Yes it has. I just checked Edmunds.com and the '07 Accord is rated at
26mpg/34mpg. Its about what I get on my '05 Accord. The '08 is rated at
22mpg/31mpg. If I gett as low as 22mpg in city driving I'd be concerned,
unless I were in NYC! They also upped the gas tank size from 17.1gal to
18.5gal in the '08.
Cool the battery is okay.
About the Accord's new size....I am happy as hell with it, and think it
drives and feels superb. I am glad its a little bigger, especially when
driving on not so pristine road conditions...handles bumps and potholes the
best of any Accord I have ever driven, starting with the models in the 80s
to my own 1990 Accord EX Coupe to all the 19945 models to the 2007 models.
The new Accord is just awesome. I wish I would have gotten a stick shift,
even if it does mean more pain in the ass shifting here in NYC
traffic...wonderful new engines on my 2008 Accord EX 4-cyl..
And its not as "big" as a Chevy Impala, for example....so its not *that*
big..still feels compact to me...thing that takes getting used to is when I
am parking..only then does its larger size become apparent to
me...bah....can't have everything says I...so can't have both small size
like the 1990-1994 model Accords *AND* make it larger ( to make it ride and
handle more like a BMW, for example )....everything's a trade-off.
Yeah, thanks. But he was guessing I should change it before next winter
hits. By then my car will be out of warranty. He recommended a Honda
battery wich has a 100 month warranty. Ha! I don't care if it's a 20 year
warranty, I'd rather not get it from Honda. Not worth being stuck somewhere
because of a dead battery, even if it's under warranty. They won't be right
there to change it for me when it goes bad!
True, there are some who do like the larger size. But then they should come
out with a new and larger model. Kind of like the size difference from the
Acura TSX, TL and RL. Or you could say the older Toyota Camry and Cressida.
I'm sure it's better in those examples you named. My preference would have
been to keep with the efficiency and more nimble feeling, and make/name a
larger vehicle for those who want it.
I've driven a stick shift in NYC (whenever I drive up there in my car)! It
would get old if I lived there. Places I would probably prefer an automatic
are NYC, D.C. and Los Angeles. I heard Atlanta, GA is bad too.
Very true! It all depends what you compare it to. Some of the Accord's
Japanese competitors are still in the mid-size camp such as the Camry,
Altima and Mazda6. Agreed, it is a trade-off..
I hate to break it to you, but when I purchased my 2007 Accord in
February, they had to replace the battery BEFORE I took delivery of the
car! Batteries go bad and some will last longer whereas others will die
a horrible death way sooner than the warranty.
Be Careful! Had the same trouble with my 98 Accord, which I bought brand
new. I saw that the green wasn't showing, so I ran it up to the Honda
Tech looked at it and said ,Aw shit, another one! I didn't like that
the positive post is leaking, and if I try to loosen it. the post will break
out, and acid
will spill out, into the engine area. They emptied the battery, and sure
enough, the post
twisted off! They replaced it with a Interstate battery. The original
battery was a GM
Freedom battery. I Googled ,it and found out that they had trouble with
them, at tht time.
If the replacement is under warranty then why not? Oh by the way,
Sears Die Hard aren't good battery, even worse than Duralast. The best
i've had for my 89 Accord is an EverStart from Wal-Mart for $35, made
by Johnson Control
And while you're at the dealer, ask them to check the rear defogger
switch/timer, if it's shot and leaves the defogger on all the time,
then the next battery would also fail prematurely.
Upon what information do you make such a statement. Also, for your
information, DieHard Gold are made by Johnson Control. They have been since
the 1980s to date. Recently, within the last 10 years or so, all of Sears
DieHard are made by Johnson Control...
Sears was big in the 70s and 80s, but not any more!! Johnson Controls
remains a giant and has gained a good reputation in automotive
Die Hard?? i call them Die Easy haha.. the brand was introduced in
1967 and from then on were made exclusively by Johnson Controls. But
Sears ended its contract with Johnson Controls in May 1994 in favor of
Exide and AC Delco, big mistakes!!
Anyways, thou shall never trust what thou read here. But do trust what
you read on the label on the battery, and trust your judgement. If the
battery doesn't have "made by Johnson Controls" on the label then it's
probably not. Well, you know what? My EverStart battery has it.
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