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Old 06 Nov 2012, 10:04 am
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Default 2013 Honda Accord noise level ??

I read one review that said the new Accords (2013) while noisy
compared to other brands, is definitely quieter than previous Accords.
Any truth to this and is it noticeable to the ear (not by benchmarks)
? I've got a 2003 and on most highway roads, it's noisy, some not
but on city driving (lower speeds ofcourse) it's not too noisy. I
always thought a change of tires could change the noise level a lot
but since I never read this elsewhere, not so sure now.
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Old 06 Nov 2012, 10:23 am
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On Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:04:49 -0600, Observer <observer@void.com>
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>I read one review that said the new Accords (2013) while noisy
>compared to other brands, is definitely quieter than previous Accords.
>Any truth to this and is it noticeable to the ear (not by benchmarks)
>? I've got a 2003 and on most highway roads, it's noisy, some not
>but on city driving (lower speeds ofcourse) it's not too noisy. I
>always thought a change of tires could change the noise level a lot
>but since I never read this elsewhere, not so sure now.


I have a 2013.

It's noticeably quieter than my 2010, both engine noise and road
noise.

Probably did change tires to a quieter variety, for one thing, but
it's several others as well.

Some of that is the active noise cancellation, or whatever they call
it, but some is simply a design feature, they *finally* changed their
design criteria. I think they did a nice job, it is definitely
quieter, but still has a reasonably good road feel.

J.

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Old 06 Nov 2012, 12:54 pm
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On Tue, 06 Nov 2012 08:23:29 -0800, JRStern <JRStern@foobar.invalid>
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>On Tue, 06 Nov 2012 10:04:49 -0600, Observer <observer@void.com>
>wrote:
>
>>I read one review that said the new Accords (2013) while noisy
>>compared to other brands, is definitely quieter than previous Accords.
>>Any truth to this and is it noticeable to the ear (not by benchmarks)
>>? I've got a 2003 and on most highway roads, it's noisy, some not
>>but on city driving (lower speeds ofcourse) it's not too noisy. I
>>always thought a change of tires could change the noise level a lot
>>but since I never read this elsewhere, not so sure now.

>
>I have a 2013.
>
>It's noticeably quieter than my 2010, both engine noise and road
>noise.
>
>Probably did change tires to a quieter variety, for one thing, but
>it's several others as well.
>
>Some of that is the active noise cancellation, or whatever they call
>it, but some is simply a design feature, they *finally* changed their
>design criteria. I think they did a nice job, it is definitely
>quieter, but still has a reasonably good road feel.
>
>J.


Appreciate the info. I'm not in the market for one right now but
just trying to be ready in case or when I am ready. I'm sorta a
Honda guy and so use to the feel of an Accord that I prefer to drive
another (for my next sedan) over the competition unless the
reliability goes down. I know some say it's a boring car to drive but
I don't care about that (probably because I'm boring too) as long as
it's reliable and reasonably comfortable.

As long as you own one, any advice when buying one? Maybe like
things you wish you had or now wish you didn't have, etc.... .
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Old 06 Nov 2012, 01:38 pm
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"JRStern" wrote

> It's noticeably quieter than my 2010, both engine noise and road
> noise.
>
> Probably did change tires to a quieter variety, for one thing, but
> it's several others as well.


I test drove an EX 4-cyl. It is definitely quieter than my 2004 4-cyl.
Accord, and I wouldn't attribute that to the 2013's Michelin Primacy tires.
I tried Goodyear Assurance Comfortreds on my 2004, and they were no quieter
than any other tire I'd put on that car, including its original Michelins.
(As an aside, two years ago I replaced the Goodyears with Nokian WR G2's,
which give me far more "assurance" around dry pavement curves and corners
than the Goodyears ever did.)

