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Honda Accord, Coupe, Sedan
#28993 of 29555 Re: Questions about getting an accord [darbebo]
Mar 19, 2013 (10:17 am)
Your air pressure is low or you have shitty tires on your car. thats question 1.
Everything else is how much you want to spend and preference. Bmw is a tighter ride, better handling and will bounce around alot in the 328. Your a young man you may like that kind of ride. 328 is small
If your starting a family save your money buy the new accord. Otherwise step up to the 5 series bmw better all around.
#28994 of 29555 Re: Questions about getting an accord [brian125]
Mar 19, 2013 (10:28 am)
I thought "better handling" = no squealing or no "feels like tipping/flipper over"?
But you're saying if i get better wheels i would have no squealing?
What about the ability to handle going on those circular free way on-ramps faster than "big-rig speed"? without feeling tipped over? Is that a bmw advantage?
can you comment on the 2013 vs 2014 choice? is there a need to avoid the first year of the model?
can anyone also comment on the equivalent on engine from the 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine on the bmw?? the Honda v4? Honda v6?
#28995 of 29555 Re: 2013 Accord Sport 6MT [benjaminh]
Mar 19, 2013 (2:26 pm)
The 6-speed gearbox is pretty great. Gates are clear and the throws are a good length. The stick itself is a little small, but I'm growing to like it quite a bit, actually.
The gearbox also offers some resistance if you try to put it in 1st at speeds higher than 20 mph, which I used to do on approach to something like a stop sign (clutch down, of course). This is probably a safety feature/quirk, but interesting nevertheless.
My previous MT car was a 5-speed VW Golf TDI which had "grabby" brakes and a gearbox with a very precise biting point. Fun to drive, though!
The clutch on the 2013 Accord Sport felt a little ambiguous at first (hard to tell the exact biting point), but I'm getting used to it now: it has a more consistent feel throughout the travel of the pedal. This also makes it very forgiving and means you can get away with being quite sloppy with your changes if that's your thing. Hill start assist also helps prevent the car from stalling if you don't give it enough gas.
I'm very happy with the manual transmission anyway!
#28996 of 29555 Re: Questions about getting an accord [darbebo]
Mar 19, 2013 (2:46 pm)
These cars are engineered and priced totally different to serve different markets. I can understand you soliciting opinions about the Accord vs other competing mid-size cars. We could add real value in helping you choose, but you are asking people whether they prefer apples or oranges. No doubt, there will be days I would like to zip around in a BMW and days where I would appreciate the utility of the Accord. Only you should decide what is best for you. There are people out there today trying to decide if they should go for the refinement of the Accord or the handling of the new Mazda6, or go for the cornering of a 328 or the stability of an Audi A4, but you are probably the only person deciding between and Accord and BMW today.
#28997 of 29555 Dallas Area EX-L V6 Deals
Mar 19, 2013 (2:57 pm)
Hi folks, I am in the market for an EX-L V6 and wondered if anyone has gotten a good price from a good sales person in the Dallas area.
From reading the postings on this forum, it seems that a good price right now for EX-L V6 (w/out nav) is in the range of $27,300 to $27,800 PLUS Tax, Title and License.
Can anyone provide any specific examples of pricing in the Dallas area. Thanks very much!
#28998 of 29555 Re: Questions about getting an accord [huskerfan5]
Mar 19, 2013 (3:02 pm)
I don't think darbebo is the only person cross shopping the BMW 328i and the Honda Accord v6. I looked very seriously at the 328i (and the Mercedies C250) but in both cars I could not get past the lack of power (or the sound) from the 4 cylinder engine. I would like to wait for the new Hyundai Genesis, but really need a new car now.
#28999 of 29555 accord.coupe ex w cvt tranny
Mar 19, 2013 (3:13 pm)
What is a good price range for a 13 accord coupe ex with.cvt.trann in new england.area? out the.door price?
#29000 of 29555 Re: Questions about getting an accord [thegeezer]
Mar 19, 2013 (3:15 pm)
I wouldn't get the hyundai, but just very curious on the engine equiv for the 328i.
Also, the fact that Honda does NOT do white exterior with black interior excep tthe sport trim, just makes me mad.
Lastly, is having that "push start" button appear to you guys? because the sports trim does not have it ...wtf honda...
#29001 of 29555 Re: Questions about getting an accord [darbebo]
Mar 19, 2013 (3:42 pm)
Regarding the push start button - I am a big fan. I currently drive a 2007 Lexus with that feature - the main benefit is that you don't need to get your keys out of your pocket - you just walk up to your car, open the door, and hit the button.
Every time I get into my wife's Sienna I find that, after I sit down, I have to fish around in my pocket for my keys. Awkward.
Is it a must have feature, no. Is it nice to have, YES.
#29002 of 29555 Re: Opinion Request [lmnbrandon]
Mar 19, 2013 (6:22 pm)
I just cut a deal for an EX-L 4cyl CVT for $27,000 OTD. This number includes taxes (Maryland 6%) and also the throwaways.....wheel locks, splash guards, etc.
I would think that $25,000 plus the VA 3% isn't out of the ballpark. However, I did try a dealer in Fairfax, VA and they wouldn't come lower than 28,343 6%MD included.