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Hi all,

I'm planning on buying a 2020 Accord. I'm looking for a car that is reliable and easy to fix incase something goes wrong. I'm planning to use it for 5+ years.

I want to listen from you guys on how reliable is the car and what issues are expected if any would occur. Especially that it has the CVT transmission, which doesn't have the best reputation

I'm planning to buy the 1.5l 4 cylinder.

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Hey there, I know you're looking for reviews on the base 1.5 l turbo engine, I have the 2.0T engine. I absolutely love my sporty. it's awesome extremely reliable, decent gas mileage for how I drive in the bigger type r engine. I've never honestly driven the base 1.5 l CVT tranny. so I'm sure that someone else will be able to chime in for their review. But I figured I'd let you know and give you my two cents here. The 10-speed auto 22.0T engine is a beast! I hope this helps you out a little bit...
 

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Hey there, I know you're looking for reviews on the base 1.5 l turbo engine, I have the 2.0T engine. I absolutely love my sporty. it's awesome extremely reliable, decent gas mileage for how I drive in the bigger type r engine. I've never honestly driven the base 1.5 l CVT tranny. so I'm sure that someone else will be able to chime in for their review. But I figured I'd let you know and give you my two cents here. The 10-speed auto 22.0T engine is a beast! I hope this helps you out a little bit...
Sure that helps. Thank you for sharing your experience. I might change the plan and go with the 2.0t just for that 10 speed transmission. I'm more interested in the fuel consumption, but I'm a little bit worried about the CVT.
 

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I think for the most part Honda's are known for their reliability. My previous experience w/a Honda was the purchase of a used '96 Accord that I got for kid while they were in high school (their first car). At the time of purchase the car was 7 - 9 years old, with 100k miles on it, and I got it from original owner. Owned the car for another 6/7 years (or so... kid thru high school/college) and put another 100k on it. Other than routine maintenance and repairing the few fender benders that new drivers get the car was trouble free. Since that experience kid has owned an Acura, and wife has owned 3 Acura's w/o any major issues.

Since you mentioned CVT's I have no experience w/them but have heard that they could be problematic. However I haven't seen/read anything on this forum w/owners documenting issues.

When I was looking to purchase gas mileage wasn't included in my decision (my previous/still owned vehicle was an 18 {now 20} year old SUV w/12 -18 mpg). I wanted to get back into a car, that was comfortable, sporty, and had some performance. I started by building my car online and really liked the look, I then went to dealer to test drive car to see if I fit comfortably and see how it performed. During this test drive I took it on some two-lane back roads, and then highway.... was impressed w/how it handled on curvy roads along w/the performance on those roads & highway. If you're unsure if you want the 1.5 or 2.0 I would definitely suggest a test drive of both before purchase.

Good luck... let us know which one you get.
 

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Sure that helps. Thank you for sharing your experience. I might change the plan and go with the 2.0t just for that 10 speed transmission. I'm more interested in the fuel consumption, but I'm a little bit worried about the CVT.
Oh, I'm absolutely you're welcome! I mean with the 1.5 turbo CVT setup, you will get better fuel economy for example in the low 30s for MPG. The way I drive in sport/R mode constantly with the paddles and manual mode, and spooling the turbo, I get around average 24 to 25 MPG. That I'd have to say is the biggest difference is the fuel consumption as you said. I've heard the 10-speed auto is obviously much smoother and faster shifting. However, the way Honda implemented a CVT setup, a lot of reviewers like Honda CVT better than most other car companies. Yeah, definitely let us know which one you choose and good luck with your purchase soon! I've had no bad stories or horrible issues with Hondas and I've owned a lot of Hondas in my life. Two Civic SIs, Acura RDX,, including my sporty.
 

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Thank you guys for sharing your experiences. I'll probably schedule a test drive for both cars and see how it feels. Since I posted this I started leaning towards the 2.0t🙄. Will see how it goes.
 

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Thank you guys for sharing your experiences. I'll probably schedule a test drive for both cars and see how it feels. Since I posted this I started leaning towards the 2.0t🙄. Will see how it goes.
Yeah, That's the best suggestion in the world... Test drive both cars to see which engine/tranny setup you like the best. :cool: I mean honestly, the 2.0T is is more powerful, a little less fuel efficient of course. As stated, it all comes down to your priorities, and what you're after. See, for me, I NEED to have a sunroom, and the 1.5/CVT setup doesn't have that. After I test drove the 2.0T with sunroof, then i Learned about the Type R engine and that's what ultimately sold me on the car. Everyone who dries the 1.5/CVT model says that they love it as well, so go and have fun... Then report back to us! 🏎 :p
 
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