like it, don't drive a V-6.
Of course, the V-6 will be smoother and more powerful but the 190 four has more than enough power.
As far as NAVI. Very few people actually "need" a NAVI system but they are certainly cool. The aftermarket ones don't hold a candle to Honda's factory unit.
It all boils down to what is important to you. Nobody "needs" a sunroof either.
#19772 of 32192 Re: 4 Cylinder Vs. 6 Cylinder????What did YOU get? [isellhondas]
Mar 17, 2008 (1:36 pm)
If automatic rerouting around and avoidance of freeway traffic jams is useful to you, then a portable will be better.
Honda has decided to not offer traffic service as an option for the Accord.
#19773 of 32192 Re: 2008 EX-L V6 Coupe No nav [isellhondas]
Mar 17, 2008 (1:43 pm)
No shortage of 08 Accords in CT.. In particular the V6 models.. Today is the FIRST time I have seen an 08 Accord on the road, that didn't have a dealer plate on it. It was a v6 by coincidence.