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#259 of 373 Re: - [dudleyr]
May 04, 2013 (1:37 pm)
This is comparing the Fusion hybrid with Accord. CR did get these numbers:
Accord LX: 21/40/30 mpg
Fusion Hybrid: 35/41/39 mpg
So as expected big jump in city mpg and not so much in highway for a hybrid.
#260 of 373 Re: - [lucien4]
May 04, 2013 (5:27 pm)
The big advantage of a hybrid is always in city driving. Surprised that they are only getting 21 mpg in the Accord. So far I am getting 26, Ex-L CVT.
#261 of 373 First oil change
May 07, 2013 (5:58 pm)
My 2013 Accord EX has over 5000 miles and the maintenance minder is still only at 60%. I believe in waiting until the minder tells me to change the oil, but this will put me over 10k. Any thoughts?
#262 of 373 Re: First oil change [evped2]
May 07, 2013 (6:15 pm)
I think they told me could be around 10000 miles depending on driving conditions. Follow the maintenance minder.
#263 of 373 Re: First oil change [evped2]
May 07, 2013 (6:54 pm)
For what it's worth, I was told by the dealer from whom I purchased my 2013 Accord told me that the "oil minder" is driven by a mathematical formula and does not reflect the actual condition of the oil. Therefore, if you're driving conditions are less than ideal (e.g. winter conditions, very hot weather, in town driving), I would not let 10000 miles pass before changing the oil.
#264 of 373 Re: First oil change [rmanke]
May 08, 2013 (2:27 am)
Sounds like your dealer wants you to pay for more oil changes. Yes, it's a formula but the formula is based upon actual driving conditions. That's what I was told. Here's an explanation of how it works:
#265 of 373 Re: First oil change [suydam]
May 08, 2013 (8:23 am)
I'll have to give Richfield-Bloomington Honda a call as they're not far from me. In the end, however, with the coupons Honda and the dealer send out, for $25 I'm not going to worry about changing the oil a bit early (despite the environmental issue).
#266 of 373 Re: First oil change [evped2]
May 08, 2013 (9:21 am)
I would not let any of my vehicles go over 5,000 miles on an oil change. Oil is the life of an engine and it is such an inexpensive thing. I have a Honda and my wife has a Cadillac CTS. If I went by the maintenance minder on the Cadillac, it would be 13,000 miles on an oil change. Talk to a mechanic that you trust and he will tell you the same. In my case, I have talked with my dealer's service supervisor whom I have known for a long time. Some don't trust their dealer's service department on this, but oil changes are not big money generators
#267 of 373 Re: First oil change [temj12]
May 08, 2013 (9:30 am)
I'm sure Honda wants their vehicles to last a long time. For my Nissan the interval was 7500 miles, which I followed. Sold it at 139k and still going great. Times have changed.
May 08, 2013 (1:25 pm)
The engineers know what they are doing and they usually incorporate a 2:1 safety factor. If they say it can go 10,000 miles it will probably go 20,000.
I change oil in my Accord about every 9,000 miles (according to the minder). 162,000 miles and the top of the engine still looks brand new (under oil fill cap). No sludge, so deposits, no visable wear.
I do use full synthetic as a little bit of extra insurance, but changing oil too often on a modern car is just throwing your money away.
I used to be a 3,000 mile guy (on my '90 Integra), but after 100,000 miles I got tired of throwing out oil that didn't even look dirty. So now at 231,000 miles I have a 23 year old vehicle with a great engine. Problem is changing the oil does not help the alternator, the cv joints, the brakes, the clutch, the water pump, the belts, the slight rust that is starting, the wear and tear on the seats, the slight musty smell of a 23 year old car. Those are the things that become a problem. Any engine can go 200k miles these days. Doesn't do much good if the car is worth basically nothing at that point.