Introductions Accord 2008 old shape or facelift 2.0 or 2.4 petrol.....decisions?

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  1. BollockoBomber Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi everyone. As in the title, wanting another accord after a 15 year gap in ownership. Not sure which to go for? Put this old scotsman out of his misery if your informed knowledge.
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Hi bud 2008 is on the cusp of 8the gen being introduced, so do you want a 2008 7th Generation or 8th Generation. I would say go for the 8th Generation as it's far superior to the 7th Generation in all departments IMHO.

    Both 2.0 and 2.4 in the 8th Generation are superb you will love them.
     
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  3. BollockoBomber Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thnks for the reply. Thats what I meant gen7 or 8, not upto speed on the terminology! Guess the 2.2 oil burner is to be avoided as all modern diesels seem to have issues with egrs, dpfs, dmfs etc. What u save in fuel costs u pay in repair bills. Is there any major things to look out for on the gen8?
     
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    To get up to speed on the variants and models just click on the accord forum and you will all section with generation details. Things to look out for 2008 8th Generation petrol are sunroof rust make sure it's been changed , all speakers work free from distortion. That about it the rest is all good
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Apart from Rust on the Sunroof I can't of anything all too common on the 8th Generation petrols.
     
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  6. ArcticFire-Account Closed Banned Getting Started

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    I prefer the looks of the 7th Generation saloon but with the tourer I prefer the 8th Generation. But the 8th Generation will be better technology in either guise.
     
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  7. BollockoBomber Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Had a look at that sunroof thread and I will be checking. Like the look of both gen 7 and 8, gonna go drive some and make up my mind then.
     
  8. Karl_T Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Just bought an 8th Generation 2008 myself. Had sunroof done by dealer for £250. The 2.4 is the smoothest 4 cyl engine I've driven.

    Karl.
     
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  9. BollockoBomber Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    How did you get sunroof fixed for that price? Seems cheap, especially for dealer prices
     
  10. Karl_T Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    It was part of the car purchase deal.
     
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  11. BollockoBomber Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I'll be using it as a bargaining tool to get money knocked off but iI'll be saying it costs nearly a grand!
     
  12. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Welcome to the club,from a very satisfied 7th Generation saloon owner
     
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  13. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Welcome to HK @BollockoBomber :welcome:

    The 8th Generation is the better car. If you're not concerned about the fuel/Road tax, or just love the more powerful drive, the 2.4 is the one to go for. The 2.0 is cheaper to run, but it really depends on what you, or your wallet like.
     
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  14. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Welcome to Honda Karma @BollockoBomber

    You can't really go wrong with any of the petrol Accords.
     
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  15. BollockoBomber Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Been to look at a couple so far, one a ES GT and the other an ex. Prefer the ex spec but both had rust on the sunroof edge under the rubber. Neither garage were interested in a discount when I pointed out the rust so I walked away. Am still looking but heard about an issue with the rear pads and discs wearing out quickly. Is this a common ussue, something to do with the VSA?
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    Thanks for the greetings as well
     
  16. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Try looking at JCT600 Mazda in Bradford. I passed there last night and they have an 8th Generation Saloon in.(Black) couldn't see the price as the windscreen was frozen up!
    I'm out and about in Yorkshire and surrounding counties quite a bit if I see anything else I'll let you know.
     
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  17. BollockoBomber Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Thanks Micky, I do work for Jct600 bodyclinic on the other side of the road. Hadn't noticed the accord in Mazda, probably driven past it about twenty times. I'll go have a look, will probably be quite expensive but I know Jack Tordoff jr quite well so maybe call in a favour
     
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  19. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It's sitting on the front row(where all Hondas should be).
    Think I may have seen one in one of the garages on Kirkstall Road next time I'm down that way(which will probably be this evening,I work night shifts driving an HGV ) I'll have a look).
     
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  20. Superman001 Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Agree with you here on the looks :Thumbup:

    Also as said the 8th Generation is a very good car but bear in mind it weighs about 120kg more than the 7th Generation.
     
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