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Honda Accord, Car Comparisons, Coupe, Sedan
#39 of 56 New user with a 2013 Honda Accord Sport (Question if i made a mistake)
Apr 13, 2013 (6:36 pm)
I just wanted to know if there were any other cars I COULD of looked at before purchasing my Brand New 2013 Honda Accord Sport (Automatic with Paddle Shifters) Sedan. Here is my story
I Purchased a 2009 Honda Civic LX from Honda 1 year ago and it was the WORST car I have ever owned. When I first purchased the Civic I was new to Financing so I jumped in without really doing any research so I got the car at 12,995 but had a 13% Interest rate 380.00 per month.
1. Paint Scratches super easy
2. EXCESSIVE road noise (Unbearable)
3. Basic Interior
4. Transmission was semi jerky
I finally Decided I could not take this car anymore so I went back to Honda and told them I hate this car & I need to get out of it NOW ive had enough. He told me he could get me out of the Civic and into a Brand New 2013 Honda Accord Sport (Black on Black) so I with excitement did what I had to do and bought it.
anyways I was wondering in the price range of 24-25k what other options could I have looked at or gotten into. I read great reviews of the 2013 Accord but I do know there are MANY cars out there. Did I make the right choice???
I do love the car is a black on black 2013 Honda Accord Sport, 18s, leather, Comfortable seats, Primacy MXM4 tires (Super Quiet), transmission shifts superbly and the ride is fantastic, Interior is really nice.
Wish It came with Push button start but it didn't. I am paying more for the Accord because they tacked on an extended warranty which was 2398, I had a roll over for the civic of 1608 and dmv fees added. I ended up paying 35,142 for the accord 480 per month 100.00 more.
#40 of 56 Re: New user with a 2013 Honda Accord Sport (Question if i made a mistake) [4lc4pon3]
Apr 15, 2013 (8:04 pm)
Not sure if you can do this, but consider canceling the warranty, and shopping the online dealers for hondacare at probably half the price. Not much you can do about the rest of the deal - looks like you have made the purchase and are now doing research - 35k for an accord sport seems like a very high number.
#41 of 56 Driving impressions after one month
Apr 17, 2013 (4:49 am)
Have had our Accord EX-L CVT for just over a month now. Just took it on a 100 mile trip and back, mostly freeway, but some city winding around too. Got 38 mpg on the highway, 35 mpg overall. Very pleased with the CVT so far. We had a V6 Maxima before, but the CVT 4 cyl. acquits itself very well and takes regular fuel. It has plenty of power and isn't noisy. Seats are extremely comfortable on a long drive. Visibility is excellent and I love the right lane camera -- great help on the highway changing lanes. Inside, everything is easy to reach from the driver's position -- cruise control is particularly well located on the wheel itself rather than on the stalk. The suspension is just right for me -- not too cushy so the drive feels wallowy, but not so firm that you notice every bump, and I drove over and around many, many, potholes on this trip. So far it's an excellent car and we are really pleased with it.
#42 of 56 Re: New user with a 2013 Honda Accord Sport (Question if i made a mistake) [4lc4pon3]
Apr 17, 2013 (6:24 am)
I'm sure by now you realize you overpaid by about $10k and there's not much you can do about. I agree that you should cancel your extended warranty and buy one somewhere else for half (maybe less than half) of what you paid. It's likely going to be awhile before you buy another car and hopefully these last two experiences will make you a better shopper.
#43 of 56 Re: New user with a 2013 Honda Accord Sport (Question if i made a mistake) [wayne21]
Apr 17, 2013 (7:22 am)
Just cancel altogether. Why get an extended warranty with a Honda? BTW, this forum is for "driving impressions". Why not go over to "prices paid" where such things as warranties are discussed?
Apr 17, 2013 (4:55 pm)
Need to know, been driving for a million years regular to my first CVT 2013 Accord, it's awesome you don't feel the gear changes no buck in between or engine rev. so why do I read about the issues of the CVT unless you have test driven the new Accord and if you do you will be amazed.
#45 of 56 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6?
Apr 17, 2013 (6:36 pm)
I am very close to buying and have driven both the 4cyl Accord EX-L and v6. I am unsure if the extra 2K is worth it or not. IMO, upon test drive of both vehicles, I noticed a higher noise level with the 4 cyl upon acceleration. The v6 was more powerful, no doubt. My main focus is mpg savings which immediately makes me think I should get the 4 cyl but I have concerns about the complaints with the CVT. My commute is almost 2 hours each day. I also drive to FL with my 3 teenage kids and our "stuff" twice a year so the mileage adds up quickly. I am trading in my 2012 CRV. Loved the vehicle but disliked the gas mileage. If anyone can offer their 2 cents on which model I should select, I'd be extremely grateful.
#46 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [flgirl2]
Apr 18, 2013 (2:36 am)
We just made the change from a V6 Maxima to the 4cyl EX-L Honda, also for fuel economy. It does take a little getting used to a 4cyl after a V6. CVT not an issue for us. If you didn't know it was a CVT you would just think it was a regular 4 cyl car. We did exclude the Nissan Altima CVT because we thought it was annoyingly noisy with an unpleasant whine when you accelerate. Not so the Accord. It is a bit louder than a V6 but not excessively so, and only at first acceleration. It has plenty of power. Overall it's very smooth and surprisingly quiet. We felt the payoff in fuel economy is definitely worth it. We've had it over a month now and are very satisfied so far.
#47 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [flgirl2]
Apr 18, 2013 (5:42 am)
I recently purchased the EXL V6 and am very happy with it. I bought the V6 for several reasons. 1st, I don't like CVT transmissions, even though the one in the Honda is probably the best of the bunch. 2nd, I like having the extra power and the V6 is significantly more powerful than the 4cyl and it is also much smoother, in my opinion. My gas mileage has been impressive, at least to me. I average about 23 MPG in town, and on my one road trip on the interstate, I got just over 35 MPG. Great numbers for a V6. I realize the price difference and it is sizable. That was a huge consideration for me, but in the end, since I plan on keeping the car 8 to 10 years, I felt the extra power, smoothness, and the excellent gas mileage offered by the V6 was worth it.
#48 of 56 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan, 4 cyl or V6? [flgirl2]
Apr 18, 2013 (5:45 am)
I am trading in my 2012 CRV. Loved the vehicle but disliked the gas mileage
The loss you'll take trading in a car to gain some MPGs is kind of like cutting off your nose to spite your face isn't it? You're spending money to save money. Obviously I don't know specific numbers, but both vehicles being equal in your eyes (liking them both), you're going to be on the losing end of the financial equation for several years most likely.