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Old April 19th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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For 8G owners that came from a 7G

What is the upgrade/change you like the most about your 8G over the 7G?

What is the downgrade/change you dislike the most?
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Old April 20th, 2010, 10:40 AM   #2
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Im not an owner, but my mom had an 04 EX V6 w/nav and now she has an 08 EX V6 w/nav. I can share a few of my own opinions on this topic. This is for the sedan.

Upgrades:
-Much more luxurious.
-Interior, specifically the backseats, is more comfortable
-Dash has a very upscale appearance/feel
-Faster then the 3.0, much easier to overtake cars on the highway

Downgraades:
-Its ****ing huge
-Rear end is a bit "meh"

My sister has an 05 LX coupe and my brother has an 08 V6/6 coupe.

Upgrade:
-Faster (compared to the 7G 6/6.)
-More luxurious
-Backseat is surprisingly roomy

Downgrade:
-Visibility sucks, the C-pillars are huge
-Its still a bit big for my tastes
-That weatherstripping poking out from the front of the hood kills the look

Some may say the dash has alot of buttons on the 8th gen. I dont think so. They are just in the wrong place (IIRC they moved some of the buttons on the 2010 models). My 56yr old mom got used to them rather quickly. If she can get used to them, anyone can.

Personally, I wouldnt get an 8th gen. If I had the option, Id get an pre-mmc 7th gen sedan and do a 6MT swap along with a motor build. The interior on the 8th gen is excellent, but the 7th gen interior isnt too bad either (comparing navi models that is). Sadly, road noise is pretty much the same.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #3
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What is the upgrade/change you like the most about your 8G over the 7G?

What is the downgrade/change you dislike the most?
Why does the passenger side lock not unlock when the car shuts off?
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Old March 17th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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Why does the passenger side lock not unlock when the car shuts off?
It will if ya program it properly.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 10:25 PM   #5
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Went from a '04 6mt to a '08 6mt. Ya, its BIGGER. Suspension seems a little stiffer. Mileage is definitely worse. Mostly all city driving and I could squeeze out 23-24 mpg on the '04. I'm lucky to get 21-22 on the '08. OK, I do like the bigger engine with more torque though, so its a trade off.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #6
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I have a 8gen myself. I really dont like the front grill look but everything else i guess its ok
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Old October 18th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #7
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I have both model years ..I like them both but 8th gen is alot bigger and faster

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