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Old 03-02-2007, 04:05 PM
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Back seat folds down

Can anyone please explain to me why all the sedans I looked at had 60/40 split folding seats, yet the accord is one full piece that folds down!?!?!

I hate it! I basically can't have multiple skis or a snowboard or whatever else with 3 people in the car!

How am I supposed to travel with long stuff and 3+ people??!?!?
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which accord do you have? my 06 2dr has 60/40 fold down
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which accord do you have? my 06 2dr has 60/40 fold down
Oh man how that makes the wound worse!

I have 2007 Accord SE. I could be wrong, and maybe just cause I looked at a LOT of sedans... but I really thought the accord had 60/40...
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the sedans are full fold down
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the sedans are full fold down
WHY would they have chosen this, especially when others are 60/40!?

Do you think there is any affordable way to make it 60/40?
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The specs on Honda's site only says for 2007 that a fold-down rear seatback with lock is standard (60/40 not specified). On all but the VP, it says a fold-down rear seat center armrest/trunk pass through is available. My '03 Accord Cpe also has the 60/40, but no pass-through. Unlike my '01 Acura CL (supposedly the chassis the accord is based on?) didn't fold down at all.. it *only* had the pass-through. Chalk it up to Honda quirkyness.. like only allowing EX-L V6 owners the Homelink option.
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Its a give or take situation.

Coupe owners get 60/40 seats, but no armrest or ski pass through. Sedan Owners get full seat fold flat, and an armrest w/pass through. Sorry if this sounds 'negative', but if you needed to be able to use the rear seat and take large items with you, you should've inculded that into your car research (and checked coupes AND sedans) as well as thought about buying a larger vehicle (CR-V).

About the CL mentioned in the last post, the current Accord is somewhat based off the old CL/TL, but if anything is similar, it'd be the 1st/2nd gen CL's to 5th/6th Gen Accords.
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Ya I have the pass-through, but that leaves room for basically only ONE pair of skis.

I almost always go with someone, and they most likely have a snowboard... and that means no 3rd person can join us

Apart from a roof mount (NO THANKS) is there anything I can do!? I wonder if any body shop would MAKE it a 60/40?
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My accord has the 60/40 and full width pass though? maybe its because its a UK car and all ours are imports from Japan? But if they fit, you may be able to find and swop one?
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My accord has the 60/40 and full width pass though? maybe its because its a UK car and all ours are imports from Japan? But if they fit, you may be able to find and swop one?
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Not gonna work, and most of our accords are built here. We've never had your Accord as any Honda/Acura model in the U.S.

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Apart from a roof mount (NO THANKS) is there anything I can do!? I wonder if any body shop would MAKE it a 60/40?
No body shop will make it a 60/40, but a custom interior shop might, but the seat is not that simple. It has a frame, and the coupe one will not just 'pop' into the Sedan. I don't even think it'd fit.

There is essentially nothing within reason you can do. Should've bought the model that was better for you if you knew you'd be using the car to ski and such, but you still have a really great car!

Honda has a Ski Rack made JUST for your Accord. Go look into it.
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Honda has a Ski Rack made JUST for your Accord. Go look into it.
Does it work with snowboards too?
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I believe so. go to www.hondacars.com .

Its in the Accord-Acessories Page.
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As I assume your next question is "Where can I buy it?".

http://www.collegehillshonda.com is your answer.
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Angry Agreed Stupidity On Honda's Part

Accord's shocking lack of a 60/40 fold down rear seatback and inability to play CD-RW discs are among the stupidest and most vile, heinous, disgusting omissions in a motor vehicle this century. Even the cheapest Hyundai Accent plays CD-RW and has a 60/40 split seatback. So does, as another example, the cheapest entry level Ford Focus.

These two issues seriously anger me to no end. In what is otherwise a superb car, Honda decided that their Accord customers aren't good enough for these basic, brainless features-- Features that make sense-- Features that should be standard on all cars on this friggin' planet.

Honda has exhibited astounding, brazen ineptitude in their willful decision to omit these features, and the guy, woman, or group of people responsible for these issues deserve to be fired or flogged. Preferably both.

Alright, forget the bodily harm part. But Iím serious about being scathingly angered by the matter. I mean, for these people to leave these complete numbskull features out they must have balls of steel! I just... can't... believe it...

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My Accord can play CD-RW...sometimes

Bet you the 3.2CL had a cross brace just like the Camry SE's do...nothing to do with cost cutting but you can't make a seat fold down just to let the consumer see a big X across the opening
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