Did anyone consider the plug in accord at all?

Discussion in 'Honda/Acura Hybrids and EVs' started by burritos, Sep 26, 2013.

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    My wife wants an accord.
     
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    accord hybrid debuts on halloween.
     
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    Being for sale in only two states, I'd say not many did.
     
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    Very little info known about it yet, but on paper, it looks great.

    I doubt I would have considered it because of price and I don't like sedans, but overall, the Accord is generally a much nicer car than the Prius.
     
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    Are you trying to decide between prius or prius v and the accord? Or you looking for a car like the honda accord in a hybrid. Lexus also has some but I am not familiar with them. but I think they are associated with toyota hybrid systems.

    I would wait until you can see if people are really getting better mpg in accord, than the new camry or avalon. then test drive all three and then you could make a better informed decision.

    I would be cautious with the accord given civic hybrid issues. the drive of honda hybrid is not as nice as toyota hybrid.

    Lets say the new accord drives as nice as the camry, then you just need to decide if you are willing to buy before its reliability is demonstrated over time.

    IMO test drive a loaded camry hybrid XLE. they are so nice. We couldn't be more pleased with ours. it is a 2012 with 26k and not one complaint.(y) 41 mpg average 50% freeway/ 50% city

    I just checked fuelly and there is 1 honda accord 2014 hybrid reporting mpg of 28.1 for 3 fill ups.:eek: I would be verry cautious. I just don't believe what auto makers tell us. or even epa estimates. I like to wait for info to come in on fuelly or sites like that so you have a much more accurate info. on reliability and mileage ect...
     
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    Your point stands, but note that is almost certainly someone who chose the wrong model from the list, as that's almost exactly what the regular Accords are averaging.
     
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    The non plug in isn't even up on Honda's site yet. Plus, that is lower than reported PHV Accords, which just have a larger battery.
     
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    I've lost count of the Accords we bought over the years. We switched back to Civic with an '06 Civic Hybrid. That car's still in the family, with a borderline IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) battery. I've tried talking to Honda regarding the battery, they basically stonewall.

    Considering their lackluster hybrid technology in past, and their "customer last" attitude, I wouldn't consider a Honda hybrid or plug-in offering until at least one successful generation has come and gone.
     
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    That would make sence. with only 1 car I would not consider the mpg reliable anyway. I went to fuelly after I gave my opinion on that car, when I saw that mpg, I wanted to give a heads up. buyer beware type post.:cautious:
     
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    We got the plug in accord from Galpin 2 weeks ago. It's the nicest car we've ever owned. The previously nicest car we've ever owned is a 350z loaded. My wife's commute is 27 mi one way(no plug in at work). The mileage so far is 64 mpg. Local driving costs no gas as you can drive in EV. The best thing of this, is that I get the 2006 prius. Chaching!
     
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    whoa! 64 mpg without plugging in? that's fabulous! all the best!(y)
     
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    Is that 64 mpg the round-trip average with just the single charge from home?

    We'd all like to learn more about that. The 43 mph threshold seems rather inconvenient for roads in the United States, where suburb roads often have a 45 mph limit. It converts to 70 km/h, which may be a common limit for countries using metric measures.
     
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