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    1. 11-24-2016 04:54 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by matty_peppers View Post
      A lady friend of mine has one with the automatic. I've driven it a fair amount of time, mostly highway, and its not a bad little drive. Plenty of power around town and most enough to comfortably pass those terrible New Jersey drivers I have to deal with every time I'm down there. For a young female, it's held up spectacularly (though she doesn't abuse cars like most 20-something year old females), and isn't bad looking either.
      #creepyaccordstory

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    3. 11-26-2016 12:18 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      Yup, ours had this. You could really hear it on the 1-2 shift.
      Hmm mine does not make it on the one-two shift. It's in slow speed maneuvers that I hear clunking noises. Also recently my tires have been squealing on the simplest of turns and I've had more wheel hop than usual.
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      11-26-2016 07:08 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by maskedSONY View Post
      Hmm mine does not make it on the one-two shift. It's in slow speed maneuvers that I hear clunking noises. Also recently my tires have been squealing on the simplest of turns and I've had more wheel hop than usual.
      Definitely heard the clunking/lurching noises at low speeds.
      Past: '06 Accord V6, '95 Taurus SHO, '01 ITR, '98 Civic HX CVT

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      Dude, you know you're like the opposite of a purist, right?

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      11-26-2016 10:08 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by maskedSONY View Post
      Hmm mine does not make it on the one-two shift. It's in slow speed maneuvers that I hear clunking noises. Also recently my tires have been squealing on the simplest of turns and I've had more wheel hop than usual.
      I've spent a few thousand on rebuilding suspension.
      Most recently the bill was $1,500 which actually included redoing the rear tracking and getting the steering wheel remounted.
      No clunking, no noises and it drives very nicely.
      Had I known three years ago that I'd spend more than the used purchase price on repairs and parts I'd of left that car in a ditch.
      I'm not happy to say that, I genuinely do enjoy the car.
      Went from an older American car that cost me a couple hundred a year (American cars are junk though right?) to a Honda Accord that's cost me thousands.
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      You are in the land of rust and honey.

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      10-31-2017 09:39 PM #80
      6 Year Update:

      The Accord currently has 148k miles. Maintenance items to note since last year's update have been routine (tires, oil changes, filters, brakes, coolant, brake and clutch fluid). I also replaced the transmission fluid with GM Syncromesh and the shifting has been noticeably smoother in the cold weather. I have been averaging 29 mpg in mixed highway and 26 mpg driving the local roads.

      I've been keeping the underside lip of the front hood coated with Fluid Film which seems to have slowed down the progression of the rust. The clear coat on the rims has failed and is starting to bubble up. I hope to fix this in the springtime. I nailed a pothole earlier this year and bent a rim so that is on top of the list of things to fix.

      I still think it's a great car all these years later and I still love driving it.

    7. 10-31-2017 10:54 PM #81
      Doesnt surpride me you still have it the J series v6 is that lovable

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      10-31-2017 11:43 PM #82
      Love the Accord platform. Our current one is about to hit 5 years/120k and has been very reliable outside of two unscheduled items.

      I can't decide if the car is starting to feel old or if I'm just too used to the other car.
      Past: '06 Accord V6, '95 Taurus SHO, '01 ITR, '98 Civic HX CVT

      Quote Originally Posted by jamerican1
      Dude, you know you're like the opposite of a purist, right?

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      11-01-2017 03:17 AM #83
      Well, just had the rear suspension completely redone. Car's finally sitting level and drives nicer than it's ever driven under my ownership. Now the rear fenders are rotting out.
      Still a nice, powerful, comfortable car.
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      You are in the land of rust and honey.

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      11-01-2017 06:30 AM #84
      Heh, I have the same exact car.

      The only major issue I've had in 7 months is the clutch master cylinder crapping out rendering it undrivable. It does have the typical third-gear pop out, but I've gotten used to it and can tell when I have to bring it back and give it another shove. It does burn a bit of oil, but that's somewhat due to my driving. Right now, the only large issue is a horrendous clicking sound while making right turns- also when driving straight, but not nearly as loud. Bushing?

      The paint chips easily (like my IS300 did) but it has a fantastic shine (Moroccan red metallic).
      The halogen lights are about average.
      The seats are excellent, as is the heat, but the A/C is just OK.
      The "premium sound" isn't, compared to a TL or my old S40.
      It has just enough power to be quick, but it could use a bit more. Part of that could be the tallish gearing, which saps the fun somewhat.
      aside from 3rd, the transmission is great. The clutch was, but my mechanic didn't bleed all the way so not so much now.
      It has virtually no rust, but the power steering likes to cut out during parking lot maneuvers

      From an enthusiast perspective, it's better than the typical camcord. But there are better driving options, even from the big H. It doesn't have some of the features or the dynamics of the TL or even the TSX, but I paid a fair bit less for the Accord.
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      11-01-2017 09:48 AM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      Heh, I have the same exact car.

      The only major issue I've had in 7 months is the clutch master cylinder crapping out rendering it undrivable. It does have the typical third-gear pop out, but I've gotten used to it and can tell when I have to bring it back and give it another shove. It does burn a bit of oil, but that's somewhat due to my driving. Right now, the only large issue is a horrendous clicking sound while making right turns- also when driving straight, but not nearly as loud. Bushing?
      Clunks and noises from the front suspension. So much money spent on these noises, three ball joints in fact. Including once where the ball joint broke and took the axle to hell with it.
      Suspension is mostly new now, all new in the back.

