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#5222 of 5530 First road trip in 2008 Accord EX Auto
Jun 22, 2008 (3:11 pm)
We just took our 2008 Accord on a 1080 mile trip. I am the one that has been complaining about the seat back bulge. It is way too annoying to live with. With power seat adjustment, I found one spot that made it somehow tolarable.
One flat roads, the Accord did fine. In hilly roads, the auto transmission had heck of time figuring out what it wanted to do. It down shifted a lot, and in downhill driving, it was holding in gear and not upshifting. The RPM was about 4K. I know it was doing something like hill descent holding. But this is not a big semi that needs engine braking. If I need to keep it in lower gear, LET ME SELECT D3. The way we were driving, the car should have kept the top gear and occasionally down shift.
Our old 97 Dodge GC did a lot less down shifting in the same area several years ago than this Accord did. One the way back, I drove home a 2001 Jetta 2.0L 4 cyllinder 5 speed. I set the cruise at 70mph, and no point the engine labored. It easily kept up.
Accord EX with its 17" wheel and 45 profile tires has a very bumpy ride over rough surfaces. The car shakes and jumps around too much for its large wheelbase. It does not know how to absorb bumps. Honda might have been better off to stay with 16" wheels and 55 profile tires for sedans. On smooth roads, it did fine.
The mileage was a decent 33.8mpg. I still wish the EX cloth at $23,800 MSRP had a outside temp reading. Camry CE has it standard. IMO, Accord's both exterior and interior are the best in class.
#5223 of 5530 REAR SPOILER
Jun 22, 2008 (7:33 pm)
Has anyone ordered the Accord sedan with a rear wing or lip spoiler? I am in the process of purchasing a EX-L w/ Silver exterior and was contemplating the rear spoiler. Unfortunately Honda doesn't show you any decent pictures of what they would look like and you don't see may on the street. Any help would be appreciated.
#5224 of 5530 Re: REAR SPOILER [astro13]
Jun 23, 2008 (5:52 am)
Go to vtec.net and click on the sponsors link, and then go to College Hills Honda. Click on exterior accessories. There are photos there.
Also, go to ebay, and search "2008 Honda Accord spoiler" and you will see many photos and a range of prices/options.
#5225 of 5530 Re: REAR SPOILER [astro13]
Jun 23, 2008 (10:21 pm)
I saw a white V6 this morning with the wing. It looked sharp. They had also disconnected the third brake light and only the 3rd light on the wing would come on when braking.
#5226 of 5530 Re: REAR SPOILER [parviz]
Jun 24, 2008 (8:05 am)
Thanks for the help everyone. College Hill had some decent pics. Looks have I will have to decide in the next couple of days which one to go with.
#5227 of 5530 Help with LX-P or EX Sedan
Jun 24, 2008 (2:25 pm)
I have a question? What do you think is the better purchase an LX-P or an EX? I haven't shopped around for lease prices yet. I am looking for 12K miles, $0 down. DO you think it is possible to lease an EX for 36 months for a total of $315 or do I have to look at the LX-P?
Thanks for your help
#5228 of 5530 Re: Help with LX-P or EX Sedan [denisempmp1]
Jun 24, 2008 (3:22 pm)
If a moonroof isn't a deal-breaker, I'd go with the LX-P all the way. And, I have an EX, and love it (a 2006 model though; I just wanted a moonroof).
#5229 of 5530 2008 or 2007 Accord sedan?
Jun 25, 2008 (5:16 am)
I've checked out the new 2008 Accord and like a lot of what it has. But is it really "better" than the 2007? I'm looking to get a new 2008 or a slightly used 2007 and so far the 2008 has one advantage that with being 6' 3" and with a long torso, the headroom in the 2008 is better than the 2007.
But, not counting headroom and legroom issues, which is the better vehicle? I'm getting this mainly for much better gas mileage than my 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS which gets only 20 mpg. I also prefer a softer ride (similar to Toyota, but the Camry just doesn't do it for me).
#5230 of 5530 Ex Payment and Quote
Jun 25, 2008 (5:21 am)
What do you guys think of this? This is an internet quote:
2008 Honda Accord "EX" Package
3 Year Lease
12,000 Miles Per Year
$349 Per Month(Payment Includes Tax)
$0 Down(1st Payment and Plate Due at Signing)
The guy told me he uses Honda Leases since they are usually the best payment and the least hassle when I turn it in. Honda includes "GAP" protection on every lease. There is no "drop off" fee associated with this lease. Honda also includes "forgiveness" with your lease. Up To $500 per body panel up to $1500 total.....which means....a dent or scratch is not an issue at lease turn in.
Can I negotiate this price? Is it possible to get the total payment down to $315 for an EX?
He gave me an LX P quote that would be around 340? I am confused and too new to this.
#5231 of 5530 Re: 2008 or 2007 Accord sedan? [budh]
Jun 25, 2008 (6:04 am)
Several issue to consider -
My son is 6'5" and fits into his 2007 V6 sedan - the 2008 is a bit better fit for him, but 2007 ok.
Many feel the 2007 is quieter than its 2008 brethren.
Important question - 6 or 4. Keep in mind that the 2008 V6 has the VCM - and there are owners, if you go to the VCM forum, who find it very noticeable and annoying. I have driven both - there is essentially no difference in the 6 cylinder performance because of thw increased weight of the 2008 over the 2007. But the 2007 is constantly in 6 cylinder mode and doesn't go through the changes of the VCM 6-4-3. if you car considering the 6, drive THE ONE you will buy extensively and see what you think. Do not drive a demo - from owners experiences posted here, it is readily apparent the VCM behaves very differently from car to car.