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Honda Accord, Sedan
#3464 of 5530 Re: Accord finally makes my list [06nighthawkv6]
Oct 22, 2007 (6:46 am)
Automakers like Honda donít let form rule function. I would rather have a safer car that compromises looks for it than one that looks good but couldnít care less about safety. And with ACE, Honda went further. It isnít just about the occupants anymore.
1995 Acura Legend was bigger (on the outside but smaller inside) without ACE, and definitely sleeker. But, it wonít hold a candle in terms of safety. But to debunk ir appreciate ACE, you have to first understand it. Do you?
#3465 of 5530 Ice . . .
Oct 22, 2007 (7:18 am)
Well, I'll bet I'm among the first 08 buyers to get to drive the new Accord in a blizzard! Snowed like hell in Wyoming/northern Colorado this weekend and I got the chance to drive my new Accord on the ice. I remain impressed! The car was, not surprisingly, very balanced and stable on the ice. Just to test things out, I gave it a couple of radical steering inputs and tried to put the car into a slide. The little exclamation point (!) appeared on my instrument panel and the stability control/antilock brakes kicked in to keep everything in line. The system worked very well. It was a bit noisy, but not as noisy as in the various SUVs I have driven with these systems. Plus, when the car is busy saving my ass, I don't mind if it makes a little noise getting the job done
I've got 1200 miles on the odometer now and I'm finished with my admittedly anal break-in period. So, I've opened up the throttle a little more. The 4-cyl engine is everything I need and, as I've said in my past posts, I'm very impressed with the auto transmission. However, I can see the reasons for choosing the 6cyl. My silver EX-L with tinted windows, rear spoiler and black leather perhaps looks a bit faster then it actually is
#3466 of 5530 Re: 08 Accord Bluetooth [robertsmx]
Oct 22, 2007 (7:40 am)
Sitting in my driveway, engine off, windows up. I got the car Fri. & i have not been able to get it to follow all of my prompts. Sometimes it won't let me get all the phone # spoken until it times out. At times it does not understand the #'s.
#3467 of 5530 Re: 08 Accord Bluetooth [thomasr1950]
Oct 22, 2007 (7:43 am)
There are a few occasions when my accent (a bit of Brit) gets in the way when entering numbers. Speaking slowly (and closer to the mic) might help.
#3468 of 5530 Re: slow sales! [06nighthawkv6]
Oct 22, 2007 (9:09 am)
I love it. You can always tell when someone just bought last year's model and is starting to regret that decision.
I actually went to the dealer to buy a 2007 Accord. I NEVER buy a new model. But something about the 2008 Accord just got my attention and so I paid about $1600 more for the equivalent 2007.
I love it. The suspension is MUCH better than the 2007 and the back seat is HUGE. Just what I need with three kids.
And the styling is great. This is a beautiful car!
I'm sorry you got stuck with an older model 06nighthawkv6, but save your money and be the first to drive a 2013 Accord when that redesign comes out!
#3469 of 5530 2008 Accords Really Moving
Oct 22, 2007 (9:13 am)
The dealership near my home had 7 2008 Accord Sedans, and three coupes, as of last Monday. I walked their lot yesterday, and found zero coupes, and one sedan, a silver base model LX.
The 2008s are at the back of the lot, with the ramaining (and there aren't but 6 I think) 2007s on the front along the road.
#3470 of 5530 Disappointed with the '08 Accord EX-L V6 Sedan
Oct 22, 2007 (9:37 am)
Having owned 4 Hondas before, including 2 currently, I have a certain expectation of the newly released Accord. My wife and I were at the dealership for a service of her 2000 Accord (V6) this weekend, so we decided to take a test drive of the new Accord. We drove a EXL-V6 without navi. We are considering buying a new one to replace the 2000 Accord.
First impression was mixed for us. The car looks nice but not great. The interior is spacious. The feel of the materials is good but not great. The metal trim looks too plastic to me. The seat bottom is a little bit too hard on the driver side, but otherwise I can find a comfortable position. My wife complained that the headrest is too far forward for her. She could not find a comfortable seat position as the headrest forces her to lean her head forward too much. There is no adjustment on the headrest other than up and down.
For my wife, the new Accord is a step up in turns of driveability. She felt the car drives well and have enough power. However, this is not the case for me. I am currently driving a 04 TL (6-speed manual) which drives much better, including power delivery. I do not expect the '08 Accord to take corners like the '04 TL, but I was expecting the "pick up" to be similar or better than the TL as they weight similarly, but the Accord has a larger engine and more hp. I found the "pick up" to be somewhat "mellow" and "relax". It simply does not have the sense of urgency even when I "step on it".
We were also disappointed with the amount of wind and road noise we can hear on the freeway. We were not expected Toyota tomb-like quietness, but the noise level from this brand new Honda is just unacceptable to us.
We'll look into a Camry SE V6 to compare in the weeks to come.
#3471 of 5530 Re: Disappointed with the '08 Accord EX-L V6 Sedan [k_chui]
Oct 22, 2007 (9:43 am)
You can't compare TL (or Accord) 6-speed manual's get up and go performance to Accord (TL) w/automatic transmission. Gearing isn't as aggressive.
#3472 of 5530 Re: Disappointed with the '08 Accord EX-L V6 Sedan [robertsmx]
Oct 22, 2007 (12:59 pm)
You are right that this is a family sedan, and I was expecting more than it was designed for.
#3473 of 5530 Re: Disappointed with the '08 Accord EX-L V6 Sedan [k_chui]
Oct 22, 2007 (2:01 pm)
If you and your wife are not happy with the fact that the head restraint (NOT head rest) is too far forward, you should realize that automobile manufacturers are designing their vehicles to incorporate Active Head Restraints, the type in the new Accords.