Trying to understand what cars are going to turn out to appreciate is extremely tricky. I get the whole air-cooled Porsche thing, because the automaker doesn’t make those anymore and finding one in good condition is tough. Paying $22,750 for a 2000 Honda Civic Si, though, is something that I’m having trouble wrapping my head around. If you have to wonder where that kind of a car sold for that kind of money, there’s only one place where an enthusiast would be willing to spend that kind of money on an 18-year old car – Bring a Trailer. As we’ve come to expect from everyone’s favorite auction website, the Civic Si was in pristine condition. Despite its age, the Civic Si only traveled 10,439 miles and was never modified. Personally, I think the last tidbit is what helped this example crest the $20k mark. Finding an aged car that had even a modicum of sportiness to it that’s not modified to hell is a difficult task. But the previous owner, who, … [Read more...] about Someone Just Bought A 2000 Honda Civic Si For $22,750
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Honda revealed modest changes to its 2011 Accord lineup earlier this year. With deliveries scheduled to begin shortly, the Japanese automaker just released pricing for the 2011 Accords. Four-cylinder models will start at $21,930, with a similar $125 price increase across the board. Like Honda‘s updates to the 2011 Accord, price increases are modest. The Accord’s starting price of $21,930 is a slight bump of $125 over the outgoing 2010 model. That price gets you a basic LX, four-door sedan with a five-speed manual gearbox and a 177-horsepower, 2.4-liter I-4. A five-speed automatic is an $800 option. The Accord LX comes equipped with air conditioning, power door locks, cruise control, and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with wheel-mounted audio controls. Opting for the LX Premium sedan adds an extra $1800 to the base Accord’s price tag, bringing the total price to $23,730, which includes the cost of a standard five-speed automatic. Premium content includes all of … [Read more...] about Priced: 2011 Honda Accord Starts at $21,930
The new 2013 Honda Accord sedan may sport some serious changes inside and out, but the car’s pricing isn’t budging too much over its predecessor’s MSRPs. The least expensive Accord — an LX model with a six-speed manual transmission — will sticker for $22,470, and a V-6 model will have a $30,860 MSRP. New Accords will be priced at about $300 above the 2012 model, on average – we’ve collected full Accord sedan and coupe pricing information here. The Honda Accord has a set of new transmissions and revised engines for the 2013 model year. The volume four-cylinder model is powered by a direct-injection 2.4-liter I-4 making 185-189 hp, mated to a six-speed manual or optional CVT. The Accord’s 3.5-liter V-6 returns for 2013 with a bit more horsepower, at 278, and 252 lb-ft of torque — both figures just barely under those of the 2013 Acura TL that uses the same engine. For more on the 2013 Honda Accord, don’t miss our … [Read more...] about 2013 Honda Accord Pricing: Accord LX at $22,470, Accord Touring at $34,220
If you’ve grown weary of reading reviews in which automotive journalists wax endlessly about Honda’s manual gearboxes, we sympathize, but we don’t apologize. Once again, the Accord, which is all-new for 2008, has one of the sweetest-shifting manual transmissions on the market. The new Chevrolet Malibu showed up the more expensive, automatic-equipped Accord EX-L V-6 in our annual All-Stars competition, but our drive in this four-cylinder EX sedan reminds us that the Ohio-built Accord is still one of the best in the segment. Sure, we wish that Honda offered individual options instead of just trim packages – for example, you can’t get heated seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, or even a leather steering wheel without bumping up to the EX-L model for $2000. You’ll never mistake this car for a real sport sedan, at least when it comes to handling, and it is decidedly dowdy compared with the stunning coupe version of the car. But for just $23,695, … [Read more...] about 2008 Honda Accord EX
This is the companion piece to the Most Influential Modern Global Car: the 1975 VW Rabbit/Golf. Now if I had the same photographic luck as with the Rabbit, there would be a big American car in the same shot, say something like this. Well, the Florence Apt’s [sic] will do fairly well as a stand-in, with its traditional architecture. Because if any one car can take credit for re-inventing the traditional “American” car, it’s this Honda Accord.Within four years of the Accord’s arrival, GM launched its mega-billion dollar X-Bodies, Chrysler bet its future on K-cars, and Ford eventually came on board with FWD revolution too, in a big way (Taurus). But not only did the Accord start a revolution in Detroit, but also in Japan. The Accord’s effect on Toyota City was like an earthquake that saw the stodgy old mini-Galaxie RWD Corona get dumped for a completely new US-centric FWD Camry. The rest is history, and what a glorious one it is: a record 21 out of 25 … [Read more...] about Curbside Classic: The Most Influential Modern Car In America – 1976 Honda Accord