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Old 06 Nov 2012, 06:11 pm
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On Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:54:58 -0600, Observer <observer@void.com>
wrote:

>Appreciate the info. I'm not in the market for one right now but
>just trying to be ready in case or when I am ready. I'm sorta a
>Honda guy and so use to the feel of an Accord that I prefer to drive
>another (for my next sedan) over the competition unless the
>reliability goes down. I know some say it's a boring car to drive but
>I don't care about that (probably because I'm boring too) as long as
>it's reliable and reasonably comfortable.
>
>As long as you own one, any advice when buying one? Maybe like
>things you wish you had or now wish you didn't have, etc.... .


So far, so good!

I'm not sure I got the best deal in town but it was at least a lot
better than the starting offers. I expected to net a grand from
selling the dealer my lease-return, always have in the past, but none
of four dealers would take it. I smell a conspiracy.

As I've said, the lane departure and front collision warning features
(EXL only) are certainly not ready for prime time, but they are mostly
harmless and mildly amusing, and they're not charging much for them
over and above the leather seats and other previous EXL gimmicks.


J.

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Old 09 Apr 2013, 01:18 pm
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replying to Observer , Unkie Stan wrote:
> observer wrote:
>
> I read one review that said the new Accords (2013) while noisy
> compared to other brands, is definitely quieter than previous Accords.
> Any truth to this and is it noticeable to the ear (not by benchmarks)
> ? I've got a 2003 and on most highway roads, it's noisy, some not
> but on city driving (lower speeds ofcourse) it's not too noisy. I
> always thought a change of tires could change the noise level a lot
> but since I never read this elsewhere, not so sure now.
>



I own a 2013 Accord LX and the tire noise from the Firestone Affinity tires
is really loud.
I've had 2 out-of-round tires replaced, wheel alignment and balancing twice
(once at the dealer's
and once at a Firestone store) and the noise goes on. Maybe a different brand
of tire would solve
the problem but at 5000 miles I'm not ready for that expense. My 2005 Accord
was quitter. If it
wasn't for the tire noise, I would say that this is the best Accord of the 3
that I've owned
('99, '05 and '13). As near as I can tell, the Active Noise Cancellation
feature is the audio system
volume control- turn it up until you can't hear the tires.

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Old 10 Apr 2013, 08:50 pm
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On Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:18:01 +0000, Unkie Stan
<065b0505594b06f549b8b6640ba408f1_875@example.co m> wrote:

>replying to Observer , Unkie Stan wrote:
>> observer wrote:
>>
>> I read one review that said the new Accords (2013) while noisy
>> compared to other brands, is definitely quieter than previous Accords.
>> Any truth to this and is it noticeable to the ear (not by benchmarks)
>> ? I've got a 2003 and on most highway roads, it's noisy, some not
>> but on city driving (lower speeds ofcourse) it's not too noisy. I
>> always thought a change of tires could change the noise level a lot
>> but since I never read this elsewhere, not so sure now.

>
>I own a 2013 Accord LX and the tire noise from the Firestone Affinity tires
>is really loud.


Previous Accord models were purposely left a little noisy because that
was supposed to equate to sporty feedback.

My 2013 EXL is noticeably quieter, it's both by design and the active
noise cancellation widget.

I'm not even sure what kind of tires I have, I would have said
Michelin, I'll have to go check.

J.


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Old 10 Apr 2013, 10:12 pm
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On 4/10/2013 8:50 PM, JRStern wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:18:01 +0000, Unkie Stan
> <065b0505594b06f549b8b6640ba408f1_875@example.co m> wrote:
>
>> replying to Observer , Unkie Stan wrote:
>>> observer wrote:
>>>
>>> I read one review that said the new Accords (2013) while noisy
>>> compared to other brands, is definitely quieter than previous Accords.
>>> Any truth to this and is it noticeable to the ear (not by benchmarks)
>>> ? I've got a 2003 and on most highway roads, it's noisy, some not
>>> but on city driving (lower speeds ofcourse) it's not too noisy. I
>>> always thought a change of tires could change the noise level a lot
>>> but since I never read this elsewhere, not so sure now.

>>
>> I own a 2013 Accord LX and the tire noise from the Firestone Affinity tires
>> is really loud.

