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#298 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [thegraduate]
Jun 21, 2010 (12:33 pm)
That's why I'm never changing my OEM Bridgestones.
(Yes, I know you had the Michelins, grad.) I'll bet your new tires are quieter though, right?
#299 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [tallman1]
Jun 21, 2010 (1:07 pm)
Quieter? Ehh, I'd say about the same in the noise department, but they are immensely gripper in both the dry and wet. I went with a high-performance all-season (Bridgestone Potenza G019) instead of a softer, more touring-oriented tire. They drive great, but are no-doubt worse with mileage than the Michelin Energy tires that came OEM.
#300 of 317 Re: 09 Accord LX-P acceleration issue [thegraduate]
Jun 21, 2010 (5:35 pm)
I live in Nashville, TN. I can't find any gas without the 10% ethanol. It definitely cuts your power and your gas mileage. You are so right.
#301 of 317 First Honda Accord Test Drive
Jun 24, 2010 (10:45 am)
I just had an opportunity to test drive my grandma and grandpa's 2009 Honda Accord LX-P. I've been reading about cars for the last several years, and I've considered replacing my Dodge Neon a few times with a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry but it always seemed to make more sense to wait. Until now.
This was my first time driving a Honda Accord, and after reading all the glowing reviews about them here, I can see why they receive so much praise. I found the ride to be very comfortable, and despite being a large car, it felt like a smaller car behind the wheel and had an almost a nimble feel to it. In comparison, my dad's 2000 Pontiac Grand Am was a smaller car yet drove like a larger car and just had a numb, heavy feel in general, which I didn't like. I was concerned about the base 177 hp engine because a couple reviews (like Consumer's Digest) said it could sound crude, but I found it very smooth and powerful.
The interior was quite nice and had a very quality feel- the seats and controls in particular- but it did take me a while to figure out all the buttons for the air conditioning and whatnot, and I thought the door panels would have had more cloth, but all in all, it was great. I've read a lot of complaints about the seats in the 2008 and up Accords, but I found it firm and comfortable on my short trip and am not too concerned about long-haul comfort since I don't drive really long distances (yet).
I'm going to look at some Accords tomorrow. I'm looking around the $15,000 range, so that about puts me in the 2007 or 2008 area. Hopefully within the next month or two, I'll be an Accord driver.
#302 of 317 Re: First Honda Accord Test Drive [serenity185]
Jun 24, 2010 (12:04 pm)
Go with an '07 model. They're the previous body-style. 2008 was the first year for the current body style, and they tend to have a few "teething" issues. I love my 2006 2.4L; they're faster than the 190hp 2008 model according to magazines who test acceleration.
#303 of 317 Buffing and Painting
Jun 28, 2010 (5:01 am)
I recently had somebody back into my car in a parking lot and the little bang took the paint off. A buffer does not look like it would help since the ding looks deep.
My 2009 Accord looked nice until this mishap. My quesiton is does it matter what kind of paint goes on? The Honda dealership I went to does not do body work but they did recommend a shop to do this work. The auto body shop though makes there own paint. Does it matter if I have Honda manufactured paint as opposed to the paint that the auto body shop makes that matches the color?
#304 of 317 Re: Buffing and Painting [jbam65]
Jun 28, 2010 (9:50 am)
I have had my Honda fixed at a local body shop and at a Honda dealer. I can see no difference. They both go by the number of the paint which is listed somewhere on the car.
#306 of 317 Re: First Honda Accord Test Drive [thegraduate]
Jun 29, 2010 (8:38 am)
Yes, go with an 07. Great body, great engine. A nice solid car! Simply can't go wrong.
#307 of 317 Re: First Honda Accord Test Drive [serenity185]
Jul 04, 2010 (8:53 pm)
Good Luck in your search! Just want you to know that I have owned the '89 LX, '96 LX, '03 LX, '05 LX, '07 SE, and currently a '09 EX-L. The '89 was my 2nd car and was well used with 120K and I continued loving it another four years. A real testimony to the Honda engineering quality. This one sold me on the Honda Accords. Ran the '96 six years having bought it brand new and it was also a super car. Not a thing wrong with the '03, '05, and '07; but did like the '07 the best of this series with its overall styling and handling. The current ride, '09 EX-L is simply the best car I have ever owned! At nearly 15K and 10 months old it is a true joy to drive. Its quality in every way is truly satisifing. A real solid car. Honda does keep making them better and better! Every one of my Accords have been the 4 cylinder engines. I find them to be economical and powerful enoungh for all situations. Best mpg on the '09 was 38 and with mixed driving is 30. Previous to my love affair with Honda I have driven Chevys, Fords, Chryslers, and Oldsmobiles. Yes, I've driven a lot of cars. I'm an old fart! Hope you too can find the Honda of your dreams! Cheers!