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2008 Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan

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  • bug4bug4 Posts: 370
    I assume you are talking about the manual transmissions? I haven't identified any issues with my AT 3rd gear . . . . .
  • ezshift5ezshift5 West coastPosts: 854

    Replying to: Sporin (Jan 25, 2008 12:26 pm)

    I assume you are talking about the manual transmissions? I haven't identified any issues with my AT 3rd gear . . . . .


    ...give us a break, bug - - - - you are too bright a guy to miss clues like 'grind' and 'catch'...........

    Still can't figure out why someone appearing as sharp as you can't get next to synchros, driven discs and throw out bearings,

    best, ez....
  • Your problem with crunching into 3rd gear is EXACTLY what I get in my 6-speed manual in my V6 coupe. I took it to the dealer when I had about 1500 miles on the car and they changed the tranny fluid to a lighter weight, but still I get the occasional "bump" going into 3rd before the shift lever gets all the way home. But most of the time is snicks into 3rd like the proverbial hot knife into butter. I'm still in love with the car, though, but I have to push the shifter more deliberately.
  • What's up with the Polish Metal Metallic with black leather? I've been in the market now for over 3 months looking for this color arrangement for a Honda Accord Sedan EX-L V6 with navigation.

    If you are a dealer would be kind to respond if you have this vehicle on your lot. If anyone else has seen this car can you provide dealership name and city?

    WANTED
    08' Honda Accord EX-L V6 with Nav., Polished Metal with black leather interior.

    REWARD
    I will purchase if negotiations are agreed upon. :shades:
  • SporinSporin Posts: 1,066
    Good to know on the trans fluid, that has been the hypothesized fix from what I've seen.

    Wonder if it might be worth it to flush and refill with Amsoil Trans fluid instead?
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Why don't you ask your local dealers to find it for you?
    It doesn't make sense to post that here unless you are willing to fly cross country to pick up the car.
  • I just attended the St. Louis Auto Show yesterday and sat in a range of cars. The three things about the Honda Accord Sedan, V-6, leather was that it lacked headroom, was tighter in the wheel-well area for your legs, and the seats - front and back - were STIFF.

    The car's seat was as low as it would go - so sayeth the Honda guy on-site. He stated they did that to allow people of all sizes and shapes the best access to no doubt a popular stop. Well...I'm 6'1" as well but carry more of my height from my behind to my head than I do in my legs. I was brushing the top of the car badly.

    I noticed this in several new makes of vehicles from many mfrs. Do they think that people are somehow getting shorter or want to drive with the seat quasi-reclined?

    I thought the seats of the Honda Coupe, leather/V-6, was softer than that of the sedan. No more headroom, though. In fact, a tad less.
  • amiramir Posts: 93
    hi.i have an 08 accord ex coupe 4cyl. i noticed that head rests can not be adjusted.they are fixed.but in sedan they can be adjusted.and side mirrors are not folding but in sedan they do.are these normal in the coupe?
  • Hello jaxs1,

    I have exhausted all the major Honda dealerships in the southeast region looking for this color combination through email blast and follow-up phone calls :cry: . If the Edmund community has Honda dealers online I wanted to send a message to state my interest. At the moment, it appears the only way to get this color combination is to submit an order and wait until March possibly for delivery. The wife wants this car ASAP and I want peace :cry: . By issuing this request I was hoping someone in the Edmund community has seen this car and provide a positive lead for follow-up. Any suggestions? :shades:
  • The side mirrors on my 08 coupe do indeed fold - as I fold them every time I park in my garage for extra space... perhaps you didn't push them hard enough- my coupe is an EX model - not sure if the LX-S base version has the folding mirrors, but I wouldn't expect Honda to cheap out that way like GM or Chyrsler
  • jb_turnerjb_turner Posts: 702
    2 Dealers near me have that same combo and color combination with NAV.
  • Sounds like you and I have the same body build (6'1" with long torso) and had the same headroom experience. Interesting comment on the coupe seat softness.

    I suppose I could give up all the amenities in order to fit in the LS coupe (sunroof, leather) but I'm not sure I'm willing to do that. The sedan does indeed have a tad more headroom (from what I've read - I've not yet been in one). In comparison, the Passat (which I also like) has sufficient headroom with a sunroof. I haven't looked at a Camry or Malibu yet - I'd prefer a car with more soul than a Camry and I'm not yet convinced GM is building world-class cars aside from Cadillacs.
  • Hello jb turner,

    This is great news, but I do not know the dealership near you or your proximity. Can you be more specific about the location and the dealership name? :)
  • If you own a 2008 Accord and have experienced the dreaded headlight flicker while driving at night, please visit the NHTSA website and file a complaint. It takes a little time, but if enough people complain, Honda won't be able to ignore the problem for much longer. We need a solution.

