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Old 03-02-2007, 06:39 PM
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So the sedan owners are complaining that they don't have 60/40. Next thing you know, we'll be hearing from coupe owners complaining about not having the center armrest and pass-through. Then there are the CL/TL owners who'll be upset because they have neither. Sheesh ... Just can't please anyone. The grass is always greener somewhere else...

I, for one, like the center armrest in the sedan. It gives the car a classier and more elegant look, which is partially why we chose the Accord in the first place. I liked having the 60/40 split in our previous coupe, but I don't miss it much. If I need to carry cargo, I'll go get a CRV or Pilot, or borrow a friend's truck.

You just have to choose what works best for you, but keep in mind that whatever you drive, it'll be a compromise in some way ... except for the V6/6MT, of course -- good power AND decent fuel economy.
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This is a good question - if anything, this could have created a point of parts sharing between the coupe and sedan: Design a split fold seat with armrest and use it in both sedan and coupe.

Wouldn't doing the above save Honda some money?
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I believe the single folding back has to do with structural rigidity in the sedan
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This is a good question - if anything, this could have created a point of parts sharing between the coupe and sedan: Design a split fold seat with armrest and use it in both sedan and coupe.

Wouldn't doing the above save Honda some money?
It's easy to do but I don't think that's the point. If you're going skiing with 3 friends, it's nice to have a skinny little passthrough and still be able to seat 4 full size people. Compare to Toyota's approach, you want to fit four people and skis, you need to fold down 40% of the seat and cram 2 people on the rest.
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It's easy to do but I don't think that's the point. If you're going skiing with 3 friends, it's nice to have a skinny little passthrough and still be able to seat 4 full size people. Compare to Toyota's approach, you want to fit four people and skis, you need to fold down 40% of the seat and cram 2 people on the rest.
There's no reason that Honda has to remove the armrest/passthrough assembly to split the sedan's bench 60/40... but you never know, they might pull a 'yota move with that.
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I think the seat would be too weak with both...at least that's how it feels to me.
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I think the seat would be too weak with both...at least that's how it feels to me.
The plastic passtrough door and its frame is made from a thick plastic. That along with an inch of carpeted seatback-back on the border of the split, should be plenty rigid
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The plastic passtrough door and its frame is made from a thick plastic. That along with an inch of carpeted seatback-back on the border of the split, should be plenty rigid
I know what it's made of, you're not the only one with both a Camry and an Accord in your garage :P Might be a problem in rear end collisions?
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I know what it's made of, you're not the only one with both a Camry and an Accord in your garage :P Might be a problem in rear end collisions?
....especially if you have stuff in your trunk. Having a ski passthrough and 60/40 folding seats would mean the frame for the seat back has to be really strong or the passthrough cover has to lock into the frame (not over). You don't see too many MFG's offering that on their cars.

Honda started having the full fold down seats in the Accord Sedans since the 6th gen, I believe.. And like 07ACC4DREXL-V6 mentioned in his post above, it has something to do with adding structural rigidity to the car.

Just be glad your seat actually folds down! Accord Hybrid, Subaru Legacy, 3rd gen Acura TL owners, etc have a fixed seat!
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This is a clever rear seat idea. The folded bit seen hanging behind the top rear of the seat can be unhooked and clipped to the back of the seat to allow the seat/seats to fold forward in required.. Or as shown in the pic, it simply extends to make the boot cover longer.

I have this seating arrangement in my ZX and have found it usefull dozens of times, I love it.

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Just be glad your seat actually folds down! Accord Hybrid, Subaru Legacy, 3rd gen Acura TL owners, etc have a fixed seat!
All Camry SE, and XLE's with reclining rear seats, don't fold either I don't think. Neither does the Corolla XRS
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Honda started having the full fold down seats in the Accord Sedans since the 6th gen, I believe.. And like 07ACC4DREXL-V6 mentioned in his post above, it has something to do with adding structural rigidity to the car.
My '94 EX sedan has a full fold down rear seat too, so the 5th gen. has it too.

I agree with some of you, and I think not having a 60/40 in the sedan is the worst idea ever, regardless of the reasoning! Most sedan owners have a sedan b/c they carry multiple passengers, which would imply that they would need to haul stuff AND carry more than two people from time to time.
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Our 3rd gen has a full fold down rear seat too
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