2018 Honda Accord Forum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey y’all - happy new owner of a ‘19 Sport 2.0T 10AT in Still Night Pearl. This replaced my ‘09 Subaru Outback 2.5T 5MT as my family hauler.

I also have an ‘06 Legacy GT that started out as my daily driver 13 years ago, but heavily modified over the years. Now it’s my fun/project car. In many ways the Accord 2.0T is very similar to the Legacy GT - it’s the sleeper version of the CTR, as the LGT was to the STI.

I’m very new to this platform, so I’ll probably just be doing light cosmetic mods for the time being. we all know how that goes...:sneaky:
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
Just over 1,600 miles so far. I really like this car, and especially the trim as compared to my wife’s EX. The 2.0T has been great in the cold weather, very smooth and lots of kick when needed, but very chill when driving casually. I think the volume and tone of the exhaust is perfect for my tastes. Intake noise is a tad obnoxious for a stock airbox, but it mostly blends in to the background while driving.

Coming from a lighter, rear biased AWD, with considerable suspension and steering mods, my only complaint with handling is turn-in and tire selection. Planning a RSB to address the former, and I’ll upgrade the rubber down the road when needed.

Two main complaints so far are a clicking noise from inside the center dash, near the cubby, every time I brake/accel, and this weird bubble that developed in the chrome on the nose of the car after this past weekend. I’m going to install the sport grille anyway, so hopefully the dealer will work with me on a more efficient solution than strictly replacing this part.
4222
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
136 Posts
Welcome!

That is a weird bubble...

When fate allows me to finally buy mine, I will be going for the downgrade to normal rims/tires. I don't much like all the slim stuff for the driving I do.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
2,549 Posts
Just over 1,600 miles so far. I really like this car, and especially the trim as compared to my wife’s EX. The 2.0T has been great in the cold weather, very smooth and lots of kick when needed, but very chill when driving casually. I think the volume and tone of the exhaust is perfect for my tastes. Intake noise is a tad obnoxious for a stock airbox, but it mostly blends in to the background while driving.

Coming from a lighter, rear biased AWD, with considerable suspension and steering mods, my only complaint with handling is turn-in and tire selection. Planning a RSB to address the former, and I’ll upgrade the rubber down the road when needed.

Two main complaints so far are a clicking noise from inside the center dash, near the cubby, every time I brake/accel, and this weird bubble that developed in the chrome on the nose of the car after this past weekend. I’m going to install the sport grille anyway, so hopefully the dealer will work with me on a more efficient solution than strictly replacing this part. View attachment 4222
That's a weird bubble... definitely something that should be covered under warranty. Maybe your dealer will give you a deal and only charge you the difference in cost of the original to sport grille and not charge labor for removal/install.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I’m hoping for something like that, and I have no prob paying the difference. I’d prefer to install it myself but I’m not gonna quibble if that’s a sticking point for them.
It’s almost like some water got behind it and froze, but the surface is hard and feels like dented metal. Once I get the piece off I’ll try to take a closer look.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
2,549 Posts
My experience w/grill pieces such as this that look like chrome really aren't.. they are some type of light weight material (plastic) covered w/what appears to be chrome. If it isn't prepared/applied correctly or subject to damage (collision) it will peel/bubble away from the surface it is attached too. In your case being it doesn't appear as collision damage I would lean towards improper preparation/application.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
That’s my experience as well. But I would have expected the bubble to crush under pressure from my fingers, and this one won’t. For example, the fake chrome on my Outback’s grille has started flaking off years ago, and the exposed edges were incredibly brittle and would flake off a little every time I washed the car. But this feels very solid, like the surface underneath it is distorted as well. ?
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top