I finally got my 06 accord (ex-L 4 cyl, with navi, 5 speed stick) in. it's
sweet, still trying to figure out all the controls with the Navi. one thing
that suprised me is it didn't come with the michilin's as I expected, but
rather Bridgestone Turanzas. Not sure how I like them yet, they ride nice
and seem quiet. have yet to test them in any sort of weather conditions. the
5 speed is slick, and great power from the 4 cyl (still breaking it in so I
haven't really tested it). a few things i was suprised about, the passenger
seat isn't power and there is no auto on/off headlights. minor annoyances,
but thats about it. love the car!
I just leave the headlight switch in the on position at all times. This way
my low beams are on at all times I am driving and the shut off automatically
1 minute after closing the drivers side door when parked.
Which Turanza model specifically? According to tirerack.com, you probably
have the Turanza EL41, which seems to get mixed reviews. The Turanza LS
series (LS-T, LS-H, LS-V) usually gets very good reviews.
to answer question, no I didn't specify a tire that came wiht it. I heard
mixed reviews on the Michilins, haven't done any research on the turanzas.
we shall see how they are when some rain (or most likely snow this time of
I have Turanza LS-T's on my '88 Civic. I got about 70K miles out of my
first set and I'm now on my second set. They work great in the rain and on
dry pavement without too much road noise. However, they haven't been so
great in the snow. I have an extra pair of rims mounted up with snow tires
for when they're needed.
"Zeppo @hotmail.com>" <zeppo_m<nospam> wrote in message
no I didn't, but I think I'm going to, I was quoted 295 to have the mirror
installed. I offered 200 and they wouldn't do it, so I decided not to. after
lookign though, it seems like a DECENT price? considering the mirror and
attachment is about 200 after I pay to ship it. any thoughts?
I have the feature it in my '05 Santa Fe and really love it. Since we are
shopping an accord for my wife I'd really like to have it. The model I've
seen on line from a Honda dealer who does discounts on accessories on line
has a compass, too.
I'm definitely going to order is an option, either by itself or as part of
the 'sport' package that has the mirror, fog lights and a spoiler.
Also, if you're handy you could install it yourself.
Personally, I rather do this myself. I was also looking at the same thing
for my wife's CRV. I figured if I do it myself, I save ~$100 (after tax) and
I still have a spare mirror on hand (if done by dealer, they're keeping it),
plus avoiding the hassle of going to the dealer.
I believe that you will like your Accord. I read about the 4 cyld. engine
in the 06 Accord and it appears to me to be far superior to the engine in
my "99 4 cyld. Accord. I advise you to keep those tires on your Accord
until they wear out. At that point, replace them with Michilin's or any
other brand. Several months ago someone stated that he planned to replace
the tires on his new car since he preferred a different brand. It's a
needless waste of money.
NEWSGROUP SUBSCRIBERS MOTTO
We respect those subscribers that ask for advice or provide advice.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.