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#1752 of 1801 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe Visibility [cstiles]
Apr 02, 2008 (3:12 am)
my daughter is 5'4" and she test drove all the honda's (civic coupe, accord coupe and CR-V). she ended up wanting the accord coupe (for her birthday), but needed the EX-L with the power seat, since she's so short. ended up with the 08 coupe, EX-L, 5AT/automatic, I4/4 cylinder, with navigation (i wanted her to have the bluetooth, as she's on the phone constantly and i can sleep better knowing if she's on the phone driving, she's using the bluetooth rather than holding a phone to her ear - she's only 18!). got a great deal out the door, $27685 OTD. we're picking it up in northern virginia this weekend.
#1753 of 1801 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe Visibility [tamoshanter]
Apr 02, 2008 (2:04 pm)
What does being short have to do with needing a power seat? Does she share the car with a tall person?
#1754 of 1801 I FINALLY love my 05 EXL-V6
Apr 10, 2008 (11:17 am)
In 2005 I bought a 2005 Coupe EX-L V6, and never really clicked with the car. I ended up driving my old Subaru to work, and the poor car languished in the garage undriven. This spring I decided I should sell it and get something I like instead of just having it sit all forlorn in the garage. I cleaned it up, drove it to a Lexus Dealer, and test drove some CPO 05 GS430s and GS300s. I was all ready to pull the trigger, but was shocked at the 13K trade offer on my mint 05. Mind you, this car as 15K on it, garaged, mint condition, and has the leather, V6 and Navi. I drove it home, and I realized why I don't like it ... the stereo just plain sucks (especially after comparing it to the GS stereos). I took it into my local shop, and they set me up with new speakers, and a separate amp. Now it finally has the audio to match the luxury of it's seats, quietness, etc.
I wish Honda would upgrade the stock speakers a bit, the 6x9's they took out in the rear were REAL cheap looking, and the Alpines I replaced it with sound SOOO much better. For those of you who bought the 08, have they improved the sound?
Anyways, I now look forward to commuting in the car.
#1755 of 1801 Re: I FINALLY love my 05 EXL-V6 [gouldn]
Apr 11, 2008 (12:15 pm)
Yes, the stereo in the 2008 EX-L Accord is a significant improvement. 270 watts, 6 speakers, plus a subwoofer. I would not categorize it as audiophile quality, but it is a capable, more than adequate system. I had a 2003 6spd coupe with the "hi end" stereo (similar or same as your 2005), and I agree that the speakers were pretty average. One of the first things I did with my previous Accord was to install aftermarket speakers. The sound system in the 2008 is fine and I don't plan to change a thing with it.
#1756 of 1801 Re: 1998 Accord Coupe V6 Transmission Failure [florida888]
May 02, 2008 (12:14 pm)
has anyone solved this problem, will honda in fact fix this tranny situation, my 1998 coupe is atarting to have major problems
#1757 of 1801 1998 accord coupe tranny problem
May 02, 2008 (12:31 pm)
I am trying to find out if honda has come up with a solution to the tcc solenoid problem or if it is in fact a bad tranny, my car is shifting horribly and the check engine light just came on. we checked the codes and the tcc solonoid code came up. also we saw that the motor mounts were all pretty bad. are the mounts a direct result of the tranny shifting problems? I am wonddering if honda has extended the warranty to this year tranny?
Jun 27, 2008 (2:53 pm)
I really have my heart set on the 2008 EXL v6 coupe, but with the price of gas and my desire to have more manageable payments I am considering a 4 cylinder coupe. Is the 190HP 4 cylinder still as fun to drive as the 6? Is it more than enough power, or is the 6 just more fun? I figure with lease payments already up there, I should just get the car I want, but when i factor in all of the extra costs, i wonder if it's really worth it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#1759 of 1801 Re: V6 vs 4 cylinder [smckdwn989]
Jun 27, 2008 (3:47 pm)
some of it is really not a fair comparison. however, my son has a 2004 accord coupe, EX-L,V6, 6M and recently drove my daughter's new 2008 accord coupe EX-L I4, 5A. obviously pick up is better, but he wasn't sure how much of that was manual vs. auto - he said that the 190hp feels very good compared to his V6. he has also been hypermiling with his car lately and has been averaging 28+ mpg; compared to his sister's I4, which (with her lead foot) has been averaging 28+ also. he likes the styling of the new coupe, felt leather, stereo, etc. are good - but not much better than his 4 year older car; and is jealous that his sister has the navi, which he didn't (he had the choice of going with the V6 or navi and he wanted the V6). but, he also said he wouldn't trade his car for his sister's
#1760 of 1801 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe Visibility [tamoshanter]
Jun 27, 2008 (4:05 pm)
A new car over $27K for an 18 year old? It's sad that most of us started with cars well over 5 years old and even the rich kids didn't have new vehicles. That was back in the '70s and '80s.
Funny thing is that now I make enough money to get a son or daughter a car that expensive, but I'd never do it!
#1761 of 1801 Re: V6 vs 4 cylinder [smckdwn989]
Jul 05, 2008 (9:54 am)
If it's the price of gas holding you back from the V6 versus the V4, then it's really a non issue. They get about the same mileage. From what I've been reading the V4's are only getting about 24-26mpg. On my brand new V6 (EXL) I've been averaging 27mpg mixed hwy/city. Every tank is improving by a slight bit too. I'm just shy of getting 28mpg now (bought the car in late March)