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Thinking about getting the 09 i-dtec accord

Hey all I am getting rid of my car start of next month. I am torn between a few cars.

The 09 accord is one of them.

Also thinking of the same age audi a4/a5

But also thinking of a same age civic but a type s.

All diesel cars. Someone persuade me either way I am really struggling to decide
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I'be been using a 2.2 diesel Accord as a company car since 2009 (50.000+ miles on the clock). It has been totally faultless, fuel consumption is pretty good and it's a quiet cruiser.

The colleague has A4 Convertible and it's about 5.5 years old. The car was back at the dealer at least 4 times last year for different issues like 'Braking problem' signal suddenly pops up when driving on the highway. Not to mention that this year's first unplanned visit at the dealer ('Airbag problems' signal constantly on the dashboard) took place last week. I can't comment the driving impression of A4 but from the reliability point of view 1:0 to Honda.

It's country specific but insurance cost, servicing fees are almost 50% less in case of the Accord compared to A4 in Hungary.
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Re: Thinking about getting the 09 i-dtec accord

I really like the shape of the accord. With the right subtle mods it would look epic

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You might find some useful info here... 8th Gen Accord - TypeAccord or join TA and discuss with owners there what they think (we're mostly friendly!).
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Re: Thinking about getting the 09 i-dtec accord

Jon does the idtec clutch fare any better?

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Jon does the idtec clutch fare any better?

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Good question!

There have been almost no failures reported by TA members, but here's one - Slipping clutch - TypeAccord - as you can see, there is some some surprise to hear of this problem. I guess all clutches fail, but after the famously-weak i-CTDi clutch it makes sense to be suspicious!

Despite searching TA, I have no idea whether the iDTEC clutch assembly is merely the same as the later (325) i-CTDi or something completely different. Maybe a look at the part numbers on Lings might reveal this?

Remaps are available from Elite/Premier, as well as Celtic, and there are posive reviews for both. Elite/Premier also offer a DPF removal remap, which also includes physical removal of the DPF.
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