Last post on Jun 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan
#1834 of 1844 Re: Camry vs. Accord (I know...) [bvdj84]
Apr 20, 2010 (12:16 am)
Hi I was reading your questions, and I felt like giving you my two cents. We have an 08 accord with 20000 miles and an 06 passat with 60000. I prefer the VW Passat by a long shot. It's solid, fast, stable, and fun in the twisties. The interior quality of the passat also feels better, and not barely a squeak. In comparison our accords engine is noisy, smooth, but noisy, rougher ride, imperfections in the road cause rattles in the interior, interior quality is nice but the VW's is better. Just feels tinny in comparion. Drives nice enough, but the VW's engine is smoother (2.0t) and stronger in all situations ....I would go with the VW all the way. the driving experience is just that much more rewarding. and right now they have the carefree maintenance. I've been thinking of getting rid of my accord and getting another passat or a CC. The VW's feel like solid cars, while the accord feels like a souless appliance with less comfort than the passat. the accord does have a bit more room, in case that's a concern.
#1835 of 1844 Re: Camry vs. Accord (I know...) [es8360]
Apr 20, 2010 (5:52 am)
The VW Passat is a very nice car. It performs very well. The fun factor is much higher than that of an Accord. VW has always aimed at more performance, rather Accord seems more on the practical side. I did almost lease an 08 Passat. It was a very cool blue color, however I just did not like the harsh black interior. The seats were weird looking. Just didn't seem as inviting. Almost didn't look like it went well with the very classy looking exterior.
I love VW, I also have an 08 Jetta and it is so much fun!
The VW CC interior is MUCH better than the regular passat's interior. But lacks a rear middle seat which is removed for overall appeal and concept. I need a middle seat occasionally.
Soon, I will be looking at the Accord, TSX and perhaps the new CC.
Honda really needs to add more fun to the Accord, because when compared to other cars now in its class, it is falling a bit behind. If Honda used the coupe concept for the sedan, then it would work out better. Look and appeal better.
#1836 of 1844 Price difference
Apr 26, 2010 (4:30 pm)
I believe that there is about a 5K difference in price between the Accord and the Passat, similarly equipped-- Passat the more expensive to buy and to insure.
#1839 of 1844 Has anyone compared a 2013 Accord LX (not Sport) to a Camry SE?
May 29, 2013 (10:26 am)
2 months ago test drove a 2013 Accord Sport. Pretty enjoyable experience. Just test drove a 4cyl 2013 Camry SE. Felt meh, for lack of a better word. Not very zippy; just kind of like a stiffer family sedan (my 2005 camry se is at least as much fun to drive IMO). Has anyone compared a 2013 Accord LX to a 2013 Camry SE? Just wondering.
#1840 of 1844 VW Passat Hp vs Torque?
Jun 29, 2013 (5:25 pm)
I test drove a 2013 VW Passat 2.5L and a TDI 2.0L. The specs say the Passat 2.5L has 170hp and 177 lbs/ft torque, while the TDI 2.0L has 140hp and 236 lbs/ft torque. The specs show TDI 2.0L having lower hp but higher torque. Between the Passat 2.5L and TDI 2.0L, which one will feel more powerful? Which one will get 0-60 quicker?
#1841 of 1844 Re: Has anyone compared a 2013 Accord LX (not Sport) to a Camry SE? [flightsimmer]
Jun 30, 2013 (11:49 am)
Hi, I did test drive the Camry SE right after I tested the Honda.
My personal opinion, the accord wins by far. I did not even want to hear all the good stuff that it has. Have not said that, it is personal Preference , both cars are reliable, good luck
#1842 of 1844 Accord vs. Passat
Jun 30, 2013 (11:54 am)
Any one has compared the EXL with comparable Passat ?
#1843 of 1844 Re: VW Passat Hp vs Torque? [togrove]
Jun 30, 2013 (12:09 pm)
You need to drive them back to back yourself. My experience was that from 0 to 30, I found the TDI more responsive, but after that, the 2.5 was a bit better. From 50 to 70, I found both of them slow, with the TDI the weakest. Just about anything in that category (Accord, Camry, Mazda6) was quicker for mid-range, or highway passing.