I purchased this car on the 17/12/16 to replace my 6th generation Accord (which is also in the garage section) as I had grown tired of chasing rust related issues with the car, even though I loved it to bits, it was time to move on.
I traded it in for this fine motor.
I arrived at about 11:30am to test drive the car, and while I did so, I couldn't stop grinning as the car was smooth, quiet, comfortable and fast. Having checked it over with an HPI check, which it passed all the tests with the chassis number, logbook number and all of that I was certain there wouldn't be any major issues.
Of course I had to show off to my mum, who wasn't far from where I bought the car from and even she liked it a lot, saying it had a lovely shape and it was very posh and like I had moved up in the world and glad it wasn't a BMW.
So far I am absolutely loving this car, but I have a few little niggles that I would like to address.
1st off, there is only one key, though I do have the remote fob part of the second key, but no key blade.
2nd, sticking with keys, while the drivers door lock does work, it only seems to operate that door and no others, and the same for the door pin on that door. yet if I used the remote fob, all doors unlock. When I do use the key on that door, it sets the alarm off!
3rd thing, the reverse parking sensors do not seem to be working correctly, which I may or may not try to fix.
I've had this car for something like 3 weeks now and I will say this I am still loving it, its an absolutely brilliant car to drive and all of my family members think the same.
With that out of the way I have managed to work out, with the help of people on here that some of my faults where not faults at all, particularly with the key and alarm system which was niggle number 2.
I now have a spare key for the car, which starts it and opens all the doors as it should, though it is not a Honda branded one. The parking sensors do work like they are supposed to be but it seems that somethings they get abit exited. The latest thing though is that I didn't realise that my car came with headlight washers, which at the time did not work. I discovered that the pump had been damaged in a prior collision and never repaired, the bottle simply being plugged up to stop washer fluid from leaking out. With a new used pump all is well here, with now the exception that I discovered the bumper beam is badly corroded and in need of a replacement. The dealer has been emailed and I will await a response from them to see if they will cover the cost of the part through their warranty.
Today I have added some new headlight bulbs, some Osram Night breakers in place of the GE 50% brighter bulbs, which have now been relegated to main bream. I must say that they light up the road alot better than the previous bulbs I had in there! I have spoken to a local garage who does MOT and he said he would check the headlight beam for me, as I am sure they are pointing at the ground. I will get that done at some point in the near future.
A little late in terms of adding stuff to this log, but about 2 weeks ago I did an engine oil service on the Grey Ghost, as well as added an ebay special lip spoiler to at least tidy the back end up a little.
Its been a while since I've updated this, but I have done a little bit of work to be beloved Honda, in the form of replacing a bumper bar that was pretty much non existant due to severe rust issues.
I have also sourced a replacement rear bumper, that is awaiting the funds to get it repaired and sprayed, while at the same time I have sourced and had sprayed a replacement front bumper, which now matches the rest of the car and looks spot on. and along side that fitted new Falken ZE914 tyres to my new 17" Enkei wheels that came from an 8th Generation Accord, and I got on ebay for £100
Next on the list is get the back bumper sprayed and then fit some genuine Honda reverse parking sensors.
Harvey's 7th Generation Accord Executive 2 litre
Daily Driver Owned by Harvey