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Old 07-27-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I drive a 2011 V6 Accord. Dream on wheels. My 2008 4 cylinder Accord I had was a great car as well.

Take it from a 2008-2012 Accord driver: They are great cars. Just take care of the car.
High maintenance like a Volkswagon?
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:25 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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High maintenance like a Volkswagon?
Change the oil and put gas in it, and don't drive like a maniac. Runs very well. I've had it a year today.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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There's zero transmission issues with an 08 v6 Accord. The late 90s early 00s had some issues.
Are you sure you know what you're talking about? If they carried over the same V6 engine and automatic transmission combination from the 7th generation (2003-2007), then yes, there may likely still be transmission issues. That said, the 2.4L is bulletproof (haven't heard much of anything regarding automatics mated to the 2.4L). Over at driveaccord.net, several members claim that their 2.4L 7th gens have already clocked over 250K. I assume the 8th gens would deliver the same reliability because they have the same engine. I have a 2005 2.4L and it's been extremely reliable. I'm pleased with it. It has 152K on it currently, and I think it can go another 150K with relatively minimal issues.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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We owned an 08 Accord 4 door and got rid of it mainly due to this very annoyance. The "fix" really does not fix anything. The rear brakes IMO are undersized for the duty they are being asked to perform. To prevent nose dive, I think Honda has a lot of bias in the rear, which gives the rears a lot of the stopping work. However, they cannot really handle the heat. In 38K miles, I was already on the third set of pads and rotors, and second set of calipers in back (and one of the fronts). The official "fix" was done to the around 18K miles, and the replacement parts didn't last any longer.

If you do not mind frequent brake jobs, then otherwise it should be a quality vehicle. However, less than 20K on rear brakes, consistently, is not really something I would knowingly buy into myself. (The car was also otherwise not a model for Honda build quality, maybe due to first model year issues... nothing major or mechanical but just parts and pieces not fitting exactly right, or looking very warn in such a short time period).
Honda's brakes do suck. This is a well known issue with Accords especially. Mine are horrible when braking from high speeds.
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