>
> Previous Accord models were purposely left a little noisy because that
> was supposed to equate to sporty feedback.
>
> My 2013 EXL is noticeably quieter, it's both by design and the active
> noise cancellation widget.
>
> I'm not even sure what kind of tires I have, I would have said
> Michelin, I'll have to go check.
>
> J.
>
>

I have a 2012 EX-L and it is very quiet. I am guessing though it is
what one is used to. My previous vehicle was a pickup and it was loud.

P.
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Old 11 Apr 2013, 03:02 pm
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On Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:12:45 -0500, Pawalleye <pawalleye@gmail.com>
wrote:

>On 4/10/2013 8:50 PM, JRStern wrote:
>> On Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:18:01 +0000, Unkie Stan
>> <065b0505594b06f549b8b6640ba408f1_875@example.co m> wrote:
>>
>>> replying to Observer , Unkie Stan wrote:
>>>> observer wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I read one review that said the new Accords (2013) while noisy
>>>> compared to other brands, is definitely quieter than previous Accords.
>>>> Any truth to this and is it noticeable to the ear (not by benchmarks)
>>>> ? I've got a 2003 and on most highway roads, it's noisy, some not
>>>> but on city driving (lower speeds ofcourse) it's not too noisy. I
>>>> always thought a change of tires could change the noise level a lot
>>>> but since I never read this elsewhere, not so sure now.
>>>
>>> I own a 2013 Accord LX and the tire noise from the Firestone Affinity tires
>>> is really loud.

>>
>> Previous Accord models were purposely left a little noisy because that
>> was supposed to equate to sporty feedback.
>>
>> My 2013 EXL is noticeably quieter, it's both by design and the active
>> noise cancellation widget.
>>
>> I'm not even sure what kind of tires I have, I would have said
>> Michelin, I'll have to go check.
>>
>> J.
>>
>>

>I have a 2012 EX-L and it is very quiet. I am guessing though it is
>what one is used to. My previous vehicle was a pickup and it was loud.
>
>P.


We have a 2012 EX-L and, although quiet for a Honda, it isn't quiet
compared to some of the competition. Particularly over certain road
services.

Also just bought a 2009 Civic coupe and yeah...a world of difference
from the Accord. Lots noisier by comparison. And big differences in
ride. It is definitely a matter of what one is used to.
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Old 12 Apr 2013, 08:30 pm
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On Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:12:45 -0500, Pawalleye <pawalleye@gmail.com>
wrote:

>On 4/10/2013 8:50 PM, JRStern wrote:
>> On Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:18:01 +0000, Unkie Stan
>> <065b0505594b06f549b8b6640ba408f1_875@example.co m> wrote:
>>
>>> replying to Observer , Unkie Stan wrote:
>>>> observer wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I read one review that said the new Accords (2013) while noisy
>>>> compared to other brands, is definitely quieter than previous Accords.
>>>> Any truth to this and is it noticeable to the ear (not by benchmarks)
>>>> ? I've got a 2003 and on most highway roads, it's noisy, some not
>>>> but on city driving (lower speeds ofcourse) it's not too noisy. I
>>>> always thought a change of tires could change the noise level a lot
>>>> but since I never read this elsewhere, not so sure now.
>>>
>>> I own a 2013 Accord LX and the tire noise from the Firestone Affinity tires
>>> is really loud.

>>
>> Previous Accord models were purposely left a little noisy because that
>> was supposed to equate to sporty feedback.
>>
>> My 2013 EXL is noticeably quieter, it's both by design and the active
>> noise cancellation widget.
>>
>> I'm not even sure what kind of tires I have, I would have said
>> Michelin, I'll have to go check.
>>
>> J.
>>
>>

>I have a 2012 EX-L and it is very quiet. I am guessing though it is
>what one is used to. My previous vehicle was a pickup and it was loud.
>
>P.


My previous was a 2010 EX and there's a big difference, I believe the
2012 EXL also had the active noise cancellation fwiw, and the 2010 did
not.

J.

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