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Honda Accord, Sedan
#786 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [gyusher]
Apr 30, 2009 (3:46 am)
Yes, but keep the Accord! It definitely grows on you, and Honda makes an awesome 4cyl. GM cannot keep throwing Honda in their commercials and remotely compare the differences in their 4cyl engines. NO WAY!! Their cars could get better mileage, but the Accord is rated usually for better mileage than what it is posted, and will most definitely be more consistent over time. My 08 G6 4cyl engine is a piece of crap! Either something is wrong with my transmission/engine or that is honestly the way it is supposed to be. I am having the service center look at it.
I truly miss the Honda 4cyl I had on the 06 Accord. Be glad you have a nice Honda!
keep it! I would trade out for my Honda back in a heart beat. I am brain storming of ways to get out of my G6 now. I want out now!
#787 of 825 Re: LX vs EX L4 Engine Differences [bvdj84]
Apr 30, 2009 (4:30 am)
In considering your next purchase/lease the type of terrain you usually drive in should be factored in when deciding on the 4 or 6 cyl. If you decide to go with the Accord it's larger size & weight require more torque to climb steep inclines. So your going to find yourself getting more aggressive with the throttle. If you visit the real world mpg in this forum a lot of 4 cyl owners under these conditions are reporting less than expected mpg's. The 6 cyl will return equal or slightly better fuel economy in hilly terrain. If your driving is mostly level terrain the excellent Honda 4 cyl will be more than adequate.
#788 of 825 4 cyl mileage
Apr 30, 2009 (11:17 am)
I just now have 8K on my 08 4cyl Coupe. My average mpg is right at 23. . . I would think it could be better but I'm not complaining. on the big road she will get 30 at 70+ but my route to work and back although about 80/20 hwy/city the traffic level makes it more like 100 city. . .
#789 of 825 Re: 4 cyl mileage [gyusher]
May 02, 2009 (8:46 am)
My commute is also about 80/20 highway city; about 30 miles each way. Plenty of traffic here in the DC metro area. My 350 HP, 6 speed Corvette delivers 25-26 mpg on average. True, I short shift to save fuel but even at 1500 RPM (about 70 mpg in 6 gear) my 'Vette still can move better than your I4 Accord. Honda's I4 engine is not well matched to the new, corpulent Accord. Platform sharing with the TL makes the Accord a V6 car.
#790 of 825 Re: 4 cyl mileage [acar1]
May 02, 2009 (9:41 am)
acar1, no offense intended, but have you driven a four-cylinder Accord? It's a pretty well-balanced car, and at least with the manual transmission it does not feel underpowered.
I'll agree that your Corvette is a lot more exciting--for the money it should be!--but not all of us are able to put our automotive dollar into something that will only hold two people.
#791 of 825 Re: 4 cyl mileage [acar1]
May 02, 2009 (4:05 pm)
Apples to apples. . . i'd still rather have my under powered gas hog than an economical Corvette at about 3 times the money.
#792 of 825 Re: 4 cyl mileage [acar1]
May 02, 2009 (10:14 pm)
You're comparing a Vette to an Accord? Can you take the family out for dinner and a movie with the Vette? These are two entirely different cars, for different purposes. Let's be realistic with the comparisons, ok.
#793 of 825 apples to apples
May 02, 2009 (11:18 pm)
I was rear ended by a woman driving a late model Acura MDX. . . Long story short my 08 coupe had to have 4500 bucks worth of work done and while in the shop I drove rental cars for 3 1/2 weeks. I got to compare mileage against my Honda.
1st car was a Chevrolet Impala SS loaded with a very similiar engine to the Corvette. Mileage over the same roads I drove my Accord on for a tank of gas. Mileage for the V8 Impala was 21. . . I thought pretty darn good.
The next 2 weeks I drove an HHR (cheaper than the SS Impala). The HHR had the big 4 cyl (not the turbo model) and my mileage was also 21. . .
Actually my Accord does better at 23-24 than both those cars. I expected the little HHR to be much better but wasn't so. . .
#794 of 825 Re: 4 cyl mileage [acar1]
May 03, 2009 (7:50 am)
Penny rich and pound foolish to "short shift" your Vette. You are lugging it:That's hard on your drive train.
#795 of 825 Re: apples to apples [gyusher]
May 04, 2009 (5:47 am)
I bet you were so glad to have your Honda back... I know I would after driving those cars... yikes!