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I'm considering ditching the idea of getting a used Camry and going with a used Accord EX Automatic.

What prior years do you all suggest or have experienced as being the best?

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2007

the rest of them don't matter.... :deal:
 

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Thanks! Might you expand on your answer...?
I'm assuming they ran forever and didn't give you no guff?
 

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Its going to vary from every person about which accord is THE Best accord since everyone has their own personal nicks of what their cars should have.

So far I've driven a 92 coupe, a 97 sedan (1week =/), 98 sedan, and now an 07 sedan all are I4.

With the 92 coupe, cabin space is plenty and there were hardly any blind spots! Steering was awesome since I could feel the road while driving. Had headers and a SRI so it roared liked a best. Down side, paint was c**** faded easily, then again it was a used car. Steering wheel shook like no other, im assuming motor moments.

97 Sedan, I love the appearance of this car. I had fantasies of JDMing it out, with inspires and all that. I only had this car for a week because the master cylinder was leaking like a faucet, but the owner claimed nothing was wrong... Really now... brake pedal to the floor... car still inchin up.... :scratch: So i returned it. I heard its a common problem for the MC to give way for that year. Last gripe is the tail lights expand into the trunk area =/

98 Sedan, My luck isnt really great with accords it seems, because the problem i had with this car was a permanent negative rear camber. But its probably just MY car. Other than that, great acceleration, had some good sumitomo tires, and it handled turns like it were on tracks. No suspensions upgrade what so ever. Cabin space is plenty also. Pillars got a little bit bigger so there may be some blind spots. Gas mileage is wonder! Trunk space is sooo much bigger compared to the previous 2.

07 Sedan. Recently got this certified, once i got into the car i immediately noticed that cabin space is definitely feels more confined in the front with bigger pillars, more slanted front and rear windows, so more blind spots. Rear seating is very spacious compared to the front. Big big difference, no wonder they call it a family sedan. I also like the center console, since it now has a door, and you can finally stash your valuables in less than a second. MPG isnt as great as the 98, but maybe because i have a lead foot =/. Acceleration is lot more responsive than all the others, but the steering decreased a lot. Feels too loose IMHO, doesnt feel like im driving. And this car has a lot of understeer and oversteer if you like to take corners quick. Did i forget to mention that the trunk space just keeps getting bigger and bigger?

As for my choice of the year for the accords. I would pick the 07 since i need my car more for utility purposes than performance and joy reasons. And the 07 is more unique than all the accords with its triangle tail lights compared to the common rectangles.

Hope you do your research on whichever gen your getting. Accords ruleeee :dude: :dude: :dude:
 

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Any Accord that is in the last year of it's model cycle. Typically by then, most of the kinks have been worked out.
 
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You can't go wrong with an 06-07 Accord. They are essentially the same exact car. Best Accords Honda ever made.
 

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You can't go wrong with an 06-07 Accord. They are essentially the same exact car. Best Accords Honda ever made.
CU rates these cars way up there also. You can't really go wrong with a low mileage, service record intensive GenVII. Shame new ones now not available.
Perhaps Certified.

best, ez...........
 

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Definitely 2007
 

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Thanks! Might you expand on your answer...?
I'm assuming they ran forever and didn't give you no guff?
the 93 wasn't without its issues, with master cylinder, 4 accidents, suspension wearing out, exhaust, window motors, alternator. there are others that i can't think of right now.

but, she never quit on me. i bought her with 90k on the clock, and 7 yrs later, finally sold it to my mom's coworker for 500 bucks. she still drives it today. last i knew, she had about 370k miles on her. i put 250k miles on her myself.

the 07 has been good to me as well, cept for the occasional rattle on the passenger side. the verdict seems to be good on this one so far, but only time will tell... so far, have driven 12k miles since september.
 

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You can't go wrong with an 06-07 Accord. They are essentially the same exact car. Best Accords Honda ever made.
Lot's of votes for 2007. I had a 2006, and it was the best Honda built IMO. Never once did it need to visit the dealership for any reason. Material quality (before they cheapened it), build quality, fit and finish are very much the way Honda should and have been (sadly not now?).

Ok, there was some cheapness. The OEM battery was short lived, and the rear brakes needed new pads. Some call it wear & tear, but it's really just cheap as many owners will say the same things.

There may be some other Model years that are good also (when it was newer), but many of them are getting up there in age, and with 3-4-5 owners. Been beaten and raped sometimes.

With the Gen 7.5, we know you'll most likely be getting one that is off from the first (original) owner. Who took care of his/her "brand new" car.
 

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cant go wrong with 7th gen. i got a 2004 ex auto and its perfect. im the second owner (though i bought it in 2005) and its been perfect. no problems at all, peppy engine, spacious enough. bigger pillars then older models but definitely more visibility than many other newer cars. everyone i know with 7th gens has been very happy with their choice
 

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Why does everyone keep suggesting the 07 and not 06-07? I've got an 06 and it's amazing, nothing major needed to be done even @ 80k. Did they make any changes at all from 06-07??
 

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You can't go wrong with an 06-07 Accord. They are essentially the same exact car. Best Accords Honda ever made.
Lot's of votes for 2007. I had a 2006, and it was the best Honda built IMO. Never once did it need to visit the dealership for any reason. Material quality (before they cheapened it), build quality, fit and finish are very much the way Honda should and have been (sadly not now?).

Why does everyone keep suggesting the 07 and not 06-07? I've got an 06 and it's amazing, nothing major needed to be done even @ 80k. Did they make any changes at all from 06-07??
Not everyone suggests this. Everyone except for Accordriver that recommends the 07 OWNS an 07. I be just as happy with an 06. :thmsup:
 

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Use your head, the best year is the best used car you can find with the least miles and the most service records..........one owner, keeps it looking good, dealer maintained according to schedule, etc.
There is no best year, it's what shape the car is in. It's just common sense.
 

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rick,

you do realize that we are talking about the intardwebz here??? common sense leaves the moment your web browser opens.... :lmao:
 
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