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Old 23 Aug 2007, 12:28 pm
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Default Many have said the 1998 Honda Accord V6-L (Luxury) is better than the new 2006 Honda Accord...?

Hi friends,I have been a proud owner of my 1998 Honda Accord for the last 8 years and have been very happy with it... very luxurious, drives great, has great comfort and really is top-class... however, due to the Wife's request - I recently bought a 2006 Honda Accord and have found the performance to be totally different... I prefer the 1998 Accord any day (remember, we're talkinga about the V6-L here)... as it's much more powerful, feels more comfortable to drive in and what's more feels larger and there's more room inside... alot of my friends say that the 1998 Honda Accord V6-L is the very best in the ACCORD range to up now and the best luxury vehicle Honda has built so far... does anyone agree?Dear friends, remember, since the 1998 Honda Accord V6-L was released back in the end of 1998-1999 season (that's virtually 8 years ago) it set the standard for luxury cars and subsequently set the bar for what Honda would eventually continue to do for it's Accord range... to be fair, since the 1998 V6 Luxury was realeased until now... you can't say that a huge improvement as occured because it has not! So overall, I would say the 1998 Honda Accord is by far a more luxurious vehicle! Does anyone agree?
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 12:34 pm
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yeah i have the same car i agree
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 12:42 pm
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The 06 hasn't been out long enough for anyone to know that..Wait and see if you get high mileage outa it
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 12:44 pm
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yeah 1998 Honda accord V6-l is maybe bather
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 12:46 pm
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I am not sure if you are talking about a US, or European Accord.I think the Euro Accord (and perhaps Asian too) is sold here in the US as the Acura TSX Sedan. The US TSX and the old US Accord V6 have the same horsepower (around 200). However, the V6 in the older Accord probably has a broader power band and more low end torque than the 4-cylinder TSX engine. Hence, the older Accord probably provides better performance than a TSX with an automatic transmission.Further comments are about the US version ...I own a '98 Accord LX V-6 Coupe (US) that I want to replace, and I recently test drove the '06 Accord LX V-6 Coupe.I hated the '06 Accord and I am now searching for something else.I may have to strongly disagree on the issue of power. For the US Accord, the 244-hp engine in the '06 is noticeably stronger than the 200-hp engine in the '98. However, there is little performance gain, because the '06 is a heavier car.As far as room, I found that the steeply raked windshield and the new dashboard in the '06 Accord cut into my preception of free space and made the car feel much more cramped than my '98.The '98 also has a much better dashboard design. The AC controls on the '98 are large and easy to reach. In the '06, the center section of the dashboard is dominated by a large, complex, and mostly useless radio, while the AC controls are small, difficult to reach and almost impossible to operate while driving.The AC controls in the '06 particularly annoyed me, because I normally switch the AC off when I want passing power, and I often adjust the temperature or switch the defogger on-and-off while driving on long road trips. I rarely touch the radio except to punch either the seek or a preset button.To me, Honda seems to have "dumbed down" the Accord by sacrificing functionality to make changes to styling and non-essential accessories.
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