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Honda Accord, Sedan
#3900 of 5530 Re: why no coupes? [punkyjunior895]
Nov 19, 2007 (2:30 pm)
I believe Honda plans to build only 15% of Accords in coupe bodystyle. That would be a total of 60K or so for the year. Assuming 1000 dealers, that amounts to 5 units/month, and includes, likely, higher volume four cylinder models. So, even if 25% of the coupes were to be sold with V6, there will be only 1 per dealership/month.
This happened back with 1998 Accord as well. Demand greatly exceeded supply. In fact, back then even EXV6 sedan trims were affected as well, and to a lesser extent, EX-L sedan (I was one of the lucky ones who, being one of the first on the lot, wasn't subjected to a wait list which shortly followed).
#3901 of 5530 Re: Revised Opinion [bug4]
Nov 19, 2007 (3:21 pm)
do you have the 190hp 4cylinder or the 177 hp...I ask because I am considering the 190 hp....
#3902 of 5530 Re: Revised Opinion [bluewonder]
Nov 19, 2007 (3:39 pm)
I have the 190hp. But, two things to consider: 1st: From everything I've learned, the difference between the 190hp version and the 177hp version is only apparent at the the upper end of RPM. Torque is virtually identical between the engines. 2nd: Before deciding against a Honda, make sure and drive all the competition. I have identified some things I don't like about my Honda, but it is still a nice car. Furthermore, particularly with regard to the transmission and engine, I like it much better than the Nissan and Camrys that I drove. Frankly, I think I'm just not used to an automatic transmission
#3903 of 5530 Re: Revised Opinion [bug4]
Nov 19, 2007 (4:01 pm)
Very true re: the competition. I rented a Camry 4cyl and thought it particularly gutless.
#3904 of 5530 177 vs 190
Nov 19, 2007 (4:25 pm)
IMO, the 4cyl Camry and Altima aren't even close. The engine and transmission in the Honda is so smooth and the car's interior is a LOT bigger, not to mention the stellar safety ratings. Just my opinion.
I'm very happy with my 177hp, 5spd so far. It is perfectly happy to run around at 2k but the power builds quickly once you get above 4k. I'm taking it easy breaking it in so I've only revved above 5k a couple of times. Looking forward to exploring the upper reaches after the first five or six hundred miles are on the odo.
An extra 13 hp available at the tippy top rpms would be so seldom accessed in my case that it certainly wasn't worth it value or dollarwise. Torque is nearly identical and the 177hp's peak torque actually comes in at a slightly lower RPM.
#3905 of 5530 Re: why no coupes? [punkyjunior895]
Nov 19, 2007 (5:20 pm)
Since I have personally driven three '08 V6 coupes just here in Des Moines, I'd have to think that this guy is either misinformed or flat out lying.
#3906 of 5530 Re: why no coupes? [punkyjunior895]
Nov 19, 2007 (6:07 pm)
People are buying them, so other dealers are selling them.
#3907 of 5530 Re: 2008 Accord Coupe Availability? [khoey]
Nov 19, 2007 (6:28 pm)
Just thought I would update. My coupe is still on schedule for build between 11/17 and 11/21, but no vin number yet.
#3908 of 5530 Re: 08 coupe ivory vs black cloth [tabby102]
Nov 19, 2007 (10:01 pm)
so should I test drive a Civic (Si) coupe as a comparison
You should definitely test drive the Civic Si. You might find it a lot more fun to drive than your Integra.
Also, it's definitely worth finding an Accord coupe V6 to drive. With the MT, you'll have a lot more fun than the AT.
#3909 of 5530 Re: why no coupes? [beechjet21]
Nov 19, 2007 (10:04 pm)
I have personally driven three '08 V6 coupes just here in Des Moines, I'd have to think that this guy is either misinformed or flat out lying.
Maybe Des Moines isn't a hotbed for V6 coupe sales as in other parts of the country?