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Old 04 Jul 2007, 12:10 pm
Elliot Richmond
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Default Accord bites the dust

Well, my 14 year old Honda Accord with 195,000 miles suffered a
catastrophic mechanical failure, due to the right front wheel
colliding with a concrete highway barrier. This caused upper and lower
control arm damage, axle damage, and other damaged bits. The estimate
for repair was 3300 USD. As the car is only worth 1900 USD, it's
toast. Yes, I could fix it my self, but I am too old and stiff to much
enjoy that anymore.

Consequently. we are in the market for a newish 2004 - 2006 Accord
with roughly equivalent trim (EX). I am leaning toward the 4 cylinder
V-Tech engine as the 4 cylinder was more than adequate for the Accord
we had and the new ones are not that much bigger.

At the risk of boring everyone, I may share some of our shopping
experiences with the group. One immediate difference I noticed from 13
years ago is that there is a wealth of information available on the
Internet. How much of that information is reliable is yet to be
determined.


Elliot Richmond
Itinerant astronomy teacher
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Old 04 Jul 2007, 12:15 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <7dkn83h1ajoj5755mu484bi44g8f0u6fpq@4ax.com>,
Elliot Richmond <xmrichmond@xaustin.xrr.xcom> wrote:

> Consequently. we are in the market for a newish 2004 - 2006 Accord
> with roughly equivalent trim (EX). I am leaning toward the 4 cylinder
> V-Tech engine as the 4 cylinder was more than adequate for the Accord
> we had and the new ones are not that much bigger.


Get an 02 EX. That's the last year of that generation, and that was a
fantastic car.

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Old 04 Jul 2007, 12:37 pm
Elliot Richmond
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On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 13:15:21 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
<elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote:

>In article <7dkn83h1ajoj5755mu484bi44g8f0u6fpq@4ax.com>,
> Elliot Richmond <xmrichmond@xaustin.xrr.xcom> wrote:
>
>> Consequently. we are in the market for a newish 2004 - 2006 Accord
>> with roughly equivalent trim (EX). I am leaning toward the 4 cylinder
>> V-Tech engine as the 4 cylinder was more than adequate for the Accord
>> we had and the new ones are not that much bigger.

>
>Get an 02 EX. That's the last year of that generation, and that was a
>fantastic car.


Thanks. I will investigate that possibility.


Elliot Richmond
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Old 04 Jul 2007, 01:29 pm
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Elliot Richmond wrote:
> Well, my 14 year old Honda Accord with 195,000 miles suffered a
> catastrophic mechanical failure, due to the right front wheel
> colliding with a concrete highway barrier. This caused upper and lower
> control arm damage, axle damage, and other damaged bits. The estimate
> for repair was 3300 USD. As the car is only worth 1900 USD, it's
> toast. Yes, I could fix it my self, but I am too old and stiff to much
> enjoy that anymore.
>
> Consequently. we are in the market for a newish 2004 - 2006 Accord
> with roughly equivalent trim (EX). I am leaning toward the 4 cylinder
> V-Tech engine as the 4 cylinder was more than adequate for the Accord
> we had and the new ones are not that much bigger.
>
> At the risk of boring everyone, I may share some of our shopping
> experiences with the group. One immediate difference I noticed from 13
> years ago is that there is a wealth of information available on the
> Internet. How much of that information is reliable is yet to be
> determined.
>
>
> Elliot Richmond
> Itinerant astronomy teacher


I have an '02 4cyl and, while a great trouble free car, it's a dog in terms
of power...

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Old 04 Jul 2007, 01:37 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <_FRii.14820$Io4.11389@edtnps89>, a <a@a.ca> wrote:

> I have an '02 4cyl and, while a great trouble free car, it's a dog in terms
> of power...


I had an 00 Accord 4 cylinder, and it was a fantastic car with PLENTY of
power.

'Course, I outfitted mine properly: with a manual transmission.

In addition, that baby got 35mpg in the dead of summer on a road trip,
AC on full blast, going through the mountains.

