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Honda Accord, Sedan
#1269 of 1618 Re: Mileage Question [thegraduate]
Sep 02, 2010 (1:01 am)
seems to me their is a whole forum on this site just on the honda accord fuel mileage questions.
The newer cars are generally larger and heavier (again) than the older ones due to adding air bags, and structure to pass the IIHS offset tests, side impact tests, etc.
I have a heavy foot and an 2008 EXL-V6 Navi Sedan. Using the cruise control on the highway with speeds in the upper 70's I have gotten 29 MPG on trips between Columbus OH and Lancaster PA (a bit more than 400 miles one way, still have a 1/4 tank of fuel left) - I see many people during burst speeds on the highway (which lowers mileage), versus a steady speed. CIty driving is about 17 MPG with my heavy foot style - the same city mileage as I got with my prior 2006 Subaru Outback wagon 2.5 XT (that's a 250hp Turbo 4cyl with 5spd manual). The Subaru had about 24 MPG on the highway, same trip as the Accord.
#1270 of 1618 Re: Mileage Question [jmillerjmiller]
Sep 02, 2010 (2:51 am)
Your results are right in line with my previous 08 V6 Sedan. Extended interstate travel at 65-70 mph I've had a couple tankfuls at 32-33 mpg. My new 2010 V6 Sedan has returned a best of 27 mpg with mostly interstate but about 125 miles of mixed stop and go and rural roads. I was quite happy with the 08 and feel reasonably confident that once broken in the 2010 will prove to be just as economical.
#1271 of 1618 15K check with issues
Sep 03, 2010 (4:58 am)
I just had my 15K check last night on a 2009 Accord. They found multiple issues and the car is only a year old, I feel like I am being taken.
Pollen Filter replacement, Rear Break Pads (I told them I'd wait, then he said that I probably had 10K miles left) and this is the one that really annoyed me, the Exhaust System, told me I'd fail an inspection if I didn't get it cleaned, it was $200.
Has anyone else had similar issues or comments?
Do you regularly get the pollen filter changed? Thanks!
#1272 of 1618 Re: 15K check with issues [ash20]
Sep 03, 2010 (5:17 am)
you can replace the pollen filter yourself. it is located behind the glovebox. it has latches underneath the glovebox...pull them apart and it swings down to reveal the filter. buy the filter at any local auto parts store.
my brake pads lasted about 30k and i have a heavy foot.
the exhaust system? cleaned? never heard of that one. sounds like a scam. almost sounds like the same scam that many dealerships try to force upon its customers like changing oil every 3k miles instead of letting the car's built-in maintenance minder notify you when it needs to be changed.
#1273 of 1618 Re: 15K check with issues [ash20]
Sep 03, 2010 (5:32 am)
All cars have to meet emission standards for well beyond 15,000 miles. Insist on a refund and avoid this dealer in the future.
#1274 of 1618 Re: 15K check with issues [ash20]
Sep 03, 2010 (6:40 am)
Leave this dealer and never look back.
The posts above mine pretty much answer your questions; I agree with them both. The exhaust thing is baloney. The pollen filter can go 30k in most situations (mine has; I live in Birmingham, AL). Use the maintenance minder to tell you what service you need.
#1275 of 1618 Re: 15K check with issues [dpmeersman]
Sep 03, 2010 (6:41 am)
Yes, tell them it's a warranty issue and they need to stand behind it and then tell them you are more than willing to call Honda corporate to let them know about your issues they have found. I'm sure they will start doing some fancy footwork to squirm out of their lies. Ask them how they plan on cleaning it, perhaps with a really long q-tip? As for the filter, it is a regular maint. item and is super easy to change. Just Google cabin filter replacement instructions and you will be able to find pics people have posted on other forums. As for rear brakes, I have 34K on my 08 and plenty of pad left. Not a lot of stop and go driving though, and I have a 5 speed MT which helps brake wear. I had a number problems with my dealer early on and had Honda call me for a survey after one appt. I had for a squeaking glove box door (second appt. same prob.) The tech took a couple of things out of said glove box and pronounced it "fixed" without even taking it for a test drive. needless to say it went squeak squeak squeak all the way home. Took the phone survey as politely as possible so as to not sound like a raving lunatic and the dealer calls me the very next day with a very helpful attitude. Now if I have a problem they treat me like they should of from the very start.
#1276 of 1618 Re: 15K check with issues [thegraduate]
Sep 03, 2010 (6:55 am)
YMMV on the cabin filter. I didn't bother to check mine until 30K and it was filthy. I live in a more rural setting so it is a bit more dusty. I don't drive gravel though. Anyway, it's easy to check and replace!
#1277 of 1618 Re: 15K check with issues [ash20]
Sep 03, 2010 (2:46 pm)
Clean the exhaust system??? Now that's a new one. I'm shocked they didn't say they would grease the muffler bearings when they clean the exhaust.
#1278 of 1618 Re: 15K check with issues [icyou812]
Sep 03, 2010 (10:04 pm)
I had the glovebox door rattle, dealer couldn't fix - first they said they heard something and were testing. Then when I picked it up they said they couldn't find it, and I needed to let it get worse so they could find it. Well, even though mine wasn't in the tsb range for the fix, applying the piece of cushioning pad (i actually used two small pieces of the loop side of velcro that had permanent adhesive) to both sides of the opening fixed it.
Might have a bit of the package shelf rattle on hard bumps, but not real obvious yet.
The dealers seem to be pushing overpriced filter changes now, to make up for the maint minder cutting down on oil changes. I'm afraid that the service writers real job these days is to find some high markup add ons to push at owners whose cars only need minimal work on a visit.