      Had some squishy clutch issues which lead to stalling however I got the clutch lubed and bled recently which seems to of helped.

      VERY happy to report no oil burning issues and I do drive fairly aggressively.

      Yay Honder.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      You are in the land of rust and honey.

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      11-01-2017 09:58 AM #86
      Fortunately I was able to have the 3rd gear syncro replaced under the Honda TSB before the powertrain warranty expired. I agree with your other points.

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      11-14-2018 10:02 PM #87
      7 Year Update:

      The Accord turned 160K miles last week. Not much to report other than routine maintenance (oil changes, air filters, alignment, brake fluid change, battery). Picked up a set of rims with snow tires for the upcoming winter. I also picked up a set of rotors and pads but have not had the time to install them. Still averaging 26 city and 29 highway with regular fuel. Threw my first CEL for low voltage on the accelerator pedal position sensor. Reset the code and it has not come back.

      Very few newer cars interest me so that makes me like my Accord even more. I still enjoy driving it. Plus I'm cheap and love the low operating costs and cheap parts.
      Last edited by A2L90E; 11-14-2018 at 10:05 PM.

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      11-15-2018 11:00 AM #88
      Interesting to read your updates. I had the same car, except it was black. I have had a number of cars since then and now I'm into another manual Accord, a 2.0 sport...love it! Best of luck!

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      11-16-2018 01:45 PM #89
      My father had a brand new 2004 Accord EX-L coupe but with the 5AT transmission and 3.0L V6. It was a very solid car, with an incredibly smooth V6 that pulled quite nice...the only downfall was the 5AT that we had to replace midway through. I ended up taking it from Toronto to NYC, where I sold it to a dude in Howard Beach Queens. Saw it a year ago and it looked to have a full Maaco repaint...
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      11-16-2018 02:59 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by A2L90E View Post
      7 Year Update:

      The Accord turned 160K miles last week. Not much to report other than routine maintenance (oil changes, air filters, alignment, brake fluid change, battery). Picked up a set of rims with snow tires for the upcoming winter. I also picked up a set of rotors and pads but have not had the time to install them. Still averaging 26 city and 29 highway with regular fuel. Threw my first CEL for low voltage on the accelerator pedal position sensor. Reset the code and it has not come back.

      Very few newer cars interest me so that makes me like my Accord even more. I still enjoy driving it. Plus I'm cheap and love the low operating costs and cheap parts.
      Crazy. Stories like this are what drive the resale IMO. Good to see someone really getting his money's worth out of a car.

      Our Accord thing has 135k now, drives nicer than either of the other cars including the VW that just needed a new water pump at 23k miles lol.
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      Quote Originally Posted by jamerican1
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      11-26-2018 06:26 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by A2L90E View Post
      Threw my first CEL for low voltage on the accelerator pedal position sensor. Reset the code and it has not come back.
      It will eventually need the ACC Sensor because the sensor will eventually crap out and won't accurately read input throttle positions. Fairly common amongst all Hondas of this era.
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      11-26-2018 07:19 PM #92
      Drove one a few months back with 141,000 miles. Power steering was dead in it but otherwise the car felt nice and tight. Great shifter and easy clutch. The interior has aged so well in them.




    19. 11-26-2018 08:02 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Biff Beltsander View Post
      Clunks and noises from the front suspension. So much money spent on these noises, three ball joints in fact. Including once where the ball joint broke and took the axle to hell with it.
      Suspension is mostly new now, all new in the back.

      Yay Honder.
      Seems like Hondas hates aftermarket suspension , put some new LCAs on the odyssey and they were great for about 3 months now they clunk away as if never replaced


      Weren't the 2003-2007 accords the last with double wishbone front suspension?
      Last edited by ImpeccableNEW; 11-26-2018 at 08:08 PM.

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      11-26-2018 09:11 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by ImpeccableNEW View Post
      Seems like Hondas hates aftermarket suspension , put some new LCAs on the odyssey and they were great for about 3 months now they clunk away as if never replaced


      Weren't the 2003-2007 accords the last with double wishbone front suspension?
      8th generation was (2008-2012)

      I’ve driven almost every generation Accord though and none handle as well as the newest one.

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      11-26-2018 09:20 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by nyexx View Post
      8th generation was (2008-2012)

      I’ve driven almost every generation Accord though and none handle as well as the newest one.
      True, but you can't really beat that smooth 3.0l v6.
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      11-27-2018 09:10 AM #96
      I'll be putting mine up for sale very soon. 132K miles.

      I gave up dailing old and rare cars and became a normie.
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    23. 11-27-2018 07:38 PM #97
      Honda machine finish wheels dont seem to fare well

    24. 11-27-2018 07:39 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by nyexx View Post
      8th generation was (2008-2012)

      I’ve driven almost every generation Accord though and none handle as well as the newest one.
      That LCA belongs to an odyssey

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      11-27-2018 09:31 PM #99
      I still miss nine. Great all around dd. Kinda wish it had an lsd though. I'd buy another one to dd once my SS is paid off. Although the new Accord 2.0l 6speed is nice too.
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      11-27-2018 09:44 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by ImpeccableNEW View Post
      Honda machine finish wheels dont seem to fare well
      Not when facing Wisconsin's finest salt.
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