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2009 Honda Accord

abhikuabhiku Posts: 89
edited October 20 in Honda
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 Eastern MassachusettsPosts: 508
    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 Eastern MassachusettsPosts: 508
    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.
  • parvizparviz Posts: 484
    I am not sure if I know what you are referring to. Where was that hook located and exactly what was it for?
  • tankbeanstankbeans Posts: 585
    If he's talking about what I think he's talking about, they may have removed the garment hook in the back attached to the 'oh-s***' bar above the back door.

    If I'm wrong correct me, maybe post a picture, ;) .
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    In the trunk of the Gen VI and VII Accords, on the passenger side, and built in to the side of the trunk carpeting, is a small hook. It's purpose (at least in my world) is for hanging grocery sacks onto it. It keeps my gallon of milk from rolling around the trunk when taking turns.

    The coat hook inside the cabin is completely different. This is in the trunk, right side.
  • iwanthondaiwanthonda Posts: 13
    For those with the Navi, the trip computer IS available, giving: (1) real-time MPG, (2) average MPG for Trips A and B separately, (3) time elapsed since startup, (4) average speed for current tank, and (5) the remaining miles range. It is a very complete trip computer, but it can certainly be argued that it should be included for non-Navi models along with Bluetooth capability.

    I would agree that instant tire pressure readings would be a nice addition, but those seem to be reserved for higher-end vehicles at this point in time.

    Still, I would like to see the smart-key feature, rear passenger HVAC vents, 60/40 split folder rear seats, 6-speed automatic tranny with sport shift, and HID headlights introduced first as the more fundamental improvements to match features offered in high-trim-level Camrys and Altimas.
  • furrycutefurrycute Posts: 33
    You can always keep a medium sized cardboard box inside your trunk to keep those small grocery bags from rolling all over the place.

    How many hooks were there in the old Accords? On my last car, it had a hook on both sides, I think those hooks were meant for the cargo net.

    And while we are on the topic of cargo nets, how do you hang a cargo net in the 2008 Accord? I don't see any kind of hooks anywhere inside the trunk.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    No, this is just one hook, for grocery bags. No cargo net that I'm aware of.

    I actually do keep a Xerox Paper box in my trunk of my '96 Accord, because it doesn't have a hook, so we think alike in that regard. ;)
  • personatechpersonatech Posts: 101
    I think push-button start would help make turning the car off at stop lights, railroad crossings and such (a technique of "hypermiling") a little more convenient and, therefore, more habitual for those who don't currently engage in hypermiling.

    If it wasn't a popular feature and didn't offer some convenience, it wouldn't be standard on Camrys and Altimas. I can't tell you how many times I have to dig into my pocket AFTER having climbed into the car, but I'm old and fat and what do I know?... ;)
  • cstilescstiles Posts: 465
    My Acura RL has keyless, but I have to say that I would prefer that it had a regular, old-fashioned key. To me it is technology for the sake of technology, and an answer to a question that few people asked.

    I still have to carry around this rather large fob in my pocket. Instead of putting a key in the slot, now all I have to do is push a button on the dash, or turn a knob. I just don't see the benefit, beyond the "gee whiz" factor. It's also true that I don't have to actually unlock the car with a key. I can keep the fob in my pocket, and by laying my hand on the door handle, it automatically unlocks and remembers my personal settings. That's nice, but far from necessary. I can just as easily use a traditional key to unlock the door, get in, and hit a button for my personal settings (seat, mirrors, climate control, sound system, etc.)

    I admit I don't practice "hypermiling," so maybe that is what I'm missing here. =)

    IMO, keyless ignition is a little like i-drive on the BMWs. It's a convenience feature that borders on technological overkill. For me, being perhaps old fashioned, keyless ignition is not a feature that I rank highly on my list of automotive priorities. I also like to drive, and some of these features detract from the act of driving. Just my 2 cents.

    Why is it available on the Camry and Altima? Maybe because it's fairly cheap technology, and it helps sells cars. But it's far from necessary.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    Learn something new everyday... I didn't even know I had that hook on my 06. I just went down to the garage and there it was!

    furrycute: The cargo net has been a somewhat elaborate installation the last few years. Drilling holes is involved. :surprise:

    HandA has installation instructions for whatever version you have. The 08 4 door installation instructions are here:
    Accord 4-door Cargo net installation
  • tankbeanstankbeans Posts: 585
    You and me both. I didn't realize I had a hook, can't say that I'll use it, but I didn't know it was there. When I found out that it was there, I couldn't resist going outside to look on my 03.

    I wish they had sunroofs across the board though, then I could have one on the LX. The features above and beyond on the EX don't excite me, but a sunroof would. I miss my sunroof, :cry: . I had one on my 95 EX, but didn't get one on my 03 LX.
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