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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#1092 of 20239 Re: Stability control [scape2]
May 18, 2007 (5:56 pm)
Midsize sedans, or manufacturer news & views?
I find it very entertaining that you think people don't buy a car because of the media.
What bad media has there been about Ford products?
The media doesn't typically make a big deal about mid-model changes. Honda added horsepower and redesigned the rear of the Accord COMPLETELY. I didn't see an article about it until a comparison involving the new 2006 Fusion, and even then, the article wasn't about the redesigned Accord.
#1093 of 20239 Re: Stability control [thegraduate]
May 18, 2007 (6:05 pm)
C'mon Grad. You got to stop trying to convince people that Honda products are actually less expensive than Ford products. It is common knowledge to anyone that has been around and shopped around knows Honda vehicles are priced at premium prices and dealers don't deal. Get out on the net, you will see people paying $25K-27K for Accord v6 EX, add NAV and it jumps to 28-30K. Just like the guy I spoke of that paid $19,750 for a Civic EX automatic! no nav and he thought he got a good deal?? I don't think you can option a Focus out to even reach $16,000...
I traded in a 2001 Ford Escape XLT v6 with 75,000 miles. they gave me $11,000. Paid $23,000 for the Fusion SEL v6, leather, sunroof, heated seated, the works. I also got 0% financing.. I am thousands ahead of if I would have bought an Accord.. My car will be paid for in about 3 years.
#1094 of 20239 Re: Stability control [scape2]
May 18, 2007 (6:08 pm)
C'mon Grad. You got to stop trying to convince people that Honda products are actually less expensive than Ford products.
I'll just wait here while you show me where I did that.
Get out on the net, you will see people paying $25K-27K for Accord v6 EX, add NAV and it jumps to 28-30K.
I AM out on the net, on this very site. That's where I got the prices I gave you. Anyone reading this should hop over to the Honda Accord prices paid forum and see the prices. Less than $24k for the EX V6, add about $1,500-$2000 for NAVI (making it less than $26,000).
Maybe instead of repeating your in-credible information, you should check out the Accord forum and see for yourself.
#1095 of 20239 Re: 2008 Honda Accord [scape2]
May 18, 2007 (6:11 pm)
Hope this isn't a new Honda Accord.. or they are going to be in really big trouble..
I doubt it. If you put wheels on a bathtub and threw a honda badge on the front, people would buy it.
and then they'd come on this board and post about it being the best wheeled bathtub in the world
#1096 of 20239 Accord EX-V6 price reports
May 18, 2007 (6:13 pm)
I got my Ex-L V6 for $23695 last month - nircdoc
There had been a few deals for around $23,500 (for EXV6) (include Destination) and even better. Common deals are around $23,800. - nighthawk326
EXV6 $23,651 - joensuefay
No trade-in. Did not use Dealer Financing. Earlier this month (April 7th, 2007). I purchased 2007 Honda Accord 4dr SEDAN EX-L V-6 Automatic Transmission with Navigation for $25,061.76 (NOT INCLUDING MARYLAND TAX AND TAGS). - ballroomdancer
#1097 of 20239 Re: 2008 Honda Accord [jd10013]
May 18, 2007 (6:14 pm)
Not everyone. Mine would be the best bathtub "for me" but not for you necessarily.
#1098 of 20239 Re: 2008 Honda Accord [thegraduate]
May 18, 2007 (6:24 pm)
To be fair, It's a reputation they've earned. Personaly, I think the accord is a very good car, and worth the extra money you (usually) pay for one. came very, very close to buying one. In the end, it was only my past reliability experience with nissan, and the fact the accord redesign wasn't out yet that put me in the altima. But as reliable as my wife's civic has been; if I'd been buying in 2008 instead of 2007, I may very well have bought an accord. It deffinitly finished runner up in my car search.
#1099 of 20239 Re: 2008 Honda Accord [jd10013]
May 18, 2007 (6:25 pm)
You got the 2007 Altima? Cool! How are you liking it so far? The CVT in a mainstream sedan intrigues me. Is it the 2.5, and if it is, what kind of mileage are you seeing from it?
#1100 of 20239 Re: 2008 Honda Accord [jd10013]
May 18, 2007 (6:43 pm)
If you put wheels on a bathtub and threw a honda badge on the front, people would buy it.
As long as they keep making the highest quality bathtubs, you bet we will.
#1101 of 20239 Re: 2008 Honda Accord [thegraduate]
May 18, 2007 (6:46 pm)
I got the 2.5s. so far, the car is great. The CVT is amazing, I really think its going to be the future of transmissions. Whats nice about it is, It deffinitly makes the car move faster. Its hard to describe, but it always maintains the perfect gear ratio, without having to dog the engine, and can do it with such ease. I guess the best way to explain it would be tachometer (at any speed) can fluctuate from 1500-5000 rpm in a matter of seconds, just by how much gas you give it. You can be cruising 60 mph at 1800 rpm, push the gas in all the way, and the engine will rev (in an instant) up around 5000 rpm. But as soon as you let off the gas, it will drop back to about 1800. And you never feel it at all. You could almost confuse the tachometer with the speedometer. And driving it normally, I'll often notice that the rpms are going down while I'm speeding up. very weird. The I-key is also pretty neat. Totally impossible to lock you key in it. Lock and close the doors with the key inside, the car automaticly unlocks all four dors and starts beeping and screaming at you. leave it in the trunk and close the lid, and the trunk automaticly opens itself. The car will also give a warning on the HUD if you close the door with the car running if the key is not in the car. That way, you won't drive off without it.
As for the milage, I've been driving it mostly mixed, and getting about 29-30 mpg. But I haven't done much open road driving yet, and I've heard the milage isn't as good the first couple thousand miles. Supposedly the car is programed to burn a richer fuel mixture for a couple thousand miles for break-in purposes.