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Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 5:28 am

I took a ride in one of these today and actually liked it. It is relatively inexpensive and safe. Does anyone own a Honda Accord and have any Pro's or Con's of it? Thanks.
 
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 5:33 am

My mom has a 2001 coupe. Nice car, I guess. Comfortable seats, even in the back. Good sound system. Good performance. Has enough room. Sits a little low for my tastes, but it is designed to be a 'sportscar.'  Yeah sure
 
EGGD
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 5:39 am

Why do so many people have/like the Honda Accord? It doesn't exactly have great performance.... Its not that popular in the UK...
 
Lindy
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 5:43 am

I had that car for 4 years. I sold it and I bought Toyota Camry.
Camry is much better.
In first year I put on my Accord 55K miles  Smile heheh yeap. Twice a week trip to Canada and the other weeks trips to airports in North East US.
After that I put 30K in 3 years. I still see that car sometime on the street. Mechanic who lives near my house bought it. So I guess he knows what he is doing.

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Banco
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:18 am

Depends which one you have, EGGD. The performance in the Type R is pretty damned good.
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Guest

RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:19 am

Does it have a lot of headroom?
 
clipperhawaii
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:25 am

I thought you liked Volvo's? Did I miss something here?

CH  Yeah sure
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Alessandro
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:26 am

Try out www.carsurvey.org
From New Yorqatar to Califarbia...
 
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:32 am

Thanks for the link Alessandro.
 
Hamfist
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:33 am

I've had a '95 EX coupe since August of '96. Bought it when it was about 13 months removed from the new car lot with 15k miles. Has about 125k now. All things considered, I would buy it again.

Some problems I've had:
- Had to spend about $250 to fix the air conditioning unit about 2 months after the warranty expired. Sounds like a lot, but it was actually a much more expensive bill. Honda cut me a break since I was just out of my warranty.
- Had to replace the starter about 18 months ago.
- Leather driver's seat shows obvious wear (when compared to the less-used passenger seat next to it). Actually had a split develop about 5 months ago.

Some things I've enjoyed:
- Gas mileage has always been good. I guess the tank is about 12 gallons and I could usually get about 350-400 miles on a full tank.
- Has been very reliable. All problems combined in six years have not totaled more than 7-10 days in a shop.
- Smooth ride. I've taken multiple trips of 800+ miles and they have been enjoyable.

Bottom line: now that my car budget is a little better than it used to be, I may look more to full-size SUV's and slightly more expensive sedans for my next purchases. However, if you are more in the Accord budget range, I don't think you can go wrong with a Honda.
 
Lindy
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:39 am

What do you mean by "headroom"? I had a head in that car many times hehehe And I had many ladies on the back seat too  Smile
Even X-Large one  Big grin
I slept in that car many many times. Mostly on 5th floor of parking garage at Pearson Airport  Smile Cheap hotel. Only $19 for whole day and you have free bathroom in the terminal so you can wash your teeth right on the spot  Smile

Rafal
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:40 am

LOL Lindy, I mean, I am 6'4", will my head hit the ceiling?
 
LOT767-300ER
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:43 am

While you fart rice in your Accord me and Superfly will be slammingly whizzing past in this:



hehehe

Im ok with Accords as long as they aint driven by a pretty rice boy.  Big thumbs up
 
jamesag96
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:43 am

Forego the Accord and go with the Nissan Maxima.......

J

Girlfriend just bought a 2001 GLE and it is bad ass
Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
 
777236ER
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:46 am

LOL Lindy, I mean, I am 6'4", will my head hit the ceiling?

But.....

I took a ride in one of these today and actually liked it.

You've ridden in it, but you don't know if your head will hit the ceiling.

 Insane

Back to old tricks ILS?
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:49 am

I took a ride in a 2002, I am going to buy an older version, probably a 1997.
 
jamesag96
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 6:49 am

I think he might of been talking about the Type-R........

maybe


J
Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
 
matthc49
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:06 am

I love my 1995 Accord, it feels big, safe, yet fast! And looks good too! (except for when someone backed up into me in the parking lot) I'll take some pics and post them later on...

Matt Chamberlain
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:27 am

A Honda? What happened to your BMW? Oh, I remember you had an accident and you got throwing through the window, fortunately you don`t get hurt. Oh wait, that was with your Volvo, or?

I am confused Flight Level, ILS, Airbus380..............

Patrick
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:29 am

We cannot afford to extend the lease on our BMW.
 
jamesag96
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:37 am

how do i post a pic on here? not form airliners.net
Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
 
jamesag96
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:49 am

Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
 
jamesag96
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:50 am

Well, not exactly what I was hoping for......

J
Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
 
Guest

RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:50 am

Yup, it worked.  Smile

Good looking!
 
jamesag96
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 7:55 am

But how do i make it appear in the post?

J
Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
 
9V-SVE
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 8:11 am



 Big thumbs up  Smile
 
jamesag96
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 8:29 am

Thank you very much.

James
Why Kate, You're not wearing a bustle. How lewd.
 
Lindy
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 8:45 am

I am 6;4" too and I didnt have any problem to make up on the driver seat, front pax seat and back seat. It works very well for me  Smile

My brother in law has maxima, its ok but I preffer Accord

Rafal

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mls515
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 9:12 am






My 1988 Accord is still running ok even after 160,000 miles (257,495 km). I've taken it as far north and west as Winnepeg, Manitoba: as far south as Rolla, Missouri and as far east as downtown Chicago. It's a good little car. Still gets about 30 miles per gallon (12.75 km per liter) highway and doesn't burn any oil.
 
advancedkid
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 9:13 am

Well,
I have driven various Accord model years
from 1985 1998.
The 86-89 models with the pop up headlights
are still my favorites among the accords
even though they weren't that powerful or
refined. However, these Accords in my opinion
have a lot of personality and style and excellent
fuel economy. The latter not even matched by any
later model :-(.
My next favorite Accord is the 98 sedan, but
unfortunately I cannot afford to own one yet.
I also loved the 89 Prelude but still prefer
the 88-89 2 door Accord Coupe shape and comfort.
One of my friends had a 97 Camry and I think
it's a very solid built car but somehow, I seem to have
more fun with the Hondas.
Kindest Regards
Advanced

EGGD .. by the way European Accords are very different
from Accords in north America
 
airlinelover
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 12:16 pm

Clipper said:

I thought you liked Volvo's? Did I miss something here?

