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Looking at buying 2017 Accord. Should I wait for 2018?

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Looking at buying 2017 Accord. Should I wait for 2018?

I'm pretty close to purchasing a brand new Honda Accord 2017. I've also recently learned that the 2018 model is to be a redesigned car. I don't really know what to expect in regards to the changes as the spy photos don't tell me anything.

When do next year's models typically get released? I don't want to be bummed out getting a 2017 then finding out the 2018 is 100x nicer a week later
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I have the same dilemma! Also a new camry coming in September which looks pretty dope comparatively.
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If they're really going to change the look of it, I would wait it. Plus if there is no change with the 2018, just get the 2017 at that time. Should be cheaper then.
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If you like this rear end, feel free to wait..
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I can't believe I'm saying, but the 2018 Camry is for once better looking than Accord...
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Generally speaking shouldn't people ( rfd type people) keep away from the first year of a generation change or redesign etc?
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er34er34 wrote: If you like this rear end, feel free to wait..
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I can't believe I'm saying, but the 2018 Camry is for once better looking than Accord...
That's not the 2018 Accord
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If you're going for the V6 the rumor is they are getting rid of it in the 2018 model year (real reason I bought my Accord this year) and going with a turbo inline 4. If you're wanting a V6 your best bet is the Camry for the 2018 model year as everyone else has gotten rid of it in their midsize car or *insert shudder here* gone with CVT transmissions. Hell tbh I just prefer the Camry period at this point tbh. Maybe the new Accord will blow it out of the park but I'm doubtful.
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Wait, Accord is brand new for 2018 MY as well? I can't wait to see a Accord vs. Camry showdown!
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BluePhirePB wrote: Wait, Accord is brand new for 2018 MY as well? I can't wait to see a Accord vs. Camry showdown!
Camry won. V6 vs Turbo inline 4? No competition there. And honestly the 2018 Camry is probably the best car Toyota has built in a very long time.

Of course should Honda surprise us all and keep their fantastic V6's going in the Accord I will completely revise my opinion and see how it turns out. Not to mention the Camry got a brand new 8 speed auto tranny for both their V6 and inline 4 so no freaking CVTs (except hybrid).
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LoANeal wrote: Camry won. V6 vs Turbo inline 4? No competition there. And honestly the 2018 Camry is probably the best car Toyota has built in a very long time.

Of course should Honda surprise us all and keep their fantastic V6's going in the Accord I will completely revise my opinion and see how it turns out. Not to mention the Camry got a brand new 8 speed auto tranny for both their V6 and inline 4 so no freaking CVTs (except hybrid).
I think their hybrid also uses the new 8-spd auto no?
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BluePhirePB wrote: I think their hybrid also uses the new 8-spd auto no?
http://blog.caranddriver.com/2018-toyot ... -mpg-city/

I could try harder to find an article that says specifically the hybrid is a CVT, but apparently the new one will have paddles to simulate gear shifts. But ya CVT lives on in the hybrid. 8 speed auto for the 4-cyl and V6 though which is quite impressive.
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No. Knowing Honda very well, 2018 Accord will not have any major changes.
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BluePhirePB wrote: I think their hybrid also uses the new 8-spd auto no?
LoANeal wrote: http://blog.caranddriver.com/2018-toyot ... -mpg-city/

I could try harder to find an article that says specifically the hybrid is a CVT, but apparently the new one will have paddles to simulate gear shifts. But ya CVT lives on in the hybrid. 8 speed auto for the 4-cyl and V6 though which is quite impressive.
Toyota's press release
http://pressroom.toyota.com/article_dis ... le_id=5868

"The new hybrid system has also been engineered to provide the ideal balance of energy efficiency with superior power output to maximize driving performance and enjoyment. The next-generation Toyota Hybrid System has been engineered to work in concert with the new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine setup offering significantly more driving excitement than before. The hybrid’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) features a new Sport Mode setting that allows the driver to execute smooth yet quick “gear” shifts of the simulated 6-speed sequential shift transmission. The SE grade adds paddle shifters for increased fun and a more sporting driving experience. The Sport Mode setting also improves acceleration and feel thanks to an electric power boost from the hybrid system. Furthermore, to help enhance the vehicle’s handling capability, the hybrid system’s battery pack has moved from the trunk to beneath the rear seat for a noticeably enriched handling feel, thanks to the vehicle’s much improved lower center of gravity—yet another benefit of the TNGA platform."
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The 17 accord should be bullet proof in its final year. I know earlier years of this gen had vibration and transmission issues. I wonder if those are resolved.
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tokinup wrote: The 17 accord should be bullet proof in its final year. I know earlier years of this gen had vibration and transmission issues. I wonder if those are resolved.
I drove one the other day, and it was very solid to say the least. I found the interior comfortable without too much CVT droning. And the outwards appearance of this gen is bang on. I just don't know what to expect from next years and am hoping they release more sooner rather than later.
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I got a 2016 Accord V6 (when they did the refresh) and really like it. I'm going to miss these stellar engines though. Turbo 4's just don't got the same pep initially. Maybe one day they will fix turbo lag that it's indistinguishable but so far that has not been the case (at least from mass market brands).
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either way if you wait, the 2017 will probably be cheaper than it is now.
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cns187 wrote: either way if you wait, the 2017 will probably be cheaper than it is now.
Yup, wait another 10 years will be even cheaper. Hell wait 20, buy it for a song.
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