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Hello everyone,,,

Sounds weird, right?
I like Mustangs, Camaros, all kinds of performance cars.
But I also really like Accords. Not riced out ones, but stock ones.

Something about them makes me feel like they seem much more expensive than their price tag lets on.

Something about the combination of the looks, the handling (surprisingly sporty), and the gobs of power they seem to have for a car in their class.

If you've ever driven a Camry, they're very big, bloaty, and when you need the car to move the engine really sounds grainy and wheezy. Accords seem to move and handle effortlessly.

I remember in high school I had a VW GTI VR6. I thought it was a really cool car. Then a buddy's family got a new V6 Accord, mid 2000's. It rode nice, handled nice, was better put together, had way more power than my car, and got better gas mileage.

I think the new ones, especially in bright red, are just straight up gorgeous. I'd never really modify it though; I don't recall ever seeing an Accord modified that looked any better than it did stock. They look like they're having an identity crisis.

The only downside I see with the Accord, is they seem a bit higher maintenance. The auto trans on the V6 was dicey, timing belt work (I've always had cars with timing chains), seemed a bit more fragile and delicate compared to the brutish but boring as **** Toyota cars.

But yeah, cool and understated cars.

Anyone else???
 

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I like them and I think some of the early generations are extremely nice looking.
 

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I too like them. My first experience with Accord's was a used '96 Accord I purchased for my teenage daughter in the 2000's. Car had over 100k on it when I purchased from original owner, it was well maintained and in great cosmetic shape. My daughter drove the car all through HS, and on to college. When she graduated college she purchased another car and the Honda came back home to me. All in all before I finally sold it we had put another 100+k on it without any real maintenance issues.

Really didn't notice any higher maintenance then my other vehicles. Timing belts do have to be replaced (vs timing chain) but when done at the recommended intervals IMO it's not that big of a deal.

Now as for keeping it completely stock... well... I can't say I would (since I didn't) keep it stock. :grin: I added quite a few OEM accessories on mine but do understand that there can be a difference between tasteful additions and going overboard... but to that I would say "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder". I'm sure there are those that don't like all the additions I've added as I've seen some additions I wouldn't add to mine. The beauty of owning these vehicles is it's an open canvas... you can leave it as is or customize it to your liking.
 

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Hello everyone,,,

Sounds weird, right?
I like Mustangs, Camaros, all kinds of performance cars.
But I also really like Accords. Not riced out ones, but stock ones.

Something about them makes me feel like they seem much more expensive than their price tag lets on.

Something about the combination of the looks, the handling (surprisingly sporty), and the gobs of power they seem to have for a car in their class.

If you've ever driven a Camry, they're very big, bloaty, and when you need the car to move the engine really sounds grainy and wheezy. Accords seem to move and handle effortlessly.

I remember in high school I had a VW GTI VR6. I thought it was a really cool car. Then a buddy's family got a new V6 Accord, mid 2000's. It rode nice, handled nice, was better put together, had way more power than my car, and got better gas mileage.

I think the new ones, especially in bright red, are just straight up gorgeous. I'd never really modify it though; I don't recall ever seeing an Accord modified that looked any better than it did stock. They look like they're having an identity crisis.

The only downside I see with the Accord, is they seem a bit higher maintenance. The auto trans on the V6 was dicey, timing belt work (I've always had cars with timing chains), seemed a bit more fragile and delicate compared to the brutish but boring as **** Toyota cars.

But yeah, cool and understated cars.

Anyone else???
I just got the July issue of Car and Driver magazine. They evaluated their long-term ‘18 Accord after one year. The compliments are many. Evaluated as just about a perfect family sedan. Owners and potential owners need to read their opinions. Fast, roomy, comfortable, economical, and no negative issues at all after one year.

No timing belts in either of the 10th generation Accord engines. All chains.
 

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Based on my signature block (repeated here) one could conclude that I really like Honda Accords. My first one was in 1984 and it was solidly built.

