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Old March 2nd, 2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Motor Trend Test of 08 AV6 6MT CPE

Motor Trend did a test of the 08 AV6 6MT Coupe vs 08 Altima SE V6 6MT Coupe vs Mitsubishi Eclipse GT-S Coupe 6MT.

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...upe_comparison

Great review for the Accord. Best acceleration, best at handling and the Honda won the test!

0-60 in 5.7
0-100 in 13.4

1/4 mile 14.0 @ 102.5

I hope this isn't a re-post! If it is........sorry!
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it is, but I don't mind seeing it again.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 09:54 AM   #3
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Honda Ftw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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damn....102.5MPH on the 1/4 mile. thats pretty friken fast.

That will pull on my S2000 from a roll for sure
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man the eclipse sucks
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Old March 7th, 2008, 11:48 AM   #6
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At least the eclipse has the shortest braking distance of the three. i dunno.
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man the eclipse sucks
Ever sat in one? They don't suck...they REALLY suck.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #8
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great review! however, I wonder how biased it is.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 09:21 AM   #9
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great review! however, I wonder how biased it is.
I would say not biased at all since Motor Trend ranked the V6 EX-L sedan 3rd in the comparison test against the Camry and Malibu. The Altima was last in that test. However I think that they were on crack to rank the accord 3rd in the sedan test IMO.
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Why is that?
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I would say not biased at all since Motor Trend ranked the V6 EX-L sedan 3rd in the comparison test against the Camry and Malibu. The Altima was last in that test. However I think that they were on crack to rank the accord 3rd in the sedan test IMO.
Maybe Stevtec can give his $0.02 on this.
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the accords biggest advantage... regular unleaded fuel.. boy are those honda people genius'
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Old March 9th, 2008, 11:38 PM   #13
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I'm going to have to say that the Altima looks the best IMO. As for performance...there's nothing a few mods can't take care of. And being based off the VQ35, there should be crapload of performance mods readily available.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 09:48 AM   #14
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Why is that?
I don't know if this was directed towards what I said but I didn't think that the Malibu was a better choice over the accord. Motor Trend at first ranked the Accord EX-L V6 over the camry for 1st in the 08 Camry vs 08 Accord comparison and then they pull this switcharoo crap and put the accord in 3rd behind the camry and malibu. Their explanation as to why didn't make much sense to me.
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I've never like Motor Trend for that exact reason. They've done that for many other comparisons.

The interior for both the Camry and the Malibu are a better layout IMO. The exterior styling is a little more to my liking for them both as well.
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I don't know if this was directed towards what I said but I didn't think that the Malibu was a better choice over the accord. Motor Trend at first ranked the Accord EX-L V6 over the camry for 1st in the 08 Camry vs 08 Accord comparison and then they pull this switcharoo crap and put the accord in 3rd behind the camry and malibu. Their explanation as to why didn't make much sense to me.
Probably because all of these magazine rankings are BS to begin with.
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Very impressive numbers as a full size sedan
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Old March 12th, 2008, 02:06 AM   #18
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Probably because all of these magazine rankings are BS to begin with.
It seems to be personal preference for each magazine.
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I've never like Motor Trend for that exact reason. They've done that for many other comparisons.

The interior for both the Camry and the Malibu are a better layout IMO. The exterior styling is a little more to my liking for them both as well.
Motor Trend is my least favorite of the mags.

The Altima and Accord do it for me but I can't stand the new camrys looks. The Malibu isn't bad.
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They aren't EXACTLY my style. Just more so than the new Accord.
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Whats the performance specs from the 7th gen Accord V6 6 Speed as comparison?
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 06:04 PM   #22
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That extra 2.5mph takes another 6/10ths of a second?
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That extra 2.5mph takes another 6/10ths of a second?
That what I was thinking before I deleted my post. Numbers just dont look right.
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numbers don't look even close to right!
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