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weileong
post Apr 19 2017, 09:47 PM
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not sure coming 10th gen accord msia will be using 1.5 or 2.0 Turbo engine for top spec....but i wanna try out Accord hybrid . biggrin.gif
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post Apr 20 2017, 11:42 AM
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QUOTE(shaniandras2787 @ Apr 19 2017, 09:24 AM)
a 6 speed AT would be ideal but Honda has to consider the increase in weight. more gears equals to more weight and Honda has "fuel efficiency" tucked at the back of their mind. further, you'll rarely have the 6th gear kicked in if you cruise city often. so the "6th gear" would be more or less like a "dead weight".

that's why in the US, the 6 speed AT is only offered in its V6 variant. more power to somewhat negate the increase in weight and Malaysians are quite taboo when it comes to large capacity engine because the general perception is that, bigger engine capacity equals to more fuel consumption but then again, I guess Honda's marketing department assumed that if an individual is willing to spent that extra bucks on a car, that increase in fuel consumption wouldn't pinch them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

that's why i'm being very skeptical that there will be a 6 speed AT in the 19th generation Accord =/ CVT also very unlikely.

:haha: CVT isn't that bad if you're not power/performance hogging person. Sure, it has slower response rate but somehow I've heard nothing but good praises of the CVT in the Accords, compare to its other CVT competitors, at the very least.
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Drove it before. Hated the rubberband effect and the confused gear selection. Reminded me of ladies trying to buy tomato and picking tomato like there is tomorrow no tomorrow when it's only tomato, can be quite scary if you overtake lorries on the coastal road. Nah. I love powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... brows.gif
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post Apr 20 2017, 01:50 PM
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QUOTE(elementum @ Apr 20 2017, 11:42 AM)
Drove it before. Hated the rubberband effect and the confused gear selection. Reminded me of ladies trying to buy tomato and picking tomato like there is tomorrow no tomorrow when it's only tomato, can be quite scary if you overtake lorries on the coastal road. Nah. I love powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....  brows.gif
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:haha: the "rubberbanding" effect would not be that obvious if you are cruising which is why Honda did not bring in the CVT and will most probably not in the future because Honda knows Malaysia spent a lot of time commuting in city roads unlike in the US or some other countries. CVT won't benefit much too from city driving, i think because it will be constantly "searching" for "gears".

this also has to tie back to the fact that why in the US, the 6 speed is only mated to the V6 variant.

by the way, Honda's CEO also mentioned that he knows Malaysian prefers "drivability", you have proved him right =D

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post Apr 20 2017, 02:49 PM
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i think honda should bring in the 2.4 hybrid.

toyota already has the 2.5 hybrid.

i would consider upgrade if the hybrid is available.

i believe in future, hybrid is the one to get.
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post Apr 20 2017, 03:08 PM
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QUOTE(tkyong1 @ Apr 20 2017, 02:49 PM)
i think honda should bring in the 2.4 hybrid.

toyota already has the 2.5 hybrid.

i would consider upgrade if the hybrid is available.

i believe in future, hybrid is the one to get.
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I believed eventually Honda will bring in the Accord Hybrid but I don't see it within these two (2) years or so simply because Honda is unable to priced them competitively to share a niche market with the Camry. As we all know, thus far, Honda's offering seems to be the more appealing one, giving you better specifications/quality for the same price from its competitors. Further, the unstable declining value in ringgit is not encouraging as well.

If you see, the Accord Hybrid is very different from what the Camry Hybrid is and the pricing of the latter is just slightly below the 2.4 Accord because of the hybrid incentives given by the government. So, if Honda were to bring in their Accord Hybrid and tries to priced it at approximately the same as the Camry Hybrid, this will directly kill the 2.4 Accord.

As you know, the Accord Hybrid has all the features of the 2.4.

So i observed that unless our ringgit appreciates, we may not even see an Accord Hybrid here.
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post Apr 20 2017, 03:27 PM
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QUOTE(tkyong1 @ Apr 20 2017, 02:49 PM)
i think honda should bring in the 2.4 hybrid.

toyota already has the 2.5 hybrid.

i would consider upgrade if the hybrid is available.

i believe in future, hybrid is the one to get.
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hopefully this model come to malaysia.
see from youtube, people do upgrade the front bumper to accord hybrid bumper and using as per pre-fc 2.4 headlamp.

add also 19" to 20" rim. drool.gif
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post Apr 20 2017, 03:44 PM
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dont want big rim la, very bumpy
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post Apr 20 2017, 05:36 PM
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QUOTE(tkyong1 @ Apr 20 2017, 03:44 PM)
dont want big rim la, very bumpy
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same to me..i think maybe our aged is not suitable to pakai big rim right ?

even current original 18" on PS3 i felt bumpy on longhaul usage. rclxub.gif
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post Apr 21 2017, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE(weileong @ Apr 20 2017, 05:36 PM)
same to me..i think maybe our aged is not suitable to pakai big rim right ?

