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2009 Honda Accord

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  • The EX with cloth interior has the same climate controls that the LX and LX-P have, meaning single-zone manual controls. Leather models are the ones with Dual Automatic Climate Control.

    I'd suggest using Honda's own website for information.

    Honda's website
  • Thanks, the graduate. I looked at the Honda website before asking, but what I found on the site is only the picture of EX-L interior. I wanted to see the difference between LX-P and EX, not EX-L.

    This is the advantage of buying a car in the mid-level of its Trims. You'll never see the real picture of the trim level you are looking for. :(
  • csr67csr67 Posts: 58
    "I looked at the Honda website before asking, but what I found on the site is only the picture of EX-L interior. I wanted to see the difference between LX-P and EX, not EX-L. "

    Go to Honda's website, select the Accord, then "specifications". You'll then get a side-by-side comparison of every feature and option sorted by trim level. That way you can easily see what you get when going from LXP to EX trims.
  • "I looked at the Honda website before asking, but what I found on the site is only the picture of EX-L interior. I wanted to see the difference between LX-P and EX, not EX-L. "

    Go to Honda's website, select the Accord, then "specifications". You'll then get a side-by-side comparison of every feature and option sorted by trim level. That way you can easily see what you get when going from LXP to EX trims.

    Sorry, I should've specified; that's exactly what I'm talking about. :)
  • You said sedan right? Reason I ask is because I think the Maxima "sedans" are sportier than the Accord "sedans. If you were going by looks alone, I'de say the Maxima. But I read you want safety, value and a smooth ride. The 09 accords incorporate side curtain air bags and rate 5 star safety in four of five safety categories, which beats the Maxima. Honda also beats Nissan's resale value. As far as ride, it's like buying stereo speakers, they sound different to everyone else, so take them both for a test drive. You're also a current Honda owner so you should be a fan of their excellent reliability, fit and finish. 4 bangers are not for everyone. I think once you drive the six in the Honda you'll make up you mind immediately. Good luck. :shades:
  • Can anyone tell me which month I could possibly get a deal on a 2009 sedan EXL V6? I am looking to purchase in about 5 months and just wondering if I should expect a salesperson to even offer me a decent deal. By the way I am still seeking some honda dealership advice for the Columbia, South Carolina area.
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 1,043
    2008 G35 over both of those cars Much better value then a 09 Maxima since you can get them at about invoice and if you are buying .9% financing for up to 60 months and much better lease rates if leasing. Comparing an Accord to a G35 isn't even close. I know I was ready to get a Accord EXL V6 coupe to replace my 05 G35, but decided for the extra $40 a month it was well worth it to go with the G. I have never looked back, so much more car. Get into a high horsepower rear wheel drive car and you will never drive a front drive again.
    2005 G35 Sedan
    2007 G35 Sedan
    2008 G37 Sedan
    2010 G37 Coupe
    2012 G37 Sedan
    2014 Q50 RWD

    2015 QX60 RWD - Black Obsidian/Graphite - Premium Plus
    2017 Q60 3.0t RWD - Majestic White/Graphite - Premium Plus, Driver's Assist, Leather, Illuminated Kick Plates
  • Get into a high horsepower rear wheel drive car and you will never drive a front drive again.

    Unless you need a back seat that can carry adult-size people (I'm 6'5"), don't want the pricey service costs for a premium-make car, or the higher insurance rates that typically go with a high-performance car, or the....

    I'm glad you like your ride (I love the looks), but maybe there should be a thread created to comparing these cars instead of doing so here. I'd be happy to participate there! :D
  • keitha3keitha3 Posts: 124
    I bought an EX-L, but have a family so appreciate the room of the Accord.

    But, the fun factor of the G35 is unreal!!! That car put a huge smile on my face, so I know where kingpcgeek is coming from. It is just such a blast to drive.

    The only part I'd disagree with is the cost. We can all argue how much more gas or things like maintenance will be between the cars, but there is one cost that is hidden.

    I just won't get too many speeding tickets in my Accord. With the Infiniti, however, I'd have a very difficult time resisting temptation. Still, I'd have a smile on my face when the officer asked for my signature. :blush:
  • Hi I'm new here and along time Accord owner. We got a new 2009 about 10 days ago and have had a steering wheel shimmy since day one. We have had the front tires rebalanced twice and the car is in the shop today. The dealer says the only fix is to replace the 17" wheels with 16" wheels and Dunlop tires. Any one have a simular experience? thanks
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    The dealer says the only fix is to replace the 17" wheels with 16" wheels and Dunlop tires.

    Sounds fishy to me. Why on earth would you need to replace wheels and tires on a brand new car? Did it do this on the test drive? Stick to your guns and make them fix it right. Check into the lemon laws for your state as well.
  • keitha3keitha3 Posts: 124
    I tend to think that's bogus too. Is Honda recalling all their vehicles to replace the wheels and tires? Uh, no....

    It's a new car. It should be expected to perform as such. Personally, with so many Accords on the road performing fine with those tires/wheels, yours should as well.

    I get angry when I read about customer service like this.
  • kingpcgeekkingpcgeek Posts: 1,043
    Just chiming in that when someone is looking at a 09 Maxima they should take a serious look at a G35. Same engine, but they squeeze a few more HP out of it and no torque steer.

    higher insurance rates that typically go with a high-performance car

    An FYI with regards to car insurance. My insurance quotes before I leased the new G.

