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Old 06 Oct 2006, 11:10 pm
lespritdeken@gmail.com
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Default Honda newbie question - civic or accord?

Hey everybody,

I'm kinda new to all of the honda cars, but I've heard from all of my
friends that they're great cars, so I was looking at their specs the
site for a dealership near where I live and I narrowed it down to two
cars, civic ex
(http://www.crownhonda.com/honda_car_...vic_sedan.html)
or accord ex
(http://www.crownhonda.com/honda_car_...d_sedan.html)?

The $4k price difference doesn't mean that much to me, and I while I
like the looks of the civic, I REALLY like the 6 disc cd changer in the
accord, so I'm totally at a loss of which one to chose. Does anybody
else have any other stories or information about which one to chose?
Anything I should know about before I buy one?

Thanks for the help!

-Ken

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Old 06 Oct 2006, 11:17 pm
lespritdeken@gmail.com
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Default Re: Honda newbie question - civic or accord?

I saw the second link messed up from my question mark, so if you just
click the link and then take of the parentheses and question mark at
the end then it should work. Here it is again if you prefer:

http://www.crownhonda.com/honda_car_...ord_sedan.html

Guess that's what I get for being a google groups newbie also. :-/

Again, all info and stories are appreciated!

-Ken

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Old 07 Oct 2006, 01:24 am
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Default Re: Honda newbie question - civic or accord?

If price isn't an issue then it's a definite no brainer in my opinion. I
have a 2006 Accord EX-L (4 cyl) with navigation and 5 speed manual. The
civic's main advantages over the accord are that ti gets slightly better gas
mileage, (it's smaller and lighter) it's easier to get into parking spots
(if you live in a city, this may or may not be important to you)




<lespritdeken@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hey everybody,
>
> I'm kinda new to all of the honda cars, but I've heard from all of my
> friends that they're great cars, so I was looking at their specs the
> site for a dealership near where I live and I narrowed it down to two
> cars, civic ex
> (http://www.crownhonda.com/honda_car_...vic_sedan.html)
> or accord ex
> (http://www.crownhonda.com/honda_car_...d_sedan.html)?
>
> The $4k price difference doesn't mean that much to me, and I while I
> like the looks of the civic, I REALLY like the 6 disc cd changer in the
> accord, so I'm totally at a loss of which one to chose. Does anybody
> else have any other stories or information about which one to chose?
> Anything I should know about before I buy one?
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
> -Ken
>



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Old 07 Oct 2006, 06:21 am
High Tech Misfit
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Default Re: Honda newbie question - civic or accord?

lespritdeken@gmail.com wrote:

> Hey everybody,
>
> I'm kinda new to all of the honda cars, but I've heard from all of my
> friends that they're great cars, so I was looking at their specs the
> site for a dealership near where I live and I narrowed it down to two
> cars, civic ex
> (http://www.crownhonda.com/honda_car_...vic_sedan.html)
> or accord ex
> (http://www.crownhonda.com/honda_car_...d_sedan.html)?
>
> The $4k price difference doesn't mean that much to me, and I while I
> like the looks of the civic, I REALLY like the 6 disc cd changer in the
> accord, so I'm totally at a loss of which one to chose. Does anybody
> else have any other stories or information about which one to chose?
> Anything I should know about before I buy one?
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
> -Ken


At this point, there are a couple of things to consider.

1. The current Civic is in only its second year of production, so perhaps
all the bugs have not been ironed out yet.

2. If the previous point does not concern you, if you wait another year, the
Accord should be all new for 2008.

Otherwise, both are very good cars. If you are a single guy, the Civic
should suffice. But if you have a family, I would get a 4-cylinder Accord.

BTW, can you not get a 6-disc CD changer in a Civic as a dealer-installed
option?
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Old 07 Oct 2006, 05:03 pm
lespritdeken@gmail.com
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Default Re: Honda newbie question - civic or accord?

Interesting stuff.

I don't know if I can get the 6-disc cd changer in the civic as a
dealer option, but I guess with the price difference I can get a great
system for $4k from a stereo store like Best Buy. I didn't think about
that before....

Also, you said that the Accord is going to be redesigned in 2008, do
you have any sites that show some pictures or have more info about what
it's going to be like?

