2006 accord? difference between EX and LX?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by dufffman, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. dufffman

    dufffman Guest


    I am in the market for a new/used(2004-2005) Honda Accord and was
    wondering what is the difference between the EX and the LX models?

    Also, when would the 2006 Accord be coming out? If anyone has been
    closeley following the cars previews is it something to wait for or
    better to get the '05 instead? What are the good/bad things in the new

    Lastly I am sure that there would be a unanimous agreement in that the
    Accord is wayyy better then the camry (in this group at least), but am
    wondering if someone could offer and unbiased opinion as to why is it
    better and what (if any) are the drawbacks?

    Thank you for your help.
    dufffman, Aug 17, 2005
  2. dufffman

    Dick Guest

    You will still be in the current generation. Expect only minor
    changes. I have never seen a good reason to upgrade within a
    generation. The 2006 should be out next month +/-. In my opinion,
    now is the time to buy a 2005, not wait for a 2006. There are
    significant differences between the LX and EX versions, but it's all
    bells and whistles. The basic car is the same. Go to Edmunds
    http://www.edmunds.com/ for a complete explanation of the differences.
    You can also go to the Honda website http://automobiles.honda.com/ ,
    but I like the way Edmunds explains it.

    I don't think you will find unanimous agreement that the Accord is
    much better than the Camry. Depends on what you are looking for.
    Both are very reliable cars, and both hold their value well. The
    Honda has a more sporting suspension, and many like its looks better.
    The Camry is often described as being more like a Buick in the way it
    rides and performs. Either car is an excellent choice.

    2003 EX V-6
    Dick, Aug 17, 2005
  3. I wouldn't say waaaaay better. Different, that's all. If you have to
    put it into words, the Honda is typically more of a driver's car and the
    Toyota more of a rider's car (some call it the Japanese Buick).

    Frankly, it may come down to which dealership is closer to you, or is
    better for service.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Aug 17, 2005
  4. dufffman

    jmattis Guest

    Virtually no differences with the 2006 model compared to 2005.

    The 2007's will have a revised rear end.

    The 2008's will be all new.
    jmattis, Aug 17, 2005
  5. I think the EX has 4-wheel disc brakes, while the LX has front discs and
    rear drums. The EX also adds a moonroof and some other fancy stuff.

    I don't know what changes Honda has planned for the '06 Accord. It was all
    new for 2003, so if Honda maintains its usual 5-year cycle, the next
    generation of Accord would arrive for 2008. I would imagine the '06 will
    come out in the fall, as usual.

    As I said to another poster recently, Camry has a slightly smoother ride but
    Accord has slightly tighter handling. So if ride quality is a higher
    priority then handling, then perhaps one should look at a Camry first.

    And personally, I think the Camry looks better than the Accord sedan. But
    the Accord coupe looks a bit better than the Camry-based Solara coupe.

    No problem.
    High Tech Misfit, Aug 17, 2005
  6. dufffman

    noydb Guest

    I'm pretty sure both have 4 wheel discs.
    The EX has alloy wheels, the moonroof, and climate control.

    You should check out edmunds.com

    They have a bottomless pit of information.
    Really good site, but you have to poke around a bit.

    Cheers, --N
    noydb, Aug 17, 2005
  7. I just looked on Edmunds, and we were both half right. The LX 4-cylinder
    has front discs and rear drums, but the LX V6 has discs on all 4 wheels.
    High Tech Misfit, Aug 17, 2005
  8. dufffman

    dufffman Guest

    If the new Hondas are due to come out in Fall does that mean that the
    '05s would be on sale at that time? In which case is it advisable to
    buy it right now or wait till the new models come out?

    - What percent discount from the blue book invoice value would be a
    "good price" to buy it for? For example if I am getting a car 5% less
    then the listed invoice price on the blue book is that a good deal?
    dufffman, Aug 17, 2005
  9. dufffman

    SadaYama Guest

    You need to keep lookin' at the Edmunds web-site. Sometimes, dealers
    will be given an incentive of $500 to $1000 to get rid-off older models
    etc., You need to know this, before you go. Also, watch the newspapers.
    Sometimes they advertise the sale price -- sometimes, absolute minimum.
    Invoice price is one thing, but you need to look at dealer's incentive,
    SadaYama, Aug 17, 2005
  10. dufffman

    Nick Guest

    You can check the following URL for the 2006 brochure and all of the
    features the 06 will have including LED lights, a revised rear for the
    sedan, and a slight boost in HP.


    Nick, Aug 18, 2005
  11. dufffman

    dufffman Guest


    A couple of questions:

    - So I like the 2006 Accord.. the question being again, when the new
    cars come out would their MSRP be the same as the '05 Accords right
    now? and would the '05 Accords go down in price? or would the '05
    Accords be about the same price as now and the '06 Accord be at a
    higher price?

