Hybrid Accord

I am considering an Accord Hybrid 2006. I like the specs but so far I haven't been able to test-drive one. Because of the high demand, there is
a long wait time (3 to 6 months in Canada), I am forced to pay list price with no choices of colours or finishes. Is it worth it ??? Anyone cares to share his/her experiences with Honda Hybrids ??? Thanks.
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I wouldn't always beleive what they tell you. When I bought my RSX I was told it was in high demand, and it was the last one they had left, so they could not cut me any deals. I said ok, I don't want it then. I got a phone call...they lowered the interested rate to 2.5 percent. Said no thanks, I would wait till next year. They said ok. They called back, knocked off $1000. I again said no thanks, that I would wait for next years and go for the type S (Seeing as they didn't have any Type S's left). They said ok. Again they called back and said ok, how about if we throw in some nice rims. So they went from can't do anything about the price cause they are in high demand to $1000 off, low interest rate, and nice set of rims...

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J Katz wrote:

No. But I will rant a bit. The notion of alternate engine designs should be dedicated to reducing consumption and emissions, not have a more or less 0 gain in this regard while making a junior muscle car.
I would have been delighted if they had aimed for a total horsepower (combustion + electric) of 125 - 150 hp with real cruise economy.
I am disgusted with Honda (more wrt the Ridgeline) and the current Accord (3rd accord + 1 civic) will be the last Honda for me.
Cheers, Alan
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Hello, I believe that you should buy the Accord Hybrid 2006. Since gas prices are going higher and higher--it makes sense to buy a hybrid. The only thing that I don't like about it is the higher price. In addition, since there is a high demand for them--whic means you won't get any price breaks. You should also consider the Civic hybrid since it gets ever more miles per gallon than the Accord. Jason
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The 4 cylinder stick shift version of the Accord makes much more sense than the V-6 automatic hybrid. Very few people are getting real world fuel economy on their hybrids which matches the EPA fuel economy ratings. When Consumer Reports tested the V-6 hybrid automatic version they got 25 mpg overall in their city/highway mix. The same test of the 4 cylinder automatic got 24 mpg. The didn't test a 4 cylinder stick, but typically stick shifts do a little better than automatics.
If you want an Accord, save yourself a pile of money by buying a well equipped 4 cylinder stick shift version. Yes it will not be able to run the drag strip as fast as the V-6 hybrid version, but it will have plenty of power for any normal North American usage. You will also be getting a car built with well proven technology and not with battery packs which are going to eventually wear down and cost big $$$$ to replace.
John
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