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2010 Honda Accord

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  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Honda, in the past at least, has always been very limited on options. They were mostly packaged a certain way, as far as EX, LX, DX, and there wasn't much variation between them. Not many choices. Toyota in contrast was option heavy. My brother-in-law and I both had the same Toyota SR5 Truck, and there were some options my truck had (bucket seats, alarm system, chrome fender flares etc.) that his did not. But his truck had some things my truck didn't, like a power antenna, and leather seats,, so it was hit and miss. I guess if both trucks had every option available, the price would have been as high as a Lexus.

    I do think before you buy a car, you should get a list of every option the car does, or does not have. I wonder if a dealership would give you such a list, if you asked for it? Unfortunately, they would probably have to pass a law to make it happen, and for it to be legally binding..
  • I'm just wondering if this transmission option is still available for 2010? My wife owns a 2009 Honda Accord Sedan EX-L with a 5 spd manual. I'm just not having any luck finding this same model for 2010.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    That's because they don't make them. You can only get a manual in the LX and EX sedan for 2010. No EX-L and no LX-P. And none at all in the V6 sedan.

    Check out Honda's website and build one: Build your Accord Sedan

    Same with the coupe, although you can get a manual with the V6.

    Sad day indeed. :cry:
  • rcummelinrcummelin Posts: 184
    IMHO, this is the crux of the issue here -- namely that we buyers really can't make an accurate determination as to what features we have or don't have unless we thoroughly inspect our cars BEFORE we buy them. The biggest problem with inspecting is that we don't really know what to look for. Apparently Honda has no problem deleting things from their cars, and adding others, without bothering to document the changes, or even inform their dealers.

    I'm only speaking for myself, but this type of under-the-table business approach makes ne uneasy.

    Almost as uneasy as Toyota trying to hide all their defects. LOL! :confuse:
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    And none at all in the V6 sedan.

    The 7th gen V6 Sedan didn't have a manual until 06 (the 03-05 V6 Sedan didn't), so maybe the 2011 V6 Sedan will have the 6 speed.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    so maybe the 2011 V6 Sedan will have the 6 speed.

    Knowing the Gen 7 history, I was hoping for that but with the current trend of leaving them off the higher trimlines, I highly doubt it. It would also mean dropping the VCM in the V6 and I don't see that happening either. I wouldn't mind being wrong in this case though. :)
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 797
    Honda never published sales/production figures for the '06-'07 EX-L V6 6MT 4-door (to the best of my knowledge). But I've heard from numerous sources (a few of them reliable) that the 6MT version of the 4-door failed to meet sales projections by quite a bit.

    With the 5MT versions of the Accord EX-L 2.4 4-door and LX-P 4-door being discontinued this year, the chances of them adding to a V6 model are almost nonexistent. :cry: Even worse, the Accord isn't the only Honda model that had some trim levels lose the MT option! The Civic EX-L Coupe & Sedan (with or w/o Nav) and the Civic EX Coupe & Sedan w/ Nav are now automatic-only. The Fit Sport w/ Nav is also automatic-only...

    The only way to get a manual transmission and navigation system in the same car is the Civic Si Coupe & Sedan or Accord EX-L V6 Coupe. The only way to get manual transmission and leather in the same car is in the Accord EX-L V6 Coupe with or w/o Nav...
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I see a lot of posts about people wanting manual transmissions. But it seems less and less people are actually buying them. :confuse: The dealerships don't want them, because they sit on the lot too long. And Honda isn't going to build cars dealerships can't sell. People used to buy manuals, because they were more fuel efficient, and had lower sticker prices. That just isn't true anymore. Some automatics get better mileage than their manual counterparts, and a manual tranny cost just as much as an automatic now. No advantage, no sales.
  • rcummelinrcummelin Posts: 184
    Agree about MTs. We bought a new 2008 Civic Si Sedan with the 6-speed tranny. Turned out that neither the wife nor I cared to drive the stick much. We traded it in with only 3300 miles on our new 2010 Accord EX-L V6 with automatic. We like the Accord MUCH better.
  • Hello,

    I'm currently in the market for a new vehicle and have the 2010 Honda Accord on my list of cars to consider.

