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Hi all,

I'm interested in getting an Aus Euro Accord and was wondering if anyone here has abought a 2005 model?

I previously had a Nissan S15 Silvia/200SX Turbo RWD but it's time for something that's not as harsh. The balance of performance/handling/comfort of the Euro seems perfect.

Not sure if I should get the std or the lux version at this point in time. But I do like the 17" Euro-R rims they have on the 2005 lux model.

My other car is a 2002 2nd Gen CRV to which me and my wife loves and very practical for our 2 young ones.

A belated happy new year and prosperity to all for 2005. :)

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Hello, and welcome to the Club v205 :wavey:

Noel is your guy, and should be here in a moment :thumbsup:
 

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If you're keeping it standard, the luxury variant would be a better choice. But if you're going to be modifying ... Get the base variant instead. There's plenty you can do to make improvements. It's only how far you want to take it. ;)
 
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I have just bought a silver 2005 accord euro std. The only difference between 2004 and 2005 mod is the full size spare tyre in 2005 (16 in alloy). The std mod is quite a bargain!!! It is a very classy car with very sporty handling. Go for the luxury mod if you have the money, 17 in wheels looks far better and you wouldn't be disappointed.
 

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Aus pricing

So aus owners,

What's a good drive away price to pay for a manual euro std or luxury?

Thanks in advance,
V


EDIT: PM me if you are not comfortable with mentioning prices publicly. :)
 
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I just bought a 04 build and 05 complied and spec accord base in auto, the 05 has gota few extra changes, as mentioed the full size spare, thus a total rejig of the boot floor. also minor things such as the cruise and radio buttons on the steering wheel light up now. Also the sales rep told me the suspension is actually softer, more compliant, which i admit i believe, due to my perception that its not as bouncy or hard as a few 04 spec cars that i test drove earlier at different places.

also my opinion is the luxury isnt worth the extra dosh, sure leather and a sunroof are nice, but its the same car, u get all the same options and features, except comfort things, as mentioned, and also xenons which are nice but again not a big leap forward over normal halogens which are pretty good compared to other cars btw.

Also new 05 17 inch mags look well, not very classy compared to the 16's, though ive seen some nicer 17's on acura tsx's overseas. I reckon honda should have imported em.

ohh yeh the only thing ide want in a luxury would be the head air bags, which cant be ordered in base spec.
And the only good exterior colors come in black leather trim and the blue wood grain trim is seriously pukeworthy. (disgusting)

Only white and black are available with cream leather trim, no more maron color for 05 models and the new red color available is black only interior trim.

Sure black is nice exterior color as ppl say but its too damn common. :(

i wonder why honda didnt give australia the choice of interior trim colors, maybe to keep costs down??

lol its 3am and im raving on. im just happy to find a forum on this wonderful car.
Cheers

Anthony :jump:
 

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damn Im still waiting for my car!!

Guys in Australia - anybody have any idea what wheels are on the accord that is on the "isn't it nice when things just work?" honda accord euro ad? They look very very nice!
 

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Genuine Honda access JDM modulo wheels, North Americas region also get the same styling but with the Acura wheel label ... Can be bought or sourced from Japan or North Americas.
 

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Genuine Honda access JDM modulo wheels, North Americas region also get the same styling but with the Acura wheel label ... Can be bought or sourced from Japan or North Americas.

Thanks Noel...lovin your latest avatar as well!! :D
 

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I have just bought a silver 2005 accord euro std. The only difference between 2004 and 2005 mod is the full size spare tyre in 2005 (16 in alloy). The std mod is quite a bargain!!! It is a very classy car with very sporty handling. Go for the luxury mod if you have the money, 17 in wheels looks far better and you wouldn't be disappointed.
Can I ask how much you got as a driveaway price. I am thinking of buying a 2005 Accord Euro lux auto. Do you think about $45000 is a good buy or am I paying too much?

And if there are any Aussies in Perth who is thinking of buying a Euro, maybe we could group-buy to slam the dealer prices down.
 

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Groupbuy won't "slam" prices down and prices vary from state to state. Your best negotiation to work with your local dealers will secure you a reasonable acceptable deal. $45K driveaway is in the "standard/average" pricing range.
 

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Groupbuy won't "slam" prices down and prices vary from state to state. Your best negotiation to work with your local dealers will secure you a reasonable acceptable deal. $45K driveaway is in the "standard/average" pricing range.
So if $45k drive away is the standard price for Euro lux auto trans, how much do you think I can go down? $44k, $43k $42k before the dealer doesn't want to do business with me?

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Apologies, I don't think there's actually a "standard" price. This trade survives on negotiation and if they're giving you a figure to start with, I'm sure they're willing to move on it depending how well you can negotiate a deal.
 

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our auto regular Euro cost 35800 drive away in silver ($300 more) with tints and factory floor matts.

the 16inch wheels are made by ENKEI!
cool.
 
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