08-21-2008, 05:04 PM
I recently bought a Cargo Net for my coupe and wanted to get it installed.
I called bunch of Honda dealers in my area (Southern California), and they all quoted me a range of $95~160 for installation.
Is this reasonable for you guys?
I'm kind of hesitating for $50 accessory.
08-21-2008, 06:45 PM
its a difficult install. it requires a special and pricey tool to put the rivets in to hook the net on. i have the cargo net in my trunk and think it is ok. it keeps things from rolling around in the huge trunk, but not as effective as the cargo net i had in my lexus (which also looked better... the accord cargo net has an ugly orange stripe on it to help nighttime visibility).
The price sounds about right. Its a 1 - 2 hour job. It requires the removal of the trunk liners, drilling holes, etc. . . Why Honda doesn't make it a simple 10 minute DIY job like older models is beyond me. It used to be as simple as popping a trim clip and screwing in an anchor in its place.
I really like the new net, tho. In particular I like the two extra panels that can fold out and attach to the back of the trunk effectively giving you three smaller compartments. And the main "hammock" now has a zipper top on it to completely secure any items in it.
08-21-2008, 11:44 PM
I think for the amount of work it is to install $95 is a steal. I did it myself and thoroughly regretted it. Wasted an entire evening and one of my rivets ended up being a bit stripped so i had to put Gorilla glue in it to get the hook to stay in tightly. If i could go back I'd have definitely paid to have it done professionally.
08-22-2008, 08:07 AM
I installed myself, was a PITA but not overly difficult, so that sounds fair...i enjoy DIY stuff
I really like the cargo net, works great with my bike gear and groceries
08-22-2008, 09:03 AM
I never knew the OEM cargo-net for the '08 Accord was such an intensive-install. I was tempted to grab one for ~$55 from ebay... :eek:
08-22-2008, 09:10 AM
you have to remove all the trunk lining, do some drilling in some thin sheet metal, pop a couple threaded rivuts, reinstall lining, screw on hangers...its really not that hard, and id do it myself again vs paying 95 bucks, but its all up to the level of work youre comfortable with and value of your time/effort