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Thread: Honda accord cl9 2003. Buying. Need suggestions please urgent

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    Default Guys help me..Honda accord cl9 2003. Buying. Need suggestions please urgent

    Salam friends.. I am buying honda accord cl9 2003 model.. Guys Need your help. Experts please help me

    Should i buy or not? Cox now 12 years old car. Regst. in karachi 2006. amounting 1125000..

    What fuel avg it will give me in city with AC?

    And what things to check on car when buying. ??

    Car is in good condition. Touchup is a usual thing as car is 12 year old now.. Engine and accelerations is also very goods. As i am moving from honda civic reborn.. Please suggust me..

    Buying just for 2 3 months. Then i will sale.

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    @Xulfiqar. Bhai
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    Jz pakwheels member

    Heard your name on this forum. Please advise me.

    Leni chaiye ab ya nhe ?? Ya phir se koi reborn hi leni chaiye.
    New civic is not in my range.

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    ??????

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    Overview: Brother, the built is bomb proof, the European variant was declared the Best Car in Australia and its top of the line version came equipped with amenities not found on the latest cars today. But there were various versions, 2004 onwards ones mostly were imported with high end features, some of which came with moonroof, UV filtered windows, Vehicle Stability Assist, dual air conditioning, full leather seats, cruise control, electric heated seats with electric height adjustment, rain sensors, full touch screens working out air conditioning and engine diagnostics etc. Honda was reported to have paid unprecedented attention to detail, its front console resting behind the handbrake contains an in built pen and card holder, and the engineers worked out the doors so that they stay open even when parked on a tilt, while illuminating the ground where you can find your feet.... they even worked on exactly how the door sounded when opening and closing, working towards the ultimate driving experience.

    Maintenance: The engine and build are one of the most reliable across different manufacturer's attempts, but it is not an eco box, it is luxurious from inside and sporty to drive, so expect to pay a premium for maintaining it. That being said, since this car demands a premium to maintain, do not be surprised to see a few people wanting to own the car but wishing to maintain it like a cultus.

    Ownership: Fortunately, due to its popularity and timeless design and features, it still commands a strong presence on the road... and all parts are easily available locally or if you want more options, just Google and they is a world of aftermarket manufacturers that design accessories and replacement parts for this car.

    Comparison: The C180 and 3 series when compared to the top of the line variants of the Accord from those years do not have the same performance figures, features and reliability ratings. THAT is what brought the accord to the next level, it sits somewhere between the 3 series and 5 series from that era, current comparisons are debatable. There is not a better car to buy within the 2 million mark if you want a daily driver which can put a smile on your face. It certainly makes you feel special.

    Buyers Advice 1: Relevant to your possible purchase, there is the CL7, CL9, CL7 Euro R, CL9 Type S and some more variants for the UK and Japan. All engine are K series, except for the diesel variant, tough and high revving counters which do not die easily. However, each version comes with a different engine or a different setup with similar engines. Additionally, the difference between a basic and a top of the line version is comparable to the difference between a 3 and 5 series, C and E class, Prado and LandCruiser, Land Rover and Range Rover. It is not just a simple case of XLI to Altis, the basic Accord is well equipped, while some variants would come with 6-8 airbags, different suspension and 50 additional horses in the stock engine.

    Buyers Advice 2: Karachi cars need to be checked thoroughly for rust and what not. Additionally, a price tag of 11,25,000 is along the lines of an accident-Ed, suspicious papers version. Some people consider themselves lucky for having bought a 4 million land cruiser for 2 million, only to end up realizing that beyond looks, there is nothing land cruiserish about their purchase. Now for an imported car, Accords are a good long term bet, they have a strong and well deserved fan base and will function relentlessly, but if looking to keep a car temporarily..just remember... going for cheap beef risks eating donkey meat.

    Bottom Line:There are always buyers out there looking for a quality car, at 11,25,000 you are not going to be able to attract true car enthusiasts, just the limited budget lot.... which is a harder sell to market in some ways.... but at that price, you never know, it is a good project car prospect if not accident-Ed or with questionable papers. If you wish to own an accord but can not spend 11,25,000, you would be better served by a CF3, previous accord, but if your heart wishes to flirt despite the dangers of STDs, enjoy the car and whatever features it has to offer.

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    Thanks alot bro. )))

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    And car is clear. Not accident or papers problem.

    Accord mkt is now below 11... Cox lots of new options availble in 15 lacs.
    Premio
    Axio
    Prius hybrid
    Honda insight hybrid
    Altis cruisetonic. Sunroof
    Civic oriel and lot of other options.

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    Very well explained. However, I'm suspicious of the price too. You're wrong when you say that accord's price has depreciated to 11. I bought a cl9 recently and it took me 2 months of search to find a decent car! Saw all sorts of cars with price ranging from 11 to 15 but majority of them were not even worth buying. All the cheaper cars that i saw had some sort of serious fault despite looking perfect at first sight. Considering the model is 12 years old, you'll need to put in a lot of time and effort and find an exceptional car. Most people only bought cl9 back in the day and never maintained it properly and then drive it rash too. So my suggestion would be to focus on the condition rather than price. My car cost me 14.5 and I've had it for six months and it hasn't disappointed me even once. You'll find a good car starting somewhere around 13.5 and going up depending on features such as body kit, traction, cruise, sunroof, smart card etc. A friend of mine bought one just a few days ago and got the same price. Also, if you don't plan on keeping it for the long term then I'd suggest you go for cl7 which is more easily sellable. That being said, if you're 100% satisfied that the car has absolutely no issues then you won't get a better price. Go for it before the seller changes his mind! :p

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    Also......premio axio civic altis and insight are all **** compared to a cl9. You'll know the difference in just one drive. The only option better than cl9 would be mark x!

