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    Sat in '18 Accord

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LeakySeals</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Were the seats hard, like most new cars? </div></div> The cloth seats in the Accord were not hard, and not too soft. I liked the snug bolsters in the Si, though. The Si seats...
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    Sat in '18 Accord

    Stopped by the dealer recently and sat in an new Accord, 2018 Accord Ex 1.5T. Liked the interior layout, seats were comfortable enough. Then I sat in a Civic Si. I liked the well bolstered seats better, the interior did not seem a huge step down, both in quality and materials, and the manual...
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    Manual Transmissions and DI/GDI engine issues

    No issues with my MT at 192k, but this is a port injected 2004 Accord. No clutch slippage, shift action remains great, only Honda MT fluid. Did a change a few weeks ago after ~50k, fluid came out golden. I will be mildly surprised if I have any transmission related issues before 300k, if I...
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    General Altimax RT43 User Review

    I have been happy with my RT43's, 205/60R16 92H on the Accord. Almost 40k on them with between 5-6/32 left on the tread. No noticeable dips in performance, still very good in the rain. A good value to be sure. My one complaint is "wub-wub" tire noise at city speeds, 25-35mph, which goes away...
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    2001 Honda Civic worse car i ever bought!

    I'll chime in and say my experience with a 2004 Accord 5-manual has been the exact opposite of the OP-it is without a doubt the best car I have ever owned. It drives great after 13 years and almost 190k miles, but I will say brake wear and warping front rotors were a problem until I replaced...
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    My new Coupe

    My understanding is the new Civic is built on a global chassis Honda will use for the tenth gen Accord and next gen CRV, so the underpinnings of the Civic are very solid indeed. My question, how do you like the driver's seat? I've read reports the seat bottom is too short. No issues with it...
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    PPPP 0w20, 2013 I4 Accord, 6134 Miles. 15% OLM

    Very nice! Are you planning to stick with PurePlus, it seems to have served you well/
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    240k mile valve train pics Acura rsx

    Wow! That's clean. What year Rsx, and which engine? Have you had to replace the clutch yet? Does it consume oil? How are the valves when you adjust them, typically? My Accord 5-manual has 160k and the only maintenance I have not done is the valve adjustment. I do not typically run it...
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    The highest mileage vehicle you own and have owned

    Impressive stories here. Many vehicles across most manufacturer's represented in the 200-400k range. I've got a way to go. The Accord in my sig is closing in on a relatively modest <span style="font-style: italic">160k</span>. Purchased new right around this time in 2004 (11 years now, wow)...
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    06 TSX Valve Train-GC 0W-30

    Well, thanks for scaring the c**p out of me! Makes me want to pop my valve cover ASAP! I respectfully disagree on the oil weight being a factor. I've run my engine exclusively on 5w-20 (and a blip of 0w-20) for 160k with no issue (knock on wood). There are far too many k24's on the road that...
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    Mirage vs... Phaeton?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Miller88</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I don't know if I'll ever have money, but I don't really want fancy things so I'm good!</div></div> Made me think of a saying I once read, "There are two ways to be rich, have...
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    06 TSX Valve Train-GC 0W-30

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: zmelli</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: k24a4</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wow. Not only does the valvetrain look virtually new, everything...
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    06 TSX Valve Train-GC 0W-30

    Wow. Not only does the valvetrain look virtually new, everything around it does as well. Not a speck of rust on the exhaust manifold or intake. Cars live a good life in SoCal! Did you check/adjust the valves?
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    PP 5w-20 / 12.650 mi on Oil / 277,650 mi on Car

    Impressive! Aside from normal maintenance what major repairs has your Charger needed over the 277k? At an average of ~30k/year may we assume you are driving mostly highway with minimal "cold starts"? If so, you are proof positive that highway miles and fewer cold starts are easiest on an...
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    M1 EP 0W-20 9,245 miles 2004 Honda Accord 2.4L K24

    How many miles on the car? I have the same year, an '04 I4 EX 5-manual. I have run several UOA. If you have not seen them, I'll post a link or can PM you. BTW, I recently replaced both axles after the drive axle (passenger side) broke in half @156k miles. The boots were fine but the axle...
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