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Old 12th March 2008, 14:13   #31
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Default Honda Accord 2008 Test And Reliability Data

In case people wish to buy the Accord off the assembly line without relying too much on Autocar and its ilk, I have posted some data from Consumer Reports, US here:

vasudeva - HONDA ACCORD 2008

Performance : 4cyl, automatic: 0-60 mph: 9.8; 0-30 mph: 3.7
FE (mpg): Consumer Reports 15/34 overall 23; EPA: 21/31

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Old 12th March 2008, 17:25   #32
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that new Accord has not picked up recently because of various factors, of which perhaps US recession is the biggest factor. But also because of some grumbles about design.
Yup, I have heard countless opinions in the States against the huge size of the Accord. Apparently, it has lost some of the characteristics that were inherent to previous generations.

Should not matter in India though. Here, the more car we get for their money, the happier we are!
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Old 21st April 2008, 13:02   #33
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Arya honda is going to display the new honda accord,the civic sport and the civic hybrid from tommorow.

They have also started the bookings on the new honda accord.
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i think they will launch the 2.4l engine either in 176bhp or 190bhp tune. i hope its in 190bhp tune. the 190bhp 2.4l engine's redline is at 7100rpm
190bhp comes to around 79bhp/ltr which is pretty high by Indian standards.

OHC VTEC - 70bhp/ltr
Present Accord I-4 and V6 - 59bhp/ltr and 73bhp/ltr
Civic - 73bhp/ltr
CR-V - 66bhp/ltr
NHC VTEC and OHC 1.5 - 66bhp/ltr
OHC 1.3 - 69bhp/ltr

So if they decide to give the Accord 70-73bhp/ltr you can expect the power to be around 168-175bhp.

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Do we have a specific launch date and pricing info yet? I really need to get this car soon but I am hesitant to book the car without seeing pricing and complete specs for India.
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As far as i know there are going to be two variants (accord) and the pricing is going to be around 20 lacs.

2.4 and the 3.0 litre (not sure )

The civic sport has 250bhp !
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Going by pictures of the 2008 Accord, the Camry has the Accord beaten hollow on the looks factor. The Camry looks distinctly more plush, complete and balanced.

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The civic sport has 250bhp !
Nope.... it has 197 hp.
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I think that it will come in May first week or mid may.
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Its on display at few Honda dealers in Mumbai now. For more info contact Ichiban or Arya Honda in Mumbai. Address and nos. available on Honda website.
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May 14th was the date the navi mumbai dealer gave me for the launch of the new accord.
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190bhp comes to around 79bhp/ltr which is pretty high by Indian standards.

OHC VTEC - 70bhp/ltr
Present Accord I-4 and V6 - 59bhp/ltr and 73bhp/ltr
Civic - 73bhp/ltr
CR-V - 66bhp/ltr
NHC VTEC and OHC 1.5 - 66bhp/ltr
OHC 1.3 - 69bhp/ltr

So if they decide to give the Accord 70-73bhp/ltr you can expect the power to be around 168-175bhp.
Yes I agree with you. No modern car can have more than 70bhp/ltr. in India. Crossing that limit will give them less lower end punch ( Civic is the example ) as the tuning then changes to a different level.

I am expecting around 166 bhp. Nothing more. Its more than sufficient.
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shan2nu:
190bhp comes to around 79bhp/ltr which is pretty high by Indian standards.

OHC VTEC - 70bhp/ltr
Present Accord I-4 and V6 - 59bhp/ltr and 73bhp/ltr
Civic - 73bhp/ltr
CR-V - 66bhp/ltr
NHC VTEC and OHC 1.5 - 66bhp/ltr
OHC 1.3 - 69bhp/ltr

So if they decide to give the Accord 70-73bhp/ltr you can expect the power to be around 168-175bhp.
Yes I agree with you. No modern car can have more than 70bhp/ltr. in India. Crossing that limit will give them less lower end punch ( Civic is the example ) as the tuning then changes to a different level.

I am expecting around 166 bhp. Nothing more. Its more than sufficient.
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the new accord deliveries are supposingly starting in june.
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So Vcash, booked your new Accord?
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