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Old 04 Jul 2007, 01:57 pm
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a wrote:
> Elliot Richmond wrote:
>> Well, my 14 year old Honda Accord with 195,000 miles suffered a
>> catastrophic mechanical failure, due to the right front wheel
>> colliding with a concrete highway barrier. This caused upper and lower
>> control arm damage, axle damage, and other damaged bits. The estimate
>> for repair was 3300 USD. As the car is only worth 1900 USD, it's
>> toast. Yes, I could fix it my self, but I am too old and stiff to much
>> enjoy that anymore.
>>
>> Consequently. we are in the market for a newish 2004 - 2006 Accord
>> with roughly equivalent trim (EX). I am leaning toward the 4 cylinder
>> V-Tech engine as the 4 cylinder was more than adequate for the Accord
>> we had and the new ones are not that much bigger.
>>
>> At the risk of boring everyone, I may share some of our shopping
>> experiences with the group. One immediate difference I noticed from 13
>> years ago is that there is a wealth of information available on the
>> Internet. How much of that information is reliable is yet to be
>> determined.
>>
>>
>> Elliot Richmond
>> Itinerant astronomy teacher

>
> I have an '02 4cyl and, while a great trouble free car, it's a dog in
> terms of power...
>

rubbish. either there's something wrong with it or you don't know how
to drive. either way, fix the problem.
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Old 04 Jul 2007, 05:13 pm
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Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article <_FRii.14820$Io4.11389@edtnps89>, a <a@a.ca> wrote:
>
>> I have an '02 4cyl and, while a great trouble free car, it's a dog in terms
>> of power...

>
> I had an 00 Accord 4 cylinder, and it was a fantastic car with PLENTY of
> power.
>
> 'Course, I outfitted mine properly: with a manual transmission.
>
> In addition, that baby got 35mpg in the dead of summer on a road trip,
> AC on full blast, going through the mountains.
>


Nothing wrong - mine is a 5 speed.

You're 35mpg is horse shit, though.

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Old 04 Jul 2007, 05:25 pm
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"a" <a@a.ca> wrote in message news:iYUii.21769$tB5.3923@edtnps90...
> Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
>> In article <_FRii.14820$Io4.11389@edtnps89>, a <a@a.ca> wrote:
>>
>>> I have an '02 4cyl and, while a great trouble free car, it's a dog in
>>> terms of power...

>>
>> I had an 00 Accord 4 cylinder, and it was a fantastic car with PLENTY of
>> power.
>>
>> 'Course, I outfitted mine properly: with a manual transmission.
>>
>> In addition, that baby got 35mpg in the dead of summer on a road trip, AC
>> on full blast, going through the mountains.
>>

>
> Nothing wrong - mine is a 5 speed.
>
> You're 35mpg is horse shit, though.



How so? I get almost 30mpg out of an '01 V6 with automatic.

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Old 04 Jul 2007, 05:45 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <iYUii.21769$tB5.3923@edtnps90>, a <a@a.ca> wrote:

> > I had an 00 Accord 4 cylinder, and it was a fantastic car with PLENTY of
> > power.
> >
> > 'Course, I outfitted mine properly: with a manual transmission.
> >
> > In addition, that baby got 35mpg in the dead of summer on a road trip,
> > AC on full blast, going through the mountains.
> >

>
> Nothing wrong - mine is a 5 speed.
>
> You're 35mpg is horse shit, though.


Nope. It happened on the way out, so I made sure to measure on the way
back.

Damn. What a car.

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Old 04 Jul 2007, 05:57 pm
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Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article <iYUii.21769$tB5.3923@edtnps90>, a <a@a.ca> wrote:
>
>>> I had an 00 Accord 4 cylinder, and it was a fantastic car with PLENTY of
>>> power.
>>>
>>> 'Course, I outfitted mine properly: with a manual transmission.
>>>
>>> In addition, that baby got 35mpg in the dead of summer on a road trip,
>>> AC on full blast, going through the mountains.
>>>

>> Nothing wrong - mine is a 5 speed.
>>
>> You're 35mpg is horse shit, though.

>
> Nope. It happened on the way out, so I made sure to measure on the way
> back.
>
> Damn. What a car.
>


Well, until Ernst & Young can audit your mileage, I'm still calling horse
shit. A road trip - through the mountains - AC on full... up hill BOTH ...

"It happened on the way out" - so you knew it happened on the way "out".
How? If you only measured it on the way *back* ...?

Get real. I like my Accord, but I'm not delusional.

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