Maintenance has been virtually nil on all of them:

  • 2018 Accord 4-Door 2.0T Touring - 10th gen
  • 2014 Accord 4-Door V6 Touring - 9th gen
  • 2010 Accord 4-Door EX-L V6/NAV - 8th gen
  • 2002 Accord 4-Door EX-V6 - 6th gen
  • 1992 Accord 4-Door EX - 4th gen
  • 1984 Accord 4-Door LX - 2nd gen

I believe Honda led the way with offering nice amenities as standard equipment which caused other manufacturers to do the same. A lot of those things we take for granted now, such as power steering/brakes/windows, rear window defroster, cruise control, A/C, radio, tinted windows, reclining seats, etc. Believe it or not, in the 1980's and earlier such features where optional or only available on luxury cars.
 

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Similar for me. I definitely consider myself a "car guy", in that I love cars and constantly read car websites, watch car youtube videos, stare at car pics on instagram, etc. I work on my cars. I do all my own maintenance. I modify my cars. Etc.

For whatever reason, the Honda Accord has always been my favorite car. I don't really care about sports cars or luxury cars; I'm a big fan of good, ordinary cars. I currently have a Subaru Crosstrek, a Jeep LJ built for offroading, an old Nissan D21 pickup that I restored, and my wife has 2018 Civic Coupe. In the past, I've had a few Dodges, a Focus ST, a different Jeep, and then some crappy beaters. But other than the less than a year I had the ST (2014), I've always had an Accord as my daily driver ever since I got my first one when I was in college (nearly 20 years ago...).

I just recently got my current 2019 Sport. I was always a coupe driver and when they dropped the coupe I figured I'd had my last Accord. But after cross-shopping everything else of interest to me, I came back to the Accord. There really just isn't any daily driver that suits me better.

And even though it's not a coupe (boring old dad-sedan...), in just a short month or so of ownership I think this 2.0 Sport might just be my favorite one ever.

For me, the reason the Accord is the best car is the immediate connection to the vehicle you feel when driving it. It's like putting on your favorite t-shirt. It just feels right.
 

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I have ordinary cars because they are at the limit of what I understand. And my 2019 is beyond the limit of what I understand and it is absolutely 100% stock LX CVT.

I have concerns about this car....

The durability of the CVT is an unknown quantity
The durability of the turbo engine is an unknown quantity
The durability of the DGI engine and its valves is an unknown quantity, my girlfriend's 2020 Corolla has secondary port fuel injection (so the valves get sprayed) which is a solution to this problem, but my Accord, no
The durability of the electronics -- God help us

These imply some pretty strong opportunities for dealers to defraud us. Dealer says my valves are getting black what do I say?

I am really working hard to get up to speed on these two cars and it is not at all planned that way. I had intended to keep my 2014 Accord till around 2026--maybe I will croak before then. Now I've got this thing, I wonder if it will work past next January. The Toyota Corolla was a planned purchase. It is just coincidence that I ended up in the market at the same time because teenage dragsters wrecked my parked car.

OK, now that I have all the paranoid stuff out of the way. If you like the way previous generations of Accords handled I think you'll like 10th Gen even better. I loved the handling of the 2014 but this 2019 is obviously more light an maneuverable--or at least feels that way.

And my biggest surprise is the CVT. I avoided these like the plague back when buying in 2014. But this car offers a smooth and powerful acceleration. I'm sure it is faster than my 2014 manual. It's only 7 horsepower more. And I'm talking about in ECO. Put it in sport and it really goes. I guess I've never tried sport with ECO turned off. Don't really need to.

Anyhow it presses you back into the seat and the acceleration is so fast that I quickly get over the speed limit and that's not a place I want to be (bad enough they hiked my insurance premium simply because I have a new car). I would like to get it somewhere where I can get an idea of the zero to sixty time. I'm sure the acceleration is not impressive to a guy who gets the 6 cylinder old style accord or the newer 2.0T but it's sure better than anything else I've ever had. I guess it's because the 2014 Accord was better than anything else I had ever had and this is better than that...if it keeps running. There aren't a lot of people who are interested in posting 0 to 60 times for 1.5 liter CVX car, unfortunately.