even current original 18" on PS3 i felt bumpy on longhaul usage. rclxub.gif
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the existing 18" plus PS3 = good handling, but very bumpy. years ago i cannot stand it and changed the tyre to YOKO V551, and now on Conti MC5.

lol.
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post Apr 21 2017, 07:45 PM
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QUOTE(tkyong1 @ Apr 21 2017, 12:13 PM)
the existing 18" plus PS3 = good handling, but very bumpy. years ago i cannot stand it and changed the tyre to YOKO V551, and now on Conti MC5.

lol.
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cant wait to get my accord. the SA inform i can get it by next weekend.
anything i should expect from this model?
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post Apr 21 2017, 10:12 PM
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QUOTE(maelk @ Apr 21 2017, 07:45 PM)
cant wait to get my accord. the SA inform i can get it by next weekend.
anything i should expect from this model?
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2.0 or 2.4 ?
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post Apr 21 2017, 10:44 PM
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QUOTE(maelk @ Apr 21 2017, 07:45 PM)
cant wait to get my accord. the SA inform i can get it by next weekend.
anything i should expect from this model?
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Except some vibration at idling, and a bit bumpy ride due to the 18" (some ppl like it), the rest are all good.

Enjoy.
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post Apr 22 2017, 11:55 AM
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QUOTE(elementum @ Apr 20 2017, 12:42 PM)
Drove it before. Hated the rubberband effect and the confused gear selection. Reminded me of ladies trying to buy tomato and picking tomato like there is tomorrow no tomorrow when it's only tomato, can be quite scary if you overtake lorries on the coastal road. Nah. I love powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....  brows.gif
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CVT have infinity gear ratio....its will built speed without any jerkiness that you feel with conventional 5 speed auto GB that you have....in CVT you dont feel the speed but your speedometer tell different story....already owned Teana xTronic CVT for the past 5 years and Honda Jazz with CVT Gearbox for one year plus....i dont have any problem overtaking lorries or any other cars whether on highway or any other roads....your statement similar to person driving manual car for its whole life and reluctant to drive auto car saying that auto car have no power.....hahaha...i wait for the days Honda Malaysia to bring its Accord CVT gearbox like in the US current model and consider owning Accord....
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post Apr 22 2017, 12:04 PM
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QUOTE(shaniandras2787 @ Apr 20 2017, 02:50 PM)
:haha: the "rubberbanding" effect would not be that obvious if you are cruising which is why Honda did not bring in the CVT and will most probably not in the future because Honda knows Malaysia spent a lot of time commuting in city roads unlike in the US or some other countries. CVT won't benefit much too from city driving, i think because it will be constantly "searching" for "gears".

this also has to tie back to the fact that why in the US, the 6 speed is only mated to the V6 variant.

by the way, Honda's CEO also mentioned that he knows Malaysian prefers "drivability", you have proved him right =D
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CVT wont constantly searching for gears as it has infinity gear ratios that match at every speed that you are driving......the 5 speed auto gearbox that can be confuse because they need to match your current speed with its limited 5 speed gear ratio... CVT is meant for better gas mileage as it has better gear ratio at every speed that you thrown in.......
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post Apr 22 2017, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE(tkyong1 @ Apr 21 2017, 10:44 PM)
Except some vibration at idling, and a bit bumpy ride due to the 18" (some ppl like it), the rest are all good.

Enjoy.
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The bumpy ride is expected seeing the low profile tires. i can live with that.
the idling vibration i didnt notice during the test drive. is it really bad or barely noticeable?
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post Apr 22 2017, 10:13 PM
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hi mates,

the brake pedal lock is it good?

how much it normally cost?

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post Apr 22 2017, 10:14 PM
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QUOTE(maelk @ Apr 22 2017, 07:18 PM)
The bumpy ride is expected seeing the low profile tires. i can live with that.
the idling vibration i didnt notice during the test drive. is it really bad or barely noticeable?
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the idling vibration is not very bad, it just that for Japanese C and D segments cars normally there is no idling vibration.

for a 170k D-segment car like Accord, idling vibration is not acceptable.
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QUOTE(tkyong1 @ Apr 22 2017, 10:14 PM)
the idling vibration is not very bad, it just that for Japanese C and D segments cars normally there is no  idling vibration.

for a 170k D-segment car like Accord, idling vibration is not acceptable.
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i see. the vibration is on the steering or it can be felt on the gear lever as well?
might be cause by improperly designed engine mounting.
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Hi has anyone encountered this before? The 3 orange lights on the dashboard can't be turned off.

Sent to service centre yesterday (Sunday) afternoon for a quick check and they tried to diagnose and reset it but didn't work. Was asked to send in my car again for further check up on Tuesday and may take few days.

This is very troubling because my Accord is less than 2 months old. All along it was working fine until yesterday morning. Did the first service 2 weeks ago and been driving it normally.

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