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2018 Honda Accord To Be Unveiled July 14

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Anyone bought one yet?
Anyone know invoice for the exl 1.5l?
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blexann wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 9:46 pm
I think your mind is made upSmiling Face With Open Mouth
Over at DriveAccord, someone got in a lot of trouble with the 1.5T CVT.

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/241-1 ... ost6185337

The dealership (Huggins Honda, North Richland Hills, TX) called me late Tuesday afternoon, the car has been in the shop since Friday morning. They said that the CVT had been slipping and pieces of the belts had been torn away and clogged the screens thus confusing the braking system. Their solution is to put in a new transmission! The touchscreen continues to freeze for them and they said that they will need to replace that unit also.

I stopped him and said that I had heard enough and that I wanted a new car! This many problems with a car in the first 50 miles is ridiculous! He told me he would take to the sales manager and get back to me.

I immediately started calling my salesman, the sales manager and the owner, none of whom would take my calls and only got to their voice mail. This morning I will be visiting them personally and demand a new car!

I have owned nothing but Hondas (always Civics) since 1980, always bought brand new and have never had a single problem with them at least while they were under warranty. This new car was my retirement gift to myself to buy a top of the line Accord and I was very much looking forward to years of dependable transportation. So much for that!

Huggins claims to be the largest dealership in Texas, we will see if they are also the best in customer service.
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GTHA
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Used 2 Series, IS, 4 Series or this?

Or Tesla and other BEVs?

Exciting times.
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Nov 14th, 2017 2:35 pm

Now, I can't speak for the automatic transmissions, because I was looking at both cars with a manual transmission. I've never owned an automatic car, so as long as manufacturers still offer manuals, I will continue to buy them, even though they are slower 0-60 and consume more gas. :)
Amen to manual transmissions!
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Just went thru the specs to identify the differences in the 2.0T models:

Sport 2.0T (AT) $36K
Touring 2.0T (AT) $40K

The $4K difference includes:

Adaptive Damper System
Blind Spot Information (BSI) system with Rear Cross Traffic Monitor system
LED headlights with auto-on/off (low and high beam)
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Acoustic windshield
Navigation
HomeLink remote system
Head-up display (HUD)
Front passenger’s seat with 4-way power adjustment
Heated rear seats (outboard positions only)
Ventilated front seats
SiriusXM
Ambient lighting (door handles, footwell) 265
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 400
Body-coloured front and rear parking sensors 1500
Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel 983
Rear USB ports4 450
wireless charger 815

The last batch of items are the options on the Sport and by themselves add up to $4500.
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Nice.

That's a lot. Over in the US, the differences are fewer.
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What does the sport have that the touring doesn't in the auto transmission, 5 more ponies? :)

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