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    I got two options now.

    One in black.
    One gunmettalic/ greynite

    Both cl9. Black room. leather seat. original tv.
    Grey one have some vsa option also. Dnt know about black.

    Saad afaq. You are having cl9. Can you please tell me fuel avg?? 7 kms/L is okey.
    But if 5 km/L. then do tell me. I heard 5 kms.

    Apki car kitna dety hay avg????

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    Yup. Mark X. ))

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    7.5 -8 in traffic with ac. Otherwise around 9

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    Brother, take it to a mechanic before buying! Mileage should be between 8-10 depending on the foot, can go below if you utilize all the torque at the higher RPMs.

    I would agree with Saad, Axio is like a Corolla repackaged, Premio is still comparable, our version of the Civic is classified as a COMPACT SEDAN, an ECOBOX in North America and around the world. The Accord is a Mid-Sized, and recent versions have grown into the smaller Full-sized sedan categories, there is an objective class of difference between an Accord and the cars you mentioned, their target markets and current market prices should clarify that much. Just a 2.4L engine would cost in the hundreds of thousands, compare that with the rates for the Civic and Corolla engines. The Accord came with a TouchScreen back in 2003-4.....Civics, Corrolas, Premios and Axios are 5-7 years behind in introducing most of the features, 10 years behind in other aspects, and have yet to see other features even after 12 years passing (some Accords even came with a Heated SideMirror option which defogged itself at the touch of a button).

    The headlight of an Accord is made with superior materials and is considered an especially high quality component, same goes for the airbags, bumpers, hood, suspension......and the brake calipers! Just take a wheel off from a premio/axio/civic/etc. and compare the size, craftmanship and quality of the components visible....it becomes quite apparent, the difference. The bumpers are especially resistant to damage while being extremely apt at absorbing any blow. Suffice to say, you have a much lesser chance of injury when crashing in that vehicle.

    However, it is great we can buy the 90's cruiser for as low as 1 million, while some models from the same years still go for above 2 million. Same case with Accords. Something for every kind of buyer!

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    Anyone selling a decent to mint condition CL9 in Lahore ?

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    how's the market for good cl9s these days? looking to get and keep an accord for atleast 3 years. budget around 12. is it possible to find a good piece in this range?

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    Yup. Inbox me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali.Hannan.M View Post
    Overview: Brother, the built is bomb proof, the European variant was declared the Best Car in Australia and its top of the line version came equipped with amenities not found on the latest cars today. But there were various versions, 2004 onwards ones mostly were imported with high end features, some of which came with moonroof, UV filtered windows, Vehicle Stability Assist, dual air conditioning, full leather seats, cruise control, electric heated seats with electric height adjustment, rain sensors, full touch screens working out air conditioning and engine diagnostics etc. Honda was reported to have paid unprecedented attention to detail, its front console resting behind the handbrake contains an in built pen and card holder, and the engineers worked out the doors so that they stay open even when parked on a tilt, while illuminating the ground where you can find your feet.... they even worked on exactly how the door sounded when opening and closing, working towards the ultimate driving experience.

    Maintenance: The engine and build are one of the most reliable across different manufacturer's attempts, but it is not an eco box, it is luxurious from inside and sporty to drive, so expect to pay a premium for maintaining it. That being said, since this car demands a premium to maintain, do not be surprised to see a few people wanting to own the car but wishing to maintain it like a cultus.

    Ownership: Fortunately, due to its popularity and timeless design and features, it still commands a strong presence on the road... and all parts are easily available locally or if you want more options, just Google and they is a world of aftermarket manufacturers that design accessories and replacement parts for this car.

    Comparison: The C180 and 3 series when compared to the top of the line variants of the Accord from those years do not have the same performance figures, features and reliability ratings. THAT is what brought the accord to the next level, it sits somewhere between the 3 series and 5 series from that era, current comparisons are debatable. There is not a better car to buy within the 2 million mark if you want a daily driver which can put a smile on your face. It certainly makes you feel special.

    Buyers Advice 1: Relevant to your possible purchase, there is the CL7, CL9, CL7 Euro R, CL9 Type S and some more variants for the UK and Japan. All engine are K series, except for the diesel variant, tough and high revving counters which do not die easily. However, each version comes with a different engine or a different setup with similar engines. Additionally, the difference between a basic and a top of the line version is comparable to the difference between a 3 and 5 series, C and E class, Prado and LandCruiser, Land Rover and Range Rover. It is not just a simple case of XLI to Altis, the basic Accord is well equipped, while some variants would come with 6-8 airbags, different suspension and 50 additional horses in the stock engine.

    Buyers Advice 2: Karachi cars need to be checked thoroughly for rust and what not. Additionally, a price tag of 11,25,000 is along the lines of an accident-Ed, suspicious papers version. Some people consider themselves lucky for having bought a 4 million land cruiser for 2 million, only to end up realizing that beyond looks, there is nothing land cruiserish about their purchase. Now for an imported car, Accords are a good long term bet, they have a strong and well deserved fan base and will function relentlessly, but if looking to keep a car temporarily..just remember... going for cheap beef risks eating donkey meat.

    Bottom Line:There are always buyers out there looking for a quality car, at 11,25,000 you are not going to be able to attract true car enthusiasts, just the limited budget lot.... which is a harder sell to market in some ways.... but at that price, you never know, it is a good project car prospect if not accident-Ed or with questionable papers. If you wish to own an accord but can not spend 11,25,000, you would be better served by a CF3, previous accord, but if your heart wishes to flirt despite the dangers of STDs, enjoy the car and whatever features it has to offer.
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