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#2857 of 3601 Re: Hybrid is the only accord which get 37 MPG hwy [gagrice]
Apr 02, 2005 (12:36 pm)
I just put a rather new low mile engine/ transmission in my 95 Accord EX after 200K miles and it runs so perfectly, so beautifully.
Following is my list of happiness for today:
1- My ultimate Heaven: Brand new Accord Hybrid 2005 at 2100 miles.
2- My second Heaven: Accord V6 EX Coupe 2003 at 25K miles.
3- My third Heaven: Accord V6 EX Sedan 2002 at 27K miles.
4- My lovely baby/ fourth Heaven on earth: Accord I4 EX 1995 (with 1996 engine/ transmission at less than 20K miles, 4 new brakes, 4 new tires, new AC freon, just washed and "pampered" it this morning).
I love this Accord I4 95 baby the most. He is so lovely, so dependent and so loyal to me during the last 10 years and 3 months. This baby has never broken down whatsoever in the last 10 years plus.
Bravo Honda ! Honda Civic, Insight, Pilot. S2000, NSX, Element, Odessey, Accord, Accord hybrid...win again and again. I love my Honda fleet. Have a good weekend folks. All my Honda Accord keep purring and revving so proudly every single day, rain or shine.
PS: Sorry if I have not provided you folks with better updates on my HAH. It runs so nicely and so fast. My MPG is always 30 - 40 plus. What should I ask for more for a 255 HP Accord which sips fuel just a little tiny? When Honda says 255 HP it means 255 HP or more. I have been "insane" with my HAH and all my other Accord.
#2858 of 3601 Re: Hybrid is the only accord which get 37 MPG hwy [viet]
Apr 02, 2005 (4:57 pm)
I like your enthusiasm, have you ever thought about putting a Borla exhaust on you HAH. They really sound sweet. Quiet when you want it to be cruis'n and driving easy . Nice sound when you give it gas or WOT and it would add another 8hp to your 255 making 263 WOW!
P.S. - BAD NEWS my first dent even though ooh so minor. Some Yahooh (not my real thought but you get the idea) at a Lowes, Had to slam open the door of his truck. You can barely see it But I know.
#2859 of 3601 Re: Hybrid is the only accord which get 37 MPG hwy [midnightcowboy]
Apr 02, 2005 (7:35 pm)
PDR would probably take care of that in a jiffy. Beware Eldorados and Monte Carlos.
#2860 of 3601 Re: Hybrid is the only accord which get 37 MPG hwy [midnightcowboy]
Apr 02, 2005 (9:37 pm)
My enthusiasm with Honda/ Accord does cost me lot of money and valuable time. I can drive my "reborn" Accord 1996 2.2 liters for another 8 - 10 years. But I probably will sell it to buy another new car when my finance position is a little bit more flexible. I was lucky to be able to buy a rather new Accord 1996 engine and transmission with less than 20K miles at a very good price to put in my "loyal baby". Now my "little baby" purs like a kitten. It accelerates and runs real smooth like new. It runs 80+ MPH on highway without vibration. Handling, maneuvering and cornering are all very good. Thanks to my excellent mechanic who spent 3 days to put in the new engine for me. Amazingly, its previous 10+ year old engine ran very smoothly until the end of its life when it burned oil and I decided to replace it. Otherwise I have to carry 2 quarts of oil in my trunk at all time.
However, when I start the engine of my Accord hybrid it is quite different. The engine just VROOOOOOM and then it runs so quietly and unnoticeably just like AZHAH put it.
I guess people cannot and should not just rebuild their old cars over and over to drive it for so long. The HAH's good low end torque is very much noticeable and "the thinner transmission" is very smooth. I get "ECO" light on very often even at 40 MPH. And the MPG is getting better after the break-in. I guess Honda hybrid engineers had to pull their hair real hard to come up with a very good design for that car.
#2861 of 3601 45 + in the AH ...
Apr 03, 2005 (9:49 am)
A nice 139 mile ride home in somewhat colder temps in a new friends AH yesterday … Believe me, she is good for even more with a few more miles and a bit warmer temperatures
Wayne R. Gerdes
#2862 of 3601 Re: 45 + in the AH ... [xcel]
Apr 03, 2005 (10:16 am)
What were the mileage results on the uphill leg, without the tailwind?
#2863 of 3601 Re: 45 + in the AH ... [blane]
Apr 03, 2005 (4:06 pm)
There was no uphill or downhill as it was Madison, WI. to Gurnee, IL. The rolling hills in SE Wi. w/ an ~ 7 - 10 mph side wind held me too ~ 43 mpg give or take a few tenths. Once the hills were cleared, the FCD took off with an ~ 5 - 7 mph tailwind about 20 degrees off the rear. The FCD was still climbing fast over those last 50 miles vs. the first 90 miles as you can well imagine. Overall, expect to see a 55 mpg segment from someone in an AH sometime this summer in one with 10,000 + miles as this AH has here.
Wayne R. Gerdes
#2864 of 3601 Re: 45 + in the AH ... [blane]
Apr 03, 2005 (4:44 pm)
There was no uphill or downhill as it was Madison, WI. to Gurnee, IL. The rolling hills in SE Wi. w/ an ~ 7 - 10 mph side wind held me too ~ 43 mpg give or take a few tenths. Once the hills were cleared, the FCD took off with an ~ 5 - 7 mph tailwind about 20 degrees off the rear. The FCD was still climbing fast over those last 50 miles vs. the first 90 miles as you can well imagine. Overall, expect to see a 55 mpg segment from someone in an AH sometime this summer in one with 10,000 + miles as this AH has ~ 5,000 miles on the clock when we left yesterday morning.
You can read more about the details here.
I do not know why the last sentence disappeared above?
Wayne R. Gerdes
#2865 of 3601 Re: 45 + in the AH ... [xcel]
Apr 03, 2005 (5:21 pm)
Thanks Wayne. Your info. about the AH's MPG is great.
#2866 of 3601 Re: Hybrid is the only accord which get 37 MPG hwy [midnightcowboy]
Apr 03, 2005 (8:27 pm)
Question for guy with 10(11) year old Accord, how many miles on it and how much to replace tranny ect? Also, I have been on boards and there have been allot of reports of rattles and squeaks... anyone experience this? I can't stand a car that has rattles or squeaks. to me=bad engineering (unseen bad fit and finish).
Re: door dent, you can get those out at the dealer or private company that will come to you. They generally charge 55-65 per "panel" so it almost worth it to see if another idiot hits your car. That is a huge pet peeve of mine.