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Old 22 Dec 2010, 02:01 am
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Default How to decide on which year and trim for Honda Accord?

Looking to buy a used Honda Accord under 5000... but I dont know how to hone down on which specific year or trim I want. Any help? Ideally I want something with a navigation system... nice/newer look to it... can do modifications like display mp3 on it or hook it up to an mp3... cd.... and pretty spacious/4 door ideally. thanks

what are the differences in trim levels for Honda Accords anyway?

but another important question... i really dig the appearance of the coupe... but since i move around alot i'd probably be better off with a 4-door sedan so that i can move big stuff in and out from the back... but i dont like the look of the sedan.. im conflicted =(

James Dean: I was wondering if I could message you about an offer that I found for your opinion? I'm a 20 year old girl that is about to buy a used car within the next few weeks and i would greatly appreciate it if i could get some help and advice?
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Old 22 Dec 2010, 02:16 am
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Accords have pretty high resale values, i highly doubt you'll find a newer one for your pricerange(especially one new enough to have GPS and an mp3 player). if you want a reliable Accord, it's going to be from the 90's or early 00's. the older Accords had 3 trim levels: LX, DX, and EX. the DX was pretty much the base model, the LX had a few more options, and the EX had the bigger engine and a lot of options. for 5 grand, you should be looking at Accords from the late 90's considering those are the only good ones you'll find. considering your budget, you should be more concerned with the mileage than the car's options. try to find one with less than 100k on it, but it's going to be hard. trust me. i paid about $5000 for my Integra GS-R, and it's a '98 with 95,000 miles on it. that should just give you an idea of what to expect when buying a Honda for this pricerange.
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Old 22 Dec 2010, 02:31 am
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James Dean is correct, you're going to have a hard time finding what you want for $5K. $5K, will get you into a 6th generation accord (1998 - 2002) and I don't think the V6 EX came with navigation. The stereos that came in those cars, even in my fully loaded '07, do not have the option to hook up an MP3. I had a '99 Accord coupe and replaced the stereo unit so I could play MP3s.

The EX trim is fully loaded with power windows, locks, moon roof, and such. The V6 EXs have a few more options than the 4 cylinder EX. (I know, I owned a 4 cylinder EX and now have a V6 EX).

The LX has most of what the EX has minus the moon roof and possibly other little extras that you see in the EX V6.

The DX is Honda's basic trim and I don't think Honda Makes Accords in the DX trim anymore. The DX is not only basic but the engines tend to be smaller and less powerful than the LX and EX trims.

Good luck!
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