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|11-06-2007 05:24 PM|
Originally Posted by BenjiBoy650 View Post
|11-06-2007 01:15 PM|
Originally Posted by Heckler View Post
I've always HATED power seats...never get comfortable in them. The security system is pretty useless, as long as it has keyless entry that'd be enough for me. Auto up/down windows I don't know...never had them and don't really need them now that we use FasTrak on all the toll bridges, no need to roll down the window. And if you're financing, that $1000 makes a difference, not to mention on tax too.
But hey, that's just me. I think another factor that may contribute to the decision is how dealers are willing to bargain on it. You might find that due to supply and demand, maybe the LX and LX-P out the door prices may be only a couple hundred apart, or they could be more than $1000 apart...or maybe you might only find the color you want on an LX at the time you want to buy.
|11-05-2007 10:29 PM|
IMHO, buying a car with hub caps is prob the worst decision anyone could ever make. No disrespect intended. Nothing kills me worse than seeing a good looking car destroyed by hubcaps. They look absolutely terrible. I hate them. I don't see how anyone could buy a car with them.
Point is, unless you plan on adding wheels later (sounds like you don't) I would get the premium package just for the alloys.
just my $0.02
|11-05-2007 07:38 PM|
When I bought my accord, there was the LX and an LXP to choose from. There is a big difference if you see them side-by-side. The LX is a base model and it LOOKS like a base model (meaning bland and plain). The hub caps look awful, no chrome trim, it pretty much looks like it belongs in a rental lot.
Trust me, if you get the LX, you'll find yourself wishing that you got the LXP or EX a couple months later.
|11-05-2007 12:58 PM|
|HondaPOD||I would get the LX-P. It's only 1,000 dollars more and weel worth it. The alloys are the major part of this.|
|11-05-2007 11:40 AM|
Originally Posted by BenzAccord View Post
|11-05-2007 10:31 AM|
1. (Other than for looks) Not 100% sure of this, but don't alloy wheels allow more air to reach the brake discs? If that is the case, cooler brakes = faster stopping
2. As for power seats, this is the reason for considering them: You get so many settings on the manual ones for how far forward/back you put the seat. The power seats have infinite settings. If one setting on the manual seats is too far forward, and the other is too far back, you want power seats - again, not too big a deal for most of us.
3. The security system: I was going to buy that for my 2007 (my trim level didn't come with it), but the salesman talked me out of it. His argument was that the key already has the chip it in, and that is a good theft deterrent by itself. The alarm part really doesn't get you much, nobody cares when they hear a car alarm go off.
4. 2007 has auto up/down power window on drivers side only. I sure wish I had it on both sides.
|11-05-2007 08:59 AM|
I went with the LX-P
I decided on the LX-P, as you can see my '96 was an LX.
My decision came down to the alloy wheels and security system. I don't really care about power seats. I tend to position the seat in a comfortable position and leave it there forever anyway.
|09-17-2007 06:08 PM|
|mwmcginn||If the alloys were the only thing, you could ebay a set, but you are probably looking at 400-500 anyway, so I'd go up the next level.|
|09-17-2007 05:41 PM|
I just saw the wheel covers on the "LX" trim package. Let's hope they don't wait for the MMC to update those things. UGL-L-L-L-Y!!
Get the LX-P or plan on buying aftermarket wheels and tires if you get an LX. Heck, I think Wal-Mart wheel covers would look better.
|09-14-2007 09:30 PM|
Originally Posted by Accordlover View Post
..... j/k!!! A little wishful thinking!!! And, an opprotunity that couldn't be passed up!
I agree there are always "gives" and "takes" in the trim package alignments, especially as the MMC approaches in the fall of 2010 (2011 model year).
|09-14-2007 07:44 PM|
Originally Posted by atomiclightbulb View Post
Honda switches them up quite a bit every two years it seems.
|09-14-2007 07:19 PM|
Hmm... I am leaning towards the LX-P then. Well, I will probably be looking at a new Accord one or two years from now. I might go higher than an LX-P, depending on how much $ I can save.
Thanks for all your perspectives!
|09-14-2007 06:40 PM|
The M.S.R.P. difference is $1,000.
The security system alone is probably 1/4 of that.
The wheels are probably easily the other 3/4.
Then you also get the other niceties on top of that!
I know I always added the Honda Alarm (becuase I am anal about extra remotes and such) to DX models back before the immobilizer and the addition of security on the EX models. It is a nice deterrent and saves on car insurance; nothing will stop a real professional that targets your car.
|09-14-2007 06:21 PM|
Originally Posted by 2006AS View Post
If you're as anal as me, having a remote, and a bulky key/remote combo, I'd go mad.
The LX-P is a better value in my opinion; I had steel wheels on my Accord LX, and I ended up having to replace 3 of them because they bent. ($99.00 each from Honda) - I ultimately ended up with a set of alloys, they're more durable in terms of strength than steel.
I think the alloy's, security system, and the auto-up/down are worth it to me.
Ultimately, you'll just have to decide what means more. A few bucks less a month, or a few more features.
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