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As I've posted before, we have previously owned an '89 Accord LX 5-spd and a 1998 LX V-6. We now have an '11 EX-L and like it very much. Yes, the seats (leather) are firm, but so were our '98's (we added leather) and after minimizing the driver's lumbar adjustment we've found the seats to be very supportive. Cushion-wise they remind me of the seats in German cars. We have a friend who has chronic back trouble andshe and her husband have exactly the same car as ours and she's found the Accord's seats to be better on her back than their previous Crown Vic's. I might sugggest that you reduce the angle of the bottom seat cushion with the power adjustments to take pressure off the backside of your leg. Haven't had any particular problems with the A/C's ability to cool and we live in southern North Carolina and it gets pretty hot and humid here. As for the auto lock/unlock, the only time the driver's door doesn't unlock is when I switch the ignition off before shifting into park. Also haven't noted any metallic body sounds, though a previous poster here claimed that there has been some problem with a weak weld in the rear/trunk area (I couldn't find any similar complaints/ info on NHTSA's site). I've had the car on several trips and have found it to be quite comfortable and responsive (but I like a firmer-type ride than some of the Accord's competitors provide). I've also gotten 35+ mpg at 70-85 mph and believe that it'll get 36-37 mpg on a purely highway run. I hope that your dealer's able to rectify your issues, but if they don't I'd strongly urge you to call the 800 number for Honda's Customer Service. Best of luck!Report it
Update:Third problem noted above in the upper post regarding Interior Noise. There is a creaking noise coming from the back seat. It does not respond that much to bumps in the road. It seems like two pieces of metal clicking. Most of the creaking noise is on normal smooth roads, but is very annoying. Brought the Car to the Dealer, and they indicated that Honda has a Service Bulletin #10-080 regarding this problem.Left the car with them, and picked it up later that day. The paperwork indicates that they Pry up and bend the bracket Extensions. When I arrived home after picking up the car and found that a bolt(large bolt) was missing in the back frame of the rear shelf. Called Honda company and they looked up the SB and said that the instructions say to leave the bolt out if the noise stops. WOW! Contacted the dealer and they said the same thing. Well the noise still continues, so will bring the car back to the dealer again. What happened to Honda! Anyone thinking of a honda, think twice!Report it
Update from previous post above: Regarding the noise in the rear shelf, installed bolt in location where the Service Bulletin 10-080 had said to leave it out. Purchased silicone Lubricate spray at Wal-Mart, and sprayed area of rear shelf on both sides from the Trunk area. Wiped off excess and left the truck open a little while to allow the lubricate to dry. Have not heard any noise for over 1500 miles so far. Total miles on car at this time is 15500.Report it
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