The new-for-2013 Honda Accord was revealed just a month ago, but already it has been priced and the EPA has approved Honda’s fuel-efficiency estimates. The base four-banger sedan starts at $22,470 ($200 more than a base 2012 sedan) and an entry-level coupe is $24,140 ($270 more than last year’s base coupe). The V-6–powered Accords also get inflated stickers compared to 2012: sedans start at $30,860 and the two-door will run you $31,140. Honda discontinued the EX-trimmed V-6 for 2013, so it’ll cost you $2690 more to get into a V-6 sedan than it did last year, while the new V-6–powered coupe is $320 more than last year’s entry V-6 model. A full pricing breakdown follows below.Accord LX: $22,470 + $800 for CVT ($850 in the coupe) + $1670 for coupe (LX-S). Standard features include rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 16-inch aluminum wheels, USB and auxiliary input jacks, and Bluetooth connectivity.Accord … [Read more...] about 2013 Honda Accord Starts at $22,470, Good for 36 mpg Highway
Alex writes: I have a 2000 Honda Accord Coupe EX-V6, 253k miles, original automatic transmission. I’ve had 2 motor mounts replaced, a heater core, and otherwise just standard maintenance (transmission service every 50k miles, new belts every 100k, along with new water pump; new alternator whenever I burn the old one out). Last year, the tranny started whining, giving the inevitable death wail of the Honda slushbox. But it’s still going strong, the wail has stopped, and the transmission fluid looks and smells as clean as ever. My wife and I are looking into buying a 2009 Honda Fit Sport to replace it. The question: do I sell this bad boy or keep it, and do I wait till it dies to buy the Fit (or Pontiac Vibe, or something else)? Full disclosure: my father in law is a GM mechanic, who would love it if I bought a GM. Sajeev answers:I’m tempted to make an ironic (yet ultimately tasteless) joke about in-laws loyal to GM and purchasing Toyota-Pontiac crossovers for … [Read more...] about Piston Slap: Another Impending Coupe d’état?
Every now and then it’s nice to be told that you’re special, and Honda is giving its bread-and-butter Honda Accord sedan the “special” treatment for 2017.The new 2017 Honda Accord Sport Special Edition sedan slides in between the Sport and EX levels of the 2017 Honda Accord’s multi-trim model line. With the same 189-hp four-cylinder engine, the Sport Special Edition builds on the feature content of the Accord Sport, adding heated leather seats with red stitching inside and a Special Edition badge on the outside. At $26,250 for the base model with six-speed manual transmission—a continuously variable automatic (CVT) costs $800—the new Accord Sport Special Edition costs exactly $1000 more than the 2017 Accord Sport, the one with unheated, cloth-covered seats and no badge to provide daily reminders that the owner is special.Like the rest of the 2017 Honda Accord sedan and coupe model lines, the standard Accord Sport sees its price rise by $150. … [Read more...] about It’s Sooooo Special: 2017 Honda Accord Lineup Includes New Sport Special Edition
Lots of changes are in store for the newest generation of the Honda Accord. The two-door coupe has bitten the dust, as has the previous iteration’s optional V-6 engine and standard naturally aspirated inline-four. Thus the sedan-only Accord enters 2018 with two new turbocharged four-cylinders, a 1.5-liter and an optional, V-6–replacing 2.0-liter. And have you looked at the new Accord? Same isn’t a word to describe it. What hasn’t changed much, though, is the Accord’s price, which rises by $315 to $1265 depending on the model, or its trim-level structure, which still includes the familiar LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring versions.The Accord’s base price now sits at $24,445 for an LX model with the turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), $315 higher than the 2017 model. Standard features on the LX include dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, push-button … [Read more...] about 2018 Honda Accord Starts at $24,445, Offers Manual Transmission with Both Engine Options!
You generally can separate new-car buyers into one of two groups: those who pore over the order sheet with painstaking detail and deliberate over each option, and those who just want the pain to be over as quickly as possible. By default, those of us with tastes that lean toward more sporting transportation are generally forced into the former group, a fate automakers—and salespeople, naturally—are quite happy to let us suffer as we dig a financial grave via the order sheet. The Honda Accord Sport, however, takes a more sensible approach. By zeroing in on a few key standard features focused on upping the sporting quotient—we’ll get to the specifics in a moment—while keeping an eye on the bottom line, it’s actually possible to leave the dealership with a well-equipped, yet technically option-free, Accord sedan for around $25K. Assume the Position Honda positions the Accord Sport in between the entry LX and mid-level EX trims, so … [Read more...] about 2016 Honda Accord Sport Manual