I got a 2013 Accord LX-S in December last year . No model choise,
as I do not like autmatic transmissions and was confined to the LX-S.
Though it is the bottom of the ladder, it is infinitely quieter than
the 2000 Subaru Legacy I drove for 12+ years. I was skeptical
about the voice recognition for the telephone because of the
noise level, but it works fine.
What is suprising is the difference between cruising and accelerating.
Even a moderate push on the accelerator, tremendously increases the
noise level as the car revs up. The difference in the levels still
surprises me. I once floored the accelerator just to see what would
happen (was in fourth). The car took off like a rocket, and sounded
like one! The moment I took my foot off, it was like I had gone deaf.
My wife bought a Camry Hybrid in the fall last year. *She* finds it
noisy, compared to her old Lexus 400. I find it much quiter than the
So, as the man says, "it is what one is used to".
Good choice -- but I thought you could get the EX I4 with the 6spd. If I
were to replace my S2000, I would surely buy the manual Accord.
Getting off the thread here, but ... I love the 6 speed as it is
smooth as silk compared to the Subaru Legacy. Perhaps on
par with the Toyotas and Citreons I have driven and better
than the BMWs I have had a chance to drive.
The only trouble is the Subaru was 5 speed and now I tend
to get a bit confused between 4 and 6!! Sometimes I shift
from 5 to 4 when I meant to go to 6, sometimes I drive on
4 for while thinking I am on 6 (till I glance at the tach), ...
and so on. But, it is treat to shift after the Subaru.
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