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Honda Accord, Transmission, Sedan
#2617 of 2720 Re: Itching to sell....... 
Jul 08, 2011 (9:38 am)
My father left me a loaded 2007 Camry Hybrid - leather, bluetooth, JBL stereo, etc. etc. - $31,000+ new, with only 11,900 miles on it - MINT. The weirdest driving, boring, slow, but yes one of the quietest cars I have ever driven. I sold it. Not for me. I have driven Toyotas and their V6 is very nice, but the finish even in the "high end" Camrys is cheap, and they handle like an old Buick. Again - not for me.
But that said, I will never again buy any car with variable cylinder management regardless of the manufacturer. It is disappoionting to see Honda now put the VCM Engine in the Odyssey, Accord, and now the Pilot.
I hate it. Hope they never do it to the Acura or I will be finished with them after 30 years of loyal ownership. And given the latest from the EPA? I intend to hang onto my '08 RL for as long as possible.
#2618 of 2720 Re: For a Camry, really? 
Jul 08, 2011 (4:49 pm)
LOL, you make me laugh. I'm a troll now, eh? Good try. I just hang out on these Edmonds threads just waiting to pounce on any Honda fans? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha- - - hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahhahahhahah!!!!! You are a joke. The FACT is, if you like Camrys, you are NOT an auto enthusiast.
#2619 of 2720 Re: Our gas mileage isn't bad! [indydriver]
Jul 09, 2011 (2:25 am)
That's great for your daughter. My Accord VCM didn't start burning oil until after the break-in oil was changed. If you look at the latest sales figures, Honda has got some real problems with the sales of Accords, down 30+%. Some of the competitors models are a more compeling choice and at a better price.
#2620 of 2720 Re: Our gas mileage isn't bad! [elliott2]
Jul 09, 2011 (2:50 am)
We bought our '08 Acura Rl with 18k miles on it for $25,000. MINT - from AZ. Hired an inspector who gave it two thumbs up, and trucked it back to us in NY. If looking for a NEW car in that price range, I would have to drive Hyundai Sonata - it is beating out the Accord in all comparison tests - don't know the car well enough to even know if it has a V6 - know about the 4 and the turbo 4, but prefer a 6. Yeah, I think Honda needs to refocus. However, its sales are off a lot because of the tsunami - and good used Hondas are going through the roof!
#2621 of 2720 Re: Our gas mileage isn't bad! [elliott2]
Jul 10, 2011 (4:18 am)
That's an interesting point about not burning oil until after the FF was changed. Maybe Honda has a good reason for having all its dealers insist on not changing it until <15% on the MM which seems to be 7500-8000 for most folks. I'm curious: what mileage did you do your first OC and what oil did you use?
#2622 of 2720 Re: Our gas mileage isn't bad! [michael0137]
Jul 10, 2011 (4:20 am)
Honda hasn't taken VCM to their premium brand. Maybe a good reason?
#2623 of 2720 Re: Our gas mileage isn't bad! [indydriver]
Jul 10, 2011 (4:33 am)
The salesman said I could go 10,000 before 1st oil change. At 7800 it said I had 5% life left. I live in FL and do very little highway driving and car felt a little off so I got it changed. Brought it to Tires Plus for $25. Don't know the brand, but definitely felt smoother. I'm big on following mfgr guidelines. They design the damn cars. Btw it's a lease.
#2624 of 2720 Re: Our gas mileage isn't bad! [indydriver]
Jul 15, 2011 (5:27 pm)
The car started using oil at around 10,000 miles. The tech at the Honda garage insists that it's not burning oil, it's "using" oil. We've had the other problems with the car also: the rear brakes were gone at 17,000 miles and were replaced. The torque converter went out at 34,000 miles. The style of this particular model is a great looking car inside and out. Mechanically, it's one of the worst Accords ever made as demonstrated by its poor rating for resale value. I've had five Accords now and have been impressed with everyone except the 2008. Honda lost it on this model.
#2625 of 2720 Re: Our gas mileage isn't bad! [elliott2]
Jul 15, 2011 (6:31 pm)
Our car's tranny started giving us major problems at 28K. They replaced input and output sensors and told me the car was fixed. Uh-uh - I had driven the car 28K and it was NOT performing correctly. That did it for me - had the brake problems fixed under warranty or class action suit, but then the tranny? Bye bye hated VCM and hello Acura RL. Sold the Honda on ebay for $18,000 - paid $26,000 new, and bought the 2008 RL with only 18,000 miles on it for $25,000 - new $50,000. Best decision I have recently made. My experience with cars - they give you problems early - they ALWAYS are a problem.
#2626 of 2720 Finally got rid of my Coupe
Aug 02, 2011 (3:16 pm)
I really wanted to love my beautiful Belize blue coupe. The Eco light and VCM Vibrations drove me nuts. Amazingly I was 19 months into a 36 month lease and was able to trade it in for a VW CC R Line with an MSRP over $31k and put no money down and have the exact same payments! I know no car is perfect, but the CC offers a lot more for the money. Both seats have power adjustment and power lumbar. HD radio, SD card slot, iPod connection, Bluetooth, etc. Not feeling any of the vibrations. I felt bad trading in the Accord because I fell in love with it on the showroom. If Honda decides to make a real V6 again I might come back, but I doubt it. My cousin had a Honda Ridgeline with VCM and his tranny completely seized up while driving on the highway. They never gave him an explanation, but we think it had something to do with the VCM. Best of luck to all.