CH



You know what I say??

DITTO to that.. First it was YOUR BMW, now your FAMILY can't afford to keep it.. Then you got a new Volvo, and wrecked it.. I'd be surprised if it was a PINTO..

Chris
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 3:48 pm

I drive 2002 Accord EX and my mom has owned them for years. I really like it a lot. Honestly, it feels like a luxury car whenever I drive it. The roll is great when hugging tight corners and it's pretty roomy inside (at least that's what my daughter says). The only negative thing about it is the lack of traction control. I'd like to be more in control of my driving in the winter months here in Chicago. But otherwise, it's great bang for the buck.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
 
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 4:01 pm

I have a 1995 Accord
 
AmericanMD80
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:22 pm

Accord's Are Great! In our family we've owned them for years, not only that but a lot of Honda's. They are a great car, with great reliability.
Here is the list of Honda's our family has owned....

1990 Honda Accord LX 4DR Auto
1990 Honda Accord LX 2DR Auto
1994 Honda Accord LX 4DR Auto
1994 Honda Accord LX 4DR Auto
1994 Honda Accord LX 2DR 5 SPD
1996 Honda Civic DX 3DR 5 SPD
1997 Honda Accord SE 4DR Auto
1997 Honda Civic DX 4DR 5 SPD
1998 Honda Accord LX 4DR Auto
1998 Honda Civic LX 4DR 5 SPD
1998 Honda Civic LX 4DR 5 SPD
1999 Honda CR-V LX 4WD 5 SPD
2001 Honda CR-V EX 4WD Auto
2001 Honda CR-V LX 4WD 5 SPD
2001 Honda Civic EX 2 DR 5 SPD
2002 Honda CR-V LX 2WD 5 SPD


We've always loved our Honda's and I think we'll continue to do so in the future....

Joe
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RayChuang
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 10:27 pm

One thing I like about Accords is that besides being roomy, they're pretty reliable cars and the controls on the Accord are relatively simple, unlike a lot of European luxury cars (read: the Mercedes-Benz radio and climate control systems).

It'll be very interesting to see what the reaction is to the 2003 Accord that will arrive on 8 September 2002; I've seen pictures of the undisguised car and it looks more formal than the current model.
 
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RE: Honda Accord

Sat Jul 13, 2002 11:41 pm

I bought a 1993 Honda Accord EX coupe in 1997. The car was was a lease return, had 39,000 miles on it, and despite being somewhat dirty when I bought it, was in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. It was what Honda calls brownwood metallic (a bronze-tinted rose colour) with burgundy interio. The coupe was my first car in four years, and was one of the rarer 5-speed models. My choice was based on a quick test-drive, as well as Honda's excellent reputation for quality and reliability. I thought my EX was alot of fun to drive - it had great pick-up, and would spin the front tires fairly easily if I revved high and engaged the clutch more abruptly from stops. Big grin The highest mileage I ever got was 32 mpg, which I considered excellent - that was with the A/C off, and I drove 469 miles on one tank of gas (FYI, Accord gas tanks are 14.5 US gallons).

I would consider seat comfort, reliability, driveability and economy to have been the high points of my EX coupe. The five-speed transmission and the higher-performance 2.2 litre 16 valve four cylinder engine were a great combination, and altered the personality of the Accord, which is somewhat boring to drive with automatic transmission. Not so great was the quality of some of the interior fittings. The knobs for the temperature control and fan broke off several times, and were replaced each time, but kept breaking. The Honda dealership said this was a common problem in that particular series of Accord, but I can't understand why the knobs couldn't have been manufactured to hold up better than they did. Also, the plastic surrounding the driver's side interior doorhandle broke, making opening the door extremely difficult. This also was replaced at low cost. Overall, I would say my EX coupe had nice interior fittings, and a high quality feel to them. Older Accords have problems with rust around the fuel filler door and back edges of the rear wheel wells; however, since I was very meticulous about maintaining the interior and exterior of my car, I never saw a speck of rust anywhere.

I sold my Accord last October, after purchasing a new Toyota RAV4. I still miss it sometimes; while I love the versatility and space of the RAV, the Accord was much more fun to drive. Of course, the RAV and the Accord are two entirely different vehicles. If I could have kept both, I probably would have.
 
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RE: Honda Accord

Sun Jul 14, 2002 1:11 am

Id be embarassed even if my dog saw me in a CR-V wannabe
 
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RE: Honda Accord

Sun Jul 14, 2002 8:43 am

One thing I've noticed is that a lot of relativley new (94 and 95) Accords seem to have serious corrosion issues - just from casual observence. I've seen far more of these models with rusting around the wheels than the earlier generation (92-93s). The same thing goes for the Civics too - where the pre-91s seem to be holding up better than the post 92 models. Did Honda cheap out on paint or other materials in those years?
 
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RE: Honda Accord

Sun Jul 14, 2002 11:38 am

We cannot afford to extend the lease on our BMW.

yeah, i'm sure. First, you are "getting" it, now you are getting rid of it. I think you are getting out of a lie gracefully.  Insane

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