My 4th Accord - CU1
Daily Driver Owned by Nels

  • After 10 years of diesel, I've returned to petrol. My CN1 was a superb car. I enjoyed owning and driving her and whilst the new i-DTEC is a fabulous engine, I no longer drive enough miles, so I've opted for the R20A3. My original intention was to change in about 12 months time. However, with the discontinuation of the Accord and a fabulous deal from a main dealer, I had an offer too good to pass up. So, I've moved from one of the first 7th gens to one of the last 8th gens. Happy days! :vtec:
  1. Wow Nels!!!! Great condition in very good color.
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      Well thank you. I try to keep her as well as I can.
      Nels, Monday 12th Sep, 2016
  2. Love the colour!
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      Me too, but it does take more time than my CN1 to keep her spotless.
      Nels, Saturday 11th Jun, 2016
  3. Gorgeous car ... the color really fits the lines of the body. The engine compartment is beautiful, I've heard they can really move well for one of Honda's largest.
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      Thank you for you kind comments. I try to keep her at her best. The R20A3 is more than capable of keeping me happy, but those with the K24Z3 have even more fun.
      Nels, Tuesday 8th Mar, 2016
  4. That is one handsome looking car. Shame the Accord is discontinued as I thought with the success of CL7/CL9 and the muscular CU1s they were really on to something.
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      That's very kind of you to say so. She's nearly a year old now and will be getting a service soon. The Accords are pure Honda quality, through and through. I'm sure they will be back one day - We just need a change of focus from HUK for it to happen.
      Nels, Monday 14th Dec, 2015
  5. That's a beautiful car. I think that the public are at fault for the demise of the estate cars as opposed to the manufacturers. The current popularity of things like the Nissan kumquat means that Honda are going to enter the "bigger on the outside and higher" brigade. These cars aren't as practical as an estate, it's all "form over function". Hopefully when the country has been de-lobotomised the Accord Tourer will return. Until then look after your cars and they should keep going to bridge the bonkers period.

    Steve
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      Thanks Steve. Yes, I plan on keeping her for quite a while. I've mainly added things that will help protect her. Hopefully, by the time I'm ready for a change, we will have a new Accord over here again.
      Nels, Tuesday 12th May, 2015
  6. Lovely coloUr and choice of car
    You can't beat a Honda petrol unit
    Hard to believe the clowns in huk are pulling the plug. Ignorant pricks.
    Great car and best wishes with it
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      Nels, Thursday 7th May, 2015
  7. Stock what is that lol ;-) Nah very nice indeed mate I imagine it pains you to see what have done to mine :Tongue:
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      Not at all. I believe a car should be what you want/need it to be. If you're happy, that's what counts. I'm just fascinated at what and how these things are done. In a different life, I'd love to do a complete re-build and mod job on a K24 7th or 8th Generation...
      Nels, Monday 16th Feb, 2015
  8. Wow fair play this is one fine example of an Accord and love how this is your fourth - top man :-D
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      Thanks Guy. I tend to keep them for a long time, so she's got to last. There are a few bits 'n' pieces I've got to add, but only accessories.
      I like to keep them as near stock as possible.
      Nels, Monday 16th Feb, 2015
  9. Congratulations, Nels! You did the right thing when you decided to upgrade your 7th Generation to 8th Generation. Such a refined car in all aspects. Good thing you went for petrol engine, IMO Honda's petrol engines are much more refined and more reliable than their diesel counterparts (don't get me wrong, Honda's i-CTDi and especially i-DTEC engines are excellent when compared to diesel engines from other car makers!).

    My father owns the 8th Generation ('13) Accord but with i-DTEC engine (sold as Elegance spec here in Finland) and I've driven several hundred miles with it. It's a pleasure to drive, so refined. It makes my 7th Generation feel so old fashioned. :Smile:

    I'm almost certain that some day I will also upgrade my current 7th Generation to 8th Generation (second hand, of course) but with the 2.4 petrol engine (not many of them here so won't be easy to find one). However, I will stick with my 7th Generation for the next few years at least. I'm also considering other car makers in the same segment, I think one day I'll go and test drive an Ford Mondeo 3rd Generation just for fun. But at this moment I feel that it would be a huge mistake to swap my 7th Generation to Ford Mondeo 3rd Generation (even I don't know yet how that car feels like). Don't you think the same? :Smile: I really see no reason to move away from the Accord (no way I will ever buy an Civic or CR-V, yuck).
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      Thank you tUMI. I was going to keep my CN1 for a while longer, but this new CU1 was less than a 1 year old used one. Since there were going to be no more Accords, it was an offer not to miss.

      I think that in your situation, keeping your 7th Generation is the correct decision. When you see a good 2.4 8th Generation, at the right price, then you can pounce. In the meantime, you have nothing to lose test driving other cars. It helps to confirm just how good the Accord is.
      Nels, Friday 23rd Jan, 2015
  10. Congratulations Nels :Smile:
    An excellent upgrade, I always knew it would be an Accord when you said you were upgrading the 7th Generation :Smile:
    That Accord is very lucky indeed as it has a great owner now
    Enjoy the car mate
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      Thank you for those kind words. I will do my best not to let you down.
      Nels, Wednesday 14th Jan, 2015