    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm

    :mad:
  • gasnetgasnet Posts: 49
    Why bother with Navi, I have this system in my Acura TL and its not worth it.My Wifes Garmin works much better. Spend $600 on a 5.3 inch Garmin its has Bluetooth, Traffic and a FM transmitter,also plays mp3's, audio books,jpeg files.A video in for backup camera or dvd player.And thr best part its a Garmin and its works flawless.Honda DVD based system just aint that great, not at $2300
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    No flickering with mine.
  • No flicker here either... I wonder what percentage of the 400,000 + Accords that will likely be sold this year will have this issue.... I would guess less than 10 %
  • I won't make this a Toyota thread, but in where Honda and other mfrs seem to be going with their cars......... (an example).

    The new Camry has been around now a couple of seasons. The Avalon is based upon the previous generation Camry - bodywise. I noticed that if you sit in the new Camry the comment I made about your leg area being tighter definitely comes true, but if you sit in the Avalon you have more room versus where your right leg (especially the knee) comes to a normal stop/resting point and where the center console begins.

    The buddy I went up there with owns a 2003 Honda Accord Sedan, V-6. He had more room in the leg-well area in his 'old' car than I thought the floor display model had. More headroom as well. As a passenger in his sunroof-equipped car, I experienced no adverse banging issues with the head liner. And, I don't have to push the seat all the way down to fit in.

    Sad that this seems to be an industry-wide trend. I had a friend going up today that is 6'6". I'm anxious to hear back what he had to say about things. He'd probably have to lay in the back seat ala James Bond in "Tomorrow Never Dies" and drive with a remote control :D
  • jb_turnerjb_turner Posts: 702
    Stevenson Honda in Wilmington, NC and East Coast Honda in Myrtle Beach, SC has the combo you are intrested in.
  • Interesting. I would be wary of comparing seats in an old car to one that is new - four or five years of "breaking in" a seat can net you noticeable headroom.

    Looking at Edmunds specs, it appears that you lose 1.7 inches with a sunroof. The LS-X coupe actually has more headroom (barely .1 inch) than the EX-L sedan.
  • sunnfunsunnfun Posts: 168
    I know someone that bought a Honda EXL V6 4Dr from East Coast Honda in Myrtle Beach a few years ago. They were very pleased with the deal and the follow-up service they have received over the last few years.
  • bug4bug4 Posts: 370
    ez ---- Your right . . . I guess I read a little of my own experience into the post and it made me think he might be talking about an automatic. The gear selector in my automatic is not as exact as it could be. Sometimes the selector, itself, fails to engaged--particularly between reverse and neutral or neutral and drive. The transmission doesn't actually stick or grind -- so its not a big deal - but the lever doesn't fall into either of the slots.

    I'll be getting closer to some synchros and throw out bearings soon. :) I thought I could handle an automatic transmission, but I can't :mad: Turns out, I'm a control freak and have to be able to pick between 4th and 5th gear. I just do too much highway driving over twisty and hilly terrain. I'll look carefully at the MT diesel Accord as soon as it is available.....that sounds like a very cool auto!! If I don't like it, I'll probably spring for the redesigned Acura TL or even try the Infinity G35. Whatever I get, you can rest assured that it will have a stick shift -- or a gear-select mode (My brother has an 08 VW GTI with fully hydraulic paddle shifters and no torque converter -- its a nice setup!! )

    Thanks for straightening me up ez!! :P
  • texasestexases Posts: 5,577
    I had the same problem with the 2008 Accord sedan with sunroof (I'm 6' 5"). One car that surprised me with its generous headroom is the Altima - you might want to check it out, CR likes it, too.
  • st1300st1300 Posts: 59
    call nicole at
    mike patton honda in Lagrange georgia she will find you a car
    tell her Geoff sent you.
  • Do you have the 4 cylinder or V6?
  • phantomvphantomv Posts: 101
    Where are you located? Try Lia Honda, Albany, NY Rex Varughese - Internet Sales. He found my '08 EXL V-6 Sedan, Polished Metal/Black w/o Navi for me. Bet he could help you - great price too.
  • ezshift5ezshift5 West coastPosts: 854
    .......I'll look carefully at the MT diesel Accord as soon as it is available....

    I will burn some incense, maybe schedule a few incantations later - - - - - - - - - hoping the diesel ain't auto only. Wouldn't surprise me - - - you really can't blame Honda for looking at the numbers.

    all the best, ez....
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017
    The March 2008 edition of Car and Driver magazine has a 7-way 600 mile comparision road test of four cylinder versions of family sedans.

    The Accord topped the Altima, Malibu, Sonata, Camry, Fusion and Avenger in that order.
  • bug4bug4 Posts: 370
    ez -- I appreciate the effort :D -- I'll convene the tribal elders and see if I can't put together a little som'n-som'n to influence the gods and make damn sure that diesel has a manual option! If that doesn't work, perhaps I'll rip the "H" logo from my 08 Accord and sharpen up my voodoo pins. We'll get this thing done ---- one way or the other. ;)
  • jodar96jodar96 Posts: 396
    Does anyone know of a website or a PDF file that shows how to take off the back panle off the fornt seats? The section has the map pocket in it. I can pull it off. I am afraid I might break the plastic tabs. These covers have plastic tabs molded to the cover or Chrsitmas tree type push pins.

    Joe
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