Out of Control
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dallas Texas
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No one can tell you if spending extra money to get the top of the line is worth the benefits. I use my car basically as a commuter and I have the I4 which works beautifully while delivering a solid 32 MPG. The V6 has some drawbacks such as being an older technology engine, having to replace the timing belt every 100,000 miles and a more complex system having cylinder deactivation to achieve better highway milage.
Some considerations are:
Honda's Navigation system is an older system and requires purchasing an update CD annually. Use your smart phone or buy a portable GPS for less than $100 with lifetime traffic updates. I have no problem finding my way the 22 miles from my house to my office daily. I carry a portable GPS that I use in renal cars when I travel.
The back up sensor is an option on the EX-L for a couple of hundred dollars, but the backup camera works just fine for parallel parking and not running over your kids.
Having LED lights is worthless in my opinion because a light is a light. After a while you won't notice or care about the difference while stuck in a traffic jam.
The spoiler is useless and looks like an after thought. You can change out the wheels if they really bother you but after a couple of incidences with a curb the wheels don't seem too bad. You can buy the spoiler as after market item cheaper than buying the Touring but it won't affect the performance of the car.
I live in Texas and hardly ever use the front heated seats and rarely does anyone sit in the back seat.
A car is a depreciating asset and buying more car than you will use is a waste of money. I can find more useful things to spend a couple of thousand dollars doing rather than having LED headlights and a backup sensor. I do think the Honda Sensing system is worth the money. My 2013 has the predecessor of the Honda Sensing and it's a nice safety feature.
However, it's your money do with it as you please.
2013 Accord Coupe EX-L San Marino Red
2015 CR-V EX Urban Titanium Metallic
2007 Fit Sport Silver 65,000 miles and going strong.
Previous Honda: 2000 Accord Coupe, 1994 Accord Wagon Red, 1988 Prelude White 5 speed manual, 1981 Accord 4 Door Ivory 5 speed manual
Previous Cars before Honda: 73 Mazda RX2 manual, 63 VW Bug manual, 63 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spyder manual, 70 Toyota Crown manual, 59 Vauxhall Victor manual (worst car ever produced, a pre Yugo, Yugo)