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Old 24 Dec 2010, 11:46 pm
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Default Honda Accord LX 03 or Honda Civic LX 08?

I was wondering if you guys could help me out with something. I'm currently debating between two cars; Honda Accord 03 (I believe its an LX), 240-hp, 3.0-liter V-6, with 59k miles for $8,000 (before fees) or 2008 Honda Civic LX, 1.8L L4 MPI SOHC 16V with 55k miles for $9,300 (before fees). The Civic has a Carfax but the Accord does not but the dealer garuntees that there is no problem with it what so ever. Both cars have clean titles. I'm a college commuter student and I expect to use the vehicle for school and work.































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Old 25 Dec 2010, 12:01 am
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I had an 03 accord v6 wonderful car,very fast,great value,22 mpg
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 12:16 am
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go with the newer car. the higher cost will be justified by better mpg, less need for maintenance and less for repair costs. it also has newer technology that built it, usually meaning less maintenance and repairs needed to begin with.















besides, do you really need 240-hp to go to school and your job?
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 12:31 am
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If the '03 V6 has an automatic transmission, be aware that is the model year with the most complaints for automatic transmission failures. The 4 cylinder Accord and manual transmission Accords in that year were okay.































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Old 25 Dec 2010, 12:46 am
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There is NO comparison between the badass, V6, double wishbone suspension accord and the economy car civic. I though Honda had the V6 auto transmission issues sorted out in that gen of accords (98-02) were bad. Huh
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 01:01 am
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i would suggest for you the honda civic lx 08 beacause it is better for miilage and speed it would gave a life best experiment about bike riding
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 01:16 am
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Stay away from the 2003 Honda Accord. Major transmission problems. I would also stay away from the early 2004 Accord models as well. It took them a while to fix the issue. Out of the two, I would go with the Civic. Chances are that the Civic was leased and actually had all scheduled oil changes and services. Check out this link on 2003 Honda Accord transmission problems. http://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Accord/2003/
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 01:31 am
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first of all they should give you a carfax for the Honda accord. don't believe the dealer and second the accord is about to be 8 years old but still a good car for the mile and for the price and also has a lot of power for the v-6 and its more roamer then the civic i will go withe accord since is big and has more power. however the civic has better gas mileage since your a college student, the civic will be a good choice for you only that you will put $1300 more then the accord anyway, its your choice but for my I'll go with the accord but since your gonna be doing a lot of driving in compuse then go with the Civic you won't be disappoint and i like the civic exterior.
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 01:46 am
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If it was a M/T Accord, or if it was an 04 with a Carfax, I would definitely recommend that one, but with the transmission issues already stated, and the lack of a carfax (sounds very fishy, every used car has some sort of report, and if they can get it for the Civic its very strange that they wont for the Accord, especially with the tranny issue) is enough reason to stay away from that particular Accord.































PS I own a 2005 Accord EX V-6 coupe with the 6 speed manual and Navi unit.















I absolutely love it. It has plenty of power for any daily needs, interior space and luxury is great (backseat not as nice as a sedan, but much more comfy than most coupes) with a good set of snow tires it handles Maine winters just as well as my old Subaru did, and my car currently has 160,000 miles on it, with brakes being the most costly maintenance so far!!!
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Old 25 Dec 2010, 02:01 am
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carfax tells you everytime a bird drops a present on the car. forget carfax. i think in keeping its value the civic would be better, they are known to get better mpg because of the lighter weight then accord and in this case the smaller engine. 8g is too much for an 03 accord, thats nonesense, and 9.3 is moderate for a civic so i would say get the civic. It will last long, and very easy to maintain (the accord as well) but if u arent planning to race, why care for Hp? Get the civic, merry christmas.
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