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Old 14th March 2004, 05:41   #16
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i don't think the M/T is coming here.........

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Old 14th March 2004, 10:28   #17
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Btw, i don't think they would put the manual in the sedan because the 6speed manual is only offered in North America and in the coupe only.
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For 16.9, this is good competition for the others. But prices have to come down still.
Looks like this vechicle is equipped with all the goodies - *leather, alloy wheels, power-everything, climate control, traction. Except perhaps a sunroof. I wouldn't miss it. Anyone know if this vehicle can be purchased with option packs mix n' match ?

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No idea Powerslave I guess the car has just reachred dealerships. Will have to go down ther and check the options

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I think 17 for a Honda Accord V6 is ok. I was expecting it to be around 18-19.
BTW, is the Indian version coming with "Variable Cylinder Management". If so, then expect it to turn out some amazing fuel efficiency figures, maybe even better than that of the 4 pot Accord.

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Yes Shantanu, the Indian version is mechanically identical to its American counterpart. It does have the cylinder shut-off feature while cruising.

Powerslave, there arent as many mix&match options as in the States with the Accord. Both the Bombay dealers are offering sunroofs on the entire range.

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Have the test drives started?

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In other words, if I wanted a V6 Accord without the sunroof and leather seats, I couldn't get one ? No base models !?
Cloth seats suit Indian weather conditions better, I think. Anybody here with leather in their vehicle would like to comment ?

Also, the model found in other markets has a hp rating of 240, correct ?

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Quote[/b] ]In other words, if I wanted a V6 Accord without the sunroof and leather seats, I couldn't get one ? No base models !?
Correct, and its not limited to the V6. Even the current I-4 Accord cant be had without leathers and alloys! The only trim its available in is the Vti-L, and the only variants are stick shift, Auto or V6. Accord Prices here

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Quote[/b] ] Cloth seats suit Indian weather conditions better, I think. Anybody here with leather in their vehicle would like to comment ?
I had heard that too, but no problems whatsoever with the leather seats in my C Class. In fact, the Stanleys do not heat up at all even if it is parked right under the sun. I havent got darker tints installed yet (right now its plain glass), but these glasses will help cool the interior all the more.

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Quote[/b] ]Also, the model found in other markets has a hp rating of 240, correct ?
Yes but almost all Indian car manufacturers detune their engines and lower compression ratios to accomodate the highly irregular fuel quality as also the lower octane levels available here.

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the Acura TL 3.2 V6 produces 270 bhp
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