Last post on Jan 07, 2008 at 10:34 AM
You are in the Honda Accord
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Honda Accord, Classic Cars, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#7 of 26 Re: H U G E Changes in Accord [fourteen14]
Oct 07, 2007 (7:43 pm)
Our first Accord was the NEW 86 LX/AT, don't have the records but remember it well.....wife drove it 140 miles a day round trip to Valpo Law School......bought it for between 10M and 11M She put 68000 miles on it in 2.5 years ....sold it for 9600 outright.It was a "snow trooper" on the Indiana toll road served her well and safely through the daily snow squalls that come across Lake Michigan from November through April.
That's the one which committed us to Honda we've had 7 others since, I think? Once thought about contacting Honda marketing as we have now three in the household and probably a 4th in a couple years when our son begins to drive.
#8 of 26 Re: H U G E Changes in Accord [luv_my_job]
Oct 08, 2007 (7:52 pm)
"committed us to Honda we've had 7 others since"
I always get a little uncomfortable when someone contends that: "X is the best because that is the only one I ever use, and I only use X because it is the best!"
Honda makes very good products, but you owe it to yourself to shop around to confirm that X is indeed the best. When my wife wanted a new car, we, of course, looked at the new Acura TL since she liked the TL that she had. After checking out several other cars, we were amazed to find that this time our needs were best fulfilled by the Azera - an excellent car and a great value!
#9 of 26 Re: H U G E Changes in Accord [fourteen14]
Oct 08, 2007 (8:34 pm)
How long have you had the Azera? Maybe you will still feel the same in a few years, and maybe not. I have come to expect quality and reliability from Honda. Am I going to get that same confidence from a test drive in an Azera? I don't think that's possible. I'm glad you feel good about your car buying decision, and I hope you feel the same in 16 years from now.
#10 of 26 Re: H U G E Changes in Accord [elroy5]
Oct 10, 2007 (11:44 pm)
We have had the 2006 Azera for 18 months. It has been flawless. Lots of power. Highway mileage ~32. Very comfortable. High Quality throughout.
In 16 years I will most likely have had a half dozen subsequent cars! With the 10 year warranty I could keep the Azera a long time, but that's no fun! With the changes and improvements in cars that appear almost daily, I am currently looking forward to seeing such diverse new cars as the 2009 Hyundai Genesis, the 2008 Infiniti EX35, the 2008 Smart ForTwo, and the 2009 500 hp Magnum SRT!! For me a car is an emotional thing, not an appliance like a refrigerator that you keep as long as it cools your beer!
If you drove an Azera, I'm sure that you would be very pleasantly surprised, and it would keep your beer cool for as long as you want!
PS: Our other car is a 2005 (Hemi) Magnum.
#11 of 26 Re: H U G E Changes in Accord [fourteen14]
Oct 11, 2007 (1:22 pm)
Any car, well maybe not any as in Yugo, but most cars properly taken care of, can last a very long time. Honda is not alone in long-term reliability. For example, I have a 1985 SAAB 900, a brand certainly not known for its reliability, and it's still a daily driver with well over 300K on the clock without any powertrain repairs, albeit one clutch replacement at 125K. No engine work (still doesn't burn any oil), and no transmission work.
So, if one really takes care of a vehicle, I suspect even Hyundai will still be running for a long time, as I'll wager that Hyundai is more reliable than a SAAB.
I, too, owned an early Accord - 1978. Great car, but eventually lost the battle with the Rust Monster. It was replaced with the '85 SAAB. Unfortunately, most early Hondas had rust problems here in the salt-laden winters of the midwest.
#12 of 26 Re: H U G E Changes in Accord [colloquor]
Oct 11, 2007 (4:35 pm)
Maybe if you owned a recent Accord you would like it so much you would want to keep it for a long time. What good is the 100k mile warranty, if you don't keep the car that long?
You can make just about any car last 10 or more years, but after that time will it still be a car you WANT to drive? My father has a 71 Impala, and my brother has a 79 Ford truck. They are both still rolling, but not something you enjoy driving at this point. My 12 year old Accord was still in great shape when I sold it, and everything worked just like it did when I bought it.
#13 of 26 Re: H U G E Changes in Accord [fourteen14]
Jan 03, 2008 (2:27 pm)
The Magnum is being discontinued along with the PT Cruiser convertible and two other cars (I forget which ones.)
#14 of 26 Re: H U G E Changes in Accord [jncars]
Jan 03, 2008 (3:17 pm)
The Chrysler Crossfire is one of them. The Chryseler Pacifica is the other.
Link to Article
#15 of 26 Re: H U G E Changes in Accord [jncars]
Jan 03, 2008 (9:56 pm)
From article: "stop making the Dodge Magnum sedan"!
Now do they mean the Dodge Magnum WAGON or the Chrysler 300 SEDAN????
As time goes by, if it is the Magnum wagon, my '05 Red Magnum with every option should become ever more unique and desirable!! In the last half century I have owned many sharp and/or hot cars, but the Magnum has received more unsolicited praise than the rest have combined!
#16 of 26 Re: H U G E Changes in Accord [fourteen14]
Jan 03, 2008 (10:09 pm)
The article is from New Zealand - they may have different terms down there than in America. It is a 4-door car (sedan). In Britain, 2-door wagons/hatchbacks are called coupes quite often.
It's the Magnum that's being axed. Personally, I feel like the interior of that car should never have gotten past quality control.
Back to the Accord, shall we?