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txwrangler
07-15-2005, 20:55
All I can say is WOW!! I bought an 05 Accord EX coupe with the v6 engine... I LOVE this car!! Black with black leather interior, 6 speed transmission, power everything... This thing will be a joy to drive 40 miles to work, and at about 30 mpg, won't suck my pocketbook dry like the lifted Chevy silverado I was driving...

Rob1035
07-15-2005, 21:01
excellent choice, the honda V6 is a great motor when not hampered by a slushbox

bac1023
07-16-2005, 06:19
Yeah, the new Accords are outstanding.

GoGators
07-16-2005, 14:50
It won't be your last. They may be pricey initially, but if you keep them long enough they are actually the best value out there.

epsylum
07-17-2005, 22:07
I know it's a great car but I am not a fan of the new accord styling, I thought the last style looked better.

I would want the same thing, but a Camry ;f.

Sorry, I'm a Toyota fan. Honda v. Toyota is sort of like the Japanese Chevy/Ford debate.

Asha'man
07-18-2005, 00:10
I would be a much bigger fan of Hondas if they were RWD. I'll never own a FWD car except as a beater, so I'll probably never own a Honda except as a beater.

Glad you're happy, though. :)

Brian

Rob1035
07-24-2005, 15:50
as commuter cars, daily drivers, beaters, whatever, Honda/Toyota reliability is unbeatable. IMHO, FWD fits perfectly into that roll, so it works out well.

RMTactical
08-14-2005, 15:26
Well, I am in the process of selling my Honda Civic, and I just bought a couple Toyota's. I like Toyota's, but I will buy Honda's again.

Honda and Toyota, I probably won't ever buy anything else besides what these two companies make.

Rob1035
08-14-2005, 16:27
lets not discount Nissan. Their sedans are coming close in the HP wars...

Str8shootr
08-19-2005, 14:53
I bought a new Honda Accord EX in the early 90's. Loved the car. Best car on the road for the money, hands down. Sold it for gas hog, had to tow a trailer so.........

But I can't say enough good things about Hondas. Does anyone know when the US car companies are going to get a clue??????

What has it been now, about 25 years since they got lost in the woods?

epsylum
08-19-2005, 18:19
Originally posted by Str8shootr
I bought a new Honda Accord EX in the early 90's. Loved the car. Best car on the road for the money, hands down. Sold it for gas hog, had to tow a trailer so.........

But I can't say enough good things about Hondas. Does anyone know when the US car companies are going to get a clue??????

What has it been now, about 25 years since they got lost in the woods?

Last time I checked they are having to almost give thier cars away (employee discount, all 3 are doing it now). Gee I wonder why the japanese manufacturers aren't doing it? Oh yeah, beacuse they don't have to. They sell just fine as they are.

My next car most definately will be a Toyota of some sort. I just can't decide if I want a truck (those new tacomas are nice) or car.

nationaltrp
08-21-2005, 22:49
My daughter has approximately 215,000 miles on her 1998 CRV and the engine still runs great.

pnarq5
08-26-2005, 20:13
I have a '98 Prelude and i LOVE it. Honda makes one of the worlds best gear boxes. The car (with propper rubber) handles better than it is fast, but that is how it should be. The suspension should always be fast than the engine(unless it is a drag car). Oh how I would love it if it were rwd.
126k miles and she has only had an O2 sensor. I give her Amsoil and drive the ***** out of her.
It will be hard to replace it, since the lude is no longer made.

Rob1035
08-26-2005, 20:17
Originally posted by pnarq5
Honda make one of the world best gear boxes.

Oh man, dont get me started. That is easily my favorite thing about hondas, especially modern hondas. No other company, and I mean that, makes cars that shift as well manually as sporting hondas. The S2000 and RSX are to die for shift wise. And its such a perfect match for motors than need to be rev'd.


Yeah, I'm totally talking myself into another honda;g

pnarq5
08-26-2005, 20:24
I sold BMWs for a while, and LOVE the M3. However, I wish Honda had done the gear box in it. And as far as the nav, BMWs suck, and Hondas is awesome. BMWs do handle much better than just about anything out there. I guess the perfect car would have to be a mutt.
suspesion= BMW
engine= Honda/BMW
electronics= Honda
gearbox= Honda
Body= Porshe?

Eagle78101
08-28-2005, 19:13
Originally posted by epsylum
Last time I checked they are having to almost give thier cars away (employee discount, all 3 are doing it now). Gee I wonder why the japanese manufacturers aren't doing it? Oh yeah, beacuse they don't have to. They sell just fine as they are.

My next car most definately will be a Toyota of some sort. I just can't decide if I want a truck (those new tacomas are nice) or car.