    08 G35 : $1,111 annually
    08 Accord Sedan: $1,071 annually
    2005 G35 Sedan
    2007 G35 Sedan
    2008 G37 Sedan
    2010 G37 Coupe
    2012 G37 Sedan
    2014 Q50 RWD

    2015 QX60 RWD - Black Obsidian/Graphite - Premium Plus
    2017 Q60 3.0t RWD - Majestic White/Graphite - Premium Plus, Driver's Assist, Leather, Illuminated Kick Plates
  • I agree, very different car classes. How much was your 08 G35 out the door? What trim level was it? I thought he was looking at coupes, not sedans, sorry.
  • Thanks for your input. I thought it was totally off base that is why I was looking for other owners with the same problem. They put 16" wheels on the Accord yesterday and test drove the car. Still shakes between 60 and 70 MPH. Today they are swapping out the CV joints from another new Accord that is a LX 4 cyl that does not have the shake problem. Thanks
  • keitha3keitha3 Posts: 124
    Hey, happy that at least they're doing something. :)
  • bug4bug4 Posts: 370
    You used an interesting phrase: "swapping out the CV joints from another new Accord. . . ." If you buy a new Accord that has problems, the dealership shouldn't "swap out" parts from one new car to another. It is a very simple warranty issue -- that the dealership doesn't have to pay for. Unless they are trying to get your car fixed more quickly by swapping out parts that are already on hand, I think your in a very strange situation.

    Also, switching with 16" wheels is a VERY odd way to try to fix a shaking problem in a car that is made for 17" wheels and has a suspension, a braking system and vehicle stability control all tuned for 17" wheels.

    If I were you, and if you are getting this treatment at a true Honda dealership, I would switch dealerships ASAP. Any Honda dealership can do warranty work for you. Good luck. . . . :confuse:
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Actually, changing the wheels and tires from another car (that doesn't exhibit the problem), is an easy way to eliminate wheels and tires as the cause. Also, if parts (cv joints) are not available, and the dealership is willing to do the extra work of removing parts from another car, to remedy the situation, that would be fine with me. Whatever it takes to solve the problem. It's much better than the usual "We haven't been able to duplicate the problem" :mad: or "All these cars do that, and there is nothing we can do about it". :( Anything is better than that.
  • keitha3keitha3 Posts: 124
    Yeah, but, if the OP is reporting things accurately, which I believe, the dealer said that switching the wheels/tires to 16's was the "only fix". Unless that is the only thing that could cause the problem, that can't be true. It simply can't. Also, why not try another set of 17's? That's what I have without that problem.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Any different wheels and tires will work. If the car still had the shimmy with the 16" wheels and tires, that still eliminates wheels and tires from the list. Now saying the 17" wheels are all defective makes no sense, but at least they are doing something. That remark would go in one ear, and out the other, as long as they eventually solve the issue at hand. IMO, it sounds like this dealership is trying to solve the problem. That is always better than when they tell you "everything is fine", only to find out it's not on the way home.
  • parvizparviz Posts: 484
    I would make sure that they put back my 17" wheels even if the new CV joints fix the problem, the problem should be fixed with the right size wheels/tires.
  • It is good too hear everyone's opinion. The shop foreman with 20 years experience with Honda is the one who told me every EX-L V6 on their lot would shimmy between 60 and 70 MPH. Also that the Honda engineers had been here (Scottsdale) last year and could not solve the problem. To change parts from new car to the other car in the mechanics idea is to put known good parts on till the shake goes away. Like a test lab.
  • O.k i went to Honda and they are offering me this:Car is a 4 dr sedan w/ navi. Auto, not v6. Black with black leather. Thanks all who respond
    26,500 for car
    4,000 trade on my semi ,o.k 02 altima 78,200 miles with a dent on side
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    22,500
    1,828 sales tax at 8.125%
    45 dealers optional fee for processing
    74.50 registration fee
    10 inspection fee
    12.50 nys waste tire
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    $24,470.13
    4,000 cash down
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    20,470.13
    I am finacing through my bank at 6.5% for 60 months. Is this their final offer on the car? I signed vechile cash agreement form but did not leave a deposit or anything. Middletown ny,
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    You may get more responses and read what others are paying here: Accord Prices Paid Forum
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Tallman has given you great advice - do click on his link and follow up there.

    Good luck!
  • Can anyone give me advise on the 2009 honda accord exl v6 sedan vs 2009 acura tsx? There too many new hondas in my area. I like the look of the 09 acura tsx base model but does it have any kick to it. I am steering toward the v6 accord and I can't afford a TL. The reviews on the 09 tsx aren't that great it seems. I could really use some suggestions.
  • thoroughly test drive the accord highway and side streets.. get comfortable with the VCM engine and be sure your feel NO vibration in the wheel , seat etc at highway speeds.. if its is fine.. go for it,, but the new TSX is awesome, no VCM surging/lurching and is roomy inside and out... you sacrifice the v6 but gain peace of mind ,,IMO
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,724
    You may want to visit the Acura forums, see what they think.
  • go_mdx1go_mdx1 Posts: 135
    With the new 2009 TLs now hitting the showroom floor this week, the 2008 TLs will be DEEPLY DISCOUNTED. This may put a non-NAVI TL nuch closer to a price of a 2009 V6 Accord.
  • keitha3keitha3 Posts: 124
    That's a great observation, go mdx1. A couple of months ago, I almost bought one at $28,400 w/o navigation. For some reason, my family didn't like the seats in the rear of the TL, but I sat back there and liked them. I suppose it had something to do with individual tastes, but I was kind of sad to not get it.

    On the other hand, I'm really loving my "09 Accord.

    You could probably get a new TL for under $28,000 now. I think they'll a great balance of things in a single car.
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