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#1762 of 1801 Re: 1998 accord coupe tranny problem [ricobill]
Jul 05, 2008 (9:59 am)
I had the V6 1998, bought it in March of the year it first came out (new body style). I loved that car but just traded it in this past March for the new V6 exl with navi. I had to decide between replacing the tranni on the 1998 with a rebuilt from Honda or buy the new car. I opted for trading it in because I've been hearing tons of problems with that tranni and figured if I bought the rebuilt, I'd still have problems down the road. My 1998 did the same exact thing you're talking about. I even had it towed 2 times and by the time they got it to the repair shop, it was working fine. The problem would come & go. It was weird! But being stuck on the side of the road 2 times was enough for me. It was hard to part with that car, but I'm falling in love with the new 2008.
#1764 of 1801 Re: 2008 Honda Accord Coupe Visibility [budh]
Jul 05, 2008 (4:39 pm)
LOL!! So true!!
My Accord Coupe is the 1st Non Mopar vehicle I have ever owned. There are a few things I would change if I were Honda, navi should be standard in all vehicles!
Seats could really use a little upgrade they are a nice leather but on long trips. The standard radio w/XM needs a little help also.
The car seems to have pep for a V6. I like the roomy feel of the inside. The style of the car is best in class. Like I said I am a Loooong time Mopar owner but the Accord Coupe beat the Sebring.
The mileage is a little vexing at an avg speed of 65 in my Dodge Magnum I can get 24 mi hwy.(5.7 l.) I don't like the fact that other Accord owners by reading some of their posts are only getting an avg of 29.
I know apples to oranges but "Maggie" out weighs "Ally"
#1765 of 1801 08 Accord EX-L Coupe Extreme rough ride
Aug 27, 2008 (1:16 pm)
I picked up my new EX-L Coupe 3 weeks ago and it rides like a Mack Truck, you feel every crack in the road, every pot hole patch etc. I went over a railroad crossing and my teeth rattled. This is the worse riding Honda I've owned or ridden in. Anyone experiencing this problem??? I'm happy with everything else (so far). If this is normal I will be getting rid of it reguardless of what it will cost me. Thanks for all responses.
PS when I test drove the car with the salesman he directed the route, I didn't think anything about it then, maybe I should have been suspicious then.......
#1766 of 1801 Re: 08 Accord EX-L Coupe Extreme rough ride [smok10]
Aug 27, 2008 (1:45 pm)
Can't speak for the 08 coupe, as I have a 06 V6 coupe and the ride is about the same as you described. Very firm, almost harsh ride. I too did not notice this when on a test drive as I was on mostly smooth pavement. Did not notice til a couple of days after driving it. You didnt state whether you have the 4 or 6 cylinder as I have heard that the 4 cylinder provides a somewhat smoother ride as my V6 sits on 17 inch rims with 50 series tires which contributes some what to the ride quality. Its the only think I dislike about the car as everything else is fine. Was going to drop the car on Eibach Pro-kits to get rid of the excessive wheel well gap but that would only worsen the ride quality so it is not worth the trade off. So yes, it seems this is a characteristic of 7th and 8th generation Accords. Kind of a shame as this is a quality vehicle ruined by ride quality.
#1767 of 1801 Re: 08 Accord EX-L Coupe Extreme rough ride [oldmansi]
Aug 27, 2008 (7:13 pm)
I have just recently bought a 2006 EX-L Coupe (2.4liter w/5sp standard); with just under 16,000 miles on the odo and in excellent condition - this was a private sale and a rare find. It is my new daily commuter for a 40 mile round trip.
Ride? I would classify this car's ride as 'firm'. I find it fully acceptable. There's great feedback of the road surface conditions through the steering wheel and excellent control and response from the suspension. True, the ride is firm and you feel most of the imperfections on the road through the steering wheel, but that is exactly what most Honda customers want. The driver is more 'connected' to the road.
So far, I've only driven the car for a few days, but it's definitely a keeper.
I'm 6'-2" and I've been able to adjust the seat and steering wheel to a near-perfect driving position. (There's even some decent clearance remaining above my head to the sunroof). If this was a 1980's or 1990's Honda I would not be able to fit comfortably in the driver's seat.
My only (near) future purchase for this car will be a set of four winter tires. This is an absolute necessity at our northern latitude.
#1768 of 1801 Car Shaking above 55MPH
Sep 03, 2008 (8:15 pm)
I have a 2007 Accord that started shaking when I drive over 55-60MPH. I just moved and don't have a new mechanic (and I hate the dealer!). I also hit a curb quite hard because I am an idiot-I can own that. Is it possible that my car got out of allignment and the shaking didn't start until I got some wear on the tires? I only have 12,000 miles on my car and probably hit the curb 4-5k miles ago.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
#1769 of 1801 Re: Car Shaking above 55MPH [tanyasue]
Sep 04, 2008 (5:48 am)
Yes, a brute force caused by an immovable object (like a moving curb!) will undoubtedly put your wheel alignment out of whack. If this is what has happened, you probably would notice that your steering wheel is no longer perfectly centred when you are driving in a straight line. (This may require a test drive down the center of a quiet road or open parking lot, as the 'crown' of most roads can cause you to slightly counter-steer; meaning your steering wheel may not rest perfectly centred on most roads that appear to be straight.)
Tire wear would probably not be the issue, although you could also have damaged your wheel rim during your encounter with the curb - look for a dent or significant mark (more than just a scratch!) on the suspect wheel.
Another possibility is that you could have knocked off a balance weight on the suspect wheel. This would explain shaking at the speed you've indicated. Are you experiencing vibration or shaking only in the steering wheel, or does it seem that the whole front end of the car is shaking? If your shaking symptoms are only transmitted through the steering wheel, I would suspect an unbalanced (or damaged) wheel to be the most likely cause. But if your curb incident has in fact only put the alignment out of whack, you would probably not experience a vibration or shaking - only the crooked-steering-wheel symptom.
Some further road testing and visual inspection is required!
#1770 of 1801 Re: Car Shaking above 55MPH [north52]
Sep 04, 2008 (7:12 am)
To say that it was a hard hit was an understatement. However, until recently I rarely did highway driving so I may not have noticed it before. I will pay closer attention, but I think it is just the steering wheel, not the front end. There is no significant mark on the rim-I looked at my tires/wheels first thing to make sure I didn't do tire damage that would cause a flat, etc.
Um, I actually hit the curb so hard it knocked my car out of gear (automatic transmission). I am so humiliated to even mention that. That is why I wonder how much of this is alignment, but I didn't even think of the balance piece of things. I will look at that too-it is time to get my tires rotated anyway.
Mar 02, 2009 (11:04 am)
I bought a 2008 accord coupe EX but put in a Metra 99-7874 dash kit so I could have a satellite radio. This dash kit replaces part of the dash where the factory-installed radio and some controls were in the originial dash. Everything goes well until I am driving the car for about an hour. Then there is a vibration from the road that worsens when I go over rough pavement. Tweeter had installed the Metra dash kit and now Tweeter is out of business so I cannot bring it back to them. I don't know if it is the radio heating up or the kit expanding somehow leading to the noise. Any ideas out there?