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    Thread: What year is the BEST Honda Accord

    1. Member KeiCar's Avatar
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      07-02-2012 06:55 PM #1
      Sorry Chapel, but you inspired me! Like the topic says, what year was the best Honda Accord made (Camry competitor)...?

      Im partial to the 4th gen myself:

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      07-02-2012 06:57 PM #2
      1993. Last and best year of the 4th gen.

      I loved my 1990 EX Coupe!

    3. 07-02-2012 06:58 PM #3
      the current generation. ive seen one with over with 200k miles and it drives like its new. the previous generations had too many tranny problems

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      07-02-2012 07:12 PM #4
      6th gen. Only because I had one and it was awesome

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      07-02-2012 07:15 PM #5
      I had a 1996, therefore the 5th generation 1996 Honda Accord was the best
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      07-02-2012 07:18 PM #6
      I agree 4th gen. You could actually feel the difference in quality in both ride and product. Taxi like, commerical grade. Still got written off in an accident though.
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      07-02-2012 07:24 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by roflingsam View Post
      the current generation. ive seen one with over with 200k miles and it drives like its new. the previous generations had too many tranny problems
      huh? the previous gen was the 7th gen, and they didn't have the tranny issue, it was the 6th gen (98-2003) that had the issues with the automatic trans slipping and failing in well under 100k miles.

      Kid I work with has a 2001 Accord EX ULEV. He's almost at 200k miles, is on his 3rd or 4th transmission (all except most recent were covered under warranty). I've driven it a lot but he doesn't maintain it. Currently needs a brake and suspension overhaul at all 4 corners. His steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position is very soft and rubbery. He drives like a gangster with only his left hand. If it weren't for the tranny issues it's been a very solid car for him.
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      07-02-2012 07:24 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by DzlDub View Post
      I had a 1996, therefore the 5th generation 1996 Honda Accord was the best
      That was the last generation before the US-spec supertanker Accord so I have to agree.

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      07-02-2012 07:49 PM #9
      7th Generation. V6, comfy and roomy, aging well.

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      07-02-2012 08:43 PM #10
      4th generation was a game changer. Rewrote the book for affordable reliable mid-size sedans. Classy styling that looks nice even today.

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      07-02-2012 08:47 PM #11
      I'm partial to the 3rd gen, but will admit that the 4th is best.
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      07-02-2012 09:17 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by -DWM- View Post
      I'm partial to the 3rd gen, but will admit that the 4th is best.
      Same with me. The 3rd-gen LX-i (and SE-i) is my favorite, but the 4th is a better overall car. One caveat is that the "best" Honda Accord cannot have an automatic. They have never been good.



      The current EX-L V6/6-speed coupe is rather special as well. My dad has one and the thing is a hoot to drive -- way more power than you would expect, sounds great and really shoves you back in the seat. It is like no other Honda I've ever been in.

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    13. 07-02-2012 09:18 PM #13
      For its time & against its contemporaries, I'd say 86-89. As dependable & solid the Camry was then, it drove like slush. Stanza's stunk & Mazda 626 improved in 89, I think. I never had one myself but many friends did back in the day. The hardest to get were the black 5spd LXIs.

      In my family were a 1991, 2001, 2003 V6 models. The 91 was bigger but drove closer to a Camry. The 01 was bigger still and the 03 EX V6, at the time, felt almost luxury like. That said, the late 80s felt that much better than anything else back then.

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      07-02-2012 09:29 PM #14
      The 4th gen sedan and 6th gen coupe would be my votes. When I was close to 16 and first car territory I wanted one of the 6th gen coupes so bad, and ended up with a 1990 LX sedan slush box.

      While initially thought I would hate it, I ended up coming to love it. Despite being a slush box the car felt light on its feet and still had comfortable room for 4 adults. Was only about 2860 pounds IIRC (compare that today's 4-banger Accord of 3200+). The 125hp F22 made more noise than go, but it was bulletproof nonetheless. I even liked the stock LX wheel covers. The best part about it was despite beating the living hell out of it, it lasted me a trouble-free 145k miles (144k miles on it BEFORE I started driving it) before the tranny finally quit on me. Gave it to my uncle who then got a new tranny for $300 and has daily driven it to work for the last 4 years or so.

      Really wish the 6th gen coupe came with a stick with the V6, because it's a good looker IMO. But that would have treaded on Prelude sales a bit too much probably.


      EDIT - and after those I've come to appreciate my mom's 2007 EX-V6 Sedan...despite it also being a slush box...way more fun to drive than the 8th gen.

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      07-02-2012 09:30 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      Same with me. The 3rd-gen LX-i (and SE-i) is my favorite, but the 4th is a better overall car. One caveat is that the "best" Honda Accord cannot have an automatic. They have never been good.



      The current EX-L V6/6-speed coupe is rather special as well. My dad has one and the thing is a hoot to drive -- way more power than you would expect, sounds great and really shoves you back in the seat. It is like no other Honda I've ever been in.

      Im liking it more and more. Too bad its not AWD.

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      07-02-2012 09:39 PM #16
      I have a 96 and loathe the automatic in it but otherwise the car is extremely well built and reliable.

      I also had a 2008 4cyl. 5 speed and really liked that car.

      There isn't a single thing the 96 does better than the 08 except fit in a smaller parking space.

      IMO.

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      07-02-2012 09:42 PM #17
      06 & 07...............because LED.

    18. 07-02-2012 09:46 PM #18
      The 86-89. First modern Honda. Huge inside, room for 4 6 footers and all their crap and yet only 2500 lbs. 12 grand.
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      07-02-2012 10:05 PM #19
      Current gen(coupe) is amazing especially with the V6. Most powerful and looks the best imo.

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      07-02-2012 10:10 PM #20
      7th gen 2.4 will run forever and ever and ever. Timing chain, no auto trans issues as long as the fluid is changed regularly. Great insurance rates, safe, etc. This was the last time an Accord was a decent size before the bloat of the 8th gen.
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      07-02-2012 10:17 PM #21
      4th generation

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      07-02-2012 10:27 PM #22
      Hands down 4th gen! Looks great in wagon, coupe or sedan. Love how it barely has any front fenders, really gives it a low and wide look, Classic styling. At our honda dealership this is the oldest gen that come in the most for work. The owners love them.
      Ive seen one all burgendy inside and out with 89k on the clock. And a coupe with 160k with the interior almost looking new? weird.
      Ive always wanted a 4th gen and still do. I wouldnt mind its cousin at all either, the acura legend.
      Since alot of you like the 4th gen accord check out this pristine example of a 93' legend that came in a few months ago..



    23. 07-02-2012 10:39 PM #23
      the 4th gen coupe with a manual obviously

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      07-02-2012 10:41 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 1995Camry View Post
      the 4th gen coupe with a manual obviously
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      07-02-2012 11:27 PM #25
      218k miles and counting on an automatic 2002 accord. Still drives like new.

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