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#3021 of 3640 CVT vs. six speed auto
Jan 18, 2013 (10:15 am)
I definitely wish to buy new accord ex-l w/nav but not sure about four or six. With the four, not sure about CVT. With the six, not sure about that thing that turns off three of the cyllinders when not in use, and also don't know if worth the sacrifice in gas mileage with the six. Difference in purchase price not a problem. Please help, anyone.
#3022 of 3640 To hosts of this forum from YAT
Jan 18, 2013 (10:25 am)
Please feel free to assist me in previous question or re-direct me to a more appropriate site. I have heard bad things about CVT and need to know if is bad enough to warrant buying a V6 even though I don't need all that extra horsepower. Thank you in advance for any help.
#3023 of 3640 Re: To hosts of this forum from YAT [yatittle]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 18, 2013 (10:27 am)
Hi YAT - if you look to the right on this screen, there's a box to enter keywords. We have several discussions about the 2013 Accord, so if that's the model you're looking at, just enter 2013 accord in that box and you'll get a list. Current owners can give you feedback there.
Jan 18, 2013 (11:28 am)
From what I've read, the cvt in the new Accord is probably the best on the market today. It does take some getting used to, as my kid has a Versa SL hatch with it and it drives a bit differently than a regular auto tranny...not bad...just different. But once you get used to it, it's a breeze actually. I wouldn't be concerned one bit with the Honda version as they wouldn't put it out there if they had any reservations about it since it's their best selling model.
#3025 of 3640 Re: To hosts of this forum from YAT [yatittle]
Jan 22, 2013 (3:38 pm)
yatitle: Honda's new CVT for the 2013 Accord is getting very positive reviews from everyone. Here's just one example from Car and Driver:
"But it’s the CVT’s tuning that makes the Accord feel fleet. The typical rubber-band delay has been minimized, and the throttle responds curtly when you ask for acceleration (although sometimes with some audible transmission whine at high revs). In mountain snakers as well as on city streets, the CVT works so efficiently that it all but disappears, and you never notice the lack of a manual control...."
The acceleration of the the 4 cylinder with the CVT is quick—less than 8 seconds 0-60.
You'll get better mpg with the 4, obviously, and so if you don't need sports car-like power that's probably the model you should go for.
Let us know how it goes at the test drive!
#3027 of 3640 Trying to chose sporty sedan...
Jan 25, 2013 (6:25 pm)
So I've test driven a ton of cars, most of which 5 minutes or so which truly doesn't give enough time for a fair analysis of each. The Mazdaspeed3- the most boy-racer, worst gas mileage, least supportive seats, roughest riding, but by far the best performing. The Jetta GLI- love turbo power and 2.0T, easy to tune (APR/Revo/GIAC), great handler and ride, least visually appealing, spotty VW reliability, first 3 services free. Both of these require premium fuel. Lastly, the Honda Accord Sport sedan 6 speed- great handling/ride combination, super solid feeling, lots of standard features, gem of an engine, only color for me is gray, most grandpa-ish, slowest (0-60 6.7 1/4 15.393mph- which aren't bad), best mpgs, most proven reliability, regular unleaded, not much available to boost performance. Payments on all three would be $375-385 on 66 mos buying at invoice (less 1500 on the MS3) no money down. If I could find a low mileage 06-09 Jetta GLI 6 speed, I would have bought it already. I love that car. It's a 3rd car, daily driver for me, take my wife and boys places on occasion. We already have a 2012 Ford Fusion appearance pack car we love and a 2003 Suburban Z71.
#3028 of 3640 Re: Trying to chose sporty sedan... [redlinez]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:51 pm)
Did you test drive the WRX and Focus ST? Where would they slot in?
#3029 of 3640 Re: Trying to chose sporty sedan... [redlinez]
Jan 25, 2013 (8:32 pm)
since you are willing to consider used, how about a 335i?
A civic si would be a far better choice than the Accord if "sporty" is your priority.
#3030 of 3640 Re: Trying to chose sporty sedan... [qbrozen]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 25, 2013 (8:41 pm)
Jetta GLI shouldn't be that hard to find..