The ultimate irony is that the employee discount also caused a rise in sales of Japanese cars. Folks did buy cars, but they often chose a Japanese one, despite the lack of a discount.

grecco
08-28-2005, 19:38
Originally posted by txwrangler
All I can say is WOW!! I bought an 05 Accord EX coupe with the v6 engine... I LOVE this car!! Black with black leather interior, 6 speed transmission, power everything... This thing will be a joy to drive 40 miles to work, and at about 30 mpg, won't suck my pocketbook dry like the lifted Chevy silverado I was driving...



i have the 03 v6 ex.....its a great car....
just think 0-60 in 7 sec from a honda,
it can fit 4 adults comfortably.
push down the rear seats, i can fit my mountain bike and gear.
you could buy a faster car,more expensive car,more luxurious car,
but dollar for dollar honda's are hard to beat.
honda accords have been in motortrend and car and drivers top 10, 25 of the last 30 yrs.

honda are very reliable and have a tremendous resale value
here is a list of the honda products i or my family has owned

86 accord lx-sold in 96(141,000 miles)
90 accord lx-still run ning(127,000 miles)
92 accord lx-still running,sold to a relative in 04(105,000 miles)
96 intera stolen (126,000 miles)
03 accord v6 coupe......

now if they would only come out w/ awd accord.

ProfMoriarty
08-31-2005, 11:51
Great car!

Just wish they'd start importing the diesel Accord.

epsylum
08-31-2005, 19:37
Originally posted by Eagle78101
The ultimate irony is that the employee discount also caused a rise in sales of Japanese cars. Folks did buy cars, but they often chose a Japanese one, despite the lack of a discount.

;z

Maybe after test driving both they realized that the current offerings from American car companies pretty much suck (with only a couple exceptions, but usually those are the one's NOT eligible for the discount, like the mustang, Vette, Viper, F-150,etc.)

GlockFan9mm
08-31-2005, 20:53
I hate Hondas. But congrats on the new car. Only Chevys, Fords, and 1 Ponti for me. I currently own a Brand New 2005 Ford mustang GT 5 speed stick. Slushies suck!

Eagle78101
09-02-2005, 17:19
Originally posted by epsylum

Sorry, I'm a Toyota fan. Honda v. Toyota is sort of like the Japanese Chevy/Ford debate.

I had a Toyota Rav4. It was incredibly reliable but I loathed the design. The alarm was a horror of complexity and the turn stalk was like trying to figure out an F4 fighter jet. Bleah. But I'll give Toyota credit, they build them to last forever!

DreamWeaver88
09-03-2005, 19:05
And people think this country ISN'T in trouble.

Brush up on your Japanese, guys.

DW

JohnH
09-06-2005, 19:42
I just bought a used 2001 Civic EX coupe with a 5 sp. trans. I LOVE THIS LITTLE CAR. Sold a Lincoln Town Car in order to buy the Honda. I've owned Japenese cars in the past and have had outstanding luck with them. Will never buy American again. Look under the hood of a Japanese car and you'll see the hoses, wiring, and brake lines running uniformly against the firewall. An American car will have a birds nest of hoses and wires that that appear to have been installed by drunk monkeys. The worst thing on my little Civic are the American made Firestones that came as original equipment. If I could change anything, it would be to have all Japanese parts and have it assembled it Japan. I'd like to buy American but until they "really" improve design and quality my hard earned dollars are going to Honda.

fnfalman
09-09-2005, 08:19
I had a '96 Prelude Si as well. It was a fun car not to mention built like a rock. And yes, the stick shift was awesome. Porsche, Ferrari, BMW can line up and take lessons from Honda.

I do speak Japanese: Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki.;)

vart
09-09-2005, 17:28
Originally posted by Rob1035
lets not discount Nissan. Their sedans are coming close in the HP wars...
Coming close??

This thing rocks with 265 hp for around $26k:


http://www.nissanfanseite.de/Tuning___HiFi/nismo/nismo_Altima/Nismo-Altima-2004-01.jpg

Rob1035
09-09-2005, 18:03
coming close to the german cars i meant, well surpassing them for the most part, and definitely for the dollar...

AUG
09-09-2005, 18:05
Nissan also has the lowest supplier standards in the industry. How they can even be compared to Honda and Toyota seems odd to me.

Seems to be a lot of brand bias on this thread.

I have owned several Honda's and while they were very reliable I never enjoyed them very much. The newest Honda I have owned was a 1995 accord (have also owned a 91 civic and 93 accord) and it was falling apart at 150K (even though it ran perfectly) so I sold it. Maybe the newer Honda's are more fun to drive but mine were econo boxes pure and simple.

OTOH I have a Ford Crown Victoria with 260K miles that is more reliable than any car I have ever owned.

Ron3
09-09-2005, 19:25
Originally posted by Asha'man
I would be a much bigger fan of Hondas if they were RWD. I'll never own a FWD car except as a beater, so I'll probably never own a Honda except as a beater.

Glad you're happy, though. :)

Brian

Rear wheel drive Honda? Here ya go!

http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=16&article_id=7274

http://www.caranddriver.com/assets/image/1082003114559.jpg

240hp, rear wheel drive, 6-speed, about 2800lbs.

0-60mph 5.4 sec

1/4 mile 14.1 @97mph (Quick, but top end pull is a little weak)

Top speed 149mph.

Car and Driver avg 23mpg, and I'm sure they were beating on it.

