Last post on Mar 26, 2013 at 2:42 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, Interior, Coupe, Sedan
#11 of 14 Re: Other thoughts[choppedntubbed]
Mar 24, 2013 (3:59 am)
After much consideration, I think you are right. What is your opinion on the Body Side Moldings to prevent door dings? I was considering buying them and putting them on myself, but I do not think they match the lines of the car (Sedan or your Coupe). Did you buy an extended warranty?
#12 of 14 Re: Other thoughts[choppedntubbed] [drezhere]
Mar 24, 2013 (4:49 am)
Hey, drezhere. Just like you, the moon roof was an important option for me, as I have had in on my cars for years. I just got the 2013 Accord EX I4 6MT coupe in black on black (actually, the only color it comes in). I have had leather seats in my Hondas for years, and I really wanted a change to the cloth (also have a 2010 Accord EXL V6 Navi coupe). However, like you, I miss the leather wrapped steering wheel. They do make Honda OEM, but it looks like we will have to wait on the Accord. It appears they are out there, but just not for the 2013 Accord just yet, e.g., http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Genuine-OEM-2009-2013-Honda-Fit-Leather-Steering-Whe- el-Cover-08U98-TK6-120-/350580575323#vi-content
I have asked this ebayer if they have it for the '13 Accord, and will let you know what they say.
As for the body side molding, my last Honda to have it was my 2003 Honda EXL Sedan )not an option at the time, the car came with it). I agree with you that on the later model sedans and coupes, they do not match the body lines and don't plan on getting them. The only mods I did were to tint the windows (along with a sun strip), in addition to tinting the fog lights.
I did get the extended warranty, 8 years/120K/0 deduct. In view of Honda's reliability, it is probably a waste of money. But all factory installed electronics are covered, and it simply gives me piece of mind.
#13 of 14 Re: Other thoughts[choppedntubbed] [drezhere] [choppedntubbed]
Mar 24, 2013 (2:47 pm)
I emailed bernardiparts.com to see if they have the OEM leather steering wheel cover. I will let you know what they say.
Concerning the extended warranty, I can go either way. One day I do not think it is a good idea, then the next day I believe it is a good idea considering it is the first year of the redesign and all of the new electronics. I have a quote that is good through the end of the month, so I might get the extended warranty. I guess it depends on how I feel that day.
I bet the tinted fog lights look nice!
#14 of 14 Re: Other thoughts[choppedntubbed] [drezhere] [choppedntubbed]
Mar 26, 2013 (2:42 pm)
According to Bernardi, Honda has not made a leather steering wheel cover for the 2013 Accords. Who knows if they will later this year...
I am still up in the air on the extended warranty. We will see how I feel tomorrow.