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Honda Accord, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#281 of 336 Re: door panel issues [tallman1]
Oct 21, 2010 (2:23 pm)
So do both sides fade or change color? If not, it can't be the car... unless you always drive with the sun shining on one side.
Depending on commute, that's actually fairly likely. I always drive into the sun (I work ENE of my home) so my front dash sees a lot more sun than the rear shelf.
#282 of 336 2010 Accord - Service Bulletin for Front brakes + Class Action lawsuit
Oct 22, 2010 (11:39 am)
Just wanted to pass along some information I was told last night when I dropped off my 2010 Accord V6 Sedan. There was apparently a Honda Service Bulletin that covers replacement of front brakes. Then I was told that my rear brakes were close to shot and those need to be replaced. The odd part about the rears is that there was also a Honda Service Bulletin that addressed the replacement at no cost to the owner. This is no longer in place due to the fact that there was a Class Action lawsuit that Honda must have lost. Now I can submit a duplicate copy of my receipt to the law firm overseeing the disbursement of funds to Accord/Honda owners and I might get 50% back.
Just wanted to share this so you can bring this up next time you are talking to or standing in front of your local Honda Service Dept. This is all I know as I am waiting to pick my car up from the dealership today. I thought the strong vibrations were related to Variable Cylinder Management but my dealership is having me address the brakes at this point; implying that there really isn't a problem with th VCM. We'll see and I'll try to update this post when I feel I have more info or road time after getting both the front and rear brakes replaced my 12,000 mile Accord.
#283 of 336 Honda quality & features
Oct 24, 2010 (3:34 pm)
Has any regular Honda owner feel like the quality & features of Hondas lately have decreased? I've owned Hondas since 1983, i feel like they are starting to cut back on quality & features to keep sales going. I'm talking about interior/exterior quality & features. not mechanical.
#284 of 336 Re: Auto dimming rearview mirror! [stephennc61]
Oct 24, 2010 (3:40 pm)
I agree it's now an option. I think Honda is cutting back on a lot of good features to keep prices down & sales up. I paid extra for the mirror, due to the convenience of it. Like you it's standard on the Sedan EXl_V6, why not the coupe? Also there are not any door lights, reflectors in the door. If they continue to do this i'll quit buying Hondas, they are quality vehicles but they need to quit cutting back, they'll loose sales.
#285 of 336 Re: Honda quality & features [thomasr1950]
Oct 25, 2010 (5:10 am)
My personal opinion is that Honda executives have been drinking the same Kool-Aid for the last 4-5 years that Toyota executives have been drinking since 1995 (the year Toyota began "de-contenting" their vehicles). Cost-cutting seems to be more important to Honda than the public's opinion of their cars.
I think the 2007 Accord was the pinnacle for the Accord, and both quality & features have been going steadily downhill since then.
As far as the mechanical bits go, Honda seems to be hanging on to old technology much longer than they did in the past, like the antiquated 5-speed auto transmission and the addition of VCM (shudder) to the V6 to slightly improve the gas mileage.
For sure, the next time I get the desire for a new vehicle, the Honda dealer will NOT be the first stop I make.
#286 of 336 Re: Honda quality & features [rcummelin]
Oct 25, 2010 (6:16 pm)
I had a 08 Accord EX-L V-6 w/Navi. i wish i had it back. To me it had a lot of features that aren't on my 10 Accord EXL V_6 Coupe. They could add the rear view camera, lights in the door, auto mirror to name a few. I may go with a Maxima as my next car, they cost more but have a lot of features that Honda doesn't. I had a 04 Maxima SL, liked it too, traded it for the 08 Accord. I understand keeping costs down but when you get the top of the line car you should get top of the line equip. If the Sedan EX-L V6 w/o Navi. has auto mirror, door lights, camera the Coupe should too.
#287 of 336 Re: Honda quality & features [thomasr1950]
Oct 26, 2010 (11:51 am)
I just switched to Honda from a Toyota Solara and am very disappointed with the quality and features of the LX. All door handles are stiff and crude, ride is rough and noisy, paint is thin, engine has surge when creeping forward and brakes are poor. Next car will be another Toyota or Chevie Malibu.
#288 of 336 Re: Honda quality & features [loucopits]
Oct 26, 2010 (2:25 pm)
Loucopits, I simply cannot understand postings like this one. Did you indeed take the Accord LX for a test drive before purchasing it?
#289 of 336 Re: Honda quality & features [daneel]
Oct 26, 2010 (4:06 pm)
Yes, i took a test drive but it was too short.
#290 of 336 2010 Honda Accord - Oil change
Nov 03, 2010 (8:48 am)
Hi Guys, I have just completed 3 months with my brand new Accord. It has done 2500 miles so far and the oil life shown as 70%. As it is 3 months old now, I have scheduled my first oil change this coming saturday (3rd Nov). Now a second thought came into my mid...do I really need to change the oil now? Mileage done is very low and the oil life shown is 70%. Is it good to change the oil now? or shud I wait for another 1000 miles to complete ? Please suggest me...