Last post on Apr 19, 2012 at 7:40 AM
You are in the Honda Accord
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Sedan
#305 of 825 Re: Can't Decide....4 or 6?? [according2u06]
Mar 20, 2008 (7:50 am)
Eh, he's got an opinion, and isn't afraid to share it.
Personally, I think some people (not all) think that their grocery getter having 260 horses make them sports sedans... it doesn't. It makes them fast-in-a-straight-line grocery getters with umpteen cupholders and plenty of trunk space for the stroller, or soccer equipment. The Accord V6 has safe, predictable handling, better-than-average road feel, but definitely isn't the sportiest in the class (Mazda 6 anyone?), much less a comparable rival to true sports sedans. It's a practical, 3500lb, FWD, automatic, family-minded and designed vehicle.
By the way, I know this, and I'm a young person who CHOSE an Accord over an SUV or sporty car. The option I chose (4-cyl) is by far the best seller. Maybe its the V6 being the poseur since only a fraction of buyers believe the V6 to be worth the extra money to them? Haha
By the way, glenn, if you read this, how is the 4-cyl Accord being the poseur? It's the bread and butter; the car that's always been around. It's always been the most efficient option, with competitive horsepower and fuel economy with other comparable cars (1996 Accord - 130-145hp, 1996 Camry 125hp; 1999 Accord - 150hp, 1999 Camry 133hp - Honda always tied or led for economy during these example years). I can pull more numbers if anyone would like.
I personally feel a car that can accelerate as fast as a 320hp Tahoe (faster, actually) up an onramp to 60 MPH has plenty of power, since these beasts hog the roads these days in Birmingham. Hondas have always prided themselves on their smooth, high and free-revving 4-cylinder engines. The Accord still has them; and that, my friend, is the real thing as far as I'm concerned.
#306 of 825 Re: Can't Decide....4 or 6?? [according2u06]
Mar 20, 2008 (7:53 am)
Its all good, like I said we all have our own opinions, it was just a very forward post, thats okay, that is just how he feels. At the end of the day, most are driving a way more extravagant car than what they actually need. We take our beautiful rides for granted. I am thankful for what I got, and that I am able to pay for it and have that luxury. I am proud of it. I really don't need some new car, but I do, and I don't need a V6. Why give more money to the oil company. It really is a matter of wants and needs and knowing the line between them, but at the same time, you only live life once.
#308 of 825 Re: Can't Decide....4 or 6?? [bvdj84]
Mar 20, 2008 (3:28 pm)
Good post man! I totally agree with your points.
#309 of 825 Re: Can't Decide....4 or 6?? [bvdj84]
Mar 20, 2008 (7:23 pm)
I still don't understand this silly name calling.
I drive the 6 & don't feel proud or superior in any way.
And it isn't about giving the oil companies more of my money.
I bought it because I wanted it. Plain and simple.
If someone wants to drive a Hummer, for goodness sakes, it's their business.
IT'S ABOUT FREEDOM, FOLKS! The freedom to choose!
#310 of 825 I don't understand
Mar 20, 2008 (7:34 pm)
the silly name-calling either, so let's just stop it, okay?
#311 of 825 Re: Can't Decide....4 or 6?? [dolfan1]
Mar 20, 2008 (7:36 pm)
Indeed, it's your call. If you feel the 4 doesn't meet your needs, and spending the extra 2 grand to get the 6 is in your budget, go for it. By the same token, if the 6 isn't in the budget, or you simply don't feel the need for it, go for the 4. Nobody should be ridiculed for their choice.
#312 of 825 Re: Can't Decide....4 or 6?? [dolfan1]
Mar 20, 2008 (8:27 pm)
I don't believe I was name calling.
My posts were not remotely close to being personal or attacking, lol.
wanna drive a hummer, go for it. But, that won't keep me from laughing at you though.
#313 of 825 Re: 2008 EX-L 4 cyl. vs. EX-LV6 [robertsmx]
Mar 20, 2008 (10:32 pm)
Test drive an Accord V6 EX-L, Robert and you will change your mind forever. You are right. With VCM, the V6's MPG is exciting.
#314 of 825 Re: Can't Decide....4 or 6?? [thegraduate]
Mar 21, 2008 (11:09 am)
I am not sure about the prior year Accords (I could check since a friend of mine owns an 06), however, with the 08 model year, the extra $2k you pay to get the V6 EXL, you also get some other niceties with it (no, I don't mean VCM ). The additional features may not be worth anything to some but I know I was interested in some of them when I was comparing trims before I bought my V6.