I'm sorry to see the manual leave my life but the girlfriend would never drive it and I need someone to take turns at the wheel on longer trips. I learned to drive stick in the 70s, drove one in the 80s, had one through the 90s, went automatic for a while in the 00s, then got the 2014 manual. So I guess I've mostly been driving manuals.

In my area of upstate NY you can either get a new Accord (or Toyota) or one that is 10+ years old. People just keep these cars. Very few to be had from dealers or private parties that are three or four years old. And when you do see one, it tends to sell fast. And most of them are automatics. So after looking for a car round about 06 I got an automatic corolla which was a good car, gave it to my girlfriend, I ran it up from 23k to 130k and she ran it up from 130k to 190k and now it's in the driveway waiting to be sold. So anyhow if you want a specific car with a specific feature like manual you are best advised to buy new.

I taught my son to drive on the 2014 manual and he took his driver's license in it just over a year ago. I expect he is one of the last generation of drivers who will have any experience with manual. I'm going to miss manual myself.

But the CVT really exceeds my expectations, and frankly it accelerates more quickly and is getting 10 to 15% better gas mileage than my 2014 Accord. To sum up, many unknowns about durability and maintenance. But in terms of key performance factors, a better car. And the trunk is a lot bigger. I know it's only a square foot or two but it's a LOT bigger. I have a bunch of telescope gear I pack in the trunk and I am intimately familiar with packing. This is the first time ever I've been able to get everything into the trunk without putting overflow in the back seat.

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Hello everyone,,,

Sounds weird, right?
I like Mustangs, Camaros, all kinds of performance cars.
But I also really like Accords. Not riced out ones, but stock ones.

Something about them makes me feel like they seem much more expensive than their price tag lets on.

Something about the combination of the looks, the handling (surprisingly sporty), and the gobs of power they seem to have for a car in their class.

If you've ever driven a Camry, they're very big, bloaty, and when you need the car to move the engine really sounds grainy and wheezy. Accords seem to move and handle effortlessly.

I remember in high school I had a VW GTI VR6. I thought it was a really cool car. Then a buddy's family got a new V6 Accord, mid 2000's. It rode nice, handled nice, was better put together, had way more power than my car, and got better gas mileage.

I think the new ones, xvideos.onl/ xnxx.onl/ chaturbate.onl/ especially in bright red, are just straight up gorgeous. I'd never really modify it though; I don't recall ever seeing an Accord modified that looked any better than it did stock. They look like they're having an identity crisis.

The only downside I see with the Accord, is they seem a bit higher maintenance. The auto trans on the V6 was dicey, timing belt work (I've always had cars with timing chains), seemed a bit more fragile and delicate compared to the brutish but boring as **** Toyota cars.

But yeah, cool and understated cars.

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So this thread is a little old, but I love my new to me 2019 HAH Touring! I drove trucks for several years. I guess I'm bucking the craze that has everyone buying trucks & SUVs, but loving being back in a sedan. I have owned 2 Accords in the past, and an Acura TL Type S. This hybrid (my first) is a sweet ride and I couldn't be happier. And going from 16 mpg to 47 is a beautiful thing. Happy to be back in the Accord family.
 

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I think you need to drive an Accord to appreciate one. I had a blast driving my 7th-gen '07 EX-L/Navi (5MT) for 13 years. I miss it. (I sold it last Monday.)

I'd be lying, though, if I didn't admit to having a grin on my face slipping my new 2020 Sport 2.0T into sixth gear on the freeway, though. Or grinning feeling that torque there almost all the time. I think I love this car more than any car I've ever owned, and I've only had it a month.
 
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