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2009 Honda Accord

abhikuabhiku Posts: 89
Any one know when Honda Accord 2009 model will be available?

Camry is already available on Toyota site...
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  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Toyota's Camry has debuted in Spring for a couple years now. The Accord just debuted in September for 2008, and shouldn't do it again until the same for the 2009 model.Don't expect big changes for 2009.
  • Anyone have any inside info on any changes to the Accord for '09....Im sure it will be minor changes....Any time frame when they will begin to roll into dealers?.....
  • No inside info here- but if Honda's past is any indication of their future- I suspect the 09 will be exactly the same as the 08-

    03-04 Accord- no changes-
    06-07 Civic- no changes-
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    In 04 they did add satellite radio, but that's something I didn't want anyway. Not exactly a reason to wait for the next model. New year Accords are pretty consistent. The 09s will probably start hitting the lots in mid September.
  • My bad, in terms of cosmetic and mechanical items typically 1st and 2nd year Honda models have no changes- if memory serves me correctly. Toyota tends to do the same- the big changes come either the 3rd or 4th model year when the model itself becomes a bit stale
  • tankbeanstankbeans Posts: 585
    Just curious. Do you think that they may take some of the issues that people have complained about and fix them? Bad mileage from some, and the VCM not functioning as advertised? Get rid of the button-laden center stack?
  • bug4bug4 Posts: 370
    They will continuously tune the car - i.e. make adjustment that might improve fuel economy and/or fix minor fit and finish problems caused by the manufacturing process. However, unless there is a big problem, they will not make changes that require retooling of their production line (i.e., getting rid of the buttons on the center stack etc.). I don't think anything is designed in a Honda by mistake. That doesn't mean its perfect, but it means that every button position and dimple in the seat fabric has been debated and represents what Honda believes to be the best balance between quality and keeping down the price of the car. I think Honda doesn't release a new model of car until it is exactly as they want it. Consequent, I would think they are very unlikely to make any substantive changes in only the second year of the new model.
  • I will buy the car next weekend, but now I am still confusing about one big problem, 3.5EX or 2.4EXL? I love the powerful V6, but still be very interested with audio system, double climate control especially leather seat on EX-L 2.4! I can only afford to this trim level, so which one I should choose? Thank you!
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    We can continue the 3.5L vs 2.4L discussion here: chenguang, "Honda Accord I4 vs V6" #381, 25 Apr 2008 12:08 pm.
  • rv65rv65 Posts: 1,074
    A USB port might be possible but should practically be a carryover.
  • packer3packer3 Posts: 277
    Go with the four unless you need the power if you are a major highway driver, I have the177 HP LXP and its fine.
  • Thanks for your suggestion! :lemon:
  • microrepairmicrorepair Posts: 505
    I expected to see a discussion forum on the 2009 Accord with maybe about 3847 replies by now... Doesn't anyone care about the new model that is on the Honda website? Anyone actually bought one yet? Or aren't they for sale yet?

    Just a curious mind here... Actually contemplating buying one in a few months and eager to hear some feedback from others on the 2009....

    :D :D :D
  • sunnfunsunnfun Posts: 168
    What website did you see the 2009 on?
  • microrepairmicrorepair Posts: 505
    Wasn't on a website, I thought it was a TV ad that I saw about 3 weeks ago...
    :confuse:
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Honda typically introduces new models in early September, so the ad must have been about the 08. Three and a half months still to wait for the 09. :( Since the 08 is a brand new design, the 09 will probably have very few changes.
  • big_robbig_rob Posts: 10
    I know it's not going to happen but I wish they put a push button start on the new 2009 accord and have keyless access. It's available on a $20K prius why not put it on an accord. What do you guys think?
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Keyless start is something I can do without. I can understand keyless entry (push a button to unlock the doors) being a big help, but, once I'm in my car and out of the rain (the only time I make sure my car is unlocked in advance of my arrival to my door), I have all the time in the world to

    1.) Insert Key
    2.) Turn Key for 2 seconds

    It just doesn't bug me.
  • cstilescstiles Posts: 465
    I would like to see 2 enhancements in the Accord....(1) a trip computer that gives me real time MPG calculation, and (2) instant tire pressure readings as a complement to the TPMS system.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    The trip computer would be a welcome addition, but for 2008, I'd say leave out one electronic doo-dad and put the grocery or cleaning-bag hook back. I was let-down that they took that OUT of the more expensive 2008 models. They've had it in basic Accords since the late '90s, but cheaped-out for '08.
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