Introductions Hi From Long Term Honda Owner

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by sc489, Wednesday 25th May, 2016.

  1. sc489 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I've been lurking on this useful forum for a while but I've started contributing more now my current Accord is 10 years old (see garage entry).

    I've had 4 Accords from new (2nd Generation 85-92, 5th Generation 96-99, 6th Generation 99-02 and my current 7th Generation 06-16).

    I'm interested in buying a newer car but I'm finding it very difficult to find a car as quiet & refined as the Accord. It seems car design has hardly progressed in the past 10 years apart from improved infotainment systems.

    One of my bugbears is the trend in modern car design to increase the wheelbase or reduce the ground clearance (or both!) which results in a poor breakover angle (see and the inability to negotiate a steep change in incline (e.g. steep driveway) or severe speed bumps. My current Accord is fine but newer Honda designs have poorer breakover angles. Mazda cars are quite good in comparison.
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Good to see you joining in more now @sc489
    You've got a well kept 7th Generation there.
    As for ground clearance, I've not encountered any issues in my CU1. Just stay clear of the models with sports bumpers and side skirts. i.e. ES GT, EX GT and Type-S.
  4. FirstHonda Moderator Staff Team

    United Kingdom Ed Wiltshire
    That's a great introduction thread @sc489 :likeit:

  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Hi @sc489 Welcome to Honda Karma :Hey:
  6. MickyB Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Now that you are an active member please note that you are eligible to vote for the Honda of the Month and other awards to members