    - I found a 2004 Accord that I like with the lucrative reason being
    that whoever bought the car had bought a 10 year bumper-to-bumpuer
    warranty with it. Its a 2004 Accord EXL. When I am factoring in the
    pric I want to know approximately how much would the 10 year warranty
    cost? Also, when I purchase a used car how do I pay tax on it? (I am
    in New York City).

    Thanks again for all your help.. much appreciated.
    dufffman, Aug 19, 2005
  12. dufffman

    Seth Guest

    The '06 should be "about" the same MSRP the '05 was. Maybe a small
    difference. How much they mark down an '05 may be a moot point by then.
    How many do you think they will have left? It's not like with GM where they
    have tons of previous model year vehicles sitting around.
    Tax is paid when you go to register/transfer title at the NYC DMV based on
    A) tax rate for where you are registering the car and B) price stated on the
    bill of sale you present.
    Seth, Aug 19, 2005
  13. dufffman

    dufffman Guest

    Anyone have any idea how much a 10 year bumper-to-bumper warranty costs
    on a Honda Accord?

    dufffman, Aug 19, 2005
  14. dufffman

    SoCalMike Guest

    is it the hondacare warranty? or some shitty fly-by-night aftermarket
    "warranty". how many miles on the car? how many miles is the warranty
    good for? 100k? how much do you drive?
    SoCalMike, Aug 19, 2005
  15. dufffman

    SoCalMike Guest

    from $800 on up, depending on how bad the dealer screwed the original
    owner. my g/f was offered a 7 yr extended warranty (first 3 covered by
    OEM warranty, anyway) for "only $30/mo"

    do the math on a 5 yr note... $30x 60= $1800. i said hell no, and they
    immediately dropped it to $600. she ended up taking it. i wouldnt have,
    but hey- its her car. and i saved her $1200 right off the bat.
    SoCalMike, Aug 19, 2005
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    Dick Guest

    Anyone who pays attention knows that extended warranties are cash-cows
    for the companies. Ever notice how often you get asked now on the
    most trivial of purchases? Even things that only cost $30 or so? It
    is well known that extended warranties often make more profit for the
    companies than profit on the product itself. In the long term, it is
    not a cost-effective purchase.

    Think in terms of buying a car. Let's say you negotiate a deal down
    to $500 profit for the dealer. Then he tacks on a $1,000 extended
    warranty. Which do you think will earn the dealer more money? I
    would NEVER buy an extended warranty on a new vehicle.

    Dick, Aug 19, 2005
  17. dufffman

    SoCalMike Guest

    i wouldnt either, especially on a honda or toyota. doubly especially on
    a configuration that has an excellent track record. i bet the people
    that got extended warranties on honda v6/automatic are happy
    SoCalMike, Aug 19, 2005
  18. dufffman

    Dick Guest

    Well, I had a '99 EX V-6 and now a '03 EX V-6 and have not had one
    minute of trouble with either one. Put a total of about 90,000 miles
    on them. I know some people have had problems, but luckily not me.
    In fact, the only problem I had with either of them was a leaky roof
    railing trim strip in the '03. Just made it under the warranty

    Dick, Aug 19, 2005
  19. dufffman

    dufffman Guest


    Thanks for your replies.. I was still a little confused by your
    replies. You guys vehemently oppose extended warranties, but is it
    really a bad idea to have everything in your car covered for a $1000
    more bucks? I mean, if anything goes wrong with your car you end up
    spending at a few hundred on it. And in Mike's case, a 7 year warranty
    for $600 bucks? I understand that the dealer makes money on it, but
    what do YOU really lose? A peace of mind for the next 10 years, and if
    nothing goes wrong, you still only paid 600 bucks, rite?

    And in simple terms would I be better off buying a new accord '05 rite
    now, or wait till next month when the '06's come out for a better deal?

    thank you very much!
    ANd as dick said he just made it under the warranty period in '03. If
    he hadn't what would your cost to fix that glitch have been?

    I appreciate your replies and am not trying to discount them by any
    means. I just dont know too much about cars (its the first car I am
    buying) and am thinking from different perspectives as to what would be
    the best thing to do.

    and mike what do u mean when you say
    so are you saying that its good to get an extended warranty on an
    automatic V6 or are you saying that the automatic V6's are crap? Maybe
    I am a little too drunk from friday nite, but I believe that you were
    talking about how warrnty SHOULDN'T be purchased, so why the switch?

    I am very close to buying a car and
    dufffman, Aug 20, 2005
  20. Until mid-2004 model year, Honda's auto trans that they put on their V6
    engines were crap. Plain and simple.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Aug 20, 2005
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