    Before test-driving, I was wondering how you feel about the 2 four-cylinder models. I've always read how refined the 4-cylinder is on previous Accords, but one thing that surprised me was that a couple of reviews said how loud the 177 hp version is and that the 190 hp version is considerably more refined.

    Power is no issue for me, but is the base 4 cylinder really not as refined as it was in the last generation Accord? I was just curious since I don't think I have the budget to step up to the EX to get the 190 hp version.

    Thanks!
  • My first Honda - a 2003 Accord LX 4 cylinder was quite refined and powerful in my opinion. My mother purchased a 2008 Accord LX-P upon introduction of the new generation with the 177hp engine.

    I have rode in it a few times and can truthfully say during cruising and light acceleration it is just as refined if not more than my 160hp 2003 model.

    Only under hard acceleration does it sound slightly less refined than the previous generation 4.

    My second Honda was a 2008 Accord EX coupe with the 190hp engine, and as the reviews state it is a bit more refined, but not enough to justify the price increase in my opinion.

    Give them both a try and I think you'll agree... Good luck!
  • igozoomzoomigozoomzoom Waleska, GeorgiaPosts: 797
    I've driven both versions of the 2.4L 4-cylinder (177hp and 190hp) and found them both to be quiet and very refined, just as Accord engines have always been! Actually, the 190hp engine in the EX models is simply a slightly tweaked version of the 177hp standard engine with a less restrictive exhaust setup. Neither engine should have any noise. refinement or performance issues! Both versions are even rated to have the same fuel economy- 22mpg city and 31mpg highway. :)

    There are two trim levels that come with the 177hp engine- the LX and LX-P (P=Premium). The LX-P adds the following features to the standard LX model:

    16" alloy wheels (base LX has 16" steel wheels with plastic wheel covers)
    Security system
    8-way Power Driver's Seat
    Chrome exhaust tip finisher
    Auto Up/Down for Driver & Passenger Windows
    Illuminated Window Switches

    The LX-P is priced $1,000 above the regular LX model with automatic transmission. It's well worth it, in my personal opinion! The wheels look much nicer than the standard plastic wheel covers and the security system will get you a discounted insurance rate with most major insurance companies. The power seat and other minor upgrades are also nice features.

    I also suggest taking a look at the following competitors before making a final decision-

    2010 Mazda6 i Touring
    2010 Ford Fusion SE 4-cylinder
    2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 4-door
    2010 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4L
    2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

    They are all very competitive and currently sell for significantly less than the Accord LX-P and/or they have more features & better warranty coverage! For example, both Hyundai Sonata models have a 60-month/60,000-mile Basic Warranty, 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty & 5-year/Unlimited mileage roadside assistance. The Accord has 3-year/36,000-mile Basic and 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain coverage. The 2010 Sonata Limited has Heated, leather seats, Infinity 7-speaker/6CD/360W audio system, Moonroof, 17" alloy wheels, automatic climate control and gets slightly better highway mileage than the Accord.

    You can't go wrong with Accord, but it's wise to explore all your options before making a final decision. Note- the Accord will have a higher residual value than any of the cars above (or any other mid-size, for that matter). If you don't plan to keep the car for at least three or more years, the Accord will retain the highest percentage of original value...
  • imscfimscf Posts: 34
    I have received a "safety accord recall" concerning 2008-2010 hondas. It states that if I have a 'Honda Genuine accessory nose mask," I should remove the nose mask immediately and make an appointment with the dealer to replace it.
    I don't know what a "Honda Genuine accessory nose mask" is, and where to find it. The recall letter does not specify.
    Please help. Thanks
  • rar1rar1 Posts: 2
    I am purchasing an 2010 Accord EX-L. It does not have a spoiler. Does anyone know if that is suppose to be standard with this model and trim. Thanks.
  • Thanks very much! I just thought it was odd how Consumer Guide said in 2007 how great the four cylinder was and how they were a little disappointed in it in the 2010 review despite it being the same engine. Despite the nice upgrades the LX-P has, my budget is still fairly tight, so I'm not sure if I'll pay the extra $1,000 for that model. I'm coming out of a 1998 Dodge Neon with manual windows and locks, so I'm pretty impressed with all of the standard equipment on the LX.

