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Honda Accord Owners: Meet the Members

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,030
edited July 24 in Honda
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your Accord!

My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Edmunds.com Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.

Also, if you are interested in a live chat, I can arrange that for you. All Club chats are set up on

Tuesdays:
4:00-5:00 pm PT/7:00-8:00pm ET

-or-

Thursdays:
5:00-6:00pm PT/8:00-9:00pm ET
6:00-7:00pm PT/9:00-10:00 ET
7:00-8:00pm PT/10:00-11:00pm ET
(The latter may be rather late for East Coasters, but is available if you want.)

Let me know if you are interested in a chat and the day/time convenient for you.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

KarenS
Host
Owner's Clubs

Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

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  • ripinrocketripinrocket Posts: 157
    Member #1

    2000 Accord EX-V6 Coupe. Satin Silver

    Mods:
    comptech exhuast
    AEM CAI intake
    Neuspeed strut brace
    Comptech headers-first set defective, new ones coming anyday now.
  • erik713erik713 Posts: 14
    Member #2!!

    2001 Accord EX Coupe. San Marino Red.

    No mods (only has 40 miles on it! Give me some time ;-))
  • ripinrocketripinrocket Posts: 157
    What are your plans?
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,030
    Sounds like you need a discussion for Accessories & Modifications? You got it!

    KarenS
    Host
    Owner's Clubs

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    Just bought a 2001 Honda Accord LX, 4 cyl. sedan, love the car, this is my third Honda and will never buy anything else. I traded in a 1999 Honda Odyssey van with 26K miles, originally paid $23000 for the van, got $19500 for a trade-in, these Hondas sure hold their value.
  • baker16baker16 Posts: 45
    I own a 2000 Accord LX V6 Signet Silver sedan. It now has 18K miles on it. I bought it new in April 2000 and the only problem I've had is a nail in a tire. We're very happy with the car. This is the first Honda I've owned. I've always bought Toyota in the past. The only 'mods' I've done is installed a clear bra (xpel) and a hitch (reese).
  • ripinrocketripinrocket Posts: 157
    baker16,

    Did you install the clear bra yourself???

    I had mine professionally installed but am thinking of installing one on my other car myself. What tools did you need, if so?
  • ravynravyn Posts: 101
    2000 accord coupe 4cyl EX auto
    nighthawk black pearl
    oem foglights and rear deck spoiler
    aem cai
    16" tr motorsport snipers
    kumho ecsta supra 712's

    looking for exhaust next.. prolly apexi ws catback.

    glad to have another accord forum to peruse. =)
  • baker16baker16 Posts: 45
    Yes, I installed it myself. The Accord hood is pretty flat so installation was pretty easy. All you need is a special squeegee (comes in the kit), some rubbing alcohol and a couple of empty windex type bottles. I'm very happy with it. If memory serves me I think I paid $99 for the kit.
  • ripinrocketripinrocket Posts: 157
    I was checking out x-pel's website and they don't say that the squegee comes with the bra kit. I sent away for their video tape and got it a few days ago, still have to watch it though.
  • baker16baker16 Posts: 45
    Video!?!? They didn't have a video when I did mine! They're taking all the challenge out of it! I remember calling them to order the kit and I was going to order a squeegee but they told me the squeegee comes with the kit along with some lint-free paper towels.
  • kaycee41kaycee41 Posts: 23
    I bought my first Honda four months ago, a 2001 Accord EX 6cyl coupe in nighthawk black. So far I like the car. The only thing I would do different is get a different color. The black looks great when I't clean, but it shows scratches and swirl marks soooo bad. I like to keep my car clean, but I'm not up to the task of keeping a black car perfect-looking. Otherwise no complaints. Oh, I do wish the moonroof opened all the way. I had the dealer install a rear spoiler. I'd like to get exhaust tips soon.
  • ripinrocketripinrocket Posts: 157
    baker16,

    yup, free video. Just filled out a form on their website and I got the installation video about 4 days later.
  • gtlloogtlloo Posts: 8
    Bought my third Honda last November a 2001 Accord V6 EX Taffeta White. Great car mechanically and electrically, although I noticed some of the quality of the paint and component alignment to be slightly inferior. Nevertheless the V6 has temendous power...just wish it came with a manual tranny....my previous Accords have had the manual tranny. White colored cars are difficult to keep clean in the city with the smog and soot but they don't show scratches or swirl marks well. That is one reason all my Hondas have been white in color. Boring color..yes but once you wash and wax it it looks fantastic. I have installed some accessories myself, pretty easy since the genuine honda accessories come with detailed instructions. Plus, you save on labor charges by doing it yourself.
  • jrct9454jrct9454 Posts: 2,363
    The '01 replaced a '98 LX 4cyl automatic sedan, which was completely trouble-free, but I wanted the extra power and refinement of the V6. So far, after 4000 miles, I could not be happier about the decision. Quick, smooth, good seats, enormous trunk...the only complaint, if that is the right word, is that even with the '01 mods that made the car quieter, there is still too much road noise that creeps into the back seat. But this is a small thing compared to our overall satisfaction with the package.

