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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#27112 of 29562 impressions Re: 2013 ACCORD. [owned3hondas]
Sep 22, 2012 (5:24 pm)
Initial impressions: Good job, Honda!
The car: EX-L V6.
I found the ride smooth on most surfaces, though highway concrete slab seams and similar short, sharp bumps are both heard and felt. Doubt it would be an issue for most. It is certainly quieter than the last few Honda sedans I have driven - even with the moonroof in the vent position, as I typically drive, all year round. I found it to feel agile and responsive. The electric steering felt fine, to me.
The V6 is smooth and certainly has enough grunt – and combined with the 34 MPG highway EPA rating, is an impressive engine- again [ still ]. The new 6-speed transmission generally works well.
I found the seats and driving position quite comfortable – and had no issue with the headrest. NVH was well under control. [ I had the stereo turned off the whole drive. ] The big horizontal bar graph of instant MPG in the center of the speedometer I find useless.
One oddity noticed – several times, on a winding back road, the LDW yellow light in the dash [ accompanied by a warning chime ] displayed. Although I and the salesperson both saw this as LOW [ suspecting a PDI oversight = low tire pressure…. ]
I certainly hope this is something that can be permanently turned off??
For me, it was annoying, distracting & NOT helpful!
The other issue, for me is how Honda groups equipment and color offerings for the 2013. I would really prefer the EX-L equipment level [ minimum to have the V6 and 6-speed automatic], but without the LDW, the Blindspot camera and the Backup camera – for example.
Also, the Sedan is simply not available with the V6 and the paddle shifters. I have come to use the paddle shifters on my current coupe a lot – I enjoy the extra measure of control they offer. It would be very difficult for me to give up that aspect. The paddle shifters are only available on the 4 cylinder CVT Sport Sedan. Not even available on the ‘range topping’ V6 Touring Sedan. According to online information, the Coupe V6 does offer the paddle shifters – but most every exterior color offered on the Coupe comes only with a black interior. Not something I prefer, very impractical here near Hotlanta.
My ideal Honda seems unlikely to be assembled anytime soon.
[ EX-L V6 Automatic Sedan, paddle shifters, blue or red exterior, gray interior. ]
[ sigh ]
I do like the car, quite a lot, but . .
#27113 of 29562 Re: Best price in NJ, PA, VA and MD [bill377]
Sep 22, 2012 (8:43 pm)
Sorry haven't been on for awhile. Went to Freehold Honda today to check out the 2013 Accords....looks very nice and LX drives comfortably. Was quoted $24,505 out the door.
So decided to see what I could get on the 2012 models, was offered $27,000 out the door on the EX-L.
#27114 of 29562 Re: impressions Re: 2013 ACCORD. [rayainsw]
Sep 22, 2012 (8:57 pm)
The button to turn off the LDW is lower left of the steering wheel.
#27115 of 29562 Re: Best price in NJ, PA, VA and MD [jthan24]
Sep 22, 2012 (9:24 pm)
Go for the 2013 imho. It's a superior car. And if you get an LX 2013, you'll save over an EXL 2012.
#27116 of 29562 Re: impressions Re: 2013 ACCORD. [slave2miles]
Sep 22, 2012 (9:24 pm)
Glad it can be turned off. Thanks.
#27117 of 29562 Re: Best price in NJ, PA, VA and MD [jthan24]
Sep 23, 2012 (11:32 am)
That seems just a little high, u can do better. Is that exl v6 No navi?
#27118 of 29562 Re: Best price in NJ, PA, VA and MD [owned3hondas]
Sep 24, 2012 (8:51 am)
EX-L ....no navi.
i agree. Any body have or seen better offers?
#27119 of 29562 Re: Best price in NJ, PA, VA and MD [jthan24]
Sep 24, 2012 (11:00 am)
I purchased a 2012 Accord EX-L one month ago and my price at the dealer was $24166, no other document fees, etc. with the only thing I added on being splash guards. I just today paid my sales tax of $1350. There may have been a better deal out there but I wanted to be sure I got the color I wanted (white) and felt ok with what I paid at the time. I'm in Arkansas.
#27120 of 29562 Re: Best price in NJ, PA, VA and MD [jthan24]
Sep 24, 2012 (11:47 am)
I'm looking in the same area for an accord and was trying to choose btwn the 2012 and 2013.
For reference, I was quoted an internet price $23,650 for a 2012 EX-L WITH navi from Landmark Honda (Not including fees ~ about $2k maybe?) It's an awesome price and I hadn't even haggled with them yet.
The 2013 has a ton of new features though and has better MPG so it's a hard decision. I'll probably end up choosing the 2013.
#27121 of 29562 2012 Honda Accord 18997 in Portland
Sep 24, 2012 (11:57 am)
One Honda dealer near Portland offered me a new 2012 Honda Accord LX 18997. Is it good enough or another $500 room to negotiate?