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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 17th April 2018, 15:50 Thread Starter
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I'm in the market for a new car and I'm set on getting an Accord Tourer (the newer shape, so 2009 onwards). I'm not after spending much more than around 6k, so I'm looking at the early ones- it must also have satnav. Ideally I'd like the 2.4 petrol version, but these seem to be quite rare so will probably end up with 2.2 diesel as I'm not convinced on 2.0 petrol, unless someone can tell me otherwise?

Has anyone on here had experience with these, in either engine specification and could give me there opinions and experiences please

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Had the k24 in my USDM Accord coupe with a 5 speed manual. It is a delightful engine, with very few problems. The engine is fine, but watch out for a creaking or clicking clutch (clutch master cylinder replaced under warranty as part of a TSB). The ELD (electronic load distributer) was also faulty leading to flickering gauges at startup. If you search on Driveaccord for my posts you'll find an exact description. Again replaced under warranty under a TSB. Otherwise, fluids and filters.


Those engines were built to last and were fun to drive. We still have a USDM 2006 k25 in 4 door format with 5AT that was Japanese built. Fluids and filters.


Good luck with the hunt.
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I looked for a 2.4 Accord when replacing my Civic last year but as you say they are few and far between.

Reviews comment on solid build quality and plenty comfort/toys as standard.

Folks comment that the 2.4 is quite thirsty but I don't recall it being much different to the 2.0 litre on paper at least?

Will be interested to see how you get on.

...slopes off to AutoTrader...there seem to be a few more of the later models available now, so good for it.
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BMC Specialist Cars (nr Bristol) often have some nice cars available, with good vids too - e.g;

Only got the 2.2 derv in the later model at the mo tho.

The last time I look at their site the owner was selling his Legend, now that is a thirsty beast.
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8th gen diesel Accords (from 2009) have the 2.2 iDTEC engine, so can and do suffer DPF problems. Additionally there is also an issue with the EGR pipe cracking, which can be expensive to replace, although Honda may help with the costs. In light of MoT emission-testing changes, be very careful NOT to accidentally buy one which has had its DPF removed!

Petrol models are reliable, so personally I'd avoid the diesel.

EX models have roof corrosion problems associated with the sunroof.
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I will own an Accord Tourer at some point, they are stunningly aggressive looking cars. And sorry im no diesel fan, stick it out and wait for the 2.4 if you cant face a 2.0.
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Thanks for all the replies! I'm in no rush, so I'll just keep checking daily until a 2.4 turns up I've been watching a few of the videos from BMC over the past week or so, very good!

With regards to fuel economy, it doesn't bother me at all as it'll only really get used at weekends and for long journeys as I've got a Fiesta Sportvan for work.

Has anyone had any experience of the 2.0 petrol version? I'm just concerned that the power (torque) isn't going to be up to size and weight of the car? I realise that none of them are exactly a type r though!
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Also, do the Accords have any USB/AUX capacity or is it a case of installing a Connects2 similar to the Civic's?
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...Has anyone had any experience of the 2.0 petrol version? I'm just concerned that the power (torque) isn't going to be up to size and weight of the car? I realise that none of them are exactly a type r though!
The 2.0 petrol has pretty much the same power (BHP) as the diesel. The engine torque (force) figure gets converted by the gearbox anyway, resulting in the the delivered driveshaft torque being very similar for the 2.2 diesel and the 2.0 petrol.

My (7th gen) Accord diesel died a month ago and I'm still looking for a replacement. Another (much newer) Accord would be great but I'd rather avoid diesel and the 2.4 has a reputation for heavy drinking... My choice would be a 2.0 petrol.

Obviously there's a few petrol models about but, if you go back a few years, diesel was the majority choice of engine for a large estate car. A 2.4 petrol that meets all your requirements might be hard to find without you having to look hard and travel around?

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The 2.0 petrol has pretty much the same power (BHP) as the diesel. The engine torque (force) figure gets converted by the gearbox anyway, resulting in the the delivered driveshaft torque being very similar for the 2.2 diesel and the 2.0 petrol.

My (7th gen) Accord diesel died a month ago and I'm still looking for a replacement. Another (much newer) Accord would be great but I'd rather avoid diesel and the 2.4 has a reputation for heavy drinking... My choice would be a 2.0 petrol.

Obviously there's a few petrol models about but, if you go back a few years, diesel was the majority choice of engine for a large estate car. A 2.4 petrol that meets all your requirements might be hard to find without you having to look hard and travel around?
Thanks for the reply, I'd prefer to stay petrol if i'm honest and looking more into the 2.0 it doesn't seem as bad as I first thought it would do, plus what you're saying agree's with what I've found out already. I'm in no rush as such for getting one, got 3-4 months, so I'll just keep my eye out for 2.4, if not then I'll try and get the 2.0 petrol.

I don't do enough mileage for the diesel, so will end up costing money after a while with regards to the DPF - Plus there is no turbo to go wrong on the petrols!
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Id suggest going and test driving a 2.0 and see what you think from there.
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Thanks for everyone's help on this, I bought a Tourer yesterday and collect tomorrow! I test drove a 2.2 saloon and 2.0 tourer, decided I definitely wanted the Tourer and the diesel engine. Got the EX spec with all the options ticked!
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Nice one, get some pics online.
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Found a small issue with the Accord I bought - the CD player/changer won't seem to work! Tried loading a CD into the changer in the dashboard earlier and it won't even let me put it in? There isn't any discs in the changer either as I've just the eject button.

Any ideas? Haven't spoken to the garage I bought it from as of yet..
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