I purchased my first car recently. It is a 2009 Honda Accord EX-L V6. Everything is standard except for back-up sensors and GPS Navigation. Instead, I use a TomTom One and I installed a Vr3 Wireless Back-up Camera this past weekend. I posted that video on YouTube as well.

I get roughly 22 miles per gallon. That’s a far cry from my last car, Chevrolet Prizm, which got 33 miles to the gallon. The acceleration is smooth and it has a sporty feel. The seats are a bit firm and will take a little getting use to.

**UPDATE 12/7/2009** On some days, I feel a jolt between gear shifts at low speeds. I thought it was just my car but I noticed it in my girlfriends 2009 Acura TSX. I paid $24,000 after Cash for Clunkers trade-in, Honda’s $1500 rebate, taxes, and fees.**

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25 Comments

  1. MeatwadSpeaks
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    @Baconater717 … @Baconater717 Thanks for the compliment Baconater717. I just returned from Orlando where I rented a Toyota Corolla (same as Prizm). It brought back many uncomfortable memories…

  2. Baconater717
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    i have a prizm lol … i have a prizm lol maybe my next car will be an accord lol, nice car

  3. navijatt
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    why is the accord … why is the accord in uk different and much much nicer

  4. kamacazi8
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    You bought yourself … You bought yourself a beautiful vehicle for it being your first, very smart choice hehe

  5. MeatwadSpeaks
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    @Urzu3 Hi Urzu3. … @Urzu3 Hi Urzu3. Yup, it’s 3.5L V6. I lucked out because the salesman didn’t think I’m not the patient type so he just gave a low ball price. He was right. I didn’t intend on buying a Honda that day. But with such a good price, I couldn’t say no. Thank you for the compliment.

  6. Urzu3
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    @MeatwadSpeaks wow. … @MeatwadSpeaks wow..??! is it in US Dollar…? overall u paid $27,500 only..? and it is 3.5L V6 right…?

    in my country the lowest spec which i bought – 2.0L i-vtec = $46,580

    while for 3.5L V6 = $115,000++

    and of course excluding bank interest…

  7. DrGamble28
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    I have the same … I have the same thing and the jolt as well. I think it has something to do with Front Wheel Drive.

  8. Vettejocke
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    As always Honda … As always Honda makes very good quality and very sophisticated cars, but they messed up with the design of the exterior and interior.

  9. desimunda116
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    @MeatwadSpeaks I … @MeatwadSpeaks I love Hondas/Acuras but when you’re looking at the V6 TSX, you are getting into proper BMW 3 Series/Infiniti G37 range.

  10. MeatwadSpeaks
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    @LethalTech01 … @LethalTech01 That’s a tough call but I’ll have to say the 2009 Accord V6 with a self installed parking camera. My finance has the 2009 Acura TSX with technology package (parking camera and GPS). Her 4 cylinder TSX cost over $30,000. I read that the 2010 Acura TSX has 6 cylinders. If you can afford that, go for the 6 cylinder Acura TSX.

  11. LethalTech01
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    this car or the the … this car or the the 2009 tsx

  12. PiercingTruth
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    showoff showoff

  13. MeatwadSpeaks
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    @mjeatsies Thank … @mjeatsies Thank you!

  14. mjeatsies
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    24,000 DOLLARS … 24,000 DOLLARS THATS GOOD! omg for a v6 with leather seating thats really good

  15. tom11zz884
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    @hadabenz The … @hadabenz The horsepower in that Accord V6 is probably 280, since Honda has a tendency to underate their engines.

    Interestingly…the Base Acura TL engine is 280hp

  16. MrLolypop55
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    great video god … great video god bless you-

  17. Sunburn2007
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    I have a 2005 … I have a 2005 Accord EX-L. Same thing as an Acura TSX in my opinion because you have the luxury trim.

  18. clydeburkey
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    junk junk

  19. rickslick730
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    nice ride i have an … nice ride i have an 09 exl with nav, purchase new trade in the 07 v6/ the one you an i have should be 271 hp , unless you have upgrade the intake with a k/n filter will put you at about 280 hp. thats what im putting in mines next,

  20. dm919
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    2010 Accord trunk = … 2010 Accord trunk = 14.0 cu. ft, 2010 Camry trunk = 14.5 cu. ft.

    My dad bought a 2009 Camry SE V6 the day I bought my Accord EX V6. The Camry’s interior is what turned me off even though I liked the Camry’s exterior a little more.

  21. rayluvrei
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    THANK YOU so much … THANK YOU so much for the information :)

  22. MeatwadSpeaks
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Hi rayluvrei. The … Hi rayluvrei. The negotiated price was $25,000 before taxes, documentation fee, and registration fee. The tax in my state is 7%. The documentation fee was almost $700, and this was not negotiable. The registration fee was $100 or so. You can register your car at the DMV yourself for $50 but I choose to have the dealership do it for me.
    So without Cash for Clunkers, I would have had to pay $27,500.

  23. rayluvrei
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Hello I have a … Hello I have a question. You said it was $24,000.00 right that’s AFTER CASH for CLUNKERS trade-in right. What if you DON’T do THE CASH for CLUNKERS thing do you how much would it be?? THANK YOU So much I would really appreciate your help. I was trying to buy my 1st car and I’m not sure if I want the CIVIC or ACCORD or TOYOTA RAV4.. Thanks :)

  24. MeatwadSpeaks
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    You are correct! I … You are correct! I didn’t read the specs until I compared it with a 2004 Honda Accord V6.

  25. hadabenz
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    “horsepower 280+” ? … “horsepower 280+” ?? let me correct you sir it’s actually 271…..

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