-Ken

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Old 08 Oct 2006, 12:03 pm
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On 7 Oct 2006 15:03:20 -0700, lespritdeken@gmail.com wrote:

>Also, you said that the Accord is going to be redesigned in 2008, do
>you have any sites that show some pictures or have more info about what
>it's going to be like?


All the Japanese manufacturers tend to be very secretive about
upcoming stuff, cuz they know any hints tend to depress current sales.

J.

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Old 08 Oct 2006, 12:08 pm
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On 6 Oct 2006 21:10:06 -0700, lespritdeken@gmail.com wrote:
>The $4k price difference doesn't mean that much to me, and I while I
>like the looks of the civic, I REALLY like the 6 disc cd changer in the
>accord, so I'm totally at a loss of which one to chose. Does anybody
>else have any other stories or information about which one to chose?
>Anything I should know about before I buy one?


I like your choices.

I have a 2004 EX coming to lease end soon, and normally would go out
and just get the new one as a default choice, but the new Civic looks
much cuter, and for that matter is larger and faster than the 1987
Accord I had back when. Actually, the current Accords are a little
larger than I'd really like to drive (I should probably get an Acura
TSX, I suppose, but I don't like the premium fuel requirement, and for
a sport sedan, I'd prefer a little more zip ... so for less money,
I've stayed with the Accord). But, well, I've pretty much decided to
just stay with the Accord, again. They are amazingly good cars.

Say a little about your driving habits, and maybe what you've driven
before, and you might get more specific advice.

J.

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Old 09 Oct 2006, 01:20 pm
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No brainer. Get the Civic SI if you can find it. The 6 CD changer isn't
really necessarry, since the CD player will play MP3 discs and you can load
hundreds of songs on a disc. Also, if you have an IPOD there is an aux port
on the front of the stereo that you can plug the IPOD into. I wouldn't
waste money on the TUNELINK pushed by Honda. I've had my SI since the
beginning of the year. I had to wait for it for a few months, but it was
well worth the wait. The VTEC engine is responsive, and the gas mileage is
superb.
<lespritdeken@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1160194206.725240.118850@e3g2000cwe.googlegro ups.com...
> Hey everybody,
>
> I'm kinda new to all of the honda cars, but I've heard from all of my
> friends that they're great cars, so I was looking at their specs the
> site for a dealership near where I live and I narrowed it down to two
> cars, civic ex
> (http://www.crownhonda.com/honda_car_...vic_sedan.html)
> or accord ex
> (http://www.crownhonda.com/honda_car_...d_sedan.html)?
>
> The $4k price difference doesn't mean that much to me, and I while I
> like the looks of the civic, I REALLY like the 6 disc cd changer in the
> accord, so I'm totally at a loss of which one to chose. Does anybody
> else have any other stories or information about which one to chose?
> Anything I should know about before I buy one?
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
> -Ken
>



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Old 09 Oct 2006, 03:14 pm
John Horner
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lespritdeken@gmail.com wrote:

>
> The $4k price difference doesn't mean that much to me, and I while I
> like the looks of the civic, I REALLY like the 6 disc cd changer in the
> accord, so I'm totally at a loss of which one to chose. Does anybody
> else have any other stories or information about which one to chose?
> Anything I should know about before I buy one?
>


That price difference might come down with aggressive negotiations as
the Accord is now an older design and in plentiful supply while the
Civic is all new for 2007 and in tighter supply. Thus even though there
is a large spread in MSRP, actual transaction prices are much closer.

With the Accord you also get a model where the early bugs have been
sorted out. Yes, even Hondas get better with later model years of a
given design.

Other than that it is just a question of which one you like best!

John

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Old 09 Oct 2006, 03:16 pm
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lespritdeken@gmail.com wrote:
> Interesting stuff.
>
> I don't know if I can get the 6-disc cd changer in the civic as a
> dealer option, but I guess with the price difference I can get a great
> system for $4k from a stereo store like Best Buy. I didn't think about
> that before....
>


Be careful about that assumption. Many modern vehicles have the radio
unit tightly integrated into things like the car alarm and other
functions. Replacing the factory unit with an after market one often
involves compromises you might not first think of.

John
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