    And igozoomzoom, great minds must think alike because the other two cars I'm looking at are on your list- the 2010 Ford Fusion SE 4 cylinder (with Sync) and the 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4 cylinder. I'll probably keep the car for four years at most, so resale may be fairly important, but Hyundai's warranty may tip the balance in its favor in the end. I guess I'll see what I think after the test drives.

    Again, thanks for the input. I'll have to post my review in the midsize thread when I get a chance to test drive the cars.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    I don't know what a "Honda Genuine accessory nose mask" is, and where to find it.

    You can look at the accessories on Honda's website or see it on HandA's site at the link below. It is a vinyl covering that fits over the front of the car. You may have seen them referred to as bras.

    Nose Mask on HaA
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    Does anyone know if that is suppose to be standard with this model and trim.

    Accords do not come with spoilers. Of course, you are buying one without so I'm guessing that is obvious. ;)

    You can have your dealer install one. They have two kinds: A wing and deck lid version. You can check them out here (and the previous poster can also see the nose mask at the same link): Accord Sedan Accessories
  • imscfimscf Posts: 34
    Thank you. It turns out that this is one of the items the dealer was trying heavily to get me to get on my leased car. (I turned down all of them.)
  • What is the going prices for 2010 Accord LX or LX-P automatic for Southern California area?
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    Hi, bella... You might have better luck checking out the forum below.

    Accord Prices Paid & Buying Experience
  • Thank you!
    I appreciate your help.
  • dgs4dgs4 Posts: 66
    So 9 pages worth of posts on the 2010 and not one person stopped to answer the question asked by the person who started this whole thread in the first place. What is wrong with you people? You just go on and on about little crap that only someone who is extremely anal retentive would care about yet you can't take a second to help this guy with his question about a USB port on the 2010 Accord?

    To answer your question, as a new 2010 Accord EX-L 6-speed coupe owner, no, frustratingly there is no USB port on the 2010 models. Only an AUX port in the center console, which is just a bizarre omission to me. The Fit, Honda's cheapest model gets a USB port, but the Accord EX-L which is the flagship model in the Accord line doesn't? I have no answer for that one.
  • dgs4dgs4 Posts: 66
    I also just realized the question about a USB port was asked a year ago, so it's probably a safe assumption he has already gotten an answer to his question. Still, it's ridiculous with all of the posts after his no one bothered to give him an answer. Instead we get six pages of bitching about no glove box lighting on the 2010 models? Some people need to get a life.
  • mbusuttilmbusuttil Posts: 11
    I have the 09 Accord ES GT and i have tthe USB in the middle compartment near the AUX.
  • dgs4dgs4 Posts: 66
    I don't know what the ES GT model is, but it's not a model sold in the states and here in America no model Accord comes with a USB port.
  • dlflyboydlflyboy Posts: 24
    I'm glad I didn't wait for the 2010 model. But, I do like the rear AC vents though. ;)
  • dlflyboydlflyboy Posts: 24
    OMG. I as thinking this also. All these customers with break issues that could affect your safety and Honda gives this guy a "light" that barely does anything at night (I certainly can't see with it)? What's up with that crap? lol Someone has their priorities all screwed up! :P
  • dlflyboydlflyboy Posts: 24
    Hmm. My '09 EX-L V6 doesn't have an engine cover.
  • dlflyboydlflyboy Posts: 24
    Hmm. My '09 EX-L V6 doesn't have an engine cover.
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