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Old 04-25-2013, 10:12 PM
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What is Honda's recommended transmission service intervals for 2006-2007?
Enthusiast like to change them often since its cheap insurance. Draining is removing 1 bolt and its easy.

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:03 AM
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What is Honda's recommended transmission service intervals for 2006-2007?
Honda says do the first change at 90,000, then every 30k or so thereafter. the 06 and 07 will have the Maintenance minder, so these intervals are not exact, as they were in the 03-05. The MM will calculate when it's time based on usage and when the next oil change is due (it lumps everything together so you only hit service intervals every 7k or so, in my experience).

That said, many folks, myself included, started earlier than the first time the MM popped up. It's just cheap insurance, since a bum transmission is basically one of the most expensive problems you can have with a Honda, or any car. I would say if the previous owner(s) followed the factory intervals, you're not in bad shape, but that's my opinion. If they skipped the drain and refills entirely, I would be concerned, especially since they're not difficult - it would beg the question in my mind of what else did they not maintain.

In my humble opinion, 06-07 is the best accord (and hence best sedan) ever made. To me, the most important attribute of a car is reliability, so that's what I base this on. I've heard rumors that Honda started implementing more cost control measures after the 7th generation. As an engineer at a large company, I can assure you that this NEVER improves quality.
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What is Honda's recommended transmission service intervals for 2006-2007?
It's some absurd number length of time like 100,000 or 110,000 miles. Instead, if you do one every third oil change or something similar like 3x every 30k, you should be fine.
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I think I found something sweet and hope to see it this weekend! The Honda dealer about 60 miles from here just took in a 2007 EX-L V6 with 47,000 miles! It was purchased there new by a retired couple. CarFax reflects every oil change at this same dealership at 5,000 miles. Based on the asking price, I'm pretty sure I could negotiate a fair deal. With so many used 8th generations on their lot, I can't imagine them demanding a premium price on this car.
Thanks again for all of the good advice....and keep it coming.
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I think I found something sweet and hope to see it this weekend! The Honda dealer about 60 miles from here just took in a 2007 EX-L V6 with 47,000 miles! It was purchased there new by a retired couple. CarFax reflects every oil change at this same dealership at 5,000 miles. Based on the asking price, I'm pretty sure I could negotiate a fair deal. With so many used 8th generations on their lot, I can't imagine them demanding a premium price on this car.
Thanks again for all of the good advice....and keep it coming.
you lucked out, lucky dog. I got the same car a year older in black. You will absolutely love this thing if you can close a deal. I checked your state cause I'm in the market for a a second 7.5 around 8kish preferably a coupe since I got the sedan. Main thing about this V6 is it is high heat so think of ways to take care of it from that POV!!
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the dashboard is so much more organized in the 7th gen. The 8th gen looks more confusing than it has to be and the nav is a mile away from the driver.
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If you can nail a good low K 7th gen get it.
If you can save 2.5 grand over the 8th gen that's the clincher. Just think of all the goodies you can get for it for that!
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