Last post on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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#227 of 363 Re: Honda Maintenance Program [bluesocks]
Apr 09, 2013 (1:52 pm)
not really. 15K is probably an oil change/rotation. Ditto for 30K, but throw in a brake fluid flush. 45K another OFL.
and most likely the plan only covers what the MM says, and that may not include the brake fluid.
figure at the deal (they have coupons!) max of $40 each for oil changes at 7,500 mile increments (ballpark) with rotations at every other (maybe $100 total). You get multi point inspections every oil change anyway.
overall, hard to see you paying nearly that much for the basic services the car will need.
#228 of 363 Re: Issues with 2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 No Nav at 1000 Miles [marcus216]
Apr 09, 2013 (3:02 pm)
If you don't mind, let us know what your dealership says when you question the hesitation.
Apr 09, 2013 (3:32 pm)
Planning to by a Honda Accord EXL and got an offer of 24900 -- any idea how good this is
#231 of 363 Re: Issues with 2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 No Nav at 1000 Miles [daneel]
Apr 10, 2013 (5:57 am)
Yes, I know the V6 comes with a 6 speed automatic transmission. I stated that I did not know whether the transmission frequent downshifting was related to the VCM,(vehicle cylinder management system), not the CVT.
Apr 10, 2013 (5:57 am)
If it includes everything but tax and title, 24.9 is a very good price.
Apr 14, 2013 (2:00 am)
Hey guys, has anyone noticed water on the top edge of their break lights? I do get some on the top side, kind of likea line that seems to drain aafter a while. It doesn't get to the middle or anything. I contacted Honda and went to a dealership and the dealer said it was ok as long as it doesn't get inside the main lamp???
Also, I noticed a gap in the right side bumper area. If u look at it from the side and direct sunlight, u can see the black spacers. Meaning is not tight as the other side. Again, th dealer said is normal to have some gaps here and there as no car is perfect???
It isn't the end of the world, but it bothers me that Honda has the same culture of not honoring their warranties. That's why I don't believe in any type of warranty. Any suggestions ir anyone noticing these issues with their 2013 accords? Thanks in advance for your feedback on these 2 issues.
#234 of 363 Re: Water in headlights [mvperez4jesus]
Apr 14, 2013 (11:20 am)
Been buying/leasing Hondas/Acuras since 1989 - some with hondacare extended service contracts - have never ever had a problem with Honda not covering something under warranty. My son even had some motor mounts replaced on an Accord under warranty even though his car was way past coverage.
#235 of 363 Hondalink/Aha streaming audio problems
Apr 14, 2013 (3:17 pm)
I've had my 2013 Accord EXL since Dec. 14 & dropped XM in favor of the free Aha radio. I'm beginning to think I made a mistake. Aha, even after the recent Honda software update & the Hondalink smartphone update, is incredibly unreliable & frustrating. The most I can get is maybe 10 minutes of uninterrupted music when I can connect at all, but then the signal is lost every 5 to 10 seconds. Sometimes trying another channel will help for a bit, then the same issue. Other times I'm unable to connect al all - I might be told to "stop & check my device," other times it'll just say "no data." Or I might be told the station has no content, when I just listened to it the prior day.
I emailed Aha, & they told me I needed to work with Honda regarding the Hondalink app, but that was just updated. I've tried listening to Aha channels with headphones through the phone, & that works marginally better, but after a while the same issues arise.
I have an HTC Thunderbolt phone on Verizon. The problems seem to occur whether or not I'm getting 4G.
Anybody else have similar experiences and, more importantly, were you able to get them resolved?
#236 of 363 Re: Issues with 2013 Honda Accord EX-L V6 No Nav at 1000 Miles [stickguy]
Apr 15, 2013 (6:27 am)
I think you are quite right regarding how the new modern transmissions are programmed to get the best gas mileage. The downshifting is not an issue with me. When I punch the accelerator, the car just bolts forward comparable to the 2010 Acura TL that I previously leased. While the Honda V6 does not handle like a TL, it is a very competent automobile. I am very happy with it, especially when I see what I paid for it. I looked at a comparably equipped 2013 Lexus ES 350 before I made my Honda purchase. That car was $12,000 more and was not an appreciable improvement in any area.