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#1 of 25 Is it worth it to pay premium for the ACCORD instead of the CIVIC?
Jun 17, 2008 (10:24 pm)
I was set for a Civic LX for $17k OTD. Good lord, I had a look at the accord, test drove it and fell in love with it. I was quoted for $23k for the Accord 08 LX-P in Chicago, I know I can get the price lower. May be $21k $22k OTD? My question is, apart from the good look, is it really worth the 4 extra Ks for the Accord. The Civic just does not have the chick-magnet attribute. The Accord 08 is so classy, it may make up for my small..............wallet.
Anyone who recently purchased an Accord 08 LX-P or the Civic LX 08 in Chicago please let me know the OTD price and the dealer.
Thank you guys.
#2 of 25 Re: Is it worth it to pay premium for the ACCORD instead of the CIVIC? [mac
Jun 18, 2008 (4:16 am)
Hi macno0b, welcome to CarSpace!
I changed your title a little and fixed it so that this discussion will appear on both the Accord board and the Civic board rather than having two separate discussions. It's less confusing that way.
For pricing information your best bets are the Accord Prices Paid and Buying Experience and the Civic Prices Paid and Buying Experience discussions. I see you've already found the Civic topic. You might want to use the Search This Discussion feature for Chicago to see what others have posted in each one.
#3 of 25 Re: Is it worth it to pay premium for the ACCORD instead of the CIVIC? [mac
Jun 18, 2008 (6:34 am)
Get the Civic for commuting and other routine trips. Use a Porsche to troll for chicks.
#4 of 25 Re: Is it worth it to pay premium for the ACCORD instead of the CIVIC? [mac [plethysmo]
Jun 18, 2008 (8:13 am)
There's no Honda short of the S2000 that will ever be confused for a chick-magnet.
I have an Accord, but if the Civic fits better in the budget (it obviously does), get it, unless it doesn't meet your needs somehow (not enough room or something). As gas prices continue their climb, your car will be worth more and more as time goes on.
#5 of 25 Re: Is it worth it to pay premium for the ACCORD instead of the CIVIC? [thegraduate]
Jun 24, 2008 (5:34 am)
I had a 2006 accord V6 LOADED...leather..sunroof..nav..you name it...absolutely NOT a chick magnet car!! I now have a 2008 Civic LX and it is FAR AND AWAY the much better deal out there right now. I averaged 23-26mpg on the accord and I am averaging 37 on the civic. I am 46 and I have to say practicality far outweighs the looks of the accord WHEN budget is concerned!
#6 of 25 Re: Is it worth it to pay premium for the ACCORD instead of the CIVIC? [gqllc]
Jun 24, 2008 (6:18 am)
I have a 2006 Accord as well and would say the Civic is the better looking car.
#7 of 25 General Question
Jun 24, 2008 (12:37 pm)
Does anyone have an opinion on whether or not the Accord is a better built, better designed car - or is it just bigger? In my personal opinion, the Civic is a MUCH better exterior design, but that's subjective. But, I've never been driven the redesigned Civics. I have an I4 08 Accord that I doubt I will own for very long - I just don't like it much. Also, starting this September, I'm going to start putting 2500 miles per month on my car. My 08 gets 26-28 mpg, and that just ain't good enough for a car that has such little useable power! With gas prices the way they are, I might take a good look at a manual tranny civic. Any thoughts?
#8 of 25 Re: General Question [bug4]
Jun 24, 2008 (12:44 pm)
The Civic and the Accord should be similar in build quality, while the Accord will have more thoughtful features than the Civic.
If you feel the Accord has little usable power, the Civic is going to feel even less powerful. With a low-amount of peak torque, the Civic really has to be wound up to high-rpms to get moving quickly.
Also, if you are doing more highway driving, the automatic Civic will offer you better highway mileage than the manual transmission version will.
If you are trading down to a new Civic for fuel economy, make sure you aren't spending more in the trade than you would by keeping the larger, more comfortable Accord (a car that is naturally better suited to the highway).
#9 of 25 Re: General Question [thegraduate]
Jun 24, 2008 (2:46 pm)
Thanks grad! Any opinion on the issue of ride quality. With a shorter wheel-based, the Civic would have a different ride.
I assume the auto tranny gets better gas mileage because of different, higher revving, gear ratios in the manual? [Ultimately, slight differences in fuel economy won't get me to buy the automatic. I'll never buy an automatic transmission again - at least not one where you can't choose between the top gears. It's not a problem with the actual transmission, I just HATE not having that control when I'm driving on the highway. I will likely sell my Accord within a year just to get rid of the automatic transmission. I have never owned a car without MT and I thought I could live with a new Honda with AT. I can't!]
#10 of 25 Re: General Question [bug4]
Jun 24, 2008 (3:21 pm)
Having just test-driven a 2008 Accord EX over the weekend, and my dad having a 2007 Civic, I can tell you that the Accord rides noticeably better, while also handling very nicely. The fact that the Civic really seems to feel "on-the-ground" is a big difference in the higher-up Accord, as well.