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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#19775 of 29563 Re: 2008 EX-L V6 Coupe No nav [isellhondas]
Mar 17, 2008 (3:15 pm)
I would agree and say that there aren't a ton on the road, but enough to start noticing them. Anyone think the 4 cylinder is enough power? I had myself, a friend, and the sales guy in the back seat and the 4 definitely seemed to struggle a bit getting up to speed. I realize a Honda isn't a sports car by any means, but I definitely don't want to feel like it is underpowered in more aggressive driving. That i-95 demands aggressive driving at times as anyone who drives it knows.
Debating on a 2008 Accord, or a 2005 to 2006 Acura TL. Decisions Decisions.
#19776 of 29563 Re: 4 Cylinder Vs. 6 Cylinder????What did YOU get? [decisions2]
Mar 17, 2008 (3:24 pm)
With regard to nav, I think that is decision that no one can make for you. It is a VERY expensive way to get that feature. However, I'm sure it is a nice convenience for those that 1) will actually use it and 2) can (or want to) afford it.
With regard to the V6 vs. I4 issue, you might try the I4 v. v6 forum for lots of good comments. In my opinion, like the navigation issue, the 6cyl. is a luxury that virtually no one "needs." Further, there are potential "issues" with the cylinder deactivation system that are very well explored in the Accord VCM forum. Having said that, the power advantage of the 6cyl. over the I4 is enormous. You definitely get something for your money when you opt for the 6cyl. I have an I4 08 Accord EX-L and, while it certainly has adequate power, it likes to down-shift on hills and doesn't come into its own until the RPM gauge is getting up there. The V6 has considerably more low-end umph! Really, its a matter of how you drive. If you commute in your car and spend little time on the open road, I personally would think the 4cyl is the better choice. If you spend lots of time on two-lane roads at high speeds or hilly interstates, the 6cyl. might be nice. Good luck!
#19777 of 29563 Re: 2008 EX-L V6 Coupe No nav [decisions2]
Mar 17, 2008 (3:30 pm)
If you opt for an Acura TL - -make sure and check out the new car prices before you go and purchase a used 2005 or 2006. I checked out new 07 TLs before I bought my 08 Accord -- there was only a $5000 price difference between my EX-L I4 and the base model TL. . . . even less if considering an Accord with a v6 and navigation. With the tightening car market and economy, and with a new model of TL coming next year, I think it might be a great time to step into a TL --- plus they're GREAT cars if you don't mind the premium unleaded.
#19778 of 29563 Re: 2008 EX-L V6 Coupe No nav [bug4]
Mar 17, 2008 (4:08 pm)
For a lot of people, that is a lot of money.
And you are going from a top of the line Accord to a base TL?
The new Accords aren't a whole lot different than the TL's and have better resale value down the road.
Good cars either way...
Mar 17, 2008 (4:15 pm)
I am receiving offers around 23,900 (think that is close to invoice) I am in DC-Balt
area. Is this a good price? What is the best way to get financing? Is Financing from
Honda of America competitive? Thanks for any help
Damm I hane no GOLD!
#19780 of 29563 Re: 4 Cylinder Vs. 6 Cylinder????What did YOU get?
Mar 17, 2008 (4:19 pm)
The TL is definitely a nice ride. I actually almost bought one a few times over the past year, and then decided to wait till now. So when comparing price I figured it might be worth it to spend the tiny bit more and get a 'NEW" accord, over a recertified TL.
The pro's about the TL are that it will be recertified with the full warranty and the car has been in production for a year prior. It is definitely a sleek ride, and feels a bit faster over the v6 accord even though it might not actually be quicker. I also like that you can use the manual shift in the TL. The cons are that a used 2005/2006 can still easily cost between $25K to $27K with average miles. The base TL isn't truly missing anything the EX-L has so I look at the TL as a top of the line ride, like the EX-L Honda.
The pro's of the new accord are just that, it is NEW The cons are that I hate the idea of buying a first year car since there will definitely be bugs that they will find and have to work out. Anyone else worry about this?
#19781 of 29563 Re: 2008 Accord EXL- V6 Sedan in N.E. Pa [marklud]
Mar 17, 2008 (4:48 pm)
Excuse me, not to be rude, but isn't this the subject of "prices paid" and not "I4 Vs V6" post? I asked a question about whether I paid a fair amount and now it's lost among posts on 4cyl and 6cyl opinions... Sorry for my outburst...
#19782 of 29563 Re: 2008 Accord EXL- V6 Sedan in N.E. Pa [marklud]
Mar 17, 2008 (5:06 pm)
Are you happy with your deal? That's what matters.
When people come here AFTER they have already bought their car, it's likely some spoil sport will rain on your parade and tell you how they paid less!
#19783 of 29563 Re: 2008 Accord EXL- V6 Sedan in N.E. Pa [isellhondas]
by kyfdx HOST
Mar 17, 2008 (7:15 pm)
We want members to come here after they buy the car...
That's how we get the Prices Paid..
#19784 of 29563 Re: Buy Honda Accord LX in MD [hy2000]
Mar 17, 2008 (7:18 pm)
FYI,just got my LX-P auto today from a MD dealer in rockville
4.89% finance for 60 months through honda.