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New to the accords. Just bought my 2018 accord sport 2.0turbo after test driving the automatic as well. Only had it two days but i csn tell i will keep this car for at least 5 years. If you guys have any questions let me know
 

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Welcome! Glad you choose the new Accord 2.0T 6 speed :) :). What are your thoughts on the automatic vs the 6 speed manual after test driving it? And why did you choose the manual over the automatic?
 

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Congrats on getting the new Accord.
What other vehicles were you looking into before making the decision here?
These days it seems we have so many options that make it hard to choose.
 

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I'm always happy to see those who opt for a manual, there certainly aren't many of us left. An Accord is always a safe bet, and nice choice on color. Be sure to let us know what you think, once you've had the opportunity to drive it a little more.
 

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I'm always happy to see those who opt for a manual, there certainly aren't many of us left. An Accord is always a safe bet, and nice choice on color. Be sure to let us know what you think, once you've had the opportunity to drive it a little more.
They might be the very same owners that have an easier time finding a buyer come time to sell because often its enthusiast that will look for them. What will help even more is if the next generation accord won't have it at all. Then the value of these will go up even more. The last of anything is always cherished.
 

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The phasing out of manual transmissions seems to be inevitable, at least in North America. In Europe manual car sales still make up more than 50%. I think with the more strict emission standards we've seen set, new automatics with CVT's make the most sense for manufacturers. Also the more engine/tranny options that are offered, the more testing that needs to be done, which can be expensive. Unfortunately I just don't think there is much demand anymore in NA for manual cars. If they aren't selling, why bother offering them.
 

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The phasing out of manual transmissions seems to be inevitable, at least in North America. In Europe manual car sales still make up more than 50%. I think with the more strict emission standards we've seen set, new automatics with CVT's make the most sense for manufacturers. Also the more engine/tranny options that are offered, the more testing that needs to be done, which can be expensive. Unfortunately I just don't think there is much demand anymore in NA for manual cars. If they aren't selling, why bother offering them.
Fortunately it seem that cars that brand like Honda, Mazda, etc. are putting out aren't so advanced that down the road doing a manual swap would conflict with a lot of things. Although once insurance finds out, you might be lucky to not get an increase in your rate.
 

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It's far too expensive and complicated to bother going the route of a transmission swap. If you cant find the car you want, spec'd how you want, just be patient. I can understand someone settling for a lesser trim if others aren't readily available, but a tranny is a different story.
 

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It's far too expensive and complicated to bother going the route of a transmission swap. If you cant find the car you want, spec'd how you want, just be patient. I can understand someone settling for a lesser trim if others aren't readily available, but a tranny is a different story.
Down the road as it ages and becomes cheap on the used car market then that will be something some owners will consider, much like how some have with past generations.
 

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I'm always happy to see those who opt for a manual, there certainly aren't many of us left. An Accord is always a safe bet, and nice choice on color. Be sure to let us know what you think, once you've had the opportunity to drive it a little more.
I agree not many who want to be in a manual anymore. I’m also switching back to manual after being in an automatic edge for 3 years. I pick her up tomorrow ! Can’t wait.
 

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I was hoping that the manual option would help to give the Accord another leg up on the Camry, but it looks like buyers are simply going with the cheaper option. Let us know what you think of the new Accord once you've put some mileage on her.
 

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I test drove both the 6 speed and Auto 2.0T before buying. The 6 speed was intoxicating but the 10 speeds won me over. My only negative though is I don't care for the push button selectors. Shades of Edsel and early '60's Mopars.
 

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RPM - Shifting

Hi,
I just got my sport 2.0T manual. I wonder what RPM(when to shift) you guys are using for:
1. Everyday driving with smooth transition?
2. Good fuel economic?

3. Best for the engine?
 
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