    John R. - Elk Grove CA
  • bobgordonbobgordon Posts: 156
    Just bought my second Honda, a 2001 Accord EX, Naples Gold. Have a 2000 Honda CR-V and liked the product so I thought my wife would like a new car, after driving the old clunker for 12 years and 130K miles later. No problems yet, only 500 miles, but I am interested in disc brake covers to keep the dust down but have heard that it's not recommended. Anybody install them and any adverse effects?
  • diegomandiegoman Posts: 6
    2001 Accord EXL-V6 in silver with a spoiler. I love it so far! The 6-disc in-dash changer is incredible too.
  • mjb56mjb56 Posts: 170
    Hi, 2001 Accord EX V-6 Sedan. Firepepper red with ivory leather. Just turned 400 mi. today.
  • jrct9454jrct9454 Posts: 2,363
    I strongly recommend against these things. They run the very high risk of eventually causing the rotors to warp, and will likely void your warranty for some brake components.

    Further, it is my all-too-extensive experience that compared to just about anything else on the road [especially the Germans], these cars produce very little brake dust. Plain old water and a dedicated set of old towels will solve this problem with no expense and no damage to the car. Beware of the dust covers...
  • ripinrocketripinrocket Posts: 157
    Welcome to all.
  • bruinhornbruinhorn Posts: 11
    Green 2001 EX V6 sedan with 7.4k miles since Oct 2k. Generally, very happy with the car but wish the transmission were a lot smoother and better insulation to cut down on the wind noise. Our 1999 Camry le V6 has us spoiled in this regard.

    Changed the oil once at 3k and the dealer put 5W30 in it. I will take it back for an oil change at 7.5k and insist on 5W20 as per manual. Anyone have any suggestions as to which oil is better for summer driving in Texas where the average ambient temperature is close to 100*F.
  • jrct9454jrct9454 Posts: 2,363
    Bruin: I ignore the 5w20 recommendation in our Central Valley [CA] climate which is as hot or hotter than yours, and go with Castrol Syntec synthetic with a 5w50 viscosity index. Our local Honda dealer endorses this choice enthusiastically; I bring the oil with me to the dealer for the changes, and they happily credit me for the oil they would otherwise use. My last oil change cost less than $16 from the dealer for labor, filter, tax, and disposal fee. Of course, the oil costs between $3.0 and $4 a quart, depending on where you find it, so the total cost of the change was about $35. Well worth it to me when the temps get as consistently above 95* as they do around here [and around your neck of the woods]; in the winter, this stuff is at least as effective as the 5w20.

    The 5w20 factory recommedation is all about maxing the fuel economy numbers in the EPA test...nothing more. The Syntec is just as slippery for fuel economy, and a whole lot better when the temperatures really get up there.
  • 1998 black currant pearl accord EX-V6 coupe certified with 33,000 mile on it for $16,900.
  • dcfelladcfella Posts: 31
    I've got a '01 black ex v6 coupe. I've only done minor changes, such as adding a 3 piece midwing, xenons, chrome tips, tints. where's a good place to find some engine mods online?
  • bruinhornbruinhorn Posts: 11
    Thanks for the quick response.

    Another question: What is your take on using 0W30 Mobil1? I would imagine that with a 0 rating we should get better engine lubrication for cold starts and maybe better gas mileage also. I am a little hesitant to try this weight on any of my cars because I have not seen any posts on this particular oil weight.
  • ravynravyn Posts: 101
    check out accordclub.com and honda-tech.com

    dunno if you're familiar with them or not, but they're more posting boards, and people there have a lot of good ideas, not to mention they have different banner ads all the time of import mod places.
  • jrct9454jrct9454 Posts: 2,363
    MobilOne in the 0w30 would be a great choice for colder climates, or winter in your area. Would certainly be better than conventional 5w20 all year around.

    Just about any synthetic is going to be better in temperature extremes, even at the same nominal viscosity level, than conventional oil. Mobil does a lot a marketing, and spends the most on advertising, so they tend to be the first on anybody's list, but I prefer Syntec. Any synthetic will do...shop by price, if you want. The discount stores often have it on sale.
  • ripinrocketripinrocket Posts: 157
    check out http://www.superhonda.com


    Go to the V6 Accord message boards. They got some great info and links to retail shops that sell parts.


    otherwise www.autocarparts.com has good prices for aftermarket goodies. also try www.p-tuning.com

  • pblevinepblevine Posts: 858
    Honda Accord '98 EX V6 Emerald Green - Now a daily commuter.
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