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Keep getting the new car itch.... #4646437
01/25/18 10:05 PM
01/25/18 10:05 PM
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FL, USA
gregk24 Offline OP
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...and its been worse than ever lately with the new Accord out. I stopped by Honda today to check it out in person. I have to say when they first came out I was a bit indifferent toward they styling, but it grew on me and it looks SWEET in person. I was hoping they would have a manual 2.0 to test drive, but no luck. All they had were CVT's on the lot.

I turned around and hopped back in my paid off Accord and drove home, and hit v-tec a couple times on the way back for kicks and giggles haha. I may look again toward the end of the 10th gen production so they get their teething issues taken care of. Handsome looking car none the less.

Here is the link to the one I was looking at...
2018 Accord Sport


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: gregk24] #4646456
01/25/18 10:18 PM
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Michigan
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Was not a fan at first, but they are starting to grow on me...


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Henry Ford
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: gregk24] #4646458
01/25/18 10:20 PM
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MA
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MA
I hate this trend toward little 4 cylinder turbos. Looks like lots of the V6's are gone now. At least Mercedes brought one back in the new E-400.

Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: gregk24] #4646460
01/25/18 10:21 PM
01/25/18 10:21 PM
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A friend has a 2018 Accord Sport in gray, it's sweet. I'd rank it as one of my favorite Accords.

1. 1986-1989
2. 2018-
3. 2003-2007

The rest suck.


2018 Challenger SRT 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: dishdude] #4646463
01/25/18 10:26 PM
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gregk24 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
A friend has a 2018 Accord Sport in gray, it's sweet. I'd rank it as one of my favorite Accords.

1. 1986-1989
2. 2018-
3. 2003-2007

The rest suck.


That is a bold statement.


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: gregk24] #4646469
01/25/18 10:33 PM
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MTL, CANADA
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I feel like the camry/avalon/accord etc make their cars too low to the ground now..i suppose its in an attempt to bring in new clientele. I dont need to worry about backing out of my drive on an angle so i dont scrape underneath the front bumper or under the car somewhere.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: gregk24] #4646471
01/25/18 10:34 PM
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Texas (south)
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Texas (south)
I refuse to buy a CVT. They've been around a LONG time and have never proven themselves.


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: gregk24] #4646472
01/25/18 10:36 PM
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Phoenix
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Originally Posted By: gregk24
Originally Posted By: dishdude
A friend has a 2018 Accord Sport in gray, it's sweet. I'd rank it as one of my favorite Accords.

1. 1986-1989
2. 2018-
3. 2003-2007

The rest suck.


That is a bold statement.


Just my opinion, I like those years...the rest I have zero interest in. Here's another opinion - midsize cars are for old ladies. Get something RWD

An old lady in a gold Accord bashed the side of my Jeep in mad as I'm complaining at dinner to friends, they changed it to a Camry! LOL


2018 Challenger SRT 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: gregk24] #4646490
01/25/18 11:01 PM
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5600 feet elevation, Arizona
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Sabine Schmitz is the Queen of the 'Ring; Svetlana Kapanina is the Queen of the SKIES...
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: double vanos] #4646492
01/25/18 11:04 PM
01/25/18 11:04 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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Dallas,Tx USA


That red is gorgeous!!


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum 5W20

Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: double vanos] #4646496
01/25/18 11:07 PM
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Phoenix
dishdude Offline
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I can throw a stone and ding that car!


2018 Challenger SRT 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: gregk24] #4646498
01/25/18 11:12 PM
01/25/18 11:12 PM
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Wet side WA
JohnnyJohnson Offline
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I keep getting the get my Toyota Corolla to 500K itch!


2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4646501
01/25/18 11:14 PM
01/25/18 11:14 PM
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Phoenix
dishdude Offline
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Phoenix
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
I keep getting the get my Toyota Corolla to 500K itch!


A fan of self torture? LOL


2018 Challenger SRT 392 PUP 0w-40 Wix 57899XP
2018 GTI
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: gregk24] #4646502
01/25/18 11:16 PM
01/25/18 11:16 PM
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Posts: 8,000
Canuck living in California
KrisZ Offline
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The other day I saw a white 18 Accord in the wild and I must say that it looks much better in real life than in pictures or even videos.
Other than that though, my 06 Mazda is still holding up well, although it needs some TLC, which will be done in spring, I'm not interested in new vehicles, especially in the same class. Nothing new I drove recently really is all that great when it comes to driving dynamics and I don't care for big touchscreens and laggy infotainment systems.


2015 Dodge Grand Caravan-27k miles.
2006 Mazda 3-163k miles
Re: Keep getting the new car itch.... [Re: dishdude] #4646505
01/25/18 11:18 PM
01/25/18 11:18 PM
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Wet side WA
JohnnyJohnson Offline
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
I keep getting the get my Toyota Corolla to 500K itch!


A fan of self torture? LOL


So far its been painless crackmeup


2004 Corolla 126649
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
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