Last post on Dec 25, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#2804 of 2813 What i noticed from pricing on Edmunds.
Jul 24, 2009 (9:20 pm)
that the Camry is lower priced, but when you actually go out shopping for both the Camry and Accord, the Camry is priced higher than Accord. If you look at Edmunds, the Camry costs less. It is also harder to negotiate on the Camry vs. Accord. Strange but true. I remember back in the day when dealers wouldn't negotiate on the Accord.
#2805 of 2813 Re: What i noticed from pricing on Edmunds. [jason50]
Jul 25, 2009 (5:13 am)
If you look at Edmunds, the Camry costs less. It is also harder to negotiate on the Camry vs. Accord. Strange but true. I remember back in the day when dealers wouldn't negotiate on the Accord.
My guess is that Toyota knows how to play game very well. They introduced the '10 Camry as soon as it's allowed by the law, Feb. 2009, ( I read this some where on how early they can introduce a car). You cannot find much deal on the '10 Camry b/c the dealers want to get rid of '09. Even if they don't have many '09, they don't have to sell the '10 low b/c they have many more months to sell them.
I bet it will be harder to negotiate for the '10 Accord if they have them on the lot now. I just don't understand why the '10 Altima or '10 Accord is not out yet.
#2806 of 2813 Re: What i noticed from pricing on Edmunds. [gooddeal2]
Jul 25, 2009 (5:28 am)
But, that could throw the cycle off for the Accord. As the new 08 model did not arrive until September I believe. So, it could be September when the 2010 model arrives.
On my next lease, I am going to look at the date of the car before I sign for it. My car had been sitting for nearly 8mths before moving off the lot. Not a real issue, but 8mths outside sitting, that is not really 100% new anymore. Too long! I will not do that again.
I am going to get a more fresh car. Or get a car right off the truck, with the wrapper on it. We did that on our new 08 VW.
#2807 of 2813 Re: Accord EX Vs Camry SE 2009 4 cylinder [nvbanker]
Apr 13, 2011 (2:30 pm)
i cant vouch for the 2009 models, but as far as the 2010, and 2011 models they are by far the better car for the money! and just replying to the comment made about the ride quality, if you had done your research you'll learn that the accord has more leg room hip room and head room, and the dash is made alot better than the camry, the quality of the parts on the interior of the camry and the way they fit is def. 2nd rate, and the camry has mcpherson strut suspension and handles like a vw bus, lol jk, but the accord has double wishbone suspension and that along with the vsa system, allows you to corner tighter and faster than any other full size car out there.
#2808 of 2813 all i ask.....
Apr 13, 2011 (2:46 pm)
all i ask, is that when comparing accord to camry.. sure the camry is cheaper on sticker, but then take all the features that come standard on the accord, then add them to the sticker price of the camry, THEN see which is cheaper, and to all the other comments on the road noise, the ex trim and above actually now comes with a noise cancellation system, which places microphones in the front and rear of the car, and uses the radio to send out opposite sounds to quiten the noise down, and the accord isn't a midsize car, its' considered a fullsize sedan, .... as far as all the incentives (camry, fusion, sonata) on the competition, all that does is lower the residual value of the vehicle, thats why honda doesn't give rebates and such. also, check on maitenance, how much is it to change the oil, and how often are you supposed to change the oil, tires etc. ... just a small fact, but honda corp. is the WORLD'S LARGEST engine manufactuer, thats why they make cars that last forever, lol
#2809 of 2813 Re: all i ask..... [yepmaybe]
Apr 16, 2011 (5:10 pm)
Personally, I've got to think that after driving a Camry and Accord back to back most any person would have a definite preference. I think they are very different cars. The Camry is like an Impala back in the 60's - more about smooth ride, while the Accord is more a 60's Mopar - more about handling. To me, the more interesting comparisons are the in between products like Fusion vs. Altima vs. Malibu. I kind of look at these cars on a continuum:
Camry - Malibu - Altima - Fusion - Accord
Jun 28, 2011 (6:31 pm)
if it comes down to suspension the double wish bone is a superior system. If your just looking at the design theory, and also more expensive to produce, that's why honda went to a multi link rear suspension, dropping the rear wish bone design.
#2811 of 2813 All new 2012 Camry releasing in Fall 2011
Jun 30, 2011 (11:54 am)
The all-new 2012 Camry and Camry Hybrid is designed to meet the changing needs of the 21st Century driver, the new Camry will provide technologically advanced features, a contemporary design inside and out, improved performance and refined ride and handling.
#2812 of 2813 Re: All new 2012 Camry releasing in Fall 2011 [sanish]
Jun 30, 2011 (12:30 pm)
Those words could be part of almost every press release for every vehicle sold.
#2813 of 2813 Camry vs Accord
Dec 25, 2011 (2:37 pm)
I have a 2011 Camry base, and am going to drive 2012 Accord LX, and Civic LX sedans to compare. I bought the Camry spur of the moment, good deal. Was always more of a Honda person, as well. Had a new 2010 Prius, but although I thought it was cool, and I liked it, it got boring to drive. Also, didn't get the advertised 50mpg in the winter when I bought it. Traded it for a 2010 Golf, which I liked. VW under-promises on the gas milage, then over-delivers, Toyota over-promises, then under-delivers. My Camry is rated 32mpg on the highway, I got 28 on a seven hour highway drive, and I'm usually above the curve, milage-wise. Disappointing. They are also hard to deal with, if you have a complaint. Just like GM. I had a 2004 Impala new, and the trans went at 100,000 miles! No help from GM, although all kinds of other owners had the same problem. Honda was just the opposite. 1996 Civic DX coupe with manual transmission. Put 273,000 miles on it, original clutch. Had problems, but Honda by and large fixed them, even outside of warrantee. Honda has lease deals right now that would substantially lower my monthly payments, and I agree that the Hondas can be more engaging to drive. The fit-and-finish issue I think is valid as well, but I'm wondering if the Camry might not be more trouble-free to drive over the long haul, and then I'd own it, vs having to make other arrangements when the Honda lease would be up. It's actually kind of nice not to have such an engaging vehicle to drive sometimes, just something relaxed, and easy. There is something likable about the Camry that's not perfect, but hard to put into words. It's easy to live with, and I suspect I may have less maintenance problems with it that the Hondas. Still, I'm going to drive them just to compare, but I suspect I'll keep my imperfect Camry, Toyota, and all.