Ron3

vart
09-09-2005, 22:43
Originally posted by AUG
OTOH I have a Ford Crown Victoria with 260K miles that is more reliable than any car I have ever owned.
When my Sentra wears out, or when gas is back to $1.50 a gallon; I'd get a 2002 or newer Crown Vic PI.
I had a `95 PI as a commuter car and it was a great car; 23 mpg avg., replaced the mufflers with straight pipe and it sounded mean. Here's a pic:
<img src='http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-5/14007/FTCOI-CV1CROP.JPG' width=500 height=262 >

Slacker
09-11-2005, 17:28
A friend at work who owns an SUV isn't too happy with payiny $3.00/gal for gas, brough an 1984 Prelude for me to look over for him. The body looked great, engine starts and runs great. I told him to go for it. It only had 349,000 miles on it. Enjoy the last car you will ever have to buy.

Asha'man
09-13-2005, 01:26
Originally posted by Ron3
Rear wheel drive Honda? Here ya go!

http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=16&article_id=7274

http://www.caranddriver.com/assets/image/1082003114559.jpg

240hp, rear wheel drive, 6-speed, about 2800lbs.

0-60mph 5.4 sec

1/4 mile 14.1 @97mph (Quick, but top end pull is a little weak)

Top speed 149mph.

Car and Driver avg 23mpg, and I'm sure they were beating on it.

Ron3

I was waiting for someone to bring up the S2K. Problem with those is they have zero torque, and apparently aren't all that fun to drive around town. Can't do much to the motor since it's tuned to the limit anyway, and one 5K clutch drop and your clutch disc shatters. Not tough or torquey enough for me, thanks. :) RWD rocks though, I'm glad Honduh recognized that for their sports car.

Brian

AUG
09-13-2005, 06:07
Originally posted by Slacker
A friend at work who owns an SUV isn't too happy with payiny $3.00/gal for gas, brough an 1984 Prelude for me to look over for him. The body looked great, engine starts and runs great. I told him to go for it. It only had 349,000 miles on it. Enjoy the last car you will ever have to buy.

Slowly put down the kool aid.

dave27
09-30-2005, 09:39
Originally posted by Asha'man
I was waiting for someone to bring up the S2K. Problem with those is they have zero torque, and apparently aren't all that fun to drive around town. Can't do much to the motor since it's tuned to the limit anyway, and one 5K clutch drop and your clutch disc shatters. Not tough or torquey enough for me, thanks. :) RWD rocks though, I'm glad Honduh recognized that for their sports car.

Brian

The S2000 is a BLAST to drive anytime, city, highway, whatever. No torque? The f20C has MORE torque than just about any NA 4 cylinder available. The only people that complain about torque are always comparing it to much larger engines making about the same or less horsepower. One 5k clutch drop? I have well over 100 auto-x launches on slicks and have ZERO problems with the clutch/drivetrain. Don't like Hondas? That's cool, but don't make stuff up or repeat unfounded myths to try and justify it. Just say you don't like 'em, nobody's gonna take it personally. (and if they do they got issues!)

BTW Ron3, mine weighed in at 2690, not 2800. Still kinda portly but not too bad. I think Honda intentionally kept the weight up a bit so the S2000 wouldn't outperform the NSX.

To the OP, congrats on the new Honda! They're great cars.

The S2000 was my first and probably last Honda purchase. My cars MUST be RWD so unless Honda comes out with a new RWD sports car I'll probably end up with a used Z06 next.

Asha'man
09-30-2005, 13:43
I was going by what I've consistently heard about the S2K, and will readily admit that I have no personal experience with them. Glad you liked yours. Any reason you're selling it in favor of a Vette, though? ;)

And no, I don't like Honda, so that's the dominating thought behind what I posted. :)

Brian

dave27
10-01-2005, 09:14
Originally posted by Asha'man
I was going by what I've consistently heard about the S2K, and will readily admit that I have no personal experience with them. Glad you liked yours. Any reason you're selling it in favor of a Vette, though? ;)

And no, I don't like Honda, so that's the dominating thought behind what I posted. :)

Brian

No problem man. I consistently hear that Mustangs can't handle and are "old tech". But I always hear this from people who've never even driven one. These are the same people (ricers usually) that get their asses handed to them by a well driven Mustang at an auto-x event, lol!

As for the Z06, well, it's just the next step up. The biggest problem with the S2000 is it's a convertible. That really limits you for track events. There are few driving schools out there that will let a vert without a rollbar on track. (with good reason of course) I did one 2 day event at Watkins Glen this year with SCDA. It was a blast but even at that school some instructors simply won't get in ANY vert, rollbar or not. That's pretty much my reason for selling the S2000, need a hardtop. The Z06 (especially used) is easily the best performance bang for the buck out there, so that decision is easy.

(Sorry for the thread highjack!)

Asha'man
10-02-2005, 13:54
Sounds like a good choice. Glad you drive your cars the way they were meant to be driven. :)

I have yet to make it to an autocross or road event (I mostly dragrace, although the car is set up to handle fairly well), but I'd like to in the future.

Brian