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#4536397 - 10/07/17 05:58 PM 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
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Loc: OH
We bought the '12 LX-P in my sig in November 2012 with 12 miles showing. It just hit 75,000 this past Tuesday.
I thought I'd share my observations of the car over that time.
First, it's needed nothing other than a set of tires (Pirellis) at around 56K. The OEM Dunlops could have gone longer but winter was on its way and I wanted better tread for what turned out to be a mild winter with negligible frozen precipitation.
I do oil changes sometime after 15% MM, which will be somewhere between 8 and 9K. I ran the factory fill 8700 miles, since Honda was pretty adamant that the FF be left in for a full normal interval. Oil consumption remains negligible.
The car has averaged around 30 mpg, with a best ever tank of 34.6 mpg and a worst ever of 23.4 mpg.
The Accord remains tight and rattle free and shows no signs of interior wear or exterior deterioration, as should be the case with a car this young. It is in the single-stage non-metallic white.
The K24 makes ample power, and while it isn't as smooth and quiet an engine as those in earlier Accords we've owned, the car itself is quiet enough that you can't even hear the engine unless you really crank it. In highway driving, you hear neither drivetrain nor wind noise. You do hear some road noise, although the car is very quiet up into the mid-eighties. HVAC is good with strong AC and heat.
The interior is cavernous, the seats are comfortable and the trunk is huge. This car easily swallowed four adults, an infant in car seat along with all of the gear required for a weekend trip with trunk room to spare.
Ride quality seems a little firm given that this is basically everyman's sedan and tracking is not as good as past Hondas we've had.
The primary downside is that there is nothing at all playful about this car. Earlier Accords encouraged attacking corners while this one doesn't. Open sweepers can be taken as fast as you'd like and there is minimal body roll, but in really tight, slower corners, you find a level of understeer I've not previously seen in any earlier Accord. Even the Gen 7 is a much sportier car to drive and the Gen 6 is even better.
Anyway, the Accord has been satisfactory in every way as well as pretty unexciting. It was also really cheap new at $19.2K.
In the case of freedom from repair as well as absolute reliability, unexciting is a good thing.
I would like a little less understeer and a little stronger tracking, but other than that, I remain happy with this purchase. It has served us well and should continue to do so for another 75K, which should come up in less than four years at its current rate of use.
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#4536404 - 10/07/17 06:07 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: fdcg27]
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#4536408 - 10/07/17 06:13 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: fdcg27]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Speaking of Hondas,I spent the day waxing mine and conditioning the leather. $19K for yours is really cheap! I have the original window sticker from mine and it was $31K. I wonder why is was so expensive?
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#4536409 - 10/07/17 06:15 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: fdcg27]
stockrex Offline


Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 2434
Loc: Michigan
Thanks for the report, I first love was a 4 banger accord, they are work horses.
I am all about hatchbacks/van now for daily driver, so much more utility and same if not more mpg.
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#4536419 - 10/07/17 06:29 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: aquariuscsm]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15843
Loc: OH
Sticker on our car was a tad over 24K, but no sensible person pays list for any vehicle.
You have a sunroof, leather, Bluetooth, 17" rims and probably nav. Those little extras add up quickly.
IIRC, we could have bought a similar four door EX for around 22K, a lot more money for what seemed to me to be a little more value.
We also bought the car right at the right time. 2012 was the last year for the Gen 8 and we did buy the car in November. The car itself was a July build, so it was a pretty late Gen 8 car.
I found two dealers willing to play online, one of whom had sold us our '99 LX 5 spd for $16.8K. I gave my business to the other because they were the first to come down to the price we paid and I therefore felt like I owed it to them.
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#4536420 - 10/07/17 06:31 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: fdcg27]
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Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Here's the sticker:
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#4536423 - 10/07/17 06:36 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: fdcg27]
aquariuscsm Offline


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May 2012 was the build date for mine.
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#4536433 - 10/07/17 06:51 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: fdcg27]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
What does this "lock" thingy lock and unlock? And what does this DVD ROM player (it's in the trunk) go to?


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#4536434 - 10/07/17 06:52 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: fdcg27]
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Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21366
Loc: Orlando, FL
Nice reliable cars that are great buys for the money. Only complaint is that some say they are boring to drive.

It prevents valet driver to pop your trunk and steal stuff.

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#4536441 - 10/07/17 07:00 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: fdcg27]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18309
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Here's what I wondered when Accord shopping. Why do the K24 models have a higher resale value than the V6 models? The used V6 ones are always cheaper than the 4cyl's (same year,model,options,mileage,condition,etc). And there's always a ton of the V6 ones for sale as opposed to the 4 cyl ones.
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#4536444 - 10/07/17 07:04 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: aquariuscsm]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15843
Loc: OH
Yeah, you have a lot of toys that I don't have in my car.
Those heated front seats are pretty much a necessity in Texas, LOL!
Was your car an Ohio build, or was it built in Japan?
We've had or have a total of five Accords, all of which were Ohio builds.
My mother has an '03 Gen 7 built in Japan that was delivered new to her through an Ohio dealer.
It now has all of 88K after fourteen years and still looks really clean underneath after all those northeast OH winters.
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#4536457 - 10/07/17 07:12 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: aquariuscsm]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15843
Loc: OH
The lock is to prevent anyone from opening the trunk if you give them the valet key.
The multi disc changer in the trunk plays through the radio head, or at least that's how it worked on our '97 coupe that had a six disc changer mounted in the trunk.
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#4536464 - 10/07/17 07:20 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: aquariuscsm]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15843
Loc: OH

Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
Here's what I wondered when Accord shopping. Why do the K24 models have a higher resale value than the V6 models? The used V6 ones are always cheaper than the 4cyl's (same year,model,options,mileage,condition,etc). And there's always a ton of the V6 ones for sale as opposed to the 4 cyl ones.


This has been the case for Gen 7, 8 and 9 cars because the V-6 needed an expensive timing belt service around 100K while the K24s didn't.
This was also true of earlier V-6 versus four cylinder cars. Timing belt service did cost around double bucks for the V-6 versus the fours, the VTEC fours had ample power and the V-6 was always the thirstier engine.
The V-6 is nice to drive, though.
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17 Forester 12K MSS 0W-20
12 Accord LX 86K PP 5W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i

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#4536468 - 10/07/17 07:29 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: fdcg27]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Marysville,Ohio. Engine USA,transmission Japan.
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#4536479 - 10/07/17 07:53 PM Re: 5 Yrs and 75K in Gen 8 Accord [Re: fdcg27]
rsylvstr Offline


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Originally Posted By: fdcg27
The lock is to prevent anyone from opening the trunk if you give them the valet key.
The multi disc changer in the trunk plays through the radio head, or at least that's how it worked on our '97 coupe that had a six disc changer mounted in the trunk.


That would be a CD player in